Kelpie (5e)

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Kelpie (pointer) [1] [2]
Medium Plant, Neutral Evil
Armor Class: 14
Hit Points: 67
Speed: 10 ft., swim 30 ft.
Skills: Perception, Stealth
Senses: blindsight 60 ft., passive Perception 13
Languages: Common, Sylvan
Habitat: Coastal, Underwater
Challenge: 4 (1,100 xp)Proficiency Bonus (PB): +2


Amphibious. [3] The kelpie can breathe air and water.

Seaweed Shape.

False Appearance. [3] While the kelpie remains motionless in its true form, it is indistinguishable from normal seaweed. 



Slam. Melee Weapon Attack

Drowning Hypnosis.

Unofficial Description: A predatory seaweed. It can assume other forms (notably that of a beautiful woman)

Unofficial: Kelpie are often associated with the Fey. Whether this is due to their alure and ability to assume another shape, or some other reason is unknown.

Sources and Notes[edit]

  1. Kim Mohan, Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford (2017). Tales from the Yawning Portal. (5e) Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 9780786966097. p. 238. "White Plume Mountain Licensed: © Wizards of the Coast (used under 'fair use' clause).
  2. habitat - unofficial. [user]
  3. 3.0 3.1 Trait matches the trait of the same name in the 5th ed. SRD. - Wizards RPG Team (6 May 2015). SRD-OGL v5.1. (5e) Wizards of the Coast. Licensed: OGL & CC-BY.

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Facts about "Kelpie (5e)"
AlignmentNeutral Evil +
AuthorTales from the Yawning Portal +
CRval4 +
Canontrue +
Challenge Rating4 +
Creature NameKelpie +
Experience Points1,100 +
FeaturesAmphibious +, Seaweed Shape +, False Appearance +, Multiattack +, Slam + and Drowning Hypnosis +
HabitatCoastal + and Underwater +
Hit Points67 +
NameKelpie +
PublicationTales from the Yawning Portal +
SizeMedium +
SortTextKelpie 5e +
SummaryA predatory seaweed. It can assume other forms (notably that of a beautiful woman) +
TypePlant +