Verdant Wurm (5e Creature)
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Huge dragon, chaotic evil
Armor Class 17 (natural armor)
Saving Throws Str +13, Con +14, Wis +9
Tunneler. The wurm can burrow through solid rock at half its burrow speed and leaves a 10-foot-diameter tunnel in its wake.
Venomous Retreat. If the wurm uses its Poison Breath, it can take the Disengage action as a bonus action.
Multiattack. The wurm makes two attacks: one with its bite and one with its tail. It can't make both attacks against the same target, and can use its Swallow instead of its bite.
Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +13 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 23 (3d10 + 7) piercing damage plus 11 (2d10) poison damage. If the target is a creature, it is grappled (escape DC 17). Until the grapple ends, the target is restrained and the wurm can't make bite attacks against other targets.
Tail. Melee Weapon Attack: +13 to hit, reach 20 ft., one target. Hit: 34 (6d8 + 7) bludgeoning damage. If the target is a creature, it must succeed on a DC 17 Strength saving throw or be knocked prone.
Poison Breath (Recharge 5-6). The wurm exhales poison in a 60-foot line that is 10 feet wide. Each creature in that line must make a DC 22 Constitution saving throw, taking 45 (10d8) poison damage and becoming poisoned until the end of its next turn on a failed save, or taking half as much damage and not being poisoned on a successful one.
Swallow. The wurm makes one bite attack against a Medium or smaller target it is grappling. If the attack hits, the target is also swallowed, and the grapple ends. While swallowed, the target is blinded and restrained, it has total cover against attacks and other effects outside the wurm, and it takes 14 (4d6) acid damage plus 16 (3d10) poison damage at the start of each of the wurm's turns. A wurm can have only one creature swallowed at a time.
The stillness of the forest is shattered by an eruption of earth and brilliant green, as a verdant wurm bursts from below to exhale potent poison, returning to its tunnel before its enemies can react. Verdant wurms prefer to eat their prey when it is on the verge of death or after it has expired, ideally inundated with venom.
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