- AC: 8
- Alignment: Unaligned
- CHA: 2
- CON: 16
- Challenge Rating: 1/2
- Condition Immunities: Blinded, Charmed, Deafened, Exhaustion, Frightened, Prone
- DEX: 6
- HP: 22 (3d8+9)
- INT: 1
- Passive Perception: 8
- Resistances: Acid, Cold, Fire
- Roll 0: 1d20 + 3 1d6+1
- STR: 12
- Senses: Blindsight 60 Ft. (Blind Beyond This Radius)
- Size: Medium
- Skills: Stealth +2
- Speed: 10 ft., climb 10 ft.
- Type: ooze
- WIS: 6
Amorphous: The ooze can move through a space as narrow as 1 inch wide without squeezing.
Corrode Metal: Any nonmagical weapon made of metal that hits the ooze corrodes. After dealing damage, the weapon takes a permanent and cumulative -1 penalty to damage rolls. If its penalty drops to -5, the weapon is destroyed. Nonmagical ammunition made of metal that hits the ooze is destroyed after dealing damage.
The ooze can eat through 2-inch-thick, nonmagical metal in 1 round.
False Appearance: While the ooze remains motionless, it is indistinguishable from an oily pool or wet rock.
Pseudopod: Melee Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 4 (1d6 + 1) bludgeoning damage plus 7 (2d6) acid damage, and if the target is wearing nonmagical metal armor, its armor is partly corroded and takes a permanent and cumulative -1 penalty to the AC it offers. The armor is destroyed if the penalty reduces its AC to 10.
The SendingStone review
Gray Ooze, a basic D&D enemy, is an “icky and effective dungeon monster” that can pose a serious challenge to players if they’re not careful. Despite its low Challenge Rating, Gray Ooze can be particularly dangerous when handled incorrectly. Its unique weaknesses, like being vulnerable to slashing damage, are an interesting way to help players strategize. Although not the most exciting enemy out there, Gray Ooze’s simple mechanics can make for an enjoyable encounter because of the tension it can create. Overall, it can be a solid addition to any dungeon crawl.
Gray Ooze is D&D (Dungeons & Dragons) 5th edition content, but other TTRPGs may have their own version such as a Gray Ooze Pathfinder edition. Want to use Gray Ooze in a VTT (virtual tabletop)? Try out SendingStone for free today!