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Ooze, Dolorous

Dolorous Ooze CR 1

This sticky green gelatinous mass quivers and heaves as it squelches forward.

XP 400
N Large ooze
Init –5; Senses blindsight (vibration) 60 ft.; Perception –5


EAC 11; KAC 13
Fort +5, Ref –5, Will –5
Immunities ooze immunities; Resistances electricity 5
Weaknesses sightless, vulnerability to acid


Speed 10 ft.
Melee pseudopod +8 (1d6+3 B plus viscous)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Offensive Abilities paralyzing slime (DC 10), viscous (DC 10)


Str +2, Dex –5, Con +4, Int —, Wis –5, Cha –5


Caustic Caution (Ex)

When a dolorous ooze takes more than 3 points of acid damage, it is forced to move at least 5 feet away from the source of the acid damage on its next turn (DC 15 Fortitude negates).

Ooze Immunities (Ex)

Oozes have immunity to the following effects, unless the effect specifies that it works against oozes: critical hits, mind-affecting effects, paralysis, polymorph effects, poison, sight-based effects, sleep, and the Stunned”>stunned condition. An ooze can’t be flanked.

Paralyzing Slime (Ex)

Dolorous oozes are composed of chemical depressants. Any living creature that begins its turn affected by the ooze’s viscous ability must succeed at a DC 10 Fortitude save or be paralyzed for 1 round. This is a mind affecting effect. Creatures immune to poison are immune to this effect.

Sightless (Ex)

This creature has no visual senses and is thus immune to effects that require the target to see (such as gaze attacks or visual-only illusions).

Viscous (Ex)

Whenever a dolorous ooze damages a creature of Small size or larger, that creature must succeed at a DC 10 Reflex save or be covered in patches of sticky globules.

Those who fail are entangled until the patches of goo are removed. The goo can be removed by taking a full action to fling off the globules.

If a creature affected by this ability takes any amount of acid damage, the sticky patches are immediately destroyed.


Environment any
Organization solitary, pair, or pool (3-8)

A dolorous ooze is a carnivorous mass of protoplasm that can consume any type of organic matter. It bonds with such matter rapidly and tenaciously, with a clinging stickiness that is difficult to remove without first destroying the ooze. The enzymes released when it begins bonding with organic matter send most living creatures into a state of shock, unable to move or escape as the dolorous ooze flows over them and begins to leach nutrients from their tissues. Unlike many primordial creatures, a dolorous ooze is not corrosive to flesh, and in fact exposure to caustic acid or alkali solutions may cause the ooze to recoil.

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