A corrupting ooze boils and bubbles with rank marsh gas and the fetid stench of the sewer, and it leaves a stinking trail of acidic slime wherever it goes.
Swim and Walk. A corrupting ooze is a festering slime that can slither and even swim like a gigantic sea slug, or it can assume a roughly humanoid form and shamble through the streets, though its stench and its lack of speech make it unlikely that anyone might mistake it for a normal person. They are frequently soldiers and servants to heralds of blood and darkness.
Dissolve Bones. A corrupting ooze can absorb an entire large animal or small person, simply dissolving everything including the bones in a matter of minutes. This function makes them an important element of certain dark rituals.
Large ooze, neutral evil
Armor Class 12 (natural armor)
Hit Points 115 (10d10 + 60)
Speed 20 ft., swim 30 ft.
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Skills Stealth +3
Damage Resistances slashing, bludgeoning
Damage Immunities acid, fire, poison
Condition Immunities exhaustion, frightened, paralyzed, petrified, poisoned
Senses blindsight 60 ft., tremorsense 60 ft., passive Perception 5
Challenge 5 (1,800 XP)
Corrupting Touch. When a corrupting ooze scores a critical hit or starts its turn with a foe Grappled, it can dissolve one leather, metal, or wood item of its choosing in the possession of the target creature. A mundane item is destroyed automatically; a magical item is destroyed if its owner fails to make a successful DC 16 Dexterity saving throw.
Strong Swimmer. A corrupting ooze naturally floats on the surface of water. It swims with a pulsating motion that propels it faster than walking speed.