An ooze was a category of creatures that generally resembled amorphous blobs and mostly dwelt underground. This category of creatures included slimes, jellies and puddings and amorphous creatures.
They were essentially blind, but more than made up for that with an ability called blindsight, allowing them to discern nearby objects and creatures without needing to see them. Most oozes secreted an acid from their skin that dissolved flesh and other materials rapidly. They had a unique tendency to resist close-range and melee attacks by dissolving the wielder's weapon slowly.
There were many types of oozes, the names often interchangeable with jellies and slimes:
Aballin • Azure jelly • Black pudding • Blood amniote • Blood elemental • Bloodrot • Blue slime • Bone collector • Brown pudding • Dun pudding • Gelatinous cube • Gray ooze • Green slime • Iridescent ooze • Mustard jelly • Oblex • Ochre jelly • Olive slime • Shadow slime • Spirit ooze • White pudding
The Demonomicon of Iggwilv was one of the sources that claimed that oozes originated as fragments of the offspring of Juiblex, who was the only known being capable of controlling oozes and of granting them a glimmer of intelligence and tactics.
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- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook (July 2003). Monster Manual 3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 201–203. ISBN 0-7869-2893-X.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Christopher Perkins, Adam Lee, Richard Whitters (September 1, 2015). Out of the Abyss. Edited by Jeremy Crawford. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 97, 112. ISBN 978-0-7869-6581-6.