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Ooze is a creature type in Dungeons & Dragons.


Oozes are gelatinous creatures with no fixed shape.[1] Many oozes depend on blindsight or other non-visual senses to detect their surroundings.[2]

Examples of the ooze type include ochre jellies, gelatinous cubes, and black puddings.[3][1]

Publication history[]

Basic D&D[]

Oozes were considered part of the lowlife type in AC9 Creature Catalogue (1986) and the Rules Cyclopedia (1991).

AD&D 2nd edition[]

While the Monstrous Manual (1993) did not have creature types, many oozes and jellies were collected together with slimes under the entry for "Ooze/Slime/Jelly".

D&D 3rd edition[]

The ooze type was introduced in the Monster Manual (3.0) (2000) and retained for the Monster Manual (3.5) (2003).

D&D 4th edition[]

The ooze type became a keyword in the Monster Manual (4e) (2008). Creatures of any type or origin could be oozes.

D&D 5th edition[]

The ooze type returned in the Monster Manual (5e) (2014).

See also[]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Monsters (The Hypertext d20 SRD 5E). Retrieved 2020-08-15.
  2. Monster Manual (4e) (2008), p.280-283.
  3. Monster Manual (3.0) (2000), p.4.