I’m not sure when elementals are grouped with plants for today’s question, especially since they are outsiders (see yesterday) but I guess the combination makes sense if you look at it as nature-based monsters? (But why separate these from animals…?)
Anyway I am not really a big fan of elementals. They are sort of boring. Plant-monsters are awesome though.
As monsters that just bring more monsters, they are a great obstacle. The fact that some might be violet fungus in disguise is just icing.
I never looked that closely at this picture before, but I used to think the guy was praying or something, and the fungus was creeping up on him. This is the first time in all these years of looking at the Monster Manual that I noticed he’s holding his arm…and it seems to be falling off. How did I never notice the fingers before?