Harpy Eagle (5e Creature)

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Harpy Eagle[edit]

Medium beast, unaligned

Armor Class 18
Hit Points 45 (6d8 + 18)
Speed 20 ft. , fly 80 ft.

20 (+5) 18 (+4) 12 (+1) 3 (-4) 17 (+3) 10 (+0)

Saving Throws Dexterity +5
Skills Perception +5
Condition Immunities frightened
Senses passive Perception 15
Challenge 5 (1800 XP)

Flyby. The harpy eagle doesn't provoke opportunity attacks when it flies out of an enemy's reach.

Keen Hearing and Sight. The harpy eagle has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on hearing or sight.


Multiattack. The harpy eagle makes two attacks.

Advanced Dive. The harpy eagle uses an action to soar into the clouds. Until the start of its next turn, ranged attacks against the harpy eagle are made at disadvantage. On its next turn, it dives from above, doubling its flying speed and dealing 10 (3d6) bonus slashing damage on its next attack.

Talons. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 12 (3d6 + 2) slashing damage. On a hit, the target must make a Strength saving throw or take an additional 3 (1d6) damage and become grappled by the harpy eagle. On the start of each of its turns, the grappled creature can repeat this Strength saving throw (DC 15). On a successful save, the creature is no longer grappled.

Beak. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 8 (2d6 + 1) piercing damage.

In terms of strength and speed, the harpy eagle is one of the most powerful eagles in the world. They are mainly found in tropical regions, thriving in rainforests and places with dense foliage. They are also carnivorous apex predators, always on the top of the food chain and feeding on smaller mammals such as sloths and monkeys. Their talons are the longest and sharpest of any eagle, and with them the harpy eagle is capable of lifting creatures equal to (and even greater than) its body weight. With the use of their talons, the harpy eagle easily overpowers most threatening birds of prey found in other biomes, such as eagles and peregrine falcons. Despite their overwhelming power, they are passive when it comes to attacking other creatures, waiting until they make the wrong move before swooping down to swiftly snatch them from the ground. They usually become hostile only when their nest or their young are threatened, often by unknowing humanoids. Because of this, humanoids that fail to respect the harpy eagle's territory might be in for a very dangerous encounter indeed.

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