Lion Turtle (5e Creature)

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Design Note: This creature was designed using Mythic Monsters (5e Variant Rule) as a guide.

Lion Turtle[edit]

Colossal monstrosity, lawful good

Armor Class 23 (natural armor)
Hit Points 826 (19d66 + 190)
Speed 30 ft., swim 60 ft.

30 (+10) 15 (+2) 30 (+10) 30 (+10) 30 (+10) 15 (+2)

Saving Throws Str +19, Int +19, Wis +19, Cha +11
Skills Arcana +19, History +19, Insight +19, Nature +19, Perception +19, Religion +19, Stealth +11
Damage Immunities psychic, poison; bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical attacks
Condition Immunities charmed, frightened, paralyzed, petrified, poisoned, prone
Senses truesight 120 ft., passive Perception 29
Languages understands all but can't speak, telepathy 120 ft.
Challenge 30 (155,000 XP)

Innate Spellcasting. The lion turtle's innate spellcasting ability is Wisdom (spell save DC 28, +20 to hit with spell attacks). It can innately cast the following spells, requiring no materials:

At will: create or destroy water, detect evil and good, detect magic, fog cloud, greater restoration, pass without trace, purify food and drink, stone shape, thunderwave
5/day: commune, counterspell, dispel evil and good, dispel magic, identify, move earth, passwall, water walk, wind walk
3/day: conjure elemental, control water, creation, invisibility, plane shift, wall of fire, wall of stone
1/day control weather, earthquake

Legendary Resistance (3/Day). If the lion turtle fails a saving throw, it can choose to succeed instead

Magic Resistance. The lion turtle has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.

Magic Weapons. The lion turtle's weapon attacks are magical.

Enigmatic Location. The lion turtle and any creatures within 300 feet of it cannot be detected by any kind of divination spell and all attempts to track them automatically fail.


Multiattack. The lion turtle makes five attacks with its claws and casts one spell.

Claw. Melee Weapon Attack: +19 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 36 (4d12 + 10) slashing damage.

Control Soul (Recharge 6). One creature within 10 feet of the lion turtle must make a DC 28 Wisdom saving throw. On a failure, the lion turtle can take and give any amount of class levels, proficiencies, languages, and memories, and may increase or decrease the target's Intelligence and Wisdom scores, or decrease any of the target's movement speeds. On a success, it takes or gives nothing and the target takes 26 (4d12) psychic damage.


The lion turtle can take 3 legendary actions, choosing from the options below. Only one legendary action option can be used at a time and only at the end of another creature's turn. The lion turtle regains spent legendary actions at the start of its turn.

Detect. The lion turtle makes a Wisdom (Perception) check.
Attack. The lion turtle makes a claw attack.
Move. The lion turtle moves up to its speed.

A lion turtle meeting with a human, [Source]

Older than history, stronger than giants, and wiser than gods, lion turtles have roamed this world since before anyone can remember and will most likely do so long after. Few can even claim to have possibly seen the wandering islands and moving forests. Fewer still can boast the extraordinary honor of having talked to one. For as big as they are, they are masters of hiding from prying eyes and only speak to mortals under dire circumstances, such as when tyrants plan genocides, when powerful demons close in on the world, and when all hope seems lost. So if you ever find yourself on the receiving end of a lion turtle's words, listen well, for your life and the lives of thousands, even millions of people may depend on it.
In the distant past, lion turtles have passed on many powers that humans have come to believe to be innate to their reality, or gifts from other beings, due to their reclusive nature.
Lion turtles have massive turtle shells, lion heads, lion tails, and webbed lion paws. On their backs are functioning ecosystems, with trees, grass, and flowers, which do not harm the Lion Turtle in any way. They stand at several stories tall (from the bottom of its foot to the tops of its shoulder) and are at least three times as long. Their hearts alone can weigh up to 120 tons.

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