Red Lynel (5e Creature)
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Large giant (lynel), chaotic evil
Multiattack. The lynel makes three melee weapon attacks, or two ranged weapon attacks.
Lynel Spear. Melee or Ranged Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 10 ft. or range 20/60 ft., one target. Hit: 13 (2d8 + 4) piercing damage, or 15 (2d10 + 4) piercing damage if used with two hands to make a melee attack.
Lynel Bow. Ranged Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, range 80/320 ft., one target. Hit: 15 (2d12 + 2) piercing damage.
Fire Breath (Recharge 5-6). The lynel exhales fire in a 30-foot cone. Each creature in that area must make a DC 16 Dexterity saving throw, taking 26 (8d6) fire damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.
See Lynel (5e Creature).
The fur of these lynels is often shades of brown or burgundy, usually with only their manes being a notable red. One of the most common types of lynels, red lynels are remarkable for their flaming breath attacks.
Variant: Sword and Shield
Longsword. Melee Weapon Attack +7 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 13 (2d8 + 4) slashing damage, or 15 (2d10 + 4) slashing damage if used with two hands.
- Blue lynel, a slightly more powerful form of lynel that is nearly as common
- Orange lynel, the only weaker form of lynel
- Golden lynel of Holodrum, a red lynel enhanced with magic to be durable and extraordinarily swift