Venomous Cockatrice (5e Creature)

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Venomous Cockatrice (Spire Cockatrice)[edit]

Medium monstrosity, unaligned

Armor Class 13
Hit Points 45 (7d8 + 14)
Speed 30 ft., fly 50 ft.

10 (+0) 16 (+3) 14 (+2) 5 (-3) 14 (+2) 6 (-2)

Damage Immunities poison
Condition Immunities poisoned
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 12
Challenge 2 (450 XP)

Flyby. The cockatrice does not provoke opportunity attacks when it flies out of an enemy's reach.


Multiattack. The cockatrice makes three attacks: one with its bite and two with its wing talons.

Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 8 (1d10 + 3) piercing damage. If the target is a creature, it must succeed on a DC 14 Constitution saving throw or take 10 (3d6) poison damage and become poisoned for 1 minute. A creature that fails its saving throw by 7 or more is paralyzed while it is poisoned. An affected creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

Wing Talon. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d6 + 3) slashing damage.

Venom Spittle (Recharge 6). The cockatrice spits poison in a line that is 30 feet long and 5 feet wide. Each creature in that line must succeed on a DC 14 Constitution save or take 10 (3d6) poison damage and become poisoned until the end of its next turn.

The venomous cockatrice is a larger subspecies of cockatrice that can occasionally paralyze their prey with their potent venom. They grow two very large wing talons and are surprisingly deadly in close combat. These creatures can grow as large as desert condors or marsh herons and stand as tall as a man, they can have much of the plumage of a rooster but also have cooler color variants like jade greens, azure blues and violets. These winged monstrosities prefer to steal food from the market place, ports and on fishing ships. The venomous cockatrice can repeat several words and phrases much like a crow or parrot. Eradicating cockatrice roosts is good money for certain heroes.
These creatures are know to roost at the top of palaces, fortresses, cathedrals but also on much more humble perches like the roofs of the various walled manors or simply in very large oak trees. They have also earned the name of spire cockatrices because they live among the sweeping spires and flying buttresses of cathedrals and keeps. Their eggs make an excellent source of food, their hatchlings can be captured and sold as pets and their venom is both valuable and can be used on weapons.

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