Young Phoenix (5e Creature)

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Young Phoenix[edit]

Medium monstrosity, neutral good


Armor Class 18
Hit Points 110 (20d8 + 20)
Speed 20 ft., fly 90 ft.


STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
12 (+1) 16 (+3) 13 (+1) 10 (+0) 14 (+2) 17 (+3)

Skills History +6, Insight +5, Nature +3, Perception +8
Damage Resistances cold
Damage Immunities fire
Senses darkvision 120 ft., passive Perception 18
Languages understands Common and Ignan but can't speak
Challenge 8 (3,900 XP)


Fire Form. A creature that touches the phoenix or hits it with a melee attack while with in 5 feet of it takes 11 (2d10) fire damage.

Illumination. The phoenix sheds bright light in a 30-foot radius and dim light for an additional 30 feet.

Keen Sight. The phoenix has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on sight.

Limited Telepathy. The phoenix can magically communicate simple ideas, emotions, and images telepathically with any creature within 100 feet of it that can understand a language.

Rejuvenation. When the phoenix dies, its body turns to ash, and from the ash comes an egg. The egg hatches as a phoenix hatchling during the next sunrise, regaining all its hit points and becoming active again. The new phoenix inherits all of the memories from its previous incarnation, although it is considered a new being.

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

Magic Weapons. The phoenix's weapon attacks are magical.

ACTIONS

Multiattack. The phoenix makes two attacks: one with its beak and one with its talons, or one with its Fire Ray and one with its talons.

Beak. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d4 + 3) piercing damage, plus 5 (1d10) fire damage.

Talons. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 8 (2d4 + 3) slashing damage, plus 5 (1d10) fire damage.

Fire Ray. Ranged Spell Attack: +6 to hit, range 60 ft., one target. Hit: 10 (3d6) fire damage.

Etherealness. The phoenix magically enters the Ethereal Plane from the Material Plane, or vice versa.


A chattering crow lives out nine generations of aged men, but a stag's life is four times a crow's, and a raven's life makes three stags old, while the phoenix outlives nine ravens.
—Hesiod, quoted by Plutarch, Obsolescence of Oracles 415c

A phoenix is a long-lived bird that is cyclically regenerated or reborn. Associated with the sun, a phoenix obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor. When a phoenix dies, it typically does so in a show of flames and combustion, within the ashes of which an egg 3 feet in diameter can be found. From this egg, a new phoenix emerges during the next sunrise.

Ageless Creature. According to some legends, a phoenix could live thousands of years before rebirth. If a generation of "aged men" is 75 years then the life cycle of a phoenix is well over 70,000 years.



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