Hyaenodon, Adult

Family: Animal

Large beast, unaligned

Armor Class 16 (natural armor)
Hit Points 42 (5d8+20)
Speed 50 ft.

22 (+6) 15 (+2) 18 (+4) 2 (-4) 13 (+1) 6 (-2)

Saving Throws Str +8, Con +6
Skills Perception +3, Stealth +4
Senses passive Perception 13
Challenge 2 (450 XP)


  • Low-light Vision. A hyaenodon can see twice as far in dim light as a human.
  • Keen Hearing and Smell. The hyaenodon has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on hearing or smell.
  • Camouflage. A hyaenodon has advantage on Dexterity (Stealth) checks made in tall grass.
  • Bone Breaker. A creature bitten by a hyaenodon must make a DC 16 Constitution saving throw or suffer from disadvantage on Strength and Dexterity checks until they receive healing.


  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 14 (2d6+6) piercing damage. If the target is a creature, it must succeed on a DC 16 Strength saving throw or be knocked prone.


This looks to be a slightly larger cousin to the hyena. It has spotted fur, stubby , thick legs and a blunt face full of large teeth.

The hyaenodon is a much more dangerous hunter unlike their common hyena cousins. They prefer hunting live game in lieu of scavenging and can have large hunting territories if food is scarce.

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