Lizard, Giant Iguana

Family: Animal

Large beast, unaligned

Armor Class 15 (natural armor)
Hit Points 95 (10d10 + 40)
Speed 30 ft., climb 30 ft., swim 20 ft.

21 (+5) 13 (+1) 19 (+4) 2 (-4) 14 (+2) 10 (+0)

Saving Throws Str +8, Dex+4
Skills Athletics +8, Perception +5, Stealth +4
Senses passive Perception 15
Challenge 5 (1,800 XP)


  • Multiattack. The giant iguana makes two attacks: one with its bite and one with its tail slap.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 12 (2d6+5) piercing damage.
  • Tail. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 10 (1d10+5) bludgeoning damage.


  • Body Shield. Giant iguanas cluster in familial groups for mutual defense. When an adjacent giant iguana is attacked, a giant iguana can use its own body as a reaction to shield and protect its ally, causing that attack to suffer disadvantage.
  • Intimidating Display. When a giant iguana is threatened, as a reaction action it can hiss ferociously, extending its neck dewlap, stiffening its dorsal spines, and puffing up its body in a vicious display. The creature that threatened it, or one creature of its choice within 30 feet (if multiple creatures threatened it), must make a DC 15 Wisdom save or be frightened for 1d6 rounds.


A wide variety of large reptiles can be found inhabiting the torrid zones of the tropics, from the dusty desert sands to the lush jungles and islands.

Giant Iguana. These bright-eyed lizards are larger than horses. They gather in family groups for mutual protection but make elaborate displays of anger to dissuade predators and indicate they are about to charge. When agitated, a brightly dewlap expands like a colored frill around its neck to make it appear larger. Giant iguanas are very agile for their size, able to scale large trees and rocky cliffs, and are equally at home in the water when hunting or migrating.

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