Family: Phoenixborn

Medium humanoid (phoenixborn), any

Armor Class 13
Hit Points 33 (6d8 + 6)
Speed 20 ft., fly 40 ft.

12 (+1) 16 (+3) 13 (+1) 8 (–1) 10 (+0) 14 (+2)

Skills Perception +2
Damage Resistances fire Senses passive Perception 12
Languages Common, Ignan
Challenge 1/2 (100 XP)
Proficiency Bonus +2


  • Fiery Feathers. The phoenixborn sheds bright light in a 10-foot radius and dim light for an additional 10 feet.
  • Rebirth (1/Day). If the phoenixborn is reduced to 0 hp, it erupts in a burst of flame. Each creature within 10 feet of it takes 3 (1d6) fire damage, and the phoenixborn regains hp equal to the total damage taken.


  • Talon. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d6 + 3) slashing damage.
  • Hurl Flame. Ranged Spell Attack: +4 to hit, range 60 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d6 + 2) fire damage.


As much flame as bird, this avian humanoid sheds light from its glorious plumage.

Phoenixborn are birdlike humanoids who hail from the surface of the Elemental Plane of Fire. Their glorious plumage of red, orange, and yellow reflects their incandescent heritage.

Blessings. Phoenixborn were mundane birds once. The first of them were blessed by phoenixes after they warned about an impending demon invasion.

Cheating Death. Blows that would kill lesser creatures hardly seem to bother phoenixborn, who cheat death by bursting into balls of flames, just as their namesakes do. Clever foes target phoenixborn from a distance to avoid being caught in the flames.

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