Sphinx Lion

Large monstrosity

Armor Class 14 (natural armor)
Hit Points 94 (11d10 + 33)
Speed 40 ft., fly 60 ft.

18 (+4) 17 (+3) 17 (+3) 10 (+0) 14 (+2) 14 (+2)

Saving Throws Dex +6, Con +6
Skills Perception +5, Stealth +5
Damage Resistances bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing attacks from nonmagical weapons
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 15
Languages Common, Sphinx Challenge 5 (1,800 XP)
Proficiency Bonus +3


  • Diving Pounce. If the lion is flying and dives at least 30 feet straight toward a target and then hits it with a melee weapon attack, the target must make a DC 15 Strength saving throw or be knocked prone. If the target is prone, the lion can make a Bite attack as a bonus action. This attack ends the lion’s flight for that round. Flyby. The lion doesn’t provoke an opportunity attack when it flies out of an enemy’s reach.


  • Multiattack. The winged lion makes two attacks, one with its claw and one with its bite.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 13 (2d8 + 4) piercing damage.
  • Claw. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 11 (2d6 + 4) slashing damage.
  • Primal Roar (1/day). The sphinx lion emits a magical roar. Each creature within 300 feet of the sphinx lion and able to hear the roar must make a DC 14 Wisdom saving throw or become frightened for 1 minute. A frightened creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.


Sphinx lions are majestic felines that are descended from sphinxes and related to manticores. They are both wise and intelligence and capable of speach. Sphinx lions mate with normal lions and often keep several prides. Due to their ability to fly and their intelligence, they are able to maintain prides on small inhabited islands without incident. When the prides get too big for their island, the sphinx lion flies the young adults to new lands where they can start a new pride. The sphinx lions also keep their prides away from the humanoids settlements. Many scholars believe that a rare few sphinx lions are chosen by the gods to become sphinxes.

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