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Lizard, Fire

Huge monstrosity, neutral

Armor Class 13 (natural armor)
Hit Points 138 (12d12 + 60)
Speed 30 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
25 (+7) 10 (+0) 20 (+5) 2 (–4) 11 (+0) 10 (+0)

Damage Vulnerabilities cold
Damage Immunities fire
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 10
Languages
Challenge 12 (8,400 XP)

Special Traits

  • Rampage. When the fire lizard reduces a creature to 0 hit points with a melee attack on its turn, the fire lizard can take a bonus action to move up to half its speed and make a bite attack.

Actions

  • Multiattack. The fire lizard makes three attacks: one with its bite and two with its claws.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +11 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 16 (2d8 + 7) piercing damage.
  • Claws. Melee Weapon Attack: +11 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 21 (4d6 +7) slashing damage.
  • Fire Breath (Recharge 5–6). The fire lizard exhales a blast of fire in a 20-foot cone. Each creature in that area must make a DC 16 Dexterity savings throw, taking 28 (8d6) fire damage on a failed save, or half as much on a successful one.

About

This creature resembles a wingless red dragon. Its scales are gray and dappled in red and brown along its back. Its underbelly is bright red and its eyes are black with yellow pupils.

Fire lizards are often called “false dragons.” Despite their general resemblance to dragons, sages have as yet found no evidence of these creatures being in any way related to them. Fire lizards do not associate with or keep company with dragons. A fire lizard averages 30 feet long but can grow to almost twice that size.

Fire lizards prefer to attack opponents with their claws and bite, though if outnumbered they resort to using their breath weapon.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

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