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Frilled Lizard, Giant

Giant Frilled Lizard Creature5

N Large Animal

Senses Perception +11; low-light vision, scent (imprecise) 30 feet

Skills Acrobatics +10, Athletics +14, Stealth +10

Str +5, Dex +1, Con +4, Int -4, Wis +2, Cha +0

AC 22; Fort +13, Ref +12, Will +9

HP 75

Speed 30 feet, climb 30 feet

Melee [one-action] jaws +16 (reach 10 feet), Damage 2d8+7 piercing

Melee [one-action] tail +16 (agile, reach 10 feet), Damage 2d6+7 bludgeoning

Intimidating Display [two-actions] (auditory, emotion, fear, mental, visual) The giant frilled lizard Strides. If it ends that Stride adjacent to at least one other creature, it suddenly displays its colorful neck frills and issues a frightening hiss. Each adjacent creature must succeed at a DC 21 Will save or become frightened 2 (or frightened 3 on a critical failure). The creature is then temporarily immune to Intimidating Display for 1 minute.


Found in warm and tropical forests and savannas, these immense lizards are a deadly threat to the unsuspecting traveler. When they aren’t sleeping or stalking prey, giant frilled lizards bask in the sunlight for hours at a time. Explorers sometimes mistakenly think them related to dragons due to their large size, elaborate neck frills (which, when displayed in a show of aggression and dominance, can be mistaken for wings), and ferocious hissing vocalizations used to frighten away creatures too large to eat.

A giant frilled lizard’s primary food sources are oversized arthropods and other invertebrates, but it won’t hesitate to augment its diet with vertebrates, including other lizards, monkeys, and just about anything it can fit into its mouth-even humanoids. Although capable of short bursts of speed, a giant frilled lizard normally lies perfectly still while hunting, hoping to ambush its prey.

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