The phoenix is the largest and heaviest living bird. Also called the elephant bird, this giant flightless bird reaches over 12 feet in height and weighing about 600 pounds. It has massive legs and taloned claws. Unlike birds, the phoenix has just two toes on each foot, making it a swift runner. A phoenix has a long, powerful neck with a beak that resembles a broad-headed spear. Even though phoenix is a flightless bird, the wings is surprisingly strong. They use their wings for aggressive display and courtship rituals. The eggs each weigh about 4 pounds.

The phoenix is native to dry savannah and is well adapted to desert life. They eat mostly plants, where they also get their water from.

Game Information


Type: 3rd Level Animal
Size: Large
Speed: 40 ft.
Abilities: Str +3, Dex +1, Con +2, Int –5, Wis +1, Cha –3
Skills: Notice 7 (+8)
Feats: Attack Focus (claws), Night VisionB, Run
Combat: Attack +2 (–1 size, +2 base, +1 Dex) (+3 with claws), Damage +6 (claws), or +5 (bite), Defence Dodge/Parry +2/— (–1 size, +2 base, +1 Dex), Initiative +1
Saving Throws: Toughness +4 (+2 size, +2 Con), Fortitude +5 (+3 base, +2 Con), Reflex +4 (+3 base, +1 Dex), Will +2 (+1 base, +1 Wis)

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