Red Lynel (5e Creature)

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Red Lynel[edit]

Large giant (lynel), chaotic evil

Armor Class 15 (natural armor)
Hit Points 190 (20d10 + 80)
Speed 45 ft.

19 (+4) 15 (+2) 19 (+4) 15 (+2) 16 (+3) 16 (+3)

Saving Throws Str +7, Dex +5
Skills Athletics +7, Intimidation +6, Survival +6
Damage Resistances cold, fire, lightning
Senses passive Perception 13
Languages Blin
Challenge 8 (3,900 XP)

Innate Spellcasting. The lynel can innately cast power beam and scorching ray at will, requiring no material components. Its innate spellcasting ability is Charisma (+6 to hit with spell attacks).


Multiattack. The lynel makes three melee weapon attacks, or two ranged weapon attacks.

Lynel Spear. Melee or Ranged Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 10 ft. or range 20/60 ft., one target. Hit: 13 (2d8 + 4) piercing damage, or 15 (2d10 + 4) piercing damage if used with two hands to make a melee attack.

Lynel Bow. Ranged Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, range 80/320 ft., one target. Hit: 15 (2d12 + 2) piercing damage.

Fire Breath (Recharge 5-6). The lynel exhales fire in a 30-foot cone. Each creature in that area must make a DC 16 Dexterity saving throw, taking 26 (8d6) fire damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.



See Lynel (5e Creature).

The fur of these lynels is often shades of brown or burgundy, usually with only their manes being a notable red. One of the most common types of lynels, red lynels are remarkable for their flaming breath attacks.

Variant: Sword and Shield[edit]

This variant of orange lynel wields a shield and longsword in lieu of a spear and bow. Its AC increases to 17. It loses the Lynel Spear and Lynel Bow actions, which are replaced with the following:

Longsword. Melee Weapon Attack +7 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 13 (2d8 + 4) slashing damage, or 15 (2d10 + 4) slashing damage if used with two hands.

See also[edit]

Back to Main Page5e Homebrew5e Creatures
Back to Main Page5e HomebrewCampaign SettingsHyruleBestiaryLynel

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