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This immense bird seems to be made of living flame. It spreads its wings and gives vent to a musical cry as it takes to the air.
Phoenix CR 15

XP 51,200
NG Gargantuan magical beast (fire)
Init +11; Senses darkvision 60 ft., detect magic, detect poison, low-light vision, see invisibility; Perception +37
Aura shroud of flame (20 ft., 4d6 fire, DC 25)


AC 28, touch 14, flat-footed 20 (+7 Dex, +1 dodge, +14 natural, –4 size)
hp 210 (20d10+100); regeneration 10 (cold or evil)
Fort +17, Ref +19, Will +14
Defensive Abilities self-resurrection; DR 15/evil; Immune fire SR 26
Weaknesses vulnerable to cold


Speed 30 ft., fly 90 ft. (good)
Melee 2 talons +24 (2d6+8/19–20 plus 1d6 fire) and bite +24 (2d8+8 plus 1d6 fire)
Space 20 ft.; Reach 20 ft.
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 18th)

Constantdetect magic, detect poison, see invisibility
At willcontinual flame, cure critical wounds, greater dispel magic, remove curse, wall of fire
3/dayfire storm (DC 24), greater restoration, heal, mass cure critical wounds, quickened wall of fire


Str 27, Dex 25, Con 20, Int 23, Wis 22, Cha 22
Base Atk +20; CMB +32; CMD 50
Feats Blinding Critical, Combat Reflexes, Critical Focus, Dodge, Flyby Attack, Improved Critical (talon), Improved Initiative, Iron Will, Mobility, Quicken Spell-Like Ability (wall of fire)
Skills Acrobatics +30, Diplomacy +26, Fly +28, Intimidate +26, Knowledge (nature plus any one other) +26, Perception +37, Sense Motive +26; Racial Modifiers +8 Perception
Languages Auran, Celestial, Common, Ignan


Self-Resurrection (Su)

A slain phoenix remains dead for only 1d4 rounds unless its body is completely destroyed by an effect such as disintegrate. Otherwise, a fully healed phoenix emerges from the remains 1d4 rounds after death, as if brought back to life via resurrection. The phoenix gains 1 permanent negative level when this occurs, although most use greater restoration to remove this negative level as soon as possible. A phoenix can self-resurrect only once per year. If a phoenix dies a second time before that year passes, its death is permanent. A phoenix that dies within the area of a desecrate spell cannot self-resurrect until the desecrate effect ends, at which point the phoenix immediately resurrects. A phoenix brought back to life by other means never gains negative levels as a result.

Shroud of Flame (Su)

A phoenix can cause its feathers to burst into fire as a free action. As long as its feathers are burning, it inflicts an additional 1d6 points of fire damage with each natural attack, and any creature within reach (20 feet for most phoenixes) must make a DC 25 Reflex save each round to avoid taking 4d6 points of fire damage at the start of its turn. A creature that attacks the phoenix with natural or non-reach melee weapons takes 1d6 points of fire damage (no save) with each successful hit. The save DC is Constitution-based.

Female Unique Phoenix (CR 18)
3rd Party Publisher Options (NwP)

When captured by a monster trainer, phoenixes grant the trainer access to new spells.