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Maftet Guardian

Maftets are hawk-winged humanoids with leonine lower bodies that dwell in ancient ruins and cities thought lost, typically in desert or mountain regions. They view themselves as guardians and practice a specialized technique of dual-wielding scimitars so central to their culture that a maftet's scimitars are often cherished family heirlooms. Most maftets venerate their ancestors in addition to various deities, and even a child can detail their family lineage back multiple generations. Maftet prides tend to be matriarchal and isolationist, though maftets aren't necessarily hostile to outsiders who respect their homes and don't seek to loot them.

When a young maftet comes of age, they receive runic tattoos from a pride's elder. These tattoos are imbued with magic that allows a maftet to enchant their wielded weapons, but the individualized designs tell of the maftet's ancestors, childhood adventures, and positive qualities. Such tattoos are considered sacred and never given to non-maftets.

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Maftet GuardianCreature 6

NMediumHumanoid
Source Bestiary 3 pg. 166
Perception +14; darkvision
Languages Common, Sphinx
Skills Acrobatics +13, Arcana +13, Athletics +15, Ruins Lore +15 (applies only to their home ruins), Stealth +13
Str +5, Dex +3, Con +4, Int +3, Wis +2, Cha +0
Items scimitar (2)
AC 23; Fort +14, Ref +15, Will +12
HP 92
Runic Resistance ReactionReaction (arcane, abjuration) Trigger The maftet takes damage from a Strike or spell effect; Effect The maftet's protective runic tattoos glow, granting them resistance 5 to one damage type dealt by the triggering attack. This resistance applies against the triggering effect and lasts for 1 minute or until the maftet uses this ability again, whichever comes first. If the triggering effect deals multiple damage types, the maftet chooses which type to resist.
Speed 30 feet, fly 40 feet
Melee Single ActionSingle Action scimitar +17 [+12/+7] (forceful, magical, sweep), Damage 2d6+8 slashingArcane Innate Spells DC 23; 1st sanctuary (×3), true strike; Cantrips (3rd) sigil
Paired Strike Two ActionsTwo Actions Requirements The maftet is wielding two scimitars; Effect The maftet makes two Strikes against the same target, one with each of their scimitars. The maftet combines the damage of any attacks that hit and applies resistances and weaknesses only once. This counts as one attack when calculating the maftet's multiple attack penalty.Powerful Scimitars (arcane, evocation) Any non-magical scimitar becomes a +1 striking scimitar while a maftet wields it.Raptor Dive Three ActionsThree Actions Requirements The maftet is flying at least 10 feet above the target; Effect The maftet Flies up to twice their fly Speed and makes a Paired Strike at the end of the movement. If both Strikes hit, the target is also knocked prone.

All Monsters in "Maftet"

NameLevel
Maftet Guardian6

Maftet

Source Bestiary 3 pg. 166
Maftets are hawk-winged humanoids with leonine lower bodies that dwell in ancient ruins and cities thought lost, typically in desert or mountain regions. They view themselves as guardians and practice a specialized technique of dual-wielding scimitars so central to their culture that a maftet's scimitars are often cherished family heirlooms. Most maftets venerate their ancestors in addition to various deities, and even a child can detail their family lineage back multiple generations. Maftet prides tend to be matriarchal and isolationist, though maftets aren't necessarily hostile to outsiders who respect their homes and don't seek to loot them.

When a young maftet comes of age, they receive runic tattoos from a pride's elder. These tattoos are imbued with magic that allows a maftet to enchant their wielded weapons, but the individualized designs tell of the maftet's ancestors, childhood adventures, and positive qualities. Such tattoos are considered sacred and never given to non-maftets.

Sidebar - Related Creatures Shared Duties

Occasionally maftets and girtablilus share a home. Since both groups respect locales and their history, they usually form a tacit partnership to guard ruins in tandem, with maftets keeping watch from the skies while girtablilus patrol the ground.