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Lacking the intelligence of their kin, falcon-headed hieracosphinxes are cowardly, cruel-hearted creatures. They guard their territory ruthlessly against weaker intruders.

Recall Knowledge - Beast (Arcana, Nature): DC 20

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HieracosphinxCreature 5

Source Bestiary 3 pg. 250
Perception +14; darkvision
Languages Sphinx
Skills Acrobatics +11, Athletics +13, Intimidation +9, Survival +12
Str +4, Dex +4, Con +3, Int -2, Wis +3, Cha +0
AC 22; Fort +12, Ref +15, Will +10
HP 70
Buck ReactionReaction DC 23
Contingent Glyph (abjuration, occult) A hieracosphinx has an innate magical defense similar to a contingency. When they take a specific type of energy damage (varying by the individual sphinx), they can use their reaction to have the glyph cast haste on them. The glyph is then dormant for 1 week. A critical success to Recall Knowledge about a particular hieracosphinx (30 or higher on the check) reveals which damage type triggers the glyph.
Speed 30 feet, fly 60 feet
Melee Single ActionSingle Action beak +15 [+10/+5], Damage 2d10+4 slashingMelee Single ActionSingle Action claw +15 [+11/+7] (agile), Damage 2d8+4 slashingPounce Single ActionSingle Action The hieracosphinx Strides and makes a Strike at the end of that movement. If they began this action hidden, they remain hidden until after the attack.Shriek Single ActionSingle Action (auditory, incapacitation) The hieracosphinx emits a shrill, ear-piercing shriek. Each non-sphinx in a 60-foot emanation must attempt a DC 22 Fortitude save. Any creature that attempts a save is temporarily immune for 24 hours.
Critical Success The creature is temporarily immune to that hieracosphinx's shriek for 24 hours.
Success The creature is deafened for 1 round.
Failure The creature is deafened for 1 minute and stunned 1.

Sidebar - Additional Lore Jealous Predators

Hieracosphinxes share none of the fondness for riddling talk and clever conversation typical of their more intelligent kin. They nonetheless envy their cousins' power, wisdom, and grace, and sometimes gather in flocks to take down stronger rival sphinxes out of sheer spite and jealousy.

All Monsters in "Sphinx"

Elder Sphinx16


Source Bestiary 3 pg. 250
Sphinxes are a family of mystical beings that combine leonine, avian, and usually humanoid features. Though the most common sphinxes are famous on their own merits, the family includes other types of sphinxes as well.