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Megalanias, like their smaller cousins the giant monitor lizards, strike fast and use their powerful bite to grip their prey. They prefer to swallow their prey whole rather than risk others getting a bite of a hard-won meal.

Recall Knowledge - Animal (Nature): DC 23

MegalaniaCreature 7

Source Bestiary 2 pg. 168 2.0
Perception +15; low-light vision, scent (imprecise) 60 feet
Skills Athletics +18, Stealth +15 (+17 in undergrowth)
Str +7, Dex +2, Con +4, Int -4, Wis +2, Cha -2
AC 25; Fort +17, Ref +15, Will +13
HP 125
Speed 25 feet, swim 25 feet
Melee Single ActionSingle Action jaws +18 [+13/+8] (reach 10 feet), Damage 2d10+9 piercing plus Grab and megalania venomMegalania Venom (poison) Saving Throw DC 25 Fortitude; Maximum Duration 6 rounds; Stage 1 1d6 poison damage and clumsy 1 (1 round); Stage 2 2d6 poison damage, clumsy 2, and flat-footed (1 round); Stage 3 2d6 poison damage, clumsy 3, and flat-footed (1 round)Swallow Whole (attack) Large, 2d10+7 bludgeoning, Rupture 16

All Monsters in "Lizard"

Giant Chameleon3
Giant Frilled Lizard5
Giant Gecko1
Giant Monitor Lizard2


Source Bestiary pg. 228
Lizards have a wide range of appearances and abilities, but most share a basic reptilian shape—long tails, wide toothy mouths, and four legs. While a few species are capable of movement on two legs for short periods of time, most are strictly quadrupedal. The three species presented here represent the most common and well-known of the larger species.

Sidebar - Locations Lizard Locations

Giant lizards can be found in all temperate or tropical climates, often in relatively close proximity to smaller villages or rural regions where they can be a dangerous threat to livestock or travelers. The two lizards presented here tend to dwell in warmer regions— jungles for giant chameleons, and savannas for megalanias.

Sidebar - Related Creatures Lizards and Lizardfolk

Giant lizards are often used as mounts or guardians or kept as pets, but never so often or as traditionally as they are by lizardfolk. The kinship these people share with giant lizards is unmistakable, valuing their companionship to an extent that equals or even exceeds that which other societies have for popular animal companions like dogs and horses.

Sidebar - Related Creatures Other Giant Lizards

The three species of giant lizard presented here are but the most common of their kind encountered in the wilds. Stories of much larger lizards persist, including the immense, 20-foot-long monster known as a megalania, a truly enormous version of the giant monitor lizard capable of swallowing creatures whole. Less dangerous is the giant chameleon, although its ability to blend into its environs makes it a much more insidious and stealthy threat than the lumbering, mighty megalania.