Griffon

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griffon HGriffon.png
HP 46-84
HD 12
XP 553
Speed 10
AC 4
EV 6
MR 40
Attack1 18 (bite: plain)
Attack2 10 (peck: plain)
Attack3 10 (claw: plain)
Max Chunks 7
Type of Meat Clean
Resistances rDrown
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Land
Intelligence Animal
Uses Uses nothing
Holiness Natural
Size Big
Type griffon, griffon
Flags Flying
Hybrid
Warm-blooded
A large creature with the hindquarters of a lion and the wings, head and talons of a great eagle.

“As when a Gryphon through the wilderness,
With winged course, o’er hill and moory dale,
Pursues the Arimaspian who by stealth
Hath from his wakeful custody purloined
His guarded gold.”
-Milton, _Paradise Lost_, Book II. 1667.


Useful Info

Griffons are large flying natural monsters, similar to hippogriffs but with stronger attacks and more HP. They are found in the later portions of the Dungeon, the Lair, and the Shoals.

Tips & Tricks

By the time you face them, most melee characters should have little difficulty soaking their damage output. Despite their decent HP, they have no resistances and low defenses, so casters should have no trouble keeping them at bay. Airstrike is particularly effective.