Igniguana

Igniguana

If not for its glowing eyes and flickering skin that makes this creature look as if its insides are all glowing coals, this creature could be mistaken for any other giant lizard.

Igniguana

XP 200 ()

Unaligned Medium

Initiative +0


DEFENSE

AC 12 (natural armor)

hp: 26 (4d8 + 8)

Immunity: Fire damage; prone

Vulnerability: Thunder damage


OFFENSE

Speed: 20 ft., burrow 30 ft.

Melee Attack—Bite: +4 to hit (reach 5 ft.; one creature). Hit: 1d4 + 2 piercing damage plus 1d8 fire damage.

Area Attack—Fire Breath (recharge 4, 5, 6): automatic hit (range 20 ft. cone; creatures in cone). Hit: 2d8 fire damage, or half damage with a successful DC 12 Dex saving throw.


STATISTICS

Str 14 (+2), Dex 11 (+0), Con 15 (+2),

Int 3 (–4), Wis 11 (+0), Cha 7 (–2)

Languages: None

Senses: Darkvision 60 ft.


TRAITS

Earth Glide: The igniguana can move through any sort of earth or mineral except metal as easily as a fish swims through water. This movement leaves behind no tunnel or hole, nor does it create any ripple or other sign of the igniguana’s presence. It provokes an opportunity attack if it leaves a creature’s reach while on the surface, but not if it does so while gliding through solid earth. The igniguana can’t breathe while surrounded by solid stone or earth, so it can remain underground only for as long as it can hold its breath (15 minutes).


ECOLOGY

Environment: , Elemental of Fire

Organization: Solitary or group (2–5)

Igniguanas resemble lizards, though whether there is a true relationship or the resemblance is only coincidence is unknown. It’s been postulated that they could be relatives of the fire salamander.

An adult igniguana has a body that’s about 4 feet long, plus a tail that adds another 3 to 5 feet. It has reddish hide that flickers live embers and glowing eyes. They are undoubtedly elemental in origin, coupling attributes of fire and earth, as evidenced by their ability to crawl through solid rock without digging even faster than they move on the surface and leaving no tunnel behind to mark their passage. They can exhale small but intense blasts of fire even more frequently than most dragons, making them a bit more dangerous than their size implies.