Myrrh Phoenix

Medium celestial, lawful good

Armor Class 18 (natural armor)

Hit Points 60 (8d8+24)

Speed 30 ft., fly 90 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
12 (1) 16 (3) 16 (3) 10 (0) 16 (3) 18 (4)
  • Damage Immunities fire

    Senses passive Perception 11

    Languages understands Celestial and Common, but cannot speak

    Challenge 4 (1,100 XP)

  • Radiant Blessing. The AC of the myrrh phoenix includes its Charisma bonus.

    Brilliant Illumination. The myrrh phoenix sheds bright light in a 30-foot radius, and dim light for an additional 30 feet.

    Blessing of the Phoenix. The phoenix may bring another creature back to life, as per the Resurrection spell. If it does so, it immediately dies and can never be summoned or resurrected.

    Innate Spellcasting. The myrrh phoenix’s spellcasting ability is Charisma (spell save DC 14). The myrrh phoenix can innately cast the following spells, requiring no material components:
    At will:detect good and evil, detect thoughts, fire bolt, heroism, light
    3/day each: burning hands, cure wounds, healing word, lesser restoration
    1/day: greater restoration, mass cure wounds, wall of fire

    Actions

    Claws. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d6+3) slashing damage plus 7 (2d6) fire damage.

Not a true phoenix, myrrh phoenixes are smaller than their immortal kin, but are nevertheless magical beings with great ability to heal or harm.
Renowned Healers. Like the true phoenix, myrrh phoenixes are able to heal the most grievous of wounds. They can even bring back the dead, though doing so takes a tremendous toll and the phoenix doesn’t survive the ordeal. As a result, they rarely use their ability to defy death except in the most dire of circumstances.
Rare and Beautiful. Creatures of amazing beauty and grace, the myrrh phoenix is exceptionally rare on the material plane. Hunted for their healing properties and stranded from the rest of their flock, they typically live isolated solitary lives in remote places where they cannot be found by hunters.
Adventurous Spirits. Myrrh phoenixes are naturally gregarious and often seek companionship among heroes whose aims and values align with their own. They have a natural sense of adventure and often desire to travel the planes carrying out whatever tasks they feel will most benefit the greater good.

Fifth Wheel NPC

The myrrh phoenix makes an ideal DM controlled NPC for groups who are short of players and need someone to fill a healer or controller role.