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Lion exists in other D&D editions see:

Lion (disambiguation).

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Lion [SRD5 OGL/CC-BY][1] [2] [3]
Large Beast (Great Cats, Lions), Unaligned
Armor Class: 12 (natural armor)
Hit Points: 26 (4d10+4)
Speed: 50 ft.
17 (+3) 15 (+2) 13 (+1) 3 (-4) 12 (+1) 8 (-1)
Skills: Perception +3, Stealth +6
Senses: passive Perception 13
Habitat: Desert, Grassland, Hill, Mountain
Challenge: 1 (200 xp)Proficiency Bonus (PB): +2


Keen Smell. The lion has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on smell.

Pack Tactics. The lion has advantage on an Attack Roll against a creature if at least one of the lion's allies is within 5 feet of the creature and the ally isn't incapacitated.

Pounce. If the lion moves at least 20 feet straight toward a creature and then hits it with a claw attack on the same turn, that target must succeed on a DC 13 Strength saving throw or be knocked prone. If the target is prone, the lion can make one bite attack against it as a bonus action.

Running Leap. With a 10-foot running start, the lion can long jump 25 feet. 


Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 7 (1d8+3) piercing damage.

Claw. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d6+3) slashing damage.

End of the SRD5 material

List of Lions[edit]

(3 official and unofficial Lions)

Name Type Subtype Size HP CR (XP) Alignment Habitat Source
Lion Beast Great Cat, Lion Large 26 1 (200) Unaligned Desert, Grassland, Hill, Mountain SRD5
Fleecemane Lion Monstrosity Great Cat, Lion Large 45 3 (700) Unaligned Desert, Grassland, Hill, Mountain Mythic Odysseys of Theros
Winged Lion Celestial Great Cat, Archon Mount, Lion Large 114 4 (1,100) Unaigned Desert, Grassland, Hill, Mountain Mythic Odysseys of Theros

Sources and Notes[edit]

  1. Wizards RPG Team (6 May 2015). SRD-OGL v5.1. (5e) Wizards of the Coast. Licensed: OGL & CC-BY.
  2. Habitat — Not part of the SRD5.
  3. habitat - Dungeon Master's Guide (5e) p.302-305

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Facts about "Lion"
AlignmentUnaligned +
AuthorSRD5 +
CRval1 +
Canontrue +
Challenge Rating1 +
Creature NameLion +
Experience Points200 +
FeaturesKeen Smell +, Pack Tactics +, Pounce +, Running Leap +, Bite + and Claw +
HabitatDesert +, Grassland +, Hill + and Mountain +
Hit Dice4d10+4 +
Hit Points26 +
Movement TypeWalk +
NameLion +
PublicationSRD5 +
SizeLarge +
SortTextLion AAA SRD5 +
SubtypeGreat Cat + and Lion +
TypeBeast +