Big. Ass. Bird.
Huge beast (roc), unaligned
Armor Class 13
Hit Points 102 (12d12 + 24)
Speed 20 ft., fly 80 ft.
Str 17 (1), Con 14 (0), Wis 14 (1)
**Skills** Perception +7
**Senses** passive Perception 17
**Challenge** 7 (2,300 xp)
Keen Sight. Aerophraxis has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on sight.
Legendary Resistance (1/day): If Aerophraxis fails a saving throw, he can choose to succeed instead.
Multiattack. Aerophraxis makes three melee attacks, one with his beak and up to two with his talons.
Beak. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature. Hit: 2d8 + 3 piercing damage.
Talons. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 2d6 + 3 slashing damage, and Aerophraxis may grapple a target of large or smaller size (escape DC 13) and carry it off. Until this grapple ends, the target is restrained and Aerophraxis cannot use the same talon(s) to attack a different target. Aerophraxis can grapple and carry one large target or two medium or smaller targets at a time.
Roc Crush. When grappling one or more targets, Aerophraxis can crush one grappled target, dealing 2d6 + 3 damage if the target is medium or small, or 4d6 + 3 if the target is large.
Roc and Roll (1/rest). When targeted by an attack or spell while flying and not grappling a target. Aerophraxis takes evasive maneuvers to impose disadvantage on one attack roll or gain advantage on one saving throw.
Aerophraxis can take 2 legendary actions, choosing from the options below. Only one legendary action can be used at a time and only at the end of another creature’s turn. Aerophraxis regains spent legendary actions at the start of his turn.
Spot. Aerophraxis makes a Wisdom (Perception) check.
Drop It Like a Roc. While Aerophraxis is grappling one or more targets, fling one grappled target to the ground. Dropped targets are pushed up to 10 feet away and take [falling damage] + 1d6 piercing damage.
Roc Slide (Costs 2 Actions). While on or near the ground, Aerophraxis beats his wings. Each creature within 10 feet must succeed on a DC 13 Strength saving throw or take 1d6 + 3 bludgeoning damage and be pushed 10 feet away and knocked prone.
Mate to the Smerg, Awakened by Myrista.