Hyena, Giant

Source: System Reference Document 5.0
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Hyena, Giant

Large beast, unaligned

Armor Class 12

Hit Points 45 (6d10+30)

Speed 50 ft.

16 (+3) 14 (+2) 14 (+2) 2 (-4) 12 (+1) 7 (-2)

Skills Perception +3

Senses passive Perception 10

Challenge 1 (200 XP)

Rampage. When the hyena reduces a creature to 0 hit points with a melee attack on its turn, the hyena can take a bonus action to move up to half its speed and make a bite attack.


Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 10 (2d6 + 3) piercing damage.

Source: 5srd adaptation of Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary.

Giant hyenas (known to many as hyaenodons) are more fearsome than their smaller cousins. While hyaenodons won’t turn down carrion as a handy meal, they much prefer to hunt for prey. A pack of giant hyenas rarely stops moving and hunting for anything other than sleep, mating, or food. Hyaenodons are 6 feet tall at the shoulder and often over 12 feet long. They weigh 900 pounds.

Gnolls have been known to train hyaenodons to serve in their lairs as guardians, or more commonly as fearsome mounts.