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Pyrolisk (3pp)

This creature resembles a rooster with thinning feathers and leathery bat-like wings lightly covered in reddish-tinged feathers. Its tail feathers are a yellowish-brown save for one bright red feather.

Pyrolisk CR 3

XP 800
NE Small magical beast
Init +3; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +9


AC 16, touch 14, flat-footed 13 (+3 Dex, +2 natural, +1 size)
hp 26 (4d10+4)
Fort +5, Ref +7, Will +2
Immune fire


Speed 20 ft., fly 60 ft.
Melee bite +8 (1d4-2 plus 1d3 fire)
Special Attacks conflagration gaze, pyrotechnics


Str 6, Dex 17, Con 13, Int 4, Wis 13, Cha 9
Base Atk +4; CMB +1; CMD 14
Feats Skill Focus (Perception), Weapon Finesse
Skills Fly +8, Perception +9


Conflagration Gaze (Su)

A creature within 30 feet that meets a pyrolisk’s gaze bursts into flames, taking 4d8 points of damage (DC 13 Fortitude halves). A creature that successfully saves cannot be affected again by the same pyrolisk’s conflagration gaze for one day. The save DC is Constitution-based.

Pyrotechnics (Su)

Once per round, a pyrolisk can use pyrotechnics as the spell (caster level 4th). The pyrolisk can only use the fireworks version of the spell. A DC 13 Will save negates the blindness. The save DC is Constitution-based.

Editor's Note

The Fly skill is missing the modifier for being small (+2). It should read: Fly +10

GM's are encouraged to use this statistic.


Characters with ranks in Knowledge (arcana) can learn more about a Pyrolisk. When a character makes a successful skill check, the following lore is revealed, including the information from lower DCs.

Knowledge (arcana)

DC Result
DC 13 Pyrolisks are a naturally-occuring mutation of the cockatrice.
DC 18 The gaze and bite of a pyrolisk can ignite flammable items.
DC 23 Unlike many fiery foes, a pyrolisk is not particularly susceptible to cold attacks.
DC 28 The red feathers of a pyrolisk can be used as a supplementary spell component to enhance fire spells.