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The cockatrice was a small avian magical beast. It was notorious for its petrification ability.[4]

It was closely related to the pyrolisk.[5]

DescriptionEdit

Although about the size of a large turkey or goose and weighing 25 pounds (11.3 kilograms), a cockatrice more closely resembled a chicken, but it was a hideous hybrid with the wings of a bat and a lizard-like tail. A male cockatrice had a rooster's wattles and comb, which the females lacked. It had glowing red eyes.[4]

CombatEdit

Any creature that a cockatrice bit could be permanently turned into stone. Cockatrices were immune to their own petrifying bite and that of other cockatrices, though not of other petrifying creatures and spells.[4]

Cockatrices ferociously attacked any creature that appeared to threaten them or their lairs. Typically, flocks of them would attempt to overwhelm or confuse their opponents, and flew at their faces.[4]

EcologyEdit

Female cockatrices were very rare, much more so than the males.[4]

AppendixEdit

AppearancesEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Doug Stewart (June 1993). Monstrous Manual. (TSR, Inc), p. 45. ISBN 1-5607-6619-0.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Wizards RPG Team (2014). Monster Manual 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 42. ISBN 978-0786965614.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook (July 2003). Monster Manual 3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 37. ISBN 0-7869-2893-X.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook (July 2003). Monster Manual 3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 37. ISBN 0-7869-2893-X.
  5. David "Zeb" Cook et al. (1989). Monstrous Compendium Volume One. (TSR, Inc). ISBN 0-8803-8738-6.