[RPG] a phoenix in D&D 5e

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In the Unearthed Arcana: Sorcerer, the sorcerous origin "Phoenix Sorcery" is introduced. I didn't find an entry for the phoenix in the Monster Manual or Volo's Guide; I heard there is a mention of that creature in the DMG, but couldn't find it. So, where is this creature mentioned exactly? (To be clear: I know what a phoenix, as a fabled creature, is, I just am not sure what a phoenix is in D&D 5e).

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The Phoenix is mentioned in Chapter 9: Dungeon Master's Workshop under Creating a Monster. It is an example for Modifying a Monster:

Need a fiery phoenix? [...]

(DMG, p.273)

I don't know how much I am allowed to quote, but this should be enough to answer your question.


With the release of Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes comes a stat block for the Phoenix (MToF, p. 199).

It is now a so called Elder Elemental, and is a legendary creature which consists entirely of fire and has the iconic Fiery Death and Rebirth ability.

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