Index of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 1st edition monsters

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This is the Index of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 1st edition monsters, an important element of that role-playing game.[1] This list only includes monsters from official Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 1st Edition supplements published by TSR, Inc. or Wizards of the Coast, not licensed or unlicensed third party products such as video games or unlicensed Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd Edition manuals.

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TSR 2009 - Monster Manual (1977)[edit]

This was the initial monster book for the first edition of the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons game, published in 1977. Gary Gygax wrote much of the work himself, having included and expanded most of the monsters from the previous D&D supplements. Also included are monsters originally printed in The Strategic Review, as well as some originally found in early issues of The Dragon (such as the anhkheg and remorhaz), and other early game materials. This book also expanded on the original monster format, such as including the stat lines on the same page as the monsters' descriptions and introducing more stats, expanding the length of most monster descriptions, and featuring illustrations for most of the monsters. The book features an alphabetical table of contents of all the monsters on pages 3–4, explanatory notes for the statistics lines on pages 5–6, descriptions of the monsters on pages 6–103, a treasure chart on page 105, and an index of major listings on pages 106-109.

ISBN 0-935696-00-8

Creature Page Other Appearances Variants Description
Aerial servant 6 D&D Companion Rules (1984), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993) Semi-intelligent form of air elemental typically conjured by a cleric
Anhkheg 6 Dragon #5 (1977), Dragon #117 "The Ecology of the Anhkheg" (1987), MC2 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Underdark #30 (2005). A chitinous creature that burrows through the earth like an earthworm
Ant, giant 7 D&D Basic Set (1977, 1981, 1983), MC2 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003)
Ape 7 Dragon #133 "The Ecology of the Carnivorous Ape" (1988), MC2 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), Monstrous Manual (1993) Described are the gorilla, and carnivorous ape
Axe beak 7 MC3 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Three: Forgotten Realms Appendix (1989), Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Two (1995), Arms and Equipment Guide (2003) Prehistoric carnivorous flightless birds, very fast runners that hunt aggressively
Baboon 8 MC2 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003)
Badger 8 MC2 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003)
Baluchitherium 8 MC3 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Three: Forgotten Realms Appendix (1989), DMR2 - Creature Catalog (1993), Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Two (1995), Fiend Folio (2003) (as "Indricothere") Prehistoric ancestor of the rhinoceros, a huge herbivore
Barracuda 8 MC2 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), Monstrous Manual (1993), Stormwrack (2005)
Basilisk 8 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974), D&D Basic Set (1977), D&D Expert Set (1981, 1983), Dragon #81 "The Ecology of the Basilisk" (1984), D&D Companion Rules (1984), MC2 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Giants of Legend set #13 (2004) Reptilian monster whose gaze can turn creatures to stone
Bear 9 D&D Basic Set (1981, 1983), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003) Described are the black, brown, and cave bear
Beaver, giant 9 Blackmoor set (1975), Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Two (1989)
Beetle, giant 9-10 Blackmoor set (1975), D&D Basic Set (1977, 1981, 1983) (fire), MC2 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991) (fire), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000) (bombardier, fire, stag), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003) (bombardier, fire, stag), D&D Miniatures: Blood War set (2006) (celestial giant stag beetle) Described are the bombardier, boring, fire, rhinoceros, stag, and water beetle
Beholder 10 Greyhawk set (1974), Dragon #76 "The Ecology of the Beholder" (1983), D&D Companion Rules (1984), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), I, Tyrant (1996), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Deathknell set #32 (2005) Hateful, aggressive, avaricious spherical monster that is most frequently found underground
Black pudding 10 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974), D&D Basic Set (1977), D&D Expert Set (1981, 1983), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Dragon #219 "The Ecology of the Black Pudding" (1995), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003) A scavengers that can flow through narrow openings and lives underground
Blink dog 10-11 Greyhawk set (1974), D&D Basic Set (1977), D&D Expert Set (1981, 1983), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003) Lawful good creatures as intelligent as normal humans, with a limited form of teleportation
Boar 11 D&D Basic Set (1981, 1983), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Two (1995), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003) Described are the wild boar, giant boar, and warthog
Brain mole 11 Eldritch Wizardry, PHBR5 - Complete Psionics Handbook (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Psionics Handbook (2001), Expanded Psionics Handbook (2004) Small mole-like mammals that can psionically "burrow" into another creature's mind
Brownie 11 MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), DMR2 - Creature Catalog (1993), Monstrous Manual (1993), Dangerous Denizens: The Monsters of Tellene (2003) Distant relatives of halflings that dwell in quiet, pastoral areas
Buffalo 11-12 MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000) (as "bison"), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003) (as "bison")
Bugbear 12 Greyhawk set (1974), D&D Basic Set (1977, 1981, 1983), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Dragoneye set #46 (2004) Larger cousins of goblins
Bulette 12 Dragon #1 (1976), Dragon #74 "The Ecology of the Bulette" (1983), MC2 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Giants of Legend set #67 (2004) Landshark burrows underground and feeds on humans, horses, and halflings
Bull 12 Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Two (1995), Dangerous Denizens: The Monsters of Tellene (2003)
Camel, wild 13 D&D Expert Set (1981, 1983), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), MC13 - Monstrous Compendium Al-Qadim Appendix (1992), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003)
Carrion crawler 13 Greyhawk set (1974)D&D Basic Set (1977, 1981, 1983), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Dragon #267 "The Ecology of the Carrion Crawler: Crawlspaces" (2000), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Dragoneye set #41 (2004) Worm-like cephalopod that scavenges in subterranean areas
Catoblepas 13 Strategic Review #7 (1976), Dragon #73 "The Ecology of the Catoblepas" (1983), D&D Master Rules (1985) (as "Nekrozon"), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991) (as "Nekrozon"), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual II (2002) Loathsome creature whose gaze causes death
Cattle, wild 13-14 MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993)
Centaur 14 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974), D&D Expert Set (1981, 1983), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Harbinger set #17 (2003) Dwells in secluded pastures far from human habitation
Centipede, giant 14 D&D Basic Set (1977, 1981, 1983), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000) (as "Monstrous Centipede"), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003) (as "Monstrous Centipede")
Cerebral parasite 14 Eldritch Wizardry, PHBR5 - Complete Psionics Handbook (1991), Expanded Psionics Handbook (2004) Tiny creatures that drain psionic abilities
Chimera 14 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974), D&D Basic Set (1977), D&D Expert Set (1981, 1983), Dragon #94 "The Ecology of the Chimera" (1985), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: War Drums set #45 (2006) Three-headed creature can bite with its lion head, gore with its goat head, and breathe fire with its dragon head
Cockatrice 15 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974), D&D Basic Set (1977), D&D Expert Set (1981, 1983), D&D Companion Rules (1984), Dragon #95 "The Ecology of the Cockatrice" (1985), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2001), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003) Rooster-like creature whose touch turns flesh to stone
Couatl 15 Eldritch Wizardry, MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Deathknell set #2 (2005) Winged, feathered serpents with great intelligence and powers
Crab, giant 15 Blackmoor set (1975), D&D Expert Set (1981, 1983), MC2 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Stormwrack (2005) (as "Monstrous Crab")
Crayfish, giant 15 MC2 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), Monstrous Manual (1993), Dragon #321 (2004)
Crocodile 15 Blackmoor set (1975) (giant crocodile), D&D Expert Set (1981, 1983), MC2 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003) Described are the normal and giant crocodile
Demon 16-20
-- Demogorgon (Prince of Demons) 16-17 Eldritch Wizardry, D&D Immortal Rules (1986), Book of Vile Darkness (2002), Miniatures Handbook (2003) (aspect), D&D Miniatures: Archfiends set #45 (2004) (aspect), Fiendish Codex I (2006), Dragon #357 (2007), Dungeon #150 (2007)
-- Juiblex (The Faceless Lord) 17 Book of Vile Darkness (2002), Fiendish Codex I (2006)
-- Manes (Sub-Demon) 17 MC8 - Monstrous Compendium Outer Planes Appendix (1991), Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix (1994), Book of Vile Darkness (2002), Fiendish Codex I (2006) Dead which go to the layers of the Abyss become manes
-- Orcus (Prince of the Undead) 17-18 Eldritch Wizardry, D&D Immortal Rules (1986), H4 - Throne of Bloodstone (1988), Dungeon #89 (2001), Book of Vile Darkness (2002), Miniatures Handbook (2003) (aspect), D&D Miniatures: Archfiends set #47 (2004) (aspect), Fiendish Codex I (2006), Dungeon #149 (2007)
-- Succubus 18 Eldritch Wizardry, D&D Immortal Rules (1986) (as "Demon, Whispering"), MC 8 - Monstrous Compendium Outer Planes Appendix (1991), Wrath of the Immortals (1992) (as "Fiend, Lesser, Whispering"), Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix (1994), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Blood War set #59 (2006) Female demons whose kiss drains energy levels
-- Type I (Vrock) 18 Eldritch Wizardry, D&D Immortal Rules (1986) (as "Demon, Screaming"), MC 8 - Monstrous Compendium Outer Planes Appendix (1991), Wrath of the Immortals (1992) (as "Fiend, Lesser, Screaming"), Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix (1994), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2000), D&D Miniatures: Archfiends set #58 (2004) Resembles a cross between a human and a vulture
-- Type II (Hezrou) 18 Eldritch Wizardry, D&D Immortal Rules (1986) (as "Demon, Croaking"), MC 8 - Monstrous Compendium Outer Planes Appendix (1991), Wrath of the Immortals (1992) (as "Fiend, Lesser, Croaking"), Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix (1994), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Angelfire set #55 (2005) Looks somewhat like a gross toad with arms in place of forelegs
-- Type III (Glabrezu) 18 Eldritch Wizardry, D&D Immortal Rules (1986) (as "Demon, Howling"), MC8 - Monstrous Compendium Outer Planes Appendix (1991), Wrath of the Immortals (1992) (as "Fiend, Lesser, Howling"), Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix (1994), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Giants of Legend set (2004) 9-foot-tall (2.7 m) demon with a ghastly appearance
-- Type IV (Nalfeshnee, etc.) 19 Eldritch Wizardry, D&D Immortal Rules (1986) (as "Demon, Groaning"), H4 - Throne of Bloodstone (1988), MC8 - Monstrous Compendium Outer Planes Appendix (1991), Wrath of the Immortals (1992) (as "Fiend, Lesser, Groaning"), Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix (1994), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003) Demons that combine the worst features of an ape and a boar
-- Type V (Marilith, etc.) 19 Eldritch Wizardry, D&D Immortal Rules (1986) (as "Demon, Hissing"), MC8 - Monstrous Compendium Outer Planes Appendix (1991), Wrath of the Immortals (1992) (as "Fiend, Lesser, Hissing"), Monstrous Manual (1993), Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix (1994), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Blood War set #55 (2006) Female demons with a multi-armed torso atop the body of a great snake
-- Type VI (Balor, etc.) 19 Eldritch Wizardry, D&D Immortal Rules (1986) (as "Demon, Roaring"), MC8 - Monstrous Compendium Outer Planes Appendix (1991), Wrath of the Immortals (1992) (as "Fiend, Lesser, Roaring"), Monstrous Manual (1993), Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix (1994), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Underdark set #41 (2005) This demon's favored weapon is a large sword and a whip with many "tails", which is employed to drag an opponent into the flames which the demons are able to create around themselves
-- Yeenoghu (Demon Lord of Gnolls) 19-20 Book of Vile Darkness (2002), Fiendish Codex I (2006) (aspect), Expedition to the Demonweb Pits (2007) (aspect)
Devil Don Turnbull considered the devils the most prominent among the new monsters introduced in the Monster Manual: "they are all pretty strong and compare not unfavourably in this respect with the Demons we already know".[2]
-- Asmodeus (Arch-devil) 20-21 Book of Vile Darkness (2002), Miniatures Handbook (2003) (aspect), Fiendish Codex II (2006) (aspect)
-- Baalzebul (Arch-devil) 21 Book of Vile Darkness (2002), Fiendish Codex II (2006) (aspect)
-- Barbed (Lesser devil) 21 MC8 - Monstrous Compendium Outer Planes Appendix (1991) (as "Hamatula"), Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix (1994) (as "Hamatula"), Monster Manual (2000) (as "Hamatula"), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Angelfire set #35 (2005) Excellent guards, with horny, barbed hands and horrid tails
-- Bone (Lesser devil) 21 MC8 - Monstrous Compendium Outer Planes Appendix (1991) (as "Osyluth"), Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix (1994) (as "Osyluth"), Monster Manual (2000) (as "Osyluth"), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Archfiends set #29 (2004), D&D Miniatures: Desert of Desolation #31 (2007) (as "Osyluth")
Osyluth
Characteristics
Type Devil

Particularly malicious devils that have a great bone hook they employ to snare and wound opponents

-- Dispater (Arch-devil) 21-22 Book of Vile Darkness (2002), Fiendish Codex II (2006) (aspect)
-- Erinyes (Lesser devil) 22 MC8 - Monstrous Compendium Outer Planes Appendix (1991), Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix (1994), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Archfiends set #33 (2004) Female devils that are commonly sent forth to garner more souls
-- Geryon (Arch-devil) 22 Yet More Archfiends (Book of Vile Darkness Web Enhancement) (2002)
-- Horned (Malebranche) (Greater devil) 22 MC8 - Monstrous Compendium Outer Planes Appendix (1991) (as "Cornugon"), FRQ2 - Hordes of Dragonspear (1992) (as "Cornugon"), Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix (1994) (as "Cornugon"), Monster Manual (2000) (as "Cornugon"), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Blood War set #34 (2006) Hate anything stronger than themselves, and carry a two-tined fork or a barbed whip
-- Ice (Greater devil) 22-23 MC8 - Monstrous Compendium Outer Planes Appendix (1991) (as "Gelugon"), Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix (1994) (as "Gelugon"), Monster Manual (2000) (as "Gelugon"), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Blood War set #35 (2006) Greater devils that attack and torment victims with their claws, mandibles, and tails
-- Lemure 23 MC8 - Monstrous Compendium Outer Planes Appendix (1991), Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix (1994), Monster Manual (2000)

Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Giants of Legend set #34 (2004)

The form in which the dead which inhabit the Nine Hells are put in
-- Pit Fiend (Greater devil) 23 MC8 - Monstrous Compendium Outer Planes Appendix (1991), FRQ2 - Hordes of Dragonspear (1992), Monstrous Manual (1993), Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix (1994), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Blood War set #42 (2006) Devils of great power hat possess a terrible strength and the most evil nature
Dinosaur 23-28 Blackmoor set (1975) (elasmosaurus, mosasaurus, plesiosaurus), X1 - Isle of Dread (1980), D&D Expert Set (1981), Dragon #55 (1981), D&D Expert Set (1983), Monster Manual II (1983), D&D Master Rules (1985), Dragon #112 (1986), AC9 - Creature Catalogue (1986), MC3 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Three: Forgotten Realms Appendix (1989), Hollow World Boxed Set (1990), HWR1 - Sons of Azca (1991), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Dragon #187 (1992), DMR2 - Creature Catalog (1993), Monstrous Manual (1993), Dungeon #54 (1995), Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Two (1995), Lands of Intrigue (1997), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual II (2002), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), Dragon #318 (2004), Eberron Campaign Setting (2004), Serpent Kingdoms (2004), Monster Manual III (2004), Sandstorm (2005), Stormwrack (2005), Dungeon #145 (2007) Described are anatosaurus (trachodon), akylosaurus, antrodemus (allosaurus), apatosaurus (brontosaurus), archelon ischyras, braciosaurus, camarasaurus, ceratosaurus, cetiosaurus, dinichtys, diplodocus, elasmosaurus, gorgosaurus, iguanadon, lambeosaurus, megalosaurus, monoclonius, mososaurus, paleoscincus, pentaceratops, plateosaurus, plesiosaurus, pteranadon, stegosaurus, styracosaurus, teratosaurus, triceratops, and tyrannosaurus rex
Displacer beast 28 Voyage of the Space Beagle by A. E. van Vogt (1950) (the creature Coeurl was the inspiration for the Displacer Beast), Greyhawk set (1974), D&D Basic Set (1977), D&D Expert Set (1981, 1983), Dragon #109 "The Ecology of the Displacer Beast" (1986), MC 1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003) (also includes a Pack Lord), D&D Miniatures: Harbinger set #41 (2003), D&D Miniatures: War of the Dragon Queen set #29 (2006) (Displacer Beast Pack Lord), D&D Miniatures: Unhallowed set #37 (2007) (Displacer Beast Manhunter) Vaguely puma-like beast always appears to be three feet away from its actual position
Djinni 28-29 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974), D&D Basic Set (1977), D&D Expert Set (1981, 1983), D&D Companion Rules (1984), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Land of Fate (1992), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Angelfire set #17 (2005) Chaotic good creatures from the aerial plane with magical properties
Dog 29 AC9 - Creature Catalogue (1986), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), DMR2 - Creature Catalog (1993), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003) Described here are the war dog and wild dog
Dolphin 29 Blackmoor set (1975), D&D Companion Rules (1984), MC2 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993) Very intelligent creatures of lawful good alignment
Doppleganger 29 Greyhawk set (1974), D&D Basic Set (1977, 1981, 1983), Dragon #80 "The Psychology of the Doppleganger" (1983), MC2 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003) Bipedal creatures able to shape themselves into the likeness of any humanoid creature they observe
Dragon 29- Powerful and intelligent, usually winged reptiles with magical abilities and breath weapon.
-- Black Dragon (Draco Causticus Sputem) 31 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974), D&D Basic Set (1977, 1981, 1983), D&D Companion Rules (1984), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Dragoneye set #44 (2004), D&D Icons: Gargantuan Black Dragon (2006), D&D Miniatures: Unhallowed set #55 (2007) Chaotic evil dragons that spit acid
-- Blue Dragon (Draco Electricus) 31 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974), D&D Basic Set (1981, 1983), D&D Companion Rules (1984), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Deathknell set #38 (2005), D&D Icons: Gargantuan Blue Dragon (2007) Lawful evil dragons that discharge a bolt of lightning
-- Brass Dragon (Draco Impudentus Gallus) 31 Greyhawk set (1974), D&D Basic Set (1997), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Dragoneye set #14 (2004), D&D Miniatures: Unhallowed set #19 (2007) Chaotic good dragons that can breathe a cone of sleep gas or a billowing cloud of fear-causing gas
-- Bronze Dragon (Draco Gerus Bronzo) 32 Greyhawk set (1974), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: War Drums set #7 (2006) Lawful good dragons that breathe a bolt of lightning or a repulsion gas cloud
-- Chromatic Dragon (Tiamat) 32 Greyhawk set (1974), Dragon #38 (1980), Polyhedron #73 (1992), Dragon #272 (2000), Manual of the Planes (2001), Miniatures Handbook (2003) ("Aspect of Tiamat"), D&D Miniatures: War of the Dragon Queen set #24 (2006) ("Aspect of Tiamat") Ruler of the first plane of the Nine Hells where she spawns all of evil dragonkind
-- Copper Dragon (Draco Comes Stabuli) 32 Greyhawk set (1974), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Angelfire set #21 (2005), D&D Miniatures: Desert of Desolation #23 (2007) Chaotic good dragons that breathe a discharge of acid or a cloud of gas that slows creatures
-- Gold Dragon (Draco Orientalus Sino Dux) 32-33 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974), D&D Basic Set (1981, 1983), D&D Companion Rules (1984), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Giants of Legend set #61 (2004), D&D Miniatures: Deathknell set #7 (2005) Lawful good dragons that breathe fire or chlorine gas
-- Green Dragon (Draco Chlorinous Nauseous Respiratorus) 33 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974), D&D Basic Set (1981, 1983), D&D Companion Rules (1984), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003). D&D Miniatures: War of the Dragon Queen set #38 (2005) Lawful evil dragons that breathe a cloud of poisonous chlorine gas
-- Platinum Dragon (Bahamut) 33 Greyhawk set (1974), Dragon #38 (1980), Polyhedron #73 (1992), Dragon #272 (2000), Manual of the Planes (2001), Miniatures Handbook (2003) ("Aspect of Bahamut"), D&D Miniatures: War of the Dragon Queen set #2 (2006) ("Aspect of Bahamut") The King of Good Dragons, he dwells in a great fortified palace behind the east wind
-- Red Dragon (Draco Conflagratia Horriblus) 33-34 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974), D&D Basic Set (1977, 1981, 1983), D&D Companion Rules (1984), Dragon #134 "The Ecology of the Red Dragon" (1988), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Dragoneye set #55 (2004), D&D Miniatures: Giants of Legend set #71 (2004), D&D Icons: Colossal Red Dragon (2006) Chaotic evil dragons that breathe a cone of fire
-- Silver Dragon (Draco Nobilis Argentum) 34 Greyhawk set (1974), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Archfiends set #5 (2004) Lawful good dragons that breathe a cone of frost or a cloud of paralyzing gas
-- White Dragon (Draco Rigidus Frigidus) 34 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974), D&D Basic Set (1977, 1981, 1983), D&D Companion Rules (1984), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Night Below #58 (2007), D&D Icons: Legend of Drizzt Scenario Pack (2007) ("Icingdeath, Gargantuan White Dragon") Chaotic evil dragons that breathe a cone of cold
Dragonne 34 AC9 - Creature Catalogue, MC2 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), DMR2 - Creature Catalog (1993), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: War Drums set #17 (2006) Cross between a brass dragon and giant lion, roar causes weakness
Dragon turtle 35 D&D Expert Set (1981), D&D Companion Rules (1984), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules, Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003) Gigantic water creatures found in very large rivers and lakes, can belch forth a cloud of scalding steam
Dryad 35 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974), D&D Expert Set (1981, 1983), Dragon #87 "The Ecology of the Dryad" (1984), MC2 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003) Beautiful, alluring tree sprites, only found near their oak trees
Dwarf 35-36 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974), D&D Basic Set (1977, 1981, 1983), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), MC2 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), PHBR6 - The Complete Book of Dwarves (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), Races of Stone (2004) Rocky hill-dwellers that band together in clans
Eagle, giant 36 AC9 - Creature Catalogue (1986), Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), DMR2 - Creature Catalog (1993), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Night Below set #18 (2007) Intelligent creatures found on great bluffs, cliffs, mesas, or mountain crags to rest on
Ear seeker 36 City of Delights (1993), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume One (1994) Small insectoids found in wood that live by eating dead cellulose, leave eggs in creatures head which hatch and larvae eat the host from the inside out
Eel 36 Blackmoor set (1975) (giant eel, weed eel), Monster Manual II (1983), AC9 - Creature Catalogue (1986), MC2 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), DMR2 - Creature Catalog (1993), Monstrous Manual (1993), Stormwrack (2005) Described are the electric, giant, and weed eel
Efreet 37 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974), D&D Expert Set (1981, 1983), D&D Companion Rules (1984), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Angelfire set #39 (2005)
Elemental 37-38 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974), D&D Expert Set (1981, 1983), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003) Described are the air, earth, fire, and water elemental
Elephant 38-39 D&D Expert Set (1981, 1983), Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003) Described are the (Asiatic) elephant, and the loxodont (African Elephant)
Elf 39-40 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974), Blackmoor set (1975) (aquatic elf), D&D Basic Set (1977, 1981, 1983), Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), PHBR8 - The Complete Book of Elves (1992), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), Races of the Wild (2005)
Ettin 40 Dragon #92 "Duh 'Cology of Duh Ettin" (1984), MC2 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Deathknell set #52 (2005) (Ettin Skirmisher) Giant-like creatures with two heads
Eye, floating 40 Blackmoor set (1975), WGA3 - Flames of the Falcon (1990), Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Two (1995) Salt water fish with transparent bodies that hypnotize with their single eye
Eye of the deep 41 Dragon #93 "The Ecology of the Eye of the Deep" (1985), AC9 - Creature Catalogue (1986) (as "Beholder, Aquatic"), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), DMR2 - Creature Catalog (1993) (as "Beholder, Aquatic"), Monstrous Manual (1993), I, Tyrant (1996), Lords of Madness (2005) Beholder-like monster that dwells at the great depths of the ocean, attacks with lobster claws
Flightless bird 41 MC11 - Monstrous Compendium Forgotten Realms Appendix (1991) (as "Avian, Flightless Bird"), Dragon #186 (1992) ("Emu"), Monstrous Manual (1993) Includes ostrich, emu, and rhea
Frog, giant 41 Blackmoor set (1975), MC2 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), Monstrous Manual (1993), Return to the Temple of Elemental Evil (2001) ("Giant Frog"), D&D Miniatures: Deathknell set #28 ("Giant Frog"), Dungeon #126 (2005) ("Killer Frog") Described are the giant frog, killer frog, and poisonous frog
Fungi, violet 42 MC2 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003) The branches of this fungus cause flesh to rot
Gar, giant 42 MC2 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), Monstrous Manual (1993), Dragon #321 (2004)
Gargoyle 42 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974), D&D Basic Set (1977, 1981, 1983), MC2 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Dragoneye set #52 (2004) Ferocious predators of a magical nature, found among ruins and attack anything they can detect
Gas spore 42 D&D Companion Rules (1984) (as "Blast Spore"), Dragon #120 (1987) ("The Ecology of the Gas Spore"), MC2 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), I, Tyrant (1996), Lords of Madness (2005) Strongly resemble beholders, and explode violently when struck
Gelatinous cube 43 Greyhawk set (1974) Cubic scavengers cleanse living organism and carrion from the floor and walls of underground passageways
Ghast 43 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974) Indistinguishable from ghouls except for their carrion stench which causes retching and nausea
Ghost 43 Spirits of evil humans who were so awful that they have been rewarded (or cursed) with undead status
Ghoul 43-44 Undead creatures, once human, who feed on corpses
Giant 44-45 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974); (Greyhawk set (1974) (storm giant) Described are the cloud giant, fire giant, frost giant, hill giant, stone giant, and storm giant
Gnoll 46 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974) Resemble hyenas and live in rapacious bands
Gnome 46 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974) Smaller beings that live in clans
Goat, giant 47
Goblins 47 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974) Have a tribal society and dwell in dismal surroundings
Golem 47-49 Described are the clay, flesh, iron, and stone golem
Gorgon 49 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974) Bull-like creatures covered in thick metal scales that breathe a cloud of noxious vapors which turn any creature to stone
Gray ooze 49 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974) Slimy horror which inhabits subterranean places that closely resembles wet stone or sedimentary cave formations
Green slime 49 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974) Strange plant growths that feed on animal, vegetable, and metallic substances
Griffon 50 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974) Aggressive carnivores whose favorite prey is horses, seek cliffs and rocky habitats in which to build their nests
Groaning spirit (Banshee) 50 Spirit of an evil female elf whose keening wail causes hearers to die on the spot
Halfling 50-51 Hard-working, orderly and peaceful citizens of burrows
Harpy 51 Greyhawk set (1974) Have the bodies of vultures but the upper torsos and heads of women, their sweet-sounding calls cause creatures to approach the harpy who then tortures and devours them
Hell hound 51 Greyhawk set (1974) Not from the material plane, breathes out scorching fire. Don Turnbull noted that the breath weapon of the "much-feared" hell hound has been altered from its previous appearance.[2]
Herd animal 51 Includes musk oxen, reindeer, giraffe, antelopes
Hippocampus 51 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974) Prized marine steed, has the upper body of a horse and the long rear body of a great fish
Hippogriff 52 Nests on rocky crags, fierce fighters and omnivores
Hippopotamus 52
Hobgoblin 52-53 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974) Tribal lawful evil creatures found nearly anywhere
Homunculus 53 Greyhawk set (1974) Creature created and animated through a special magical alchemical process to serve a magic-user
Horse 53 Described are the draft, heavy, light, medium, pony, and wild horse
Hydra 53-54 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974) Multi-headed reptilian monsters found in marshes, swamps, and subterranean lairs
Hyena 54 Described are the hyena and giant hyena (hyaenodon)
Imp 54 Common on the planes of Acheron and Hell, a minor devil created to spread evil as a familiar to a lawful evil magic-user or cleric
Intellect devourer 54-55 Eldritch Wizardry Dwells deep beneath the ground, subsists on the psychic energy of their prey
Invisible stalker 55 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974) Creature from the elemental plane of air conjured to track a target
Irish deer 55 Moose-sized creatures of the Pleistocene epoch
Ixitxachitl 55 Blackmoor set (1975) Intelligent rays dwelling in shallow tropical seas with evil disposition and clerica nature
Jackal 56
Jackalwere 56 Malign foe of humankind, a jackal able to assume the form of a man, gaze puts creatures to sleep
Jaguar 56
Ki-rin 57 Eldritch Wizardry (1976),[3] Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989),[4] Monstrous Manual (1993),[5] psionic variant of the ki-rin in The Complete Psionics Handbook (1991),[6] third edition Oriental Adventures (2001)[7] Race of lawful good aerial creatures that will aid humans if the need to combat evil is great
An obituary to Gary Gygax specifically highlights the Ki-rin as an example of the way in which D&D embraces world culture and folklore.[8]
Kobold 57 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974) Tribal creatures with war bands, found in dank, dark places
Lamia 59 Upper torso, arms, and head of a human female, lower body of a beast, whose touch drains a creature's wisdom
Lammasu 59 Greyhawk set (1974) Lawful good dwellers of warm regions, who aid and protect lawful good persons
Lamprey 59 Blackmoor set (1975) Described are the normal and giant lamprey
Larva 59 The most selfishly evil of all souls who sink to lower planes after death, and dwell in the gloom of Hades
Leech, giant 60 Blackmoor set (1975)
Leopard 60
Leprechaun 60 Small creatures of magical talent and mischievous nature that dwell in fair, green lands with lush hills and dales
Leucrotta 60-61 Weird creature that haunts deserted and desolated places, so ugly that other creatures cannot bear the sight of it
Lich 61 Greyhawk set (1974) Created with the use of powerful and arcane magic, formerly ultra powerful magic-users now non-human and non-living
Lion 61 Described are the lion, mountain lion, and spotted lion
Lizard 61-62 Blackmoor set (1975) (fire lizard, minotaur lizard) Described are the fire, giant, minotaur, and subterranean lizard
Lizard man 62 Greyhawk set (1974) Semi-aquatic, dwelling underwater, omnivorous but prefer human flesh
Locathah 62 Blackmoor set (1975) Humanoid aquatic nomads, hunting and gathering food from bountiful warm waters
Lurker above 62 Carnivorous subterranean creature that can disguise itself as part of the ceiling
Lycanthrope 63-64 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974) (werewolf, wereboar, weretiger, werebear); Greyhawk set (1974) (wererat) Described are the werebear, wereboar, wererat, weretiger, and werewolf
Lynx, giant 64 Very intelligent and speak their own language
Mammoth 65
Manticore 65 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974) Has a lion body, bat wings, and a human head, attacks by loosing a volley of iron spikes from its tail
Masher 65 Blackmoor set (1975) Worm-like fish move along coral reefs, defends itself with poisoned spines
Mastodon 65
Medusa 66 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974) Hateful humanoid creatures that try to beguile humans to look into their eyes, causing them to turn to stone
Men 66-69 Described are the bandit (brigand), berserker, buccaneer (pirate), caveman (tribesman), dervish (nomad), merchant, pilgrim
Merman 70 Blackmoor set (1975) Found in the seas and oceans and have regular undersea communities
Mimic 70 Subterranean creatures that are able to perfectly mimic stone and wood
Mind flayer 70 Eldritch Wizardry Evil subterranean creature that considers humanity as cattle to feed upon, draws forth brains with its tentacles
Minotaur 71 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974) Cruel man-eaters, typically found in labyrinthe places in the wilderness and underground
Mold 71 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974) (yellow) Described are the brown mold and yellow mold
Morkoth 71 Blackmoor set (1975) Dim, shadowy monster, "wraith of the deep," lairs in a series of spiraling tunnels
Mule 72
Mummy 72 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974) Undead humans that retain a semblance of life and seek to destroy living things. Don Turnbull noted that the mummy was revised from its previous statistics, and could now cause paralysis on sight (as a result of fear).[2]
Naga 72-73 Described are the guardian, spirit, and water naga
Neo-otyugh 73 Larger, more intelligent species of otyugh
Night hag 73 Rule the convoluted planes of Hades, form larvae (see above) from evil persons they slay, and sell to demons and devils. Don Turnbull referred to the night hag as "splendid" and notes that the illustration of the night hag is the best drawing in the book.[2]
Nightmare 74 "Demon horse" or "hell horse" from the lower plans, ridden primarily by powerful demons and devils, night hags, vampires, and liches
Nixie 74 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974) Water sprites that inhabit lakes and dwell in living seaweed
Nymph 74 Beautiful, ever-young women that inhabit lovely wilderness places, and can cast druidic spells
Ochre jelly 75 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974) Form of giant amoeba that seeps about in dungeons, hunting for flesh to devour
Octopus, giant 75 Blackmoor set (1975)
Ogre 75 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974) Ugly-tempered and voracious creatures sometimes found as mercenaries
Ogre mage (Japanese ogre) 76 Greyhawk set (1974)
Orc 76 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974) Fiercely competitive bullies, tribal creatures often living underground
Otter, giant 77 Blackmoor set (1975)
Otyugh 77 Weird omnivorous scavengers whose diet consists of dung, offal, and carrion, always found underground. Don Turnbull referred to the otyugh as a "most interesting creation".[2]
Owl, giant 77 Very intelligent nocturnal predators will sometimes befriend other creatures
Owlbear 77 Greyhawk set (1974) Horrible creatures that inhabit tangled forest regions, attacks with great claws and snapping beak
Pegasus 78 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974) Chaotic good intelligent winged horses that make the swiftest of steeds
Peryton 78 Omnivorous creatures of the weirdest appearance, having the lower bodies of birds and the upper bodies of stags
Piercer 78 Inhabit caves and caverns and are indistinguishable from stalactites clinging to cave roofs, drop down on opponents to kill them
Pike, giant 78
Pixie 79 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974) Idyllic woodland dwellers that are naturally invisible, carry slim swords and war arrows that puts an opponent to sleep
Porcupine, giant 79
Portuguese man-o-war, giant 79 Blackmoor set (1975)
Pseudo-dragon 79 These highly sought after creatures can deliver a vicious bite with their small jaws, but also have a flexible sting-equipped tail
Purple worm 80 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974) 50-foot-long (15 m) burrowing worms constantly in search of food, can swallow human-sized creatures whole
Quasit 80 Common on the planes of Pandemonium and the Abyss, a minor demon created to spread evil as a familiar to a chaotic evil magic-user or cleric
Rakshasa 81 Evil spirits encased in flesh, first known in India, fond of a diet of human meat and masters of illusion
Ram, giant 81
Rat, giant (Sumatran) 81
Ray 81 Blackmoor set (1975) (pungi, manta) Described are the manta ray, pungi ray, and stingray
Remorhaz 82 The Dragon #2 (1976) Polar worms, huge aggressive predators
Rhinoceros 82 Described are the rhinoceros and wooly rhinoceros
Roc 82 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974) Huge eagle-like birds that inhabit the highest mountains, and prey upon large creatures such as cattle, horses, and elephants
Roper 83 Subterranean cavern dwellers that stand upright to resemble pillars or stalagmites, can draw prey into their toothy maws with strands of strong, sticky rope-like excretions
Rot grub 83 Found in heaps of offal or dung, will viciously burrow into living flesh until they reach the heart and kill their host
Rust monster 83 Greyhawk set (1974) Subterranean inhabitants that eat ferrous metals such as iron, steel, and steel alloys
Sahuagin 84-85 Blackmoor set (1975) "Seadevils" dwell in warm salt water depths, predatory in the extreme and kill for sport and pleasure as well as food
Salamander 85 Greyhawk set (1974) Evil creatures of the elemental plane of fire that prefer temperatures of 300 degrees and upwards
Satyr 85 Gods, Demi-Gods & Heroes (1976) Sylvan woodland inhabitants primarily interested in sport such as frolicking, piping, chasing wood nymphs
Scorpion, giant 85-86
Sea hag 86 Inhabit thickly vegetated shallows, they hate beauty and are so ghastly in appearance to make other creatures weak with fright
Sea horse, giant 86 Blackmoor set (1975)
Sea lion 86 Fearsome carnivores that inhabit coastal marine waters, whose top halves resemble lions and bottom halves resemble sea creatures
Shadow 86 Greyhawk set (1974) Horrible undead creatures that drain strength merely by touching an opponent. Don Turnbull noted his disappointment that the shadow in the Monster Manual is of the undead class and thus subject to a cleric's turn undead ability: "I used to enjoy seeing clerics vainly trying to turn what wouldn't turn, when Shadows were first met".[2]
Shambling mound 87 Apparent heaps of rotting vegetation shamblers are intelligent forms of vegetable life that suffocate prey in their slime
Shark 87 Blackmoor set (1975) (giant shark) Described are the shark and giant shark (megalodon)
Shedu 87 Eldritch Wizardry Lawful good creatures that travel around the world seeking to help allied creatures when in need
Shrieker 87 Mindless ambulatory fungus that emit a piercing shriek when any light source or movement comes nearby
Skeleton 87-88 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974) Magically animated, undead monsters enchanted by powerful magic-users or clerics of evil alignment
Skunk, giant 88
Slithering tracker 88 Transparent and almost impossible to discover, attacks when prey is asleep by drawing all the plasma from its body
Slug, giant 88 Greyhawk set (1974)
Snake, giant 88-89 Described are the amphisbaena, constrictor, poisonous snake, sea snake, and spitting snake
Spectre 89 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974) Powerful undead humans that haunt the most desolate of places, tombs and dungeons, and drain the life energy of opponents
Sphinx 89-90 Gods, Demi-Gods & Heroes (1976) Described are the androsphinx, criosphinx, gynosphinx, and hieracosphinx
Spider 90 Greyhawk set (1974) (phase spider), Blackmoor set (1975) (water spider) Described are the giant, huge, large, phase spider, and giant water spider
Sprite 92 Dwell in meadows and wooded glens, shy and reclusive, armed with arrows that put creatures to sleep
Squid, giant 92 Blackmoor set (1975)
Stag 92 Described are the stag and giant stag
Stirge 92-93 Greyhawk set (1974) Found in dark, tangled forests or in subterranean lairs, and lay in wait for warm-blooded creatures to drink their blood
Strangle weed 93 Intelligent kelp found in relatively warm sea water, crushes victims with its fronds
Su-monster 93 Eldritch Wizardry Inhabits forsaken wilderness areas, has a prehensile tail to swing from limb from limb, has psionic attack
Sylph 93 Beautiful winged creatures similar to nymphs that dwell in aerial places
Thought eater 94 Eldritch Wizardry, PHBR5 - Complete Psionics Handbook (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Psionics Handbook (2001), Expanded Psionics Handbook (2004) Dwellers in the ether attracted by the use of psionics, that can absorb psionic or spell energy
Tick, giant 94 Greyhawk set (1974), D&D Basic Set (1977), Monstrous Manual (1993), Dragon #321
Tiger 94 D&D Basic Set (1981, 1983), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), Frostburn (2004) Described are the tiger and sabre-tooth tiger (smilodon)
Titan 94-95 Greyhawk set (1974), MC8 - Monstrous Compendium Outer Planes Appendix (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003) Dwell on a plane somewhere above the material plane, chaotic good beings that resemble 18-foot-tall (5.5 m) humans
Titanothere 95 D&D Expert Set (1981), AC9 - Creature Catalogue (1986), MC3 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Three: Forgotten Realms Appendix (1989), DMR2 - Creature Catalog (1993), Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Two (1995)
Toad, giant 95 Blackmoor set (1975), D&D Expert Set (1981, 1983), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Oriental Adventures (2001), Frostburn (2004) Described are the giant toad, ice toad, and poisonous toad
Trapper 95-96 Strategic Review #5 (1975), Dragon #84 "The Ecology of the Trapper" (1984), MC2 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), Monstrous Manual (1993) Clever monsters that can shape their flat bodies to appear as part of a stone floor
Treant 96 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974) (originally listed as "Ents"), D&D Expert Set (1981), Dragon #79 "The Ecology of the Treant" (1983), D&D Expert Set (1983), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Giants of Legend set #63 (2004) Combines features of both humans and trees, dwell in forests and are indistinguishable from trees, can cause trees to come to life and move
Triton 96 Greyhawk set (1974), AC9 - Creature Catalogue (1986), MC2 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), DMR2 - Creature Catalog (1993), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003) Rumored to be from the elemental plane of water, sea dwellers with the upper bodies of humans and the lower bodies of fish
Troglodyte 97 D&D Basic Set (1977, 1981, 1983), MC2 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Dragon #235 "The Ecology of the Troglodyte" (1996), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Dragoneye set #60 (2004) Reptilian humanoids that dwell in subterranean places, loathe humans and slaughter all they encounter
Troll 97 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974), D&D Basic Set (1977), D&D Expert Set (1981, 1983), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Dragon #301 "Malignant Growth: The Ecology of the Troll" (2002), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Harbinger set #77 (2003) Horrid carnivores that know no fear and are able to regenerate damage taken
Turtle, giant 97 MC5 - Monstrous Compendium Greyhawk Appendix (1990), Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Two (1995), Stormwrack (2005) Described are the giant sea turtle and giant snapping turtle
Umber hulk 98 Greyhawk set (1974), AC9 - Creature Catalogue (1986) (as "Hook Beast, Hulker"), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dragon #152 "The Ecology of the Umber Hulk" (1989), DMR2 - Creature Catalog (as "Hook Beast, Hulker), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Harbinger set #78 (2003) Subterranean predators with iron-like claws that enable them to burrow through solid stone, and their eyes cause a dangerous confusion in opponents
Unicorn 98 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974), D&D Basic Set (1977), D&D Expert Set (1981), Dragon #77 "The Ecology of the Unicorn" (1983), D&D Expert Set (1983), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Archfiends set #22 (2004) Dwelling in temperate woodlands, these chaotic good creatures shun contact with nearly all creatures
Vampire 99 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974), Supplement I: Greyhawk (1975), D&D Basic Set (1977), D&D Expert Set (1981, 1983), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003) Chaotic evil, night-prowling creatures and their powerful negative force drains life energy from victims
Wasp, giant 99 Blackmoor set (1975), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003)
Water weird 100 AC9 - Creature Catalogue (1986), MC2 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), DMR2 - Creature Catalog (1993), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual II (2002), Dragon #347 "The Ecology of the Elemental Weird" (2006) Originating from the elemental place of water, attacks all living things, feeding from their essences
Weasel, giant 100 D&D Expert Set (1981), D&D Companion Rules (1984), MC2 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Two (1995)
Whale 100 Blackmoor set (1975), D&D Expert Set (1981), D&D Companion Rules (1984), MC2 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003)
Wight 100 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974), D&D Basic Set (1977, 1981, 1983), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Harbinger set #52 (2003), Dragon #348 "The Ecology of the Wight" (2006) Undead humans that inhabit barrow mounds or catacombs, evil and hateful, seeking to destroy all life they encounter
Will-o-(the)-wisp 101 Greyhawk set (1974), Dragon #99 "The Ecology of the Will-o-Wisp" (1985), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), Dragon: Monster Ecologies "The Ecology of the Will-O'-Wisp" (2007) Commonly haunt deserted bogs, fens, swamps and the like, feeds upon the life force of dying beings
Wind walker 101 Strategic Review #3 (1975), ALQ2 - Assassin Mountain (1993), Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume One (1994) Creatures from the elemental plane of air that attack by wind force
Wolf 101 D&D Basic Set (1981, 1983), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Harbinger set #80 (2003) (worg), D&D Miniatures: Harbinger set #37 (2003) (wolf), D&D Miniatures: Underdark set #60 (2005) (winter wolf) Described are the wolf, dire wolf (worg), and winter wolf
Wolverine 101-102 MC2 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Two (1995), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Angelfire set #54 (2005) (fiendish dire wolverine) Described are the wolverine, and giant wolverine
Wraith 102 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974), D&D Basic Set (1977), D&D Expert Set (1981, 1983), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Harbinger set #53 (2003) Undead, similar to wights, with a chilling touch that drains life energy
Wyvern 102 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974), D&D Expert Set (1981, 1983), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Dragon Annual #1 "The Ecology of the Wyvern" (1996), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Aberrations set #25 (2004) Distantly related to dragons, stupid but very aggressive, can lash with sting-equipped tail
Xorn 102 MC 2 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Underdark set #28 (2005) From the elemental plane of earth, feed on certain rare minerals, snacks upon copper and silver
Yeti 103 Strategic Review #3 (1975), Dragon #127 "The Ecology of the Yeti" (1987), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Monstrous Manual (1993), Oriental Adventures (2001), Frostburn (2004) Inhabits regions of icy cold, very fond of human flesh
Zombie 103 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974), D&D Basic Set (1977, 1981, 1983), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003) Magically animated corpses, undead creatures under the command of the evil magic-users or clerics who animated them

TSR 2012 - Fiend Folio (1981)[edit]

The Fiend Folio: Tome of Creatures Malevolent and Benign was the second monster book for the first edition of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, published in 1981. While the Monster Manual consisted primarily of monsters previously published in D&D books edited by Gary Gygax, the Fiend Folio consisted mostly of monsters submitted to White Dwarf's "Fiend Factory" column. Don Turnbull, later Managing Director of TSR UK, was the editor for the "Fiend Factory" column, as well as the Fiend Folio, which was billed as "the first major British contribution to the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons game system." The monsters in this book are presented in the same format as those in the previous Monster Manual work, and most featured illustrations of the monsters. Also, there are full-page black and white illustrations of various monsters throughout the book. The book contains a foreword on pages 3–4, an alphabetical table of contents on page 5, explanatory notes on pages 6–7, descriptions of the monsters on pages 8–97, a treasure chart on page 99, additional tables and charts for all the monsters in both the Monster Manual and Fiend Folio on pages 100–119, an index of major listings (including the contributor for each monster) on pages 120–124, with an epilogue on page 124.

ISBN 0-935696-21-0

Creature Page Other Appearances Variants Description
Aarakocra 8 MC2 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), Monstrous Manual (1993), Dark Sun Monstrous Compendium Appendix II (1995) (Athasian Aarakocra), Polyhedron #121 (1996) (Malatran Aarakocra), Monsters of Faerûn (2001) Intelligent winged humanoids with an avian appearance. Their wings are described as being more along the lines of pterodactyls or bats than those found on birds or angels, and they are depicted as possessing two pairs of hands—one pair as part of their wings, while the other pair are hidden behind the talons on their feet.
Achaierai 9 MC14 - Monstrous Compendium Fiend Folio Appendix (1992), Planes of Law (1995), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Aberrations set #26 (2004) Achaierai are depicted as large flightless birds—reminiscent of the kiwi (albeit considerably larger) —with four legs and a raptor-like beak.
Adherer 9 White Dwarf #7 (June/July 1978) (as "Gluey"), MC14 - Monstrous Compendium Fiend Folio Appendix (1992) While the adherer is described as having a mummy-like appearance, it is not technically undead. Instead it is a humanoid covered with loose folds of white skin that is said to secrete an adhesive substance which causes weapons employed against it to be reduced in effectiveness and to stick to its body.
Aleax 11 Planescape Campaign Setting (1994), Book of Exalted Deeds (2003) An aleax in Dungeons & Dragons is an avatar of certain gods sent as vengeance for angering the deity. It is only visible to the victim, and has identical characteristics to the target—the same armour, skills and weapons. If the target is defeated, the Fiend Folio states that the victim will be raised from the dead, minus all their treasure and half of their experience. If the target wins, he or she is taken to serve the deity for a year and a day.
Algoid 11 MC14 - Monstrous Compendium Fiend Folio Appendix (1992) A colony of algae that appears in the form of a green humanoid.
Al-mi'raj 11–12 MC14 - Monstrous Compendium Fiend Folio Appendix (1992) The al-mi'raj is depicted as a cross between a rabbit and a unicorn—in effect, it is a large hare with a horn protruding from its forehead.
Apparition[9] 12 D&D Companion Rules (1984) (as "Phantom, Apparition"), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991) (as "Phantom, Apparition"), Monstrous Compendium Fiend Folio Appendix (1992),[10] Guide to the Ethereal Plane (1998).[11]
Apparition

These are described as being undead creatures that lack the ability to interact with the physical world. Instead they attack by suggestion, fooling victims into believing that they are being strangled, even though the Apparition itself is unable to directly inflict physical damage.
The apparition appeared in the Tome of Horrors (2002) from Necromancer Games.[12]

Assassin bug 12 White Dwarf #12 (1979), Monstrous Manual (1993) Assassin bugs are described as four-legged insects that reproduce by implanting eggs into living human hosts.
Astral searcher 13 Planescape Campaign Setting (1994) The Fiend Folio describes Astral Searchers as creatures that come into existence as a result of certain intense or traumatic events. They seek to possess their victims, and, if successful, the person cannot be saved—even if the Astral Searcher is removed. They are not considered to be undead.
Babbler 13 Tome of Horrors (2002) The babbler is a variation on the lizard man—an intelligent reptile reminiscent of a small dinosaur, that lives in marshes and likes to devour human flesh.
Bat, giant 14 D&D Basic Set (1981), D&D Basic Set (1983), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993) The giant bat in the Fiend Folio is exactly what its name would suggest—a giant form of bat with a 6' wingspan. White Dwarf reviewer Jamie Thomson commented on the giant bat, noting that it "seems an obvious choice for D&D.[13]
Berbalang 14 White Dwarf #11 (1979), Best of White Dwarf Scenarios (1980), MC3 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Three: Forgotten Realms Appendix (1989), A Guide to the Astral Plane (1996), 4th Edition Monster Manual (2008) A gargoyle-like creature, the Berbalang is described as a bipedal creature with leathery skin and bat-like wings. It spends most of its life in a state of hibernation while its spirit astral travels. For a few days each month, it sends a projection out into the world to kill and feed.
Blindheim 15 Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Four (1998), Dragon #339 (2006) A frog-like creature of low intelligence, the blindheim has eyes that emit beams of light. When attacking a victim in its subterranean realm, it opens its eyes, temporarily blinding the target.
Blood hawk 15 White Dwarf #2 (1977), Best of White Dwarf Scenarios (1980), Fiend Folio (2003)
Blood hawk
Characteristics
Alignment Neutral
Type Magical beast
Publication history
Source books Fiend Folio (2003)

The blood hawk is, as the name would suggest, a hawk. It is roughly the same size as a normal hawk, but is described as having a "razor sharp beak" and strong talons, with eagle-like wings.

Bloodworm, giant 15 White Dwarf #12 (1979), Monstrous Manual (1993) Giant bloodworms are, according to the Fiend Folio, huge (20' long) worms that live in underground pools. While not described as particularly aggressive, when attacking they attach themselves to their victim and drain their blood in a leech-like manner.
Bonesnapper 15–16 White Dwarf #6 (1978), MC5 - Monstrous Compendium Greyhawk Appendix (1990) Small carnivorous dinosaurs (5' in height) that decorate their lairs with human jawbones. In the Fiend Folio, the bonesnapper is depicted as being similar in shape to the carnosauria.
Booka 16 MC5 - Monstrous Compendium Greyhawk Appendix (1990) Booka are described as being small, good creatures who are similar to traditional depictions of faeries. They often help around houses, but can cause mischief when upset.
Bullywug 16–17 MC2 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), The Knight of Newts (1993) (appearing in this Basic D&D module as "Newt"), Monstrous Manual (1993) (including Advanced Bullywug), Living Greyhawk Journal #2 (2000) (Bullywug Savant), Monsters of Faerûn (2001), D&D Miniatures: Deathknell set #48 (2005) (Bullywug Thug) Bullywugs are described as humanoids with the head of frogs. They are usually shorter than a human, with leathery skin and webbed digits. They are very good jumpers, and can jump roughly 30 feet forward and 15 feet vertically. They inhabit temperate to tropical swamps.
Bunyip 17 MC3 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Three: Forgotten Realms Appendix (1989), Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Three (1996) The bunyip is loosely based on the creature from Australian mythology. They live in lakes, marshes and some rivers, and are mostly playful rather than dangerous, but they do occasionally attack smaller creatures such as dwarves.
Carbuncle 17–18 White Dwarf #8 (1978), Best of White Dwarf Scenarios (1980), Tome of Horrors (2002) Carbuncles are described as being small, armadillo-like creatures with a large ruby stuck into its head. They typically infiltrate groups of adventurers and spread dissent through psychic powers.
Caryatid column 18 WGR1 - Greyhawk Ruins (1990), Monstrous Manual (1993), Fiend Folio (2003) The Fiend Folio describes the caryatid column as being very similar to a golem. As with other golems, the caryatid column is an artificial construct animated by magic. They appear to players as columns with fine carving suggesting the shape of a woman holding a sword. When activated, (typically by an event trigger), they transform into "young maidens" and do battle, returning to their original position and state once the threat has been dispatched.
Caterwaul 18–19 MC14 - Monstrous Compendium Fiend Folio Appendix (1991) The caterwaul is a bipedal feline, noted for its ability to climb, hide in shadows and to move silently. When attacking, it is said to emit a high pitched screech that will cause damage to anyone nearby.
Cifal 19 Polyhedron #145 (2000) Cifals are described as being a large colony of insects which has massed together into a vaguely bipedal form.
Clubnek 19 Tome of Horrors (2002) Large flightless birds, described as "mutated ostriches", that attack with their beaks and claws.
Coffer corpse 19–21 White Dwarf #8 (1978), MC14 - Monstrous Compendium Fiend Folio Appendix (1992), Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Three (1996) Undead zombies derived from corpses that have failed to be fully disposed of, such as funeral barges which have become stranded.
Crabman 21 MC14 - Monstrous Compendium Fiend Folio Appendix (1992), Monstrous Manual (1993), Fiend Folio (2003) (as "Yurian") The crabman is a large monstrous humanoid. Crabmen are simple hunter-gatherers and generally peaceful. A crabman is usually neutral and generally lives near warm sea coasts.
Crypt thing 21 MC5 - Monstrous Compendium Greyhawk Appendix (1990), Monstrous Manual (1993), Living Greyhawk Journal #5 (2002), Fiend Folio (2003) Crypt things are depicted as being undead skeletons that wear brown robes, found within their private lairs. When attacked they will attempt to teleport their attackers to a random location.
Dakon 22 Dragon #187 "The Ecology of the Dakon" (1992), Monstrous Manual (1993), Living Greyhawk Journal #5 (2002) Dakons are described as shaggy, intelligent apes with a reasonable grasp of language, that live in jungle settings. A dakon is depicted as being light brown in color, with green eyes and black hands.
Dark creeper 22 MC14 - Monstrous Compendium Fiend Folio Appendix (1992), Fiend Folio (2003), D&D Miniatures: Underdark set #42 (2005) Dark Creepers are small humanoids (about 4' in height) that are described as preferring to dwell underground due to their hatred of light. They operate like thieves, extinguishing light sources and stealing small magical items. When killed, the Fiend Folio states that they spontaneously burst into flame.
Dark stalker 23
Death dog 23
Death dog

White Dwarf reviewer Jamie Thomson commented on the death dog, which is "rumored to be a descendant of Cerberus".[13]

Death knight 23
Demon 24–25 Lolth, the Demon Queen of Spiders (a lesser goddess), is described here
Denzelian 25 White Dwarf reviewer Jamie Thomson commented on Lolth, as a giant spider-creature "which often appears on fantasy literature".[13]
Devil 25–26 The Styx devil, a greater devil, is described here
Devil dog 26 White Dwarf #11 (Feb/March 1979)
Dire corby 26
Disenchanter 27 White Dwarf #6 (April/May 1978)
Doombat 27 White Dwarf #13 (June/July 1979)
Dragon, Oriental 27–30 Described here are the Li Lung (Earth Dragon), Lung Wang (Sea Dragon), Pan Lung (Coiled Dragon), Shen Lung (Spirit Dragon), T'ien Lung (Celestial Dragon), and Yu Lung (Carp Dragon). Dragon contributor Alan Zumwait was pleased by the inclusion of the neutral Oriental dragons, but felt that their descriptions were inferior to those of the dragons in the Monster Manual.[14]
Dragonfish 30
Dune stalker 30 White Dwarf #2 (Aug/Sept 1977)
Elemental Princes of Evil 31–33 Described here are Cryonax (Prince of Evil Cold Creatures), Imix (Prince of Evil Fire Creatures), Ogrémoch (Prince of Evil Earth Creatures), Olhydra (Princess of Evil Water Creatures), and Yan-C-Bin (Prince of Evil Aerial Creatures). Ed Greenwood considered the Elemental Princes of Evil "worthy additions to any campaign".[15]
Elf, Drow (dark elf) 33–34 Ed Greenwood noted that the previously published drow were "expected attractions, but good to see nonetheless."[15]
Enveloper 34
Ettercap 35
Eye killer 35 White Dwarf #7 (June/July 1978)
Eye of fear and flame 35
Firedrake 36
Firenewt 36
Fire snake 38
Firetoad 38
Flail snail 38 Monstrous Compendium Greyhawk Appendix (1990), Dragon #258 (April 1999) in "The Ecologies of the Flail Snail: The Price of Flailure", Tome of Horrors (2002) p. 138 from Necromancer Games, Misfit Monsters Redeemed (2010) p. 28-33 from Paizo Publishing The flail snail is an enormous gastropod with six tentacles on its head, each tipped with a mace-like club.
Flind 39
Flumph 39
Forlarren 39–40
Frost man 40
Galltrit 40
Gambado 41
Garbug 41 Described here are the black garbug and violet garbug
Giant 41–42 Described here are the fog giant and mountain giant
Giant strider 42
Gibberling 43
Githyanki 43–45 White Dwarf #12 (April/May 1979)
Githzerai 45
Goldbug 46
Gorbel 46
Gorilla bear 46
Grell 46–48 White Dwarf #12 (April/May 1979)
Grimlock 48
Gryph 48–49
Guardian daemon 49
Guardian familiar 49 White Dwarf #10 (Dec/Jan 1978/9) (as "Familiar")
Hellcat 50
Hoar fox 50
Hook horror 51 White Dwarf #12 (April/May 1979) The hook horror is described as an aberration that stands about nine feet tall and weighs almost 350 pounds . It has a mottled grey exoskeleton, which is extremely thick and dense, and as difficult to breach as metal armor. Its front limbs end in 12-inch-long razor-sharp, blade-like hooks. These hooks are its primary method of combat. Its legs are similar to those of a bird, and its head is shaped like that of a vulture, including the hooked beak. Its eyes, however, are multifaceted like that of an insect.
Hornet, giant 51
Hound of ill omen 51
Huecuva 51
Ice lizard 52
Imorph 52 White Dwarf #9 (Oct/Nov 1978)
Iron cobra 52–53
Jaculi 53
Jermlaine 53–54 Descent into the Depths of the Earth (1978),[16] Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989),[17] Monstrous Manual (1993) under the "gremlin" entry, Dragon #262 (August 1999).,[18] third edition Monster Manual II (2002)[19]
Kamadan 55
Kelpie 55
Kenku 56
Khargra 56–57
Killmoulis 57
Kuo-toa 57–59 Ed Greenwood noted that the previously published drow and kuo-toa were "expected attractions, but good to see nonetheless."[15]
Lamia noble 59
Lava children 61
Lizard king 61
Magnesium spirit 62
Mantari 62
Meazel 63
Meenlock 63–64
Mephit 64–66 White Dwarf #13 (June/July 1979) (as "imp": "fire imp", "molten imp", "smoke imp" and "steam imp") Described here are the fire, lava, smoke, and steam mephit
Mezzodaemon 66
Mite 66 White Dwarf #6 (April/May 1978)
Necrophidius 67 White Dwarf #7 (June/July 1978)
Needleman 67 White Dwarf #6 (April/May 1978)
Nilbog 67–68 White Dwarf #6 (April/May 1978)
Nonafel 68
Norker 68
Nycadaemon 69
Ogrillon 70
Osquip 70
Penanggalan 71–72
Pernicon 72
Phantom stalker 72–73
Poltergeist 73
Protein polymorph 73
Quaggoth 74
Quipper 74
Qullan 74–75
Retriever 75
Revenant 75–76
Rothé 76
Sandman 77 White Dwarf #10 (Dec/Jan 1978/9)
Scarecrow 77
Screaming devilkin 77–78
Shadow demon 78
Sheet ghoul 78 White Dwarf #11 (Feb/March 1979)
Sheet phantom 78–79 White Dwarf #11 (Feb/March 1979)
Shocker 79
Skeleton warrior 79
Skulk 80
Slaad 80–83 Described here are the blue slaad; death slaad (the Lesser Masters); green slaad; grey slaad (the Executioners); red slaad; Ssendam, Lord of the Insane (slaad lord); and Ygorl, Lord of Entropy (slaad lord). Ed Greenwood considered the slaad "worthy additions to any campaign".[15]
Snyad 83
Son of Kyuss 83
Stunjelly 84
Sussurus 84 White Dwarf #9 (Oct/Nov 1978)
Svirfneblin (deep gnome) 84–85
Symbiotic jelly 85 White Dwarf #8 (Aug/Sept 1978) (as "Chaoticus Symbioticus")
Tabaxi 86
Tentamort 86–87
Terithran 87
Thoqqua (rockworm) 87–88
Thork 88
Throat leech 88 White Dwarf #6 (April/May 1978)
Tiger fly 88–89
Tirapheg 89 White Dwarf #11 (Feb/March 1979) (as "Lauren", "an anagram of 'unreal'")
Trilloch 89–90
Troll 90–91 Described here are the giant troll, giant two-headed troll, ice troll, and spirit troll
Tween 91 White Dwarf #8 (Aug/Sept 1978)
Umpleby 92 White Dwarf #9 (Oct/Nov 1978)
Urchin 92–93 White Dwarf #9 (Oct/Nov 1978) Described here are the black, green, red, silver, and yellow urchin
Vision 93
Vodyanoi 93
Volt 94 White Dwarf #7 (June/July 1978)
Vortex 94
Whipweed 94
Witherstench 95 White Dwarf #11 (Feb/March 1979)
Witherweed 95 White Dwarf #7 (June/July 1978)
Xill 96
Xvart 96 White Dwarf #9 (Oct/Nov 1978) (as "Svart")
Yellow musk creeper 97
Zombie, yellow musk 97

TSR 2016 - Monster Manual II (1983)[edit]

Monster Manual II was the third and final monster book for the first edition of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, published in 1983, and has the largest page count of the three. As with the Monster Manual, this book was written primarily by Gary Gygax. While this book contains a number of monsters that previously appeared in limited circulation (such as in Dragon or in adventure modules), unlike the Monster Manual and Fiend Folio a large amount of its contents was entirely new at publication. The monsters in this book are presented in the same format as the Monster Manual and Fiend Folio. The book contains a preface on page 4, a section entitled "How To Use This Book" on pages 5–7, descriptions of the monsters on pages 8–132, random encounter tables on pages 133-155, and an index of all the monsters in the Monster Manual, Fiend Folio, and Monster Manual II on pages 156-160. Unlike the previous two books, this book does not contain an alphabetical listing of the monsters in the beginning of the book.

ISBN 0-88038-031-4

Creature Page Other Appearances Variants Description
Aboleth 8
Afanc (/ˈfæŋk/ AY-fanc)[20] 8 afanc (gawwar samakat): City of Delights boxed set (1993); afanc and young afanc: Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume One (1994)[21]
Afanc

The afanc appeared in Tome of Horrors 3 in 2005, by Necromancer Games.[22] The entry was updated for the Pathfinder game rules and appeared in The Tome of Horrors Complete in 2011, by Frog God Games.[23]

Agathion 9
Annis 9
Ant lion 10 Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989),[24] Monstrous Manual (1993),[25] Sandstorm: Mastering the Perils of Fire and Sand (2005)[26]
Ant lion

An ant lion is a huge insect that preys on other giant insects. Ant lions dig tapering pits in areas of sand and gravel, which can like cave or lair entrances; creatures entering these traps slip down the loose sides to land at the bottom, where the ant lion lurks.[27] A line of lead miniatures from TSR included a set of a piscodaemon and an ant lion.[28] The giant ant lion appeared in the Kingdoms of Kalamar books Forging Darkness (2001), and Midnight's Terror (2001), in the Tome of Horrors (2002) from Necromancer Games,[29] and in Paizo Publishing's book Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 3 (2011), on page 17.[30]

Ascomoid 10
Aspis 10-11 Described here are the drone, larva, cow
Atomie 11
Aurumvorax 11
Azer 12
Baku 12
Banderlog 13
Banderlog
Characteristics
Type monstrous humanoid
Barghest 13
Barkburr 14
Basidirond 15
Basilisk, greater 15
Bat 15-16 Described here are the mobat and ordinary bat
Bat, fire 16
Bear, northern (polar bear) 16
Bee, giant 17 Described here are the worker honeybee, soldier honeybee, and bumblebee
Beetle, giant 17-18 Described here are the death watch beetle and slicer beetle
Behemoth 18
Behir 18
Bloodthorn 18-19
Boalisk 19
Boalisk
Characteristics
Alignment neutral
Bodak 19
Boggart 19-20
Boggle 20
Boobrie 20
Boobrie
Characteristics
Alignment neutral
Bookworm 21
Bowler 21
Buckawn 21
Cat 22 Described are the domestic and wild cat
Cat lord 22-23
Catfish, giant 23
Cave cricket 23
Cave fisher 24
Cave moray 24
Centipede 24-25 Described are the huge centipede and megalocentipede
Cheetah 25
Choke creeper 25
Cloaker 25-26
Cooshee (elven dog) 26
Crane, giant 26
Crysmal 26-27
Crystal ooze 27
Cyclopskin 27 Monstrous Manual (1993),[25] Dragon #254 (December 1998), in the "Ecology of the Cyclopskin".[31]
Daemon 27-31 Described are the arcanadaemon (greater daemon), Charon (the Boatman of the Lower Planes), charonadaemon (lesser daemon), derghodaemon (lesser daemon), hydrodaemon (lesser daemon), Oinodaemon (Anthraxus), piscodaemon (lesser daemon), ultrodaemon (greater daemon), and yagnodaemon (lesser daemon)
Dao 32
Death, crimson 32
Demilich 32-33
Demodand 33-34 Described are the farastu (tarry) demodand, kelubar (slime) demodand, and shator (shaggy) demodand
Demon 35-42
-- Alu-demon (semi-demon) 35-36
-- Babau (minor demon) 36
-- Baphomet (demon lord) 36
-- Bar-lgura (minor demon) 37
-- Cambion (semi-demon) 37
-- Chasme (minor demon) 38
-- Dretch (minor demon) 38
-- Fraz-Urb'luu (Prince of Deception) 39
-- Graz'zt (demon prince) 39-40
-- Kostchtchie (demon lord) 40
-- Nabassu (major demon) 40-41
-- Pazuzu (Prince of the Lower Aerial Kingdoms) 41
-- Rutterkin (minor demon) 41-42
Derro 42
Deva 42-44 Described are the astral deva, monadic deva, and movanic deva
Devil 44-49
-- Abishai (lesser devil) 45
-- Amon (Duke of Hell) 45-46
-- Bael (Duke of Hell) 46
-- Bearded devil (lesser devil) 46
-- Belial (Arch-devil) 46
-- Glasya (Princess of Hell) 47
-- Hutijin (Duke of Hell) 47
-- Mammon (Arch-devil) 47
-- Mephistopheles (Arch-devil) 48
-- Moloch (Arch-devil) 48
-- Nupperibo (least devil) 49
-- Titivilus (Duke of Hell) 49
-- Spined devil (least devil) 49
Diakk 50
Dinosaur 50-55 Described are the ankisaurus, camptosaurus, compsognathus, dacentrurus, deinonychus, dilophosaurus, dimetrodon, euparkeria, kentrosaurus, mamechisaurus, massopondylus, nothosaurus, ornitholestes, phororhacos, podokesaurus, giant pterosaur, struthiomimus, tanystropheus, and tennodontosaurus
Dracolisk 55
Dragon 55-59 Powerful and intelligent, usually winged reptiles with magical abilities and breath weapon.
-- Cloud dragon 56-57
-- Faerie dragon 57
-- Mist dragon 58
-- Shadow dragon 58-59
Dragonfly, giant 59
Dragon horse 59
Dragonnel 60
Drelb (haunting custodian) 60
Drider 60
Duergar 61
Dustdigger 61
Eagle 62
Eblis 62
Eel, electric (marine) 62
Elf 63 Described are the grugach and valley elf
Elfin cat 63-64
Executioner's hood 64
Falcon (hawk) 64 Described are the small and large falcon
Firefriend (giant firefly) 65
Fly, giant 65 Described are the bluebottle and horsefly
Foo creatures 65-66 Described are the foo dog and foo lion
Forester's bane (snapper-saw) 66
Formian (centaur-ant) 66 Described are the myrmarch, warrior, and worker formian
Froghemoth 67
Galeb duhr 68
Giant 68-69
Verbeeg
Characteristics
Alignment Neutral Evil
Type Giant

Described are the fomorian, firbolg, and verbeeg

Gibbering mouther 69-70
Gloomwing 70
Goat 70
Gorgimera 70
Greenhag 71
Grippli 71
Grig 71-72
Grim 72
Grue, elemental 72-74 Described are the chagrin, harginn, ildriss, and verrdig. White Dwarf reviewer Megan C. Evans referred to the grues as "a collection of terrifying beasties from the Elemental Planes".[13]
Hangman tree 74
Haunt 74
Hollyphant 75
Hordling (hordes of Hades) 75-76
Hybsil 76
Jann 77
Jelly, mustard 77
Kampfult 78
Kech 78
Korred 78
Kraken 79
Lammasu, greater 79
Lamprey, land 80
Luck eater 80
Lycanthrope 80-82 Described are the foxwoman, seawolf (greater), seawolf (lesser), and wereshark
Magman 82
Mandragora 82-83
Mantis, giant 83
Mantrap 83
Margoyle 83
Marid 84
Mastiff, shadow 84
Mihstu 84-85
Miner 85
Minimal 85-86
Modron 86-91 Described are the monodrone (base modron), duodrone (base modron), tridrone (base modron), quadrone (base modron), pentadrone (base modron), decaton (hierarch modron), nonaton (hierarch modron), octon (hierarch modron), septon (hierarch modron), hexton (hierarch modron), quinton (hierarch modron), quarton (hierarch modron), tertian (hierarch modron), secundus (hierarch modron), and Primus (the One and the Prime)
Mold, russet 91-92
Mongrelman 92
Moon dog 92-93
Moon Dog
Characteristics
Alignment Good
Type Outsider
Publication history
Source books Book of Exalted Deeds
Muckdweller 93
Mud-man 93-94
Myconid (fungus man) 94-95
Nereid 95
Narwhale 95
Obliviax (memory moss) 96
Ogre, aquatic (merrow) 96
Oliphant 96
Ophidian 97
Opinicus 97
Otter 97
Owl 97-98
Para-elemental 98-99 Described are the ice, smoke, magma, and ooze para-elemental
Pech 99
Pech
Characteristics
Type Outsider
Pedipalp 100 Described are the large, huge, and giant pedipalp
Phantom 100
Phoenix 100-101
Phycomid 101
Planetar 101-102
Pseudo-undead 102
Pudding, deadly 102
Pyrolisk 103
Quasi-elemental lightning 103
Quickling 103-104
Quickwood (spy tree) 104
Ram 104
Rat 105 Described are the ordinary rat and vapor rat
Raven (crow) 105 Described are the ordinary, huge, and giant raven
Retch plant 106
Rock reptile 106
Sandling 106
Scorpion 107 Described are the large and huge scorpion
Scum creeper 107
Selkie 107
Shade 108
Shedu, greater 109
Sirine 109
Sirine
Characteristics
Alignment Chaotic Neutral
Type Fey (Aquatic)
Image Wizards.com image
Publication history
Source books 3E Monster Manual 2, 1E Monster Manual 2, Tales of the Lance, City of Delights, Monstrous Manual
Mythological origins Siren
Skeleton, animal 109
Skunk 110
Slime creature 110
Slime, olive 110
Snake 111 Described are the constrictor and poisonous snake
Solar 111-112
Solifugid 112 Described are the large, huge, and giant solifugid
Spectator 112-113
Spider, giant marine 113
Spriggan 113
Squealer 113-114
Squirrel 114 Described are the giant black and ordinary squirrel
Squirrel, carnivorous flying 114
Stegocentipede 114-115 Lawrence Schick described the stegocentipede as "a giant arthropod notable for its twin row of back plates (wow!)"[32]
Stench kow 115 Lawrence Schick described the stench kow as "a monstrous bison that smells real bad".[32]
Stone guardian 115
Storoper 115-116
Sundew, giant 116
Swan 116
Swanmay 116-117
Swordfish 117
Taer 117
Tarrasque 117-118
Tasloi 118
Termite, giant harvester 118-119
Thessalhydra 119 Dragon #94 (February 1985),[33] Monstrous Compendium Forgotten Realms Appendix (1989),[34] Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Three (1996),[35] Dungeon #134 (May 2006)[36]
Thessalmonster
Thri-kreen (mantis warrior) 119
Thunder beast 120
Thunderherder 120
Time elemental 120-121
Transposer 121
Tri-flower frond 121
Troll, marine (scrag) 121-122 Described are the fresh water and salt water marine troll
Twilight bloom 122
Urchin, land 122
Ustilagor 122-123
Vagabond 123
Vargouille 123
Vegepygmy 124
Verme 124
Vilstrak 124-125
Vulchling 125
Vulture 125 Described are the giant and ordinary vulture
Weasel 125
Webbird 125-126
Wemic 126
Willow, black 126
Wolf-in-sheep's-clothing 127
Wolfwere 127
Worm 127-128 Described are the tenebrous worm and the tunnel worm
Xag-ya and xeg-yi 128-129 The Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth (1982),[37] Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix III (1998),[38] third edition Manual of the Planes (2001)[39]
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Characteristics
Alignment True Neutral
Type Outsider
Image Wizards.com image
Publication history
Source books Planar Handbook
Xaren 129
Yeth hound 129
Yochlol (handmaiden of Lolth) 130
Yuan-ti 130
Zombie, juju 131
Zombie, monster 131
Zorbo 131
Zygom 132

Monster Cards[edit]

Four sets of "monster cards" were released in 1982; each card contained the stats and description of a single monster. They were mostly reprints from the Monster Manual, but three monsters in each set were original, and were reprinted in the Monster Manual II the next year.

Creature Set Other Appearances Variants Description
Androsphinx 3 Monster Manual (1977)
Ankhegs 1 Monster Manual (1977)
Axe Beak 4 Monster Manual (1977)
Barbed Devil 1 Monster Manual (1977)
Black Dragon 4 Monster Manual (1977)
Blink Dog 3 Monster Manual (1977)
Bombardier Beetle 4 Monster Manual (1977)
Bugbear 4 Monster Manual (1977)
Carnivorous Ape 3 Monster Manual (1977)
Carrion Crawler 3 Monster Manual (1977)
Centaur 1 Monster Manual (1977)
Constrictor Snake 1 Monster Manual (1977)
Dire wolf 4 Monster Manual (1977)
Displacer Beast 1 Monster Manual (1977)
Efreeti 3 Monster Manual (1977)
Ettin 3 Monster Manual (1977)
Frost Giant 1 Monster Manual (1977)
Galeb Duhr 2 Monster Manual II (1983)
Gelatinous Cube 2 Monster Manual (1977)
Ghoul 1 Monster Manual (1977)
Giant Scorpion 2 Monster Manual (1977)
Giant Slug 3 Monster Manual (1977)
Giant Weasel 1 Monster Manual (1977)
Gnoll 3 Monster Manual (1977)
Goblin 2 Monster Manual (1977)
Gold Dragon 2 Monster Manual (1977)
Gorgon 4 Monster Manual (1977)
Grey Elf 3 Monster Manual (1977)
Grippli 1 Monster Manual II (1983)
Halfling 4 Monster Manual (1977)
Hill Dwarf 2 Monster Manual (1977)
Hill Giant 2 Monster Manual (1977)
Hippocampus 4 Monster Manual (1977)
Hippogriff 2 Monster Manual (1977)
Hybsil 4 Monster Manual II (1983) A stag-centaur
Ixitxachitl 2 Monster Manual (1977)
Jaguar 3 Monster Manual (1977)
Kobold 1 Monster Manual (1977)
Korred 4 Monster Manual II (1983)
Land Urchin 2 Monster Manual II (1983)
Leucrotta 4 Monster Manual (1977)
Lizard Man 1 Monster Manual (1977)
Locathah 3 Monster Manual (1977)
Merman 4 Monster Manual (1977)
Mihstu 1 Monster Manual II (1982)
Mummy 3 Monster Manual (1977)
Nycadaemon 3 Fiend Folio (1981)
Neo-Otyugh 1 Monster Manual (1977)
Obliviax 4 Monster Manual II (1983)
Peryton 3 Monster Manual (1977)
Red Dragon 1 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974), D&D Basic Set (1977, 1981, 1983), Monster Manual (1977), D&D Companion Rules (1984), Dragon #134 "The Ecology of the Red Dragon" (1988), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Dragoneye set #55 (2004), D&D Miniatures: Giants of Legend set #71 (2004), D&D Icons: Colossal Red Dragon (2006)
Roper 2 Monster Manual (1977)
Rust Monster 4 Monster Manual (1977)
Sabertooth Tiger 2 Monster Manual (1977)
Sahuagin 1 Monster Manual (1977)
Salamander 1 Monster Manual (1977)
Satyr 2 Monster Manual (1977)
Sea Wolf 3 Monster Manual II (1983)
Silver Dragon 3 Monster Manual (1977)
Spectre 2 Monster Manual (1977)
Stone Giant 4 Monster Manual (1977)
Succubus 4 Monster Manual (1977)
Su-monster 4 Monster Manual (1977)
Sylph 3 Monster Manual (1977)
Stone Golem 2 Monster Manual (1977)
Thri-kreen 2 Monster Manual II (1982) Anthropomorphic preying mantis
Treant 1 Monster Manual (1977)
Triceratops 1 Monster Manual (1977)
Troglodyte 2 Monster Manual (1977)
Tunnel Worm 3 Monster Manual II (1983)
Type V Demon 2 Monster Manual (1977)
Tyrannosaurus Rex 2 Monster Manual (1977)
Umber Hulk 2 Monster Manual (1977)
Vampire 4 Monster Manual (1977)
Wemic 3 Monster Manual II (1983) A lion-centaur
Weretiger 4 Monster Manual (1977)
Werewolf 1 Monster Manual (1977)
Wind Walker 4 Monster Manual (1977)
Will O'wisp 3 Monster Manual (1977)
Zorbo 1 Monster Manual II (1983)

Other sources[edit]

This section lists fictional creatures for AD&D 1st edition from various sources not explicitly dedicated to presenting monsters.

TSR 2021 - Dragonlance Adventures (1987)[edit]

The campaign setting hard-cover book Dragonlance Adventures contains a monster section called Creatures of Krynn.

ISBN 0-88038-452-2

Creature Page Other Appearances Variants Description
Draconians 73-75 Auraks, Baaz, Bozaks, Kapaks and Sivaks
Dreamshadows 75
Dreamwraiths 75-76
Fetch 76
Ice Bears 76
Bloodsea Minotaurs 76
Shadowpeople 77
Spectral Minions 77-78
Thanoi (Walrus Men) 78
Krynn Dragons 78-80 Powerful and intelligent winged reptiles with magical abilities and breath weapon.
-- The Evil Dragons 78-79 Black, Blue, Green, Red and White Dragons
-- Black Dragons 78-79 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974), D&D Basic Set (1977, 1981, 1983), Monster Manual (1977), D&D Companion Rules (1984), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Dragoneye set #44 (2004), D&D Icons: Gargantuan Black Dragon (2006), D&D Miniatures: Unhallowed set #55 (2007) Chaotic evil dragons that spit acid
-- Blue Dragons 79 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974), Monster Manual (1977), D&D Basic Set (1981, 1983), D&D Companion Rules (1984), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Deathknell set #38 (2005), D&D Icons: Gargantuan Blue Dragon (2007) Lawful evil dragons that discharge a bolt of lightning
-- Green Dragons 79 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974), Monster Manual (1977), D&D Basic Set (1981, 1983), D&D Companion Rules (1984), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003). D&D Miniatures: War of the Dragon Queen set #38 (2005) Lawful evil dragons that breathe a cloud of poisonous chlorine gas
-- Red Dragons 79 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974), D&D Basic Set (1977, 1981, 1983), Monster Manual (1977), D&D Companion Rules (1984), Dragon #134 "The Ecology of the Red Dragon" (1988), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Dragoneye set #55 (2004), D&D Miniatures: Giants of Legend set #71 (2004), D&D Icons: Colossal Red Dragon (2006) Chaotic evil dragons that breathe a cone of fire
-- White Dragons 79 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974), D&D Basic Set (1977, 1981, 1983), Monster Manual (1977), D&D Companion Rules (1984), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Night Below #58 (2007), D&D Icons: Legend of Drizzt Scenario Pack (2007) ("Icingdeath, Gargantuan White Dragon") Chaotic evil dragons that breathe a cone of cold
-- The Good Dragons 79-80 Brass, Bronze, Copper, Gold and Silver Dragons
-- Brass Dragons 79 Greyhawk set (1974), Monster Manual (1977), D&D Basic Set (1997), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Dragoneye set #14 (2004), D&D Miniatures: Unhallowed set #19 (2007) Chaotic good dragons that can breathe a cone of sleep gas or a billowing cloud of fear-causing gas
-- Bronze Dragons 79 Greyhawk set (1974), Monster Manual (1977), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: War Drums set #7 (2006) Lawful good dragons that breathe a bolt of lightning or a repulsion gas cloud
-- Copper Dragons 79 Greyhawk set (1974), Monster Manual (1977), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Angelfire set #21 (2005), D&D Miniatures: Desert of Desolation #23 (2007) Chaotic good dragons that breathe a discharge of acid or a cloud of gas that slows creatures
-- Gold Dragons 79-80 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974), Monster Manual (1977), D&D Basic Set (1981, 1983), D&D Companion Rules (1984), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Giants of Legend set #61 (2004), D&D Miniatures: Deathknell set #7 (2005) Lawful good dragons that breathe fire or chlorine gas
-- Silver Dragons 80 Greyhawk set (1974), Monster Manual (1977), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Archfiends set #5 (2004) Lawful good dragons that breathe a cone of frost or a cloud of paralyzing gas

TSR 2023 - Greyhawk Adventures (1988)[edit]

The campaign setting hard-cover book Greyhawk Adventures contains a section called Monsters of Greyhawk.

ISBN 0-88038-649-5

Creature Page Other Appearances Variants Description
Beastman 20-21
Cactus, Vampire 21-22
Camprat 22-24
Changecat 24-25
Crystalmist 25-26
Dragon, Greyhawk 26-27
Grung 27-28
Ingundi 28-29
Nimbus 29-30
Sprite, Sea 30-31
"Swordwraith" (Stark Mounds Undead Spirit) 31-32
Wolf, Mist 32-33
Zombie, Sea ("Drowned Ones") 33-34

Dragon magazine[edit]

The Dragon introduced many new monsters to the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons game.

Creature Page Other Appearances Variants Description
Tibbit "cat-were" Dragon Compendium, Vol. 1 A race of shapeshifters, who can change from cats to human beings; small, with pointed ears in human form, and as perfectly normal looking cats in cat form.

Appears in Dragon 135, The Dragon's Bestiary, by Scott Bennie

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