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In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the doombat is a type of fictional monster.

Publication history[edit]

The doombat first appeared in White Dwarf #13 (June 1979). The doombat appeared in the original first edition Fiend Folio (1981).[1]


A doombat is a giant monstrous black bat found in dismal underground caverns. This creature has a wingspan of 25-feet and flies out at night into the outer world to hunt, always attacking and seeking to kill any living thing. A doombat can bite and lash with its tail, which is lined with cruel barbs and stretches a considerable distance from the body. A doombat has a terrifying shriek of great sonic power that causes creatures who hear it to be unable to concentrate.

Other publishers[edit]

The doombat appeared under the bat entry in the Tome of Horrors (2002) from Necromancer Games.[2]


  1. ^ Turnbull, Don, ed. Fiend Folio (TSR, 1981)
  2. ^ Green, Scott; Peterson, Clark (2002). Tome of Horrors. Necromancer Games. pp. 17–18. ISBN 1-58846-112-2.