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

Publication history[edit]

The gryph first appeared in the original first edition Fiend Folio (1981).[1]


A gryph is a bird with four or more legs, approximately the size of an eagle and has a razor-sharp beak with powerful jaws. It attacks with its bite at high speed from high up in the shadows of an underground cavern. A female ready to lay its eggs will grapple a victim with its legs and will try to inject its small eggs into the bloodstream, through a thin tube which projects from the bird's abdomen. The eggs hatch within a few days, killing the victim and releasing the baby gryphs.

Other publishers[edit]

The gryph appeared in the Tome of Horrors (2002) from Necromancer Games.[2]

The gryph appeared in Paizo Publishing's book Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 2 (2010), on page 150.[3]


  1. ^ Turnbull, Don, ed. Fiend Folio (TSR, 1981)
  2. ^ Green, Scott; Peterson, Clark (2002). Tome of Horrors. Necromancer Games. p. 160. ISBN 1-58846-112-2. 
  3. ^ Baur, Wolfgang, Jason Bulmahn, et al. Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 2 (Paizo Publishing, 2010)