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Alignment chaotic evil
Type aberration
Publication history
Source books Miniatures Handbook (3rd edition), Monster Manual 2 (4th edition)
First appearance Miniatures Handbook

The nothic is an "aberrant" subterranean monster in the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game. It resembles a lanky, hunched, olive-green skinned humanoid with a single, enormous, red, central eye. Its long arms are tipped with claws which drag along the ground as it moves in an awkward hop.

Publication history[edit]

The nothic appeared in third edition in the Miniatures Handbook (2003).[1]

The nothic appeared in the fourth edition Monster Manual 2 (2009).[2]

In the fifth edition of Dungeons & Dragons, the nothic appears in the Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set (2014),[3] and Monster Manual (2014).

Characteristics and habits[edit]

The nothic is concerned only with spreading fear and pain, and feeding itself. Its single eye grants it numerous abilities. For one, it can see through walls, invisible objects, and such. Its gaze also inflicts a rotting disease in those who meet it, not unlike that of the boalisk. With weak claws, and slow movement, this deadly eye weapon is the nothic's primary method of killing the victims it needs. It is happy eating carrion if it can find no victims, but prefers not to, being a sadistic creature fond of causing suffering.

Nothics speak Undercommon in a hoarse, wheezing voice.

They are chaotic evil in alignment.