Thought eater

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

Publication history[edit]

The thought eater first appeared in the Eldritch Wizardry supplement (1976).[1] It appeared in first edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons in the original Monster Manual (1977).[2] It appeared in second edition in The Complete Psionics Handbook (1991),[3] and reprinted in the Monstrous Manual (1993).[4] The thought eater appeared for the Planescape setting in A Guide to the Ethereal Plane (1998).[5] It appeared in third edition in the Psionics Handbook, and its 3.5 revision the Expanded Psionics Handbook (2004).[6]


The thought eater is an unintelligent ether dweller attracted by psionic-related energy use.

The thought eater appeared on's list of "The most underrated monsters of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons".[7] CJ Miozzi included the thought eater on The Escapist's list of "The Dumbest Dungeons & Dragons Monsters Ever (And How To Use Them)".[8]