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

Publication history[edit]

The vilstrak first appeared in the original Monster Manual II (1983).[1]


A vilstrak is also known as a marl mugger or tunnel thug. Its stony substance provides it with both excellent protection and the ability to physically merge with earth or stone. A vilstrak attacks with two club-like blows from its fists. A vilstrak's lair is typically in a hollow space in earth or stone, reachable only by beings able to pass through solid stone or packed soil.

Other publishers[edit]

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


  1. ^ Gygax, Gary. Monster Manual II (TSR, 1983)
  2. ^ Green, Scott; Peterson, Clark (2002). Tome of Horrors. Necromancer Games. pp. 273–274. ISBN 1-58846-112-2.