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Monster Manual (1977)

This was the initial monster book for the first edition of the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons game, published in 1977. Gary Gygax wrote much of the work himself, having included and expanded most of the monsters from the previous D&D supplements. Also included are monsters originally printed in The Strategic Review, as well as some originally found in early issues of The Dragon (such as the anhkheg and remorhaz), and other early game materials. This book also expanded on the original monster format, such as including the stat lines on the same page as the monsters' descriptions and introducing more stats, expanding the length of most monster descriptions, and featuring illustrations for most of the monsters. The book features an alphabetical table of contents of all the monsters on pages 3–4, explanatory notes for the statistics lines on pages 5–6, descriptions of the monsters on pages 6–103, a treasure chart on page 105, and an index of major listings on pages 106-109.

ISBN 0-935696-00-8

Creature Page Other Appearances Variants Description
Aerial servant 6 D&D Companion Rules (1984), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993) Semi-intelligent form of air elemental typically conjured by a cleric
Anhkheg 6 Dragon #5 (1977), Dragon #117 "The Ecology of the Anhkheg" (1987), MC2 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Underdark #30 (2005). A chitinous creature that burrows through the earth like an earthworm
Ant, giant 7 D&D Basic Set (1977, 1981, 1983), MC2 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003)
Ape 7 Dragon #133 "The Ecology of the Carnivorous Ape" (1988), MC2 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), Monstrous Manual (1993) Described are the gorilla, and carnivorous ape
Axe beak 7 MC3 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Three: Forgotten Realms Appendix (1989), Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Two (1995), Arms and Equipment Guide (2003) Prehistoric carnivorous flightless birds, very fast runners that hunt aggressively
Baboon 8 MC2 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003)
Badger 8 MC2 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003)
Baluchitherium 8 MC3 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Three: Forgotten Realms Appendix (1989), DMR2 - Creature Catalog (1993), Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Two (1995), Fiend Folio (2003) (as "Indricothere") Prehistoric ancestor of the rhinoceros, a huge herbivore
Barracuda 8 MC2 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), Monstrous Manual (1993), Stormwrack (2005)
Basilisk 8 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974), D&D Basic Set (1977), D&D Expert Set (1981, 1983), Dragon #81 "The Ecology of the Basilisk" (1984), D&D Companion Rules (1984), MC2 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Giants of Legend set #13 (2004) Reptilian monster whose gaze can turn creatures to stone
Bear 9 D&D Basic Set (1981, 1983), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003) Described are the black, brown, and cave bear
Beaver, giant 9 Blackmoor set (1975), Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Two (1989)
Beetle, giant 9-10 Blackmoor set (1975), D&D Basic Set (1977, 1981, 1983) (fire), MC2 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991) (fire), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000) (bombardier, fire, stag), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003) (bombardier, fire, stag), D&D Miniatures: Blood War set (2006) (celestial giant stag beetle) Described are the bombardier, boring, fire, rhinoceros, stag, and water beetle
Beholder 10 Greyhawk set (1974), Dragon #76 "The Ecology of the Beholder" (1983), D&D Companion Rules (1984), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), I, Tyrant (1996), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Deathknell set #32 (2005) Hateful, aggressive, avaricious spherical monster that is most frequently found underground
Black pudding 10 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974), D&D Basic Set (1977), D&D Expert Set (1981, 1983), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Dragon #219 "The Ecology of the Black Pudding" (1995), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003) A scavengers that can flow through narrow openings and lives underground
Blink dog 10-11 Greyhawk set (1974), D&D Basic Set (1977), D&D Expert Set (1981, 1983), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003) Lawful good creatures as intelligent as normal humans, with a limited form of teleportation
Boar 11 D&D Basic Set (1981, 1983), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Two (1995), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003) Described are the wild boar, giant boar, and warthog
Brain mole 11 Eldritch Wizardry, PHBR5 - Complete Psionics Handbook (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Psionics Handbook (2001), Expanded Psionics Handbook (2004) Small mole-like mammals that can psionically "burrow" into another creature's mind
Brownie 11 MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), DMR2 - Creature Catalog (1993), Monstrous Manual (1993), Dangerous Denizens: The Monsters of Tellene (2003) Distant relatives of halflings that dwell in quiet, pastoral areas
Buffalo 11-12 MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000) (as "bison"), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003) (as "bison")
Bugbear 12 Greyhawk set (1974), D&D Basic Set (1977, 1981, 1983), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Dragoneye set #46 (2004) Larger cousins of goblins
Bulette 12 Dragon #1 (1976), Dragon #74 "The Ecology of the Bulette" (1983), MC2 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Giants of Legend set #67 (2004) Landshark burrows underground and feeds on humans, horses, and halflings
Bull 12 Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Two (1995), Dangerous Denizens: The Monsters of Tellene (2003)
Camel, wild 13 D&D Expert Set (1981, 1983), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), MC13 - Monstrous Compendium Al-Qadim Appendix (1992), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003)
Carrion crawler 13 Greyhawk set (1974)D&D Basic Set (1977, 1981, 1983), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Dragon #267 "The Ecology of the Carrion Crawler: Crawlspaces" (2000), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Dragoneye set #41 (2004) Worm-like cephalopod that scavenges in subterranean areas
Catoblepas 13 Strategic Review #7 (1976), Dragon #73 "The Ecology of the Catoblepas" (1983), D&D Master Rules (1985) (as "Nekrozon"), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991) (as "Nekrozon"), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual II (2002) Loathsome creature whose gaze causes death
Cattle, wild 13-14 MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993)
Centaur 14 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974), D&D Expert Set (1981, 1983), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Harbinger set #17 (2003) Dwells in secluded pastures far from human habitation
Centipede, giant 14 D&D Basic Set (1977, 1981, 1983), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000) (as "Monstrous Centipede"), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003) (as "Monstrous Centipede")
Cerebral parasite 14 Eldritch Wizardry, PHBR5 - Complete Psionics Handbook (1991), Expanded Psionics Handbook (2004) Tiny creatures that drain psionic abilities
Chimera 14 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974), D&D Basic Set (1977), D&D Expert Set (1981, 1983), Dragon #94 "The Ecology of the Chimera" (1985), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: War Drums set #45 (2006) Three-headed creature can bite with its lion head, gore with its goat head, and breathe fire with its dragon head
Cockatrice 15 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974), D&D Basic Set (1977), D&D Expert Set (1981, 1983), D&D Companion Rules (1984), Dragon #95 "The Ecology of the Cockatrice" (1985), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2001), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003) Rooster-like creature whose touch turns flesh to stone
Couatl 15 Eldritch Wizardry, MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Deathknell set #2 (2005) Winged, feathered serpents with great intelligence and powers
Crab, giant 15 Blackmoor set (1975), D&D Expert Set (1981, 1983), MC2 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Stormwrack (2005) (as "Monstrous Crab")
Crayfish, giant 15 MC2 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), Monstrous Manual (1993), Dragon #321 (2004)
Crocodile 15 Blackmoor set (1975) (giant crocodile), D&D Expert Set (1981, 1983), MC2 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003) Described are the normal and giant crocodile
Demon 16-20
-- Demogorgon (Prince of Demons) 16-17 Eldritch Wizardry, D&D Immortal Rules (1986), Book of Vile Darkness (2002), Miniatures Handbook (2003) (aspect), D&D Miniatures: Archfiends set #45 (2004) (aspect), Fiendish Codex I (2006), Dragon #357 (2007), Dungeon #150 (2007)
-- Juiblex (The Faceless Lord) 17 Book of Vile Darkness (2002), Fiendish Codex I (2006)
-- Manes (Sub-Demon) 17 MC8 - Monstrous Compendium Outer Planes Appendix (1991), Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix (1994), Book of Vile Darkness (2002), Fiendish Codex I (2006) Dead which go to the layers of the Abyss become manes
-- Orcus (Prince of the Undead) 17-18 Eldritch Wizardry, D&D Immortal Rules (1986), H4 - Throne of Bloodstone (1988), Dungeon #89 (2001), Book of Vile Darkness (2002), Miniatures Handbook (2003) (aspect), D&D Miniatures: Archfiends set #47 (2004) (aspect), Fiendish Codex I (2006), Dungeon #149 (2007)
-- Succubus 18 Eldritch Wizardry, D&D Immortal Rules (1986) (as "Demon, Whispering"), MC 8 - Monstrous Compendium Outer Planes Appendix (1991), Wrath of the Immortals (1992) (as "Fiend, Lesser, Whispering"), Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix (1994), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Blood War set #59 (2006) Female demons whose kiss drains energy levels
-- Type I (Vrock) 18 Eldritch Wizardry, D&D Immortal Rules (1986) (as "Demon, Screaming"), MC 8 - Monstrous Compendium Outer Planes Appendix (1991), Wrath of the Immortals (1992) (as "Fiend, Lesser, Screaming"), Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix (1994), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2000), D&D Miniatures: Archfiends set #58 (2004) Resembles a cross between a human and a vulture
-- Type II (Hezrou) 18 Eldritch Wizardry, D&D Immortal Rules (1986) (as "Demon, Croaking"), MC 8 - Monstrous Compendium Outer Planes Appendix (1991), Wrath of the Immortals (1992) (as "Fiend, Lesser, Croaking"), Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix (1994), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Angelfire set #55 (2005) Looks somewhat like a gross toad with arms in place of forelegs
-- Type III (Glabrezu) 18 Eldritch Wizardry, D&D Immortal Rules (1986) (as "Demon, Howling"), MC8 - Monstrous Compendium Outer Planes Appendix (1991), Wrath of the Immortals (1992) (as "Fiend, Lesser, Howling"), Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix (1994), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Giants of Legend set (2004) 9-foot-tall (2.7 m) demon with a ghastly appearance
-- Type IV (Nalfeshnee, etc.) 19 Eldritch Wizardry, D&D Immortal Rules (1986) (as "Demon, Groaning"), H4 - Throne of Bloodstone (1988), MC8 - Monstrous Compendium Outer Planes Appendix (1991), Wrath of the Immortals (1992) (as "Fiend, Lesser, Groaning"), Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix (1994), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003) Demons that combine the worst features of an ape and a boar
-- Type V (Marilith, etc.) 19 Eldritch Wizardry, D&D Immortal Rules (1986) (as "Demon, Hissing"), MC8 - Monstrous Compendium Outer Planes Appendix (1991), Wrath of the Immortals (1992) (as "Fiend, Lesser, Hissing"), Monstrous Manual (1993), Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix (1994), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Blood War set #55 (2006) Female demons with a multi-armed torso atop the body of a great snake
-- Type VI (Balor, etc.) 19 Eldritch Wizardry, D&D Immortal Rules (1986) (as "Demon, Roaring"), MC8 - Monstrous Compendium Outer Planes Appendix (1991), Wrath of the Immortals (1992) (as "Fiend, Lesser, Roaring"), Monstrous Manual (1993), Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix (1994), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Underdark set #41 (2005) This demon's favored weapon is a large sword and a whip with many "tails", which is employed to drag an opponent into the flames which the demons are able to create around themselves
-- Yeenoghu (Demon Lord of Gnolls) 19-20 Book of Vile Darkness (2002), Fiendish Codex I (2006) (aspect), Expedition to the Demonweb Pits (2007) (aspect)
Devil Don Turnbull considered the devils the most prominent among the new monsters introduced in the Monster Manual: "they are all pretty strong and compare not unfavourably in this respect with the Demons we already know".
-- Asmodeus (Arch-devil) 20-21 Book of Vile Darkness (2002), Miniatures Handbook (2003) (aspect), Fiendish Codex II (2006) (aspect)
-- Baalzebul (Arch-devil) 21 Book of Vile Darkness (2002), Fiendish Codex II (2006) (aspect)
-- Barbed (Lesser devil) 21 MC8 - Monstrous Compendium Outer Planes Appendix (1991) (as "Hamatula"), Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix (1994) (as "Hamatula"), Monster Manual (2000) (as "Hamatula"), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Angelfire set #35 (2005) Excellent guards, with horny, barbed hands and horrid tails
-- Bone (Lesser devil) 21 MC8 - Monstrous Compendium Outer Planes Appendix (1991) (as "Osyluth"), Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix (1994) (as "Osyluth"), Monster Manual (2000) (as "Osyluth"), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Archfiends set #29 (2004), D&D Miniatures: Desert of Desolation #31 (2007) (as "Osyluth") Particularly malicious devils that have a great bone hook they employ to snare and wound opponents
-- Dispater (Arch-devil) 21-22 Book of Vile Darkness (2002), Fiendish Codex II (2006) (aspect)
-- Erinyes (Lesser devil) 22 MC8 - Monstrous Compendium Outer Planes Appendix (1991), Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix (1994), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Archfiends set #33 (2004) Female devils that are commonly sent forth to garner more souls
-- Geryon (Arch-devil) 22 Yet More Archfiends (Book of Vile Darkness Web Enhancement) (2002)
-- Horned (Malebranche) (Greater devil) 22 MC8 - Monstrous Compendium Outer Planes Appendix (1991) (as "Cornugon"), FRQ2 - Hordes of Dragonspear (1992) (as "Cornugon"), Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix (1994) (as "Cornugon"), Monster Manual (2000) (as "Cornugon"), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Blood War set #34 (2006) Hate anything stronger than themselves, and carry a two-tined fork or a barbed whip
-- Ice (Greater devil) 22-23 MC8 - Monstrous Compendium Outer Planes Appendix (1991) (as "Gelugon"), Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix (1994) (as "Gelugon"), Monster Manual (2000) (as "Gelugon"), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Blood War set #35 (2006) Greater devils that attack and torment victims with their claws, mandibles, and tails
-- Lemure 23 MC8 - Monstrous Compendium Outer Planes Appendix (1991), Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix (1994), Monster Manual (2000)

Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Giants of Legend set #34 (2004)

The form in which the dead which inhabit the Nine Hells are put in
-- Pit Fiend (Greater devil) 23 MC8 - Monstrous Compendium Outer Planes Appendix (1991), FRQ2 - Hordes of Dragonspear (1992), Monstrous Manual (1993), Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix (1994), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Blood War set #42 (2006) Devils of great power hat possess a terrible strength and the most evil nature
Dinosaur 23-28 Blackmoor set (1975) (elasmosaurus, mosasaurus, plesiosaurus), X1 - Isle of Dread (1980), D&D Expert Set (1981), Dragon #55 (1981), D&D Expert Set (1983), Monster Manual II (1983), D&D Master Rules (1985), Dragon #112 (1986), AC9 - Creature Catalogue (1986), MC3 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Three: Forgotten Realms Appendix (1989), Hollow World Boxed Set (1990), HWR1 - Sons of Azca (1991), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Dragon #187 (1992), DMR2 - Creature Catalog (1993), Monstrous Manual (1993), Dungeon #54 (1995), Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Two (1995), Lands of Intrigue (1997), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual II (2002), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), Dragon #318 (2004), Eberron Campaign Setting (2004), Serpent Kingdoms (2004), Monster Manual III (2004), Sandstorm (2005), Stormwrack (2005), Dungeon #145 (2007) Described are anatosaurus (trachodon), akylosaurus, antrodemus (allosaurus), apatosaurus (brontosaurus), archelon ischyras, braciosaurus, camarasaurus, ceratosaurus, cetiosaurus, dinichtys, diplodocus, elasmosaurus, gorgosaurus, iguanadon, lambeosaurus, megalosaurus, monoclonius, mososaurus, paleoscincus, pentaceratops, plateosaurus, plesiosaurus, pteranadon, stegosaurus, styracosaurus, teratosaurus, triceratops, and tyrannosaurus rex
Displacer beast 28 Voyage of the Space Beagle by A. E. van Vogt (1950) (the creature Coeurl was the inspiration for the Displacer Beast), Greyhawk set (1974), D&D Basic Set (1977), D&D Expert Set (1981, 1983), Dragon #109 "The Ecology of the Displacer Beast" (1986), MC 1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003) (also includes a Pack Lord), D&D Miniatures: Harbinger set #41 (2003), D&D Miniatures: War of the Dragon Queen set #29 (2006) (Displacer Beast Pack Lord), D&D Miniatures: Unhallowed set #37 (2007) (Displacer Beast Manhunter) Vaguely puma-like beast always appears to be three feet away from its actual position
Djinni 28-29 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974), D&D Basic Set (1977), D&D Expert Set (1981, 1983), D&D Companion Rules (1984), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Land of Fate (1992), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Angelfire set #17 (2005) Chaotic good creatures from the aerial plane with magical properties
Dog 29 AC9 - Creature Catalogue (1986), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), DMR2 - Creature Catalog (1993), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003) Described here are the war dog and wild dog
Dolphin 29 Blackmoor set (1975), D&D Companion Rules (1984), MC2 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993) Very intelligent creatures of lawful good alignment
Doppleganger 29 Greyhawk set (1974), D&D Basic Set (1977, 1981, 1983), Dragon #80 "The Psychology of the Doppleganger" (1983), MC2 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003) Bipedal creatures able to shape themselves into the likeness of any humanoid creature they observe
Dragon 29- Powerful and intelligent, usually winged reptiles with magical abilities and breath weapon.
-- Black Dragon (Draco Causticus Sputem) 31 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974), D&D Basic Set (1977, 1981, 1983), D&D Companion Rules (1984), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Dragoneye set #44 (2004), D&D Icons: Gargantuan Black Dragon (2006), D&D Miniatures: Unhallowed set #55 (2007) Chaotic evil dragons that spit acid
-- Blue Dragon (Draco Electricus) 31 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974), D&D Basic Set (1981, 1983), D&D Companion Rules (1984), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Deathknell set #38 (2005), D&D Icons: Gargantuan Blue Dragon (2007) Lawful evil dragons that discharge a bolt of lightning
-- Brass Dragon (Draco Impudentus Gallus) 31 Greyhawk set (1974), D&D Basic Set (1997), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Dragoneye set #14 (2004), D&D Miniatures: Unhallowed set #19 (2007) Chaotic good dragons that can breathe a cone of sleep gas or a billowing cloud of fear-causing gas
-- Bronze Dragon (Draco Gerus Bronzo) 32 Greyhawk set (1974), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: War Drums set #7 (2006) Lawful good dragons that breathe a bolt of lightning or a repulsion gas cloud
-- Chromatic Dragon (Tiamat) 32 Greyhawk set (1974), Dragon #38 (1980), Polyhedron #73 (1992), Dragon #272 (2000), Manual of the Planes (2001), Miniatures Handbook (2003) ("Aspect of Tiamat"), D&D Miniatures: War of the Dragon Queen set #24 (2006) ("Aspect of Tiamat") Ruler of the first plane of the Nine Hells where she spawns all of evil dragonkind
-- Copper Dragon (Draco Comes Stabuli) 32 Greyhawk set (1974), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Angelfire set #21 (2005), D&D Miniatures: Desert of Desolation #23 (2007) Chaotic good dragons that breathe a discharge of acid or a cloud of gas that slows creatures
-- Gold Dragon (Draco Orientalus Sino Dux) 32-33 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974), D&D Basic Set (1981, 1983), D&D Companion Rules (1984), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Giants of Legend set #61 (2004), D&D Miniatures: Deathknell set #7 (2005) Lawful good dragons that breathe fire or chlorine gas
-- Green Dragon (Draco Chlorinous Nauseous Respiratorus) 33 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974), D&D Basic Set (1981, 1983), D&D Companion Rules (1984), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003). D&D Miniatures: War of the Dragon Queen set #38 (2005) Lawful evil dragons that breathe a cloud of poisonous chlorine gas
-- Platinum Dragon (Bahamut) 33 Greyhawk set (1974), Dragon #38 (1980), Polyhedron #73 (1992), Dragon #272 (2000), Manual of the Planes (2001), Miniatures Handbook (2003) ("Aspect of Bahamut"), D&D Miniatures: War of the Dragon Queen set #2 (2006) ("Aspect of Bahamut") The King of Good Dragons, he dwells in a great fortified palace behind the east wind
-- Red Dragon (Draco Conflagratia Horriblus) 33-34 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974), D&D Basic Set (1977, 1981, 1983), D&D Companion Rules (1984), Dragon #134 "The Ecology of the Red Dragon" (1988), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Dragoneye set #55 (2004), D&D Miniatures: Giants of Legend set #71 (2004), D&D Icons: Colossal Red Dragon (2006) Chaotic evil dragons that breathe a cone of fire
-- Silver Dragon (Draco Nobilis Argentum) 34 Greyhawk set (1974), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Archfiends set #5 (2004) Lawful good dragons that breathe a cone of frost or a cloud of paralyzing gas
-- White Dragon (Draco Rigidus Frigidus) 34 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974), D&D Basic Set (1977, 1981, 1983), D&D Companion Rules (1984), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Night Below #58 (2007), D&D Icons: Legend of Drizzt Scenario Pack (2007) ("Icingdeath, Gargantuan White Dragon") Chaotic evil dragons that breathe a cone of cold
Dragonne 34 AC9 - Creature Catalogue, MC2 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), DMR2 - Creature Catalog (1993), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: War Drums set #17 (2006) Cross between a brass dragon and giant lion, roar causes weakness
Dragon turtle 35 D&D Expert Set (1981), D&D Companion Rules (1984), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules, Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003) Gigantic water creatures found in very large rivers and lakes, can belch forth a cloud of scalding steam
Dryad 35 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974), D&D Expert Set (1981, 1983), Dragon #87 "The Ecology of the Dryad" (1984), MC2 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003) Beautiful, alluring tree sprites, only found near their oak trees
Dwarf 35-36 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974), D&D Basic Set (1977, 1981, 1983), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), MC2 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), PHBR6 - The Complete Book of Dwarves (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), Races of Stone (2004) Rocky hill-dwellers that band together in clans
Eagle, giant 36 AC9 - Creature Catalogue (1986), Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), DMR2 - Creature Catalog (1993), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Night Below set #18 (2007) Intelligent creatures found on great bluffs, cliffs, mesas, or mountain crags to rest on
Ear seeker 36 City of Delights (1993), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume One (1994) Small insectoids found in wood that live by eating dead cellulose, leave eggs in creatures head which hatch and larvae eat the host from the inside out
Eel 36 Blackmoor set (1975) (giant eel, weed eel), Monster Manual II (1983), AC9 - Creature Catalogue (1986), MC2 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), DMR2 - Creature Catalog (1993), Monstrous Manual (1993), Stormwrack (2005) Described are the electric, giant, and weed eel
Efreet 37 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974), D&D Expert Set (1981, 1983), D&D Companion Rules (1984), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Angelfire set #39 (2005)
Elemental 37-38 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974), D&D Expert Set (1981, 1983), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003) Described are the air, earth, fire, and water elemental
Elephant 38-39 D&D Expert Set (1981, 1983), Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003) Described are the (Asiatic) elephant, and the loxodont (African Elephant)
Elf 39-40 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974), Blackmoor set (1975) (aquatic elf), D&D Basic Set (1977, 1981, 1983), Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), PHBR8 - The Complete Book of Elves (1992), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), Races of the Wild (2005)
Ettin 40 Dragon #92 "Duh 'Cology of Duh Ettin" (1984), MC2 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Deathknell set #52 (2005) (Ettin Skirmisher) Giant-like creatures with two heads
Eye, floating 40 Blackmoor set (1975), WGA3 - Flames of the Falcon (1990), Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Two (1995) Salt water fish with transparent bodies that hypnotize with their single eye
Eye of the deep 41 Dragon #93 "The Ecology of the Eye of the Deep" (1985), AC9 - Creature Catalogue (1986) (as "Beholder, Aquatic"), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), DMR2 - Creature Catalog (1993) (as "Beholder, Aquatic"), Monstrous Manual (1993), I, Tyrant (1996), Lords of Madness (2005) Beholder-like monster that dwells at the great depths of the ocean, attacks with lobster claws
Flightless bird 41 MC11 - Monstrous Compendium Forgotten Realms Appendix (1991) (as "Avian, Flightless Bird"), Dragon #186 (1992) ("Emu"), Monstrous Manual (1993) Includes ostrich, emu, and rhea
Frog, giant 41 Blackmoor set (1975), MC2 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), Monstrous Manual (1993), Return to the Temple of Elemental Evil (2001) ("Giant Frog"), D&D Miniatures: Deathknell set #28 ("Giant Frog"), Dungeon #126 (2005) ("Killer Frog") Described are the giant frog, killer frog, and poisonous frog
Fungi, violet 42 MC2 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003) The branches of this fungus cause flesh to rot
Gar, giant 42 MC2 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), Monstrous Manual (1993), Dragon #321 (2004)
Gargoyle 42 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974), D&D Basic Set (1977, 1981, 1983), MC2 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Dragoneye set #52 (2004) Ferocious predators of a magical nature, found among ruins and attack anything they can detect
Gas spore 42 D&D Companion Rules (1984) (as "Blast Spore"), Dragon #120 (1987) ("The Ecology of the Gas Spore"), MC2 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), I, Tyrant (1996), Lords of Madness (2005) Strongly resemble beholders, and explode violently when struck
Gelatinous cube 43 Greyhawk set (1974) Cubic scavengers cleanse living organism and carrion from the floor and walls of underground passageways
Ghast 43 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974) Indistinguishable from ghouls except for their carrion stench which causes retching and nausea
Ghost 43 Spirits of evil humans who were so awful that they have been rewarded (or cursed) with undead status
Ghoul 43-44 Undead creatures, once human, who feed on corpses
Giant 44-45 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974); (Greyhawk set (1974) (storm giant) Described are the cloud giant, fire giant, frost giant, hill giant, stone giant, and storm giant
Gnoll 46 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974) Resemble hyenas and live in rapacious bands
Gnome 46 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974) Smaller beings that live in clans
Goat, giant 47
Goblins 47 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974) Have a tribal society and dwell in dismal surroundings
Golem 47-49 Described are the clay, flesh, iron, and stone golem
Gorgon 49 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974) Bull-like creatures covered in thick metal scales that breathe a cloud of noxious vapors which turn any creature to stone
Gray ooze 49 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974) Slimy horror which inhabits subterranean places that closely resembles wet stone or sedimentary cave formations
Green slime 49 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974) Strange plant growths that feed on animal, vegetable, and metallic substances
Griffon 50 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974) Aggressive carnivores whose favorite prey is horses, seek cliffs and rocky habitats in which to build their nests
Groaning spirit (Banshee) 50 Spirit of an evil female elf whose keening wail causes hearers to die on the spot
Halfling 50-51 Hard-working, orderly and peaceful citizens of burrows
Harpy 51 Greyhawk set (1974) Have the bodies of vultures but the upper torsos and heads of women, their sweet-sounding calls cause creatures to approach the harpy who then tortures and devours them
Hell hound 51 Greyhawk set (1974) Not from the material plane, breathes out scorching fire. Don Turnbull noted that the breath weapon of the "much-feared" hell hound has been altered from its previous appearance.
Herd animal 51 Includes musk oxen, reindeer, giraffe, antelopes
Hippocampus 51 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974) Prized marine steed, has the upper body of a horse and the long rear body of a great fish
Hippogriff 52 Nests on rocky crags, fierce fighters and omnivores
Hippopotamus 52
Hobgoblin 52-53 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974) Tribal lawful evil creatures found nearly anywhere
Homunculus 53 Greyhawk set (1974) Creature created and animated through a special magical alchemical process to serve a magic-user
Horse 53 Described are the draft, heavy, light, medium, pony, and wild horse
Hydra 53-54 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974) Multi-headed reptilian monsters found in marshes, swamps, and subterranean lairs
Hyena 54 Described are the hyena and giant hyena (hyaenodon)
Imp 54 Common on the planes of Acheron and Hell, a minor devil created to spread evil as a familiar to a lawful evil magic-user or cleric
Intellect devourer 54-55 Eldritch Wizardry Dwells deep beneath the ground, subsists on the psychic energy of their prey
Invisible stalker 55 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974) Creature from the elemental plane of air conjured to track a target
Irish deer 55 Moose-sized creatures of the Pleistocene epoch
Ixitxachitl 55 Blackmoor set (1975) Intelligent rays dwelling in shallow tropical seas with evil disposition and clerica nature
Jackal 56
Jackalwere 56 Malign foe of humankind, a jackal able to assume the form of a man, gaze puts creatures to sleep
Jaguar 56
Ki-rin 57 Eldritch Wizardry (1976), Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), Monstrous Manual (1993), psionic variant of the ki-rin in The Complete Psionics Handbook (1991), third edition Oriental Adventures (2001) Race of lawful good aerial creatures that will aid humans if the need to combat evil is great
An obituary to Gary Gygax specifically highlights the Ki-rin as an example of the way in which D&D embraces world culture and folklore.
Kobold 57 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974) Tribal creatures with war bands, found in dank, dark places
Lamia 59 Upper torso, arms, and head of a human female, lower body of a beast, whose touch drains a creature's wisdom
Lammasu 59 Greyhawk set (1974) Lawful good dwellers of warm regions, who aid and protect lawful good persons
Lamprey 59 Blackmoor set (1975) Described are the normal and giant lamprey
Larva 59 The most selfishly evil of all souls who sink to lower planes after death, and dwell in the gloom of Hades
Leech, giant 60 Blackmoor set (1975)
Leopard 60
Leprechaun 60 Small creatures of magical talent and mischievous nature that dwell in fair, green lands with lush hills and dales
Leucrotta 60-61 Weird creature that haunts deserted and desolated places, so ugly that other creatures cannot bear the sight of it
Lich 61 Greyhawk set (1974) Created with the use of powerful and arcane magic, formerly ultra powerful magic-users now non-human and non-living
Lion 61 Described are the lion, mountain lion, and spotted lion
Lizard 61-62 Blackmoor set (1975) (fire lizard, minotaur lizard) Described are the fire, giant, minotaur, and subterranean lizard
Lizard man 62 Greyhawk set (1974) Semi-aquatic, dwelling underwater, omnivorous but prefer human flesh
Locathah 62 Blackmoor set (1975) Humanoid aquatic nomads, hunting and gathering food from bountiful warm waters
Lurker above 62 Carnivorous subterranean creature that can disguise itself as part of the ceiling
Lycanthrope 63-64 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974) (werewolf, wereboar, weretiger, werebear); Greyhawk set (1974) (wererat) Described are the werebear, wereboar, wererat, weretiger, and werewolf
Lynx, giant 64 Very intelligent and speak their own language
Mammoth 65
Manticore 65 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974) Has a lion body, bat wings, and a human head, attacks by loosing a volley of iron spikes from its tail
Masher 65 Blackmoor set (1975) Worm-like fish move along coral reefs, defends itself with poisoned spines
Mastodon 65
Medusa 66 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974) Hateful humanoid creatures that try to beguile humans to look into their eyes, causing them to turn to stone
Men 66-69 Described are the bandit (brigand), berserker, buccaneer (pirate), caveman (tribesman), dervish (nomad), merchant, pilgrim
Merman 70 Blackmoor set (1975) Found in the seas and oceans and have regular undersea communities
Mimic 70 Subterranean creatures that are able to perfectly mimic stone and wood
Mind flayer 70 Eldritch Wizardry Evil subterranean creature that considers humanity as cattle to feed upon, draws forth brains with its tentacles
Minotaur 71 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974) Cruel man-eaters, typically found in labyrinthe places in the wilderness and underground
Mold 71 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974) (yellow) Described are the brown mold and yellow mold
Morkoth 71 Blackmoor set (1975) Dim, shadowy monster, "wraith of the deep," lairs in a series of spiraling tunnels
Mule 72
Mummy 72 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974) Undead humans that retain a semblance of life and seek to destroy living things. Don Turnbull noted that the mummy was revised from its previous statistics, and could now cause paralysis on sight (as a result of fear).
Naga 72-73 Described are the guardian, spirit, and water naga
Neo-otyugh 73 Larger, more intelligent species of otyugh
Night hag 73 Rule the convoluted planes of Hades, form larvae (see above) from evil persons they slay, and sell to demons and devils. Don Turnbull referred to the night hag as "splendid" and notes that the illustration of the night hag is the best drawing in the book.
Nightmare 74 "Demon horse" or "hell horse" from the lower plans, ridden primarily by powerful demons and devils, night hags, vampires, and liches
Nixie 74 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974) Water sprites that inhabit lakes and dwell in living seaweed
Nymph 74 Beautiful, ever-young women that inhabit lovely wilderness places, and can cast druidic spells
Ochre jelly 75 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974) Form of giant amoeba that seeps about in dungeons, hunting for flesh to devour
Octopus, giant 75 Blackmoor set (1975)
Ogre 75 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974) Ugly-tempered and voracious creatures sometimes found as mercenaries
Ogre mage (Japanese ogre) 76 Greyhawk set (1974)
Orc 76 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974) Fiercely competitive bullies, tribal creatures often living underground
Otter, giant 77 Blackmoor set (1975)
Otyugh 77 Weird omnivorous scavengers whose diet consists of dung, offal, and carrion, always found underground. Don Turnbull referred to the otyugh as a "most interesting creation".
Owl, giant 77 Very intelligent nocturnal predators will sometimes befriend other creatures
Owlbear 77 Greyhawk set (1974) Horrible creatures that inhabit tangled forest regions, attacks with great claws and snapping beak
Pegasus 78 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974) Chaotic good intelligent winged horses that make the swiftest of steeds
Peryton 78 Omnivorous creatures of the weirdest appearance, having the lower bodies of birds and the upper bodies of stags
Piercer 78 Inhabit caves and caverns and are indistinguishable from stalactites clinging to cave roofs, drop down on opponents to kill them
Pike, giant 78
Pixie 79 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974) Idyllic woodland dwellers that are naturally invisible, carry slim swords and war arrows that puts an opponent to sleep
Porcupine, giant 79
Portuguese man-o-war, giant 79 Blackmoor set (1975)
Pseudo-dragon 79 These highly sought after creatures can deliver a vicious bite with their small jaws, but also have a flexible sting-equipped tail
Purple worm 80 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974) 50-foot-long (15 m) burrowing worms constantly in search of food, can swallow human-sized creatures whole
Quasit 80 Common on the planes of Pandemonium and the Abyss, a minor demon created to spread evil as a familiar to a chaotic evil magic-user or cleric
Rakshasa 81 Evil spirits encased in flesh, first known in India, fond of a diet of human meat and masters of illusion
Ram, giant 81
Rat, giant (Sumatran) 81
Ray 81 Blackmoor set (1975) (pungi, manta) Described are the manta ray, pungi ray, and stingray
Remorhaz 82 The Dragon #2 (1976) Polar worms, huge aggressive predators
Rhinoceros 82 Described are the rhinoceros and wooly rhinoceros
Roc 82 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974) Huge eagle-like birds that inhabit the highest mountains, and prey upon large creatures such as cattle, horses, and elephants
Roper 83 Subterranean cavern dwellers that stand upright to resemble pillars or stalagmites, can draw prey into their toothy maws with strands of strong, sticky rope-like excretions
Rot grub 83 Found in heaps of offal or dung, will viciously burrow into living flesh until they reach the heart and kill their host
Rust monster 83 Greyhawk set (1974) Subterranean inhabitants that eat ferrous metals such as iron, steel, and steel alloys
Sahuagin 84-85 Blackmoor set (1975) "Seadevils" dwell in warm salt water depths, predatory in the extreme and kill for sport and pleasure as well as food
Salamander 85 Greyhawk set (1974) Evil creatures of the elemental plane of fire that prefer temperatures of 300 degrees and upwards
Satyr 85 Gods, Demi-Gods & Heroes (1976) Sylvan woodland inhabitants primarily interested in sport such as frolicking, piping, chasing wood nymphs
Scorpion, giant 85-86
Sea hag 86 Inhabit thickly vegetated shallows, they hate beauty and are so ghastly in appearance to make other creatures weak with fright
Sea horse, giant 86 Blackmoor set (1975)
Sea lion 86 Fearsome carnivores that inhabit coastal marine waters, whose top halves resemble lions and bottom halves resemble sea creatures
Shadow 86 Greyhawk set (1974) Horrible undead creatures that drain strength merely by touching an opponent. Don Turnbull noted his disappointment that the shadow in the Monster Manual is of the undead class and thus subject to a cleric's turn undead ability: "I used to enjoy seeing clerics vainly trying to turn what wouldn't turn, when Shadows were first met".
Shambling mound 87 Apparent heaps of rotting vegetation shamblers are intelligent forms of vegetable life that suffocate prey in their slime
Shark 87 Blackmoor set (1975) (giant shark) Described are the shark and giant shark (megalodon)
Shedu 87 Eldritch Wizardry Lawful good creatures that travel around the world seeking to help allied creatures when in need
Shrieker 87 Mindless ambulatory fungus that emit a piercing shriek when any light source or movement comes nearby
Skeleton 87-88 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974) Magically animated, undead monsters enchanted by powerful magic-users or clerics of evil alignment
Skunk, giant 88
Slithering tracker 88 Transparent and almost impossible to discover, attacks when prey is asleep by drawing all the plasma from its body
Slug, giant 88 Greyhawk set (1974)
Snake, giant 88-89 Described are the amphisbaena, constrictor, poisonous snake, sea snake, and spitting snake
Spectre 89 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974) Powerful undead humans that haunt the most desolate of places, tombs and dungeons, and drain the life energy of opponents
Sphinx 89-90 Gods, Demi-Gods & Heroes (1976) Described are the androsphinx, criosphinx, gynosphinx, and hieracosphinx
Spider 90 Greyhawk set (1974) (phase spider), Blackmoor set (1975) (water spider) Described are the giant, huge, large, phase spider, and giant water spider
Sprite 92 Dwell in meadows and wooded glens, shy and reclusive, armed with arrows that put creatures to sleep
Squid, giant 92 Blackmoor set (1975)
Stag 92 Described are the stag and giant stag
Stirge 92-93 Greyhawk set (1974) Found in dark, tangled forests or in subterranean lairs, and lay in wait for warm-blooded creatures to drink their blood
Strangle weed 93 Intelligent kelp found in relatively warm sea water, crushes victims with its fronds
Su-monster 93 Eldritch Wizardry Inhabits forsaken wilderness areas, has a prehensile tail to swing from limb from limb, has psionic attack
Sylph 93 Beautiful winged creatures similar to nymphs that dwell in aerial places
Thought eater 94 Eldritch Wizardry, PHBR5 - Complete Psionics Handbook (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Psionics Handbook (2001), Expanded Psionics Handbook (2004) Dwellers in the ether attracted by the use of psionics, that can absorb psionic or spell energy
Tick, giant 94 Greyhawk set (1974), D&D Basic Set (1977), Monstrous Manual (1993), Dragon #321
Tiger 94 D&D Basic Set (1981, 1983), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), Frostburn (2004) Described are the tiger and sabre-tooth tiger (smilodon)
Titan 94-95 Greyhawk set (1974), MC8 - Monstrous Compendium Outer Planes Appendix (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003) Dwell on a plane somewhere above the material plane, chaotic good beings that resemble 18-foot-tall (5.5 m) humans
Titanothere 95 D&D Expert Set (1981), AC9 - Creature Catalogue (1986), MC3 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Three: Forgotten Realms Appendix (1989), DMR2 - Creature Catalog (1993), Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Two (1995)
Toad, giant 95 Blackmoor set (1975), D&D Expert Set (1981, 1983), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Oriental Adventures (2001), Frostburn (2004) Described are the giant toad, ice toad, and poisonous toad
Trapper 95-96 Strategic Review #5 (1975), Dragon #84 "The Ecology of the Trapper" (1984), MC2 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), Monstrous Manual (1993) Clever monsters that can shape their flat bodies to appear as part of a stone floor
Treant 96 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974) (originally listed as "Ents"), D&D Expert Set (1981), Dragon #79 "The Ecology of the Treant" (1983), D&D Expert Set (1983), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Giants of Legend set #63 (2004) Combines features of both humans and trees, dwell in forests and are indistinguishable from trees, can cause trees to come to life and move
Triton 96 Greyhawk set (1974), AC9 - Creature Catalogue (1986), MC2 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), DMR2 - Creature Catalog (1993), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003) Rumored to be from the elemental plane of water, sea dwellers with the upper bodies of humans and the lower bodies of fish
Troglodyte 97 D&D Basic Set (1977, 1981, 1983), MC2 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Dragon #235 "The Ecology of the Troglodyte" (1996), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Dragoneye set #60 (2004) Reptilian humanoids that dwell in subterranean places, loathe humans and slaughter all they encounter
Troll 97 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974), D&D Basic Set (1977), D&D Expert Set (1981, 1983), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Dragon #301 "Malignant Growth: The Ecology of the Troll" (2002), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Harbinger set #77 (2003) Horrid carnivores that know no fear and are able to regenerate damage taken
Turtle, giant 97 MC5 - Monstrous Compendium Greyhawk Appendix (1990), Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Two (1995), Stormwrack (2005) Described are the giant sea turtle and giant snapping turtle
Umber hulk 98 Greyhawk set (1974), AC9 - Creature Catalogue (1986) (as "Hook Beast, Hulker"), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dragon #152 "The Ecology of the Umber Hulk" (1989), DMR2 - Creature Catalog (as "Hook Beast, Hulker), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Harbinger set #78 (2003) Subterranean predators with iron-like claws that enable them to burrow through solid stone, and their eyes cause a dangerous confusion in opponents
Unicorn 98 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974), D&D Basic Set (1977), D&D Expert Set (1981), Dragon #77 "The Ecology of the Unicorn" (1983), D&D Expert Set (1983), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Archfiends set #22 (2004) Dwelling in temperate woodlands, these chaotic good creatures shun contact with nearly all creatures
Vampire 99 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974), Supplement I: Greyhawk (1975), D&D Basic Set (1977), D&D Expert Set (1981, 1983), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003) Chaotic evil, night-prowling creatures and their powerful negative force drains life energy from victims
Wasp, giant 99 Blackmoor set (1975), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003)
Water weird 100 AC9 - Creature Catalogue (1986), MC2 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), DMR2 - Creature Catalog (1993), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual II (2002), Dragon #347 "The Ecology of the Elemental Weird" (2006) Originating from the elemental place of water, attacks all living things, feeding from their essences
Weasel, giant 100 D&D Expert Set (1981), D&D Companion Rules (1984), MC2 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Two (1995)
Whale 100 Blackmoor set (1975), D&D Expert Set (1981), D&D Companion Rules (1984), MC2 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003)
Wight 100 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974), D&D Basic Set (1977, 1981, 1983), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Harbinger set #52 (2003), Dragon #348 "The Ecology of the Wight" (2006) Undead humans that inhabit barrow mounds or catacombs, evil and hateful, seeking to destroy all life they encounter
Will-o-(the)-wisp 101 Greyhawk set (1974), Dragon #99 "The Ecology of the Will-o-Wisp" (1985), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), Dragon: Monster Ecologies "The Ecology of the Will-O'-Wisp" (2007) Commonly haunt deserted bogs, fens, swamps and the like, feeds upon the life force of dying beings
Wind walker 101 Strategic Review #3 (1975), ALQ2 - Assassin Mountain (1993), Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume One (1994) Creatures from the elemental plane of air that attack by wind force
Wolf 101 D&D Basic Set (1981, 1983), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Harbinger set #80 (2003) (worg), D&D Miniatures: Harbinger set #37 (2003) (wolf), D&D Miniatures: Underdark set #60 (2005) (winter wolf) Described are the wolf, dire wolf (worg), and winter wolf
Wolverine 101-102 MC2 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Two (1995), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Angelfire set #54 (2005) (fiendish dire wolverine) Described are the wolverine, and giant wolverine
Wraith 102 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974), D&D Basic Set (1977), D&D Expert Set (1981, 1983), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Harbinger set #53 (2003) Undead, similar to wights, with a chilling touch that drains life energy
Wyvern 102 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974), D&D Expert Set (1981, 1983), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Dragon Annual #1 "The Ecology of the Wyvern" (1996), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Aberrations set #25 (2004) Distantly related to dragons, stupid but very aggressive, can lash with sting-equipped tail
Xorn 102 MC 2 - Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003), D&D Miniatures: Underdark set #28 (2005) From the elemental plane of earth, feed on certain rare minerals, snacks upon copper and silver
Yeti 103 Strategic Review #3 (1975), Dragon #127 "The Ecology of the Yeti" (1987), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Monstrous Manual (1993), Oriental Adventures (2001), Frostburn (2004) Inhabits regions of icy cold, very fond of human flesh
Zombie 103 Dungeons & Dragons set (1974), D&D Basic Set (1977, 1981, 1983), MC1 - Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual (2000), Monster Manual v.3.5 (2003) Magically animated corpses, undead creatures under the command of the evil magic-users or clerics who animated them

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