A brainstealer dragon was a mix of illithid and dragon. They sometimes ruled illithid settlements that did not have an elder brain.[1]



As illithids are parasitic creatures that take over their host, this is likely the result of an illithid tadpole being implanted into a dragon.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Kevin Baase, Eric Jansing, Oliver Frank, and Bill Halliar (November 2005). “Monsters of the Mind – Minions of the Mindflayers”. Dragon #337 (Paizo Publishing, LLC), pp. 25–35.


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