Deep dragons, also called purple dragons, were a type of chromatic dragon[citation needed] that lived in the Underdark.[1]


Despite their large size, deep dragons were slender and agile, allowing them to crawl through the tunnels of the Underdark. In the light, the dragons' scales were the color of amethyst, but in the dark, they appeared nearly black.[1]


Purple dragons inhabited the Underdark and were rarely known on the surface.[1]


A deep dragon's breath weapon was psychic and caused the target to be dazed or dominated, depending on the strength of the wyrm.[1]

Deep dragons were harmed by direct sunlight.[1]

Notable deep dragonsEdit


Further readingEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Bruce R. Cordell, Ari Marmell and Robert J. Schwalb (November 2008). Draconomicon: Chromatic Dragons. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 175–178. ISBN 978-0786949809.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 James Wyatt and Rob Heinsoo (February 2001). Monster Compendium: Monsters of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 40–41. ISBN 0-7869-1832-2.
  3. Rich Baker and James Wyatt (2004-03-13). Monster Update (Zipped PDF). Wizards of the Coast. p. 4. Retrieved on 2009-10-07.
  4. David Cook (1991). Monstrous Compendium Forgotten Realms Appendix (MC11). (TSR, Inc), p. 16. ISBN l-56076-111-3.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Elaine Cunningham (July 2003). Daughter of the Drow (Mass Market Paperback). (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 336–337. ISBN 978-0786929290.