A displacer beast, also known as a dirlagraun, was a monstrous magical creature.
Displacer beasts were large cat-like creatures with six legs and a pair of long tentacles sprouting from their shoulders. They were covered in a pelt of blue-black fur. They were usually about 9 feet long and weighed as much as 500 pounds, but the occasional mutant could be twice this size.
Displacer beasts used their innate magic to bend light, making them appear to be a foot or two from their actual positions.
Like many big cats, displacer beasts were often pack hunters, although they were sometimes encountered alone.
On page 66 of Monster Manual 3.5, the alignment of the displacer beast is lawful evil, but in the Monster Manual 4th edition, the creatures' alignment has changed to unaligned. In the Monster Manual 5th edition, it has again become lawful evil.
- Bill Mickelson (May 1986). “The Ecology of the Displacer Beast”. In Kim Mohan ed. Dragon #109 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 32–34.
- ↑ Wizards RPG Team (2014). Monster Manual 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 81. ISBN 978-0786965614.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Mike Mearls, Stephen Schubert, James Wyatt (June 2008). Monster Manual 4th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 70. ISBN 978-0-7869-4852-9.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook (July 2003). Monster Manual 3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 66–67. ISBN 0-7869-2893-X.
- ↑ Doug Stewart (June 1993). Monstrous Manual. (TSR, Inc), p. 56. ISBN 1-5607-6619-0.
- ↑ Ed Greenwood (May, 2009). The Sword Never Sleeps. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 294. ISBN 978-0-7869-5015-7.