A displacer beast, also known as a dirlagraun,[citation needed] was a monstrous magical creature.[5]


The beast appears to have originated in the Feywild.[2]

Physical descriptionEdit

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.[3]


Displacer beasts used their innate magic to bend light, making them appear to be a foot or two from their actual positions.[3]


These monsters lived in small groups or preferred to be alone.[3] Many humanoids trained them to act as guards or pets, such as evil fey and oni.[2]


Like many big cats, displacer beasts were often pack hunters, although they were sometimes encountered alone.[3]



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.[2] In the Monster Manual 5th edition, it has again become lawful evil.

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Further ReadingEdit


  1. Wizards RPG Team (2014). Monster Manual 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 81. ISBN 978-0786965614.
  2. 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. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook (July 2003). Monster Manual 3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 66–67. ISBN 0-7869-2893-X.
  4. Doug Stewart (June 1993). Monstrous Manual. (TSR, Inc), p. 56. ISBN 1-5607-6619-0.
  5. Ed Greenwood (May, 2009). The Sword Never Sleeps. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 294. ISBN 978-0-7869-5015-7.