Gazers (also known as eyeballs) were tiny (eight-inch wide), four-stalked, wild beholderkin. They often served as familiars for evil spellcasters.[1][3]

A gazer was "born" out of a beholder's feverish dreams, in which its perception of scale and perspective was warped by its delirium. It then followed its creator like an aggressive pet, a fact that beholders considered amusing.[1]


The four eyestalks of gazers could cause effects similar to the spells cause fear, daze, mage hand, and ray of frost.[1][3]


A gazer's eye could be transplanted into a humanoid by a beholder surgeon. The process killed the gazer, in a sense. This was done to turn said creature into an ocular adept, the only divine casters of the Great Mother who weren't beholders themselves. Vestiges of the gazer's psyche extended some influence on the receiver of this surgery.[4]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Wizards RPG Team (2016). Volo's Guide to Monsters. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 7,126. ISBN 978-0786966011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 James Wyatt and Rob Heinsoo (February 2001). Monster Compendium: Monsters of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 23–24. ISBN 0-7869-1832-2.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Thomas M. Reid, Sean K. Reynolds, Darrin Drader, Wil Upchurch (June 2006). Mysteries of the Moonsea. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 35. ISBN 0-7869-3915-X.
  4. Eric L. Boyd, Erik Mona (May 2002). Faiths and Pantheons. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 200. ISBN 0-7869-2759-3.