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Green dragons revel in combat, and will often attack for no apparent reason.

Physical descriptionEdit

Green dragons are most notable for the large, waving crest or fin that starts at the dragon's nose and runs the entire length of the dragon's body. They also have exceptionally long, slender forked tongues.

Breath weaponEdit

Green dragons expel a cone of corrosive chlorine gas.


Green dragon anatomy - Richard Sardinha

A review of green dragon anatomy.

They are mean-tempered, cruel, and rude. These dragons love intrigue and secrets. They delight in stalking their enemies and listening in for any information they can gather before moving to attack. Green dragons enjoy consuming elves and fey creatures – especially pixies.



They are highly territorial, and will often view any intrusion into their domain, voluntary or not, as a personal affront. They are extremely cunning and duplicitous foes, and love double-crossing others. A traveler who stumbles into a green dragon's territory may be able to bribe the dragon for safe passage, but more often than not the dragon will pretend to agree and then attack the unsuspecting offender once their guard is down.


Green dragon Wyrmling

Green dragon Wyrmling

Green dragons dwell in deep, old-growth forests. The typical green dragon lair will be a complex of caves and tunnels, with its main entrance hidden behind a waterfall. The preferred green dragon lair is a cave high up on a cliff, but such locations are usually hard to find and thus only home to the oldest and most powerful green dragons.

Parenting and developmentEdit

Green dragons are reasonably good parents, with both mother and father typically staying close to their eggs while they are incubating. Green dragon females either keep their eggs in a solution of acid or bury them in leaves moistened with rainwater. The green wyrmling is easily mistaken for a black, due to their nearly black scales. As the wyrmling matures, its scales become steadily lighter in color until they reach the striking green shade of an adult. The wyrmlings typically stay with both parents until they reach adulthood (approximately 100 years).

Known green dragonsEdit


  1. Wizards RPG Team (2014). Monster Manual 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 93–96. ISBN 978-0786965614.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook (July 2003). Monster Manual 3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 74–75. ISBN 0-7869-2893-X.
  3. Wizards RPG Team (2014). Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set (Lost Mines of Phandelver). (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 32–33. ISBN 0786965592.


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