Platinum dragons were the rarest of metallic dragons; in fact, most believed that there was only one platinum dragon.[2] They represented the archetype of good-aligned metallic dragons.[1]

Description Edit

Platinum dragons had platinum scales and were huge, even by dragon standards.[3][4] Their bodies and eyes irradiated powerful auras of light, sometimes making onlookers unable to discern the color of their scales.[3] Two of the only three known platinum dragons on Realmspace were wingless wyrms.[3]

A rare few dragonborn sorcerers who drew their magic through their draconic heritage were able to manifest traits of platinum dragons as well.[5]


Bahamut was the only platinum dragon known to most non-dragon scholars, and they believed he was a unique type of dragon. Even so, those scholars were wrong about this—Bahamut was actually unique among his kind for the fact that he had wings.[2]

Known Platinum Dragons Edit

All known platinum dragons were members of the Draconic pantheon.[3][6]

Rumors & LegendsEdit

King Strohm IV of Tethyr was said to have been protected by a platinum dragon, but who this dragon was is lost to history.[7]



  1. 1.0 1.1 Nigel Findley, et al. (October 1990). Draconomicon. (TSR, Inc), p. 5. ISBN 0-8803-8876-5.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Nigel Findley, et al. (October 1990). Draconomicon. (TSR, Inc), p. 57. ISBN 0-8803-8876-5.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Nigel Findley, et al. (October 1990). Draconomicon. (TSR, Inc), pp. 27–28. ISBN 0-8803-8876-5.
  4. Andy Collins, James Wyatt, and Skip Williams (November 2003). Draconomicon: The Book of Dragons. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 32. ISBN 0-7869-2884-0.
  5. Gwendolyn F.M. Kestrel, Jennifer Clarke Wilkes, Kolja Raven Liquette (2006). Races of the Dragon. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 102–103. ISBN 0-7869-3913-3.
  6. Dale Donovan (January 1998). Cult of the Dragon. (TSR, Inc), p. 120. ISBN 0-7869-0709-6.
  7. Steven E. Schend (1997). Lands of Intrigue: Book One: Tethyr. (TSR, Inc.), p. 31. ISBN 0-7869-0697-9.


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