Platinum dragons were the rarest of metallic dragons; in fact, most believed that there was only one platinum dragon.[3] They represented the archetype of good-aligned metallic dragons.[1]

Description Edit

Platinum dragons had platinum scales and were huge, even by dragon standards.[4][5] Their bodies and eyes irradiated powerful auras of light, sometimes making onlookers unable to discern the color of their scales.[4] Two of the only three known platinum dragons on Realmspace were wingless wyrms.[4]

A rare few dragonborn sorcerers who drew their magic through their draconic heritage were able to manifest traits of platinum dragons as well.[6]


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.[3]

Known Platinum Dragons Edit

All known platinum dragons were members of the Draconic pantheon.[4][7]

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.[8]



  1. 1.0 1.1 Nigel Findley, et al. (October 1990). Draconomicon. (TSR, Inc), p. 5. ISBN 0-8803-8876-5.
  2. Gary Gygax (1977). Monster Manual. (TSR, Inc), p. 33. ISBN 0-9356-9600-8.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Nigel Findley, et al. (October 1990). Draconomicon. (TSR, Inc), p. 57. ISBN 0-8803-8876-5.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Nigel Findley, et al. (October 1990). Draconomicon. (TSR, Inc), pp. 27–28. ISBN 0-8803-8876-5.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Dale Donovan (January 1998). Cult of the Dragon. (TSR, Inc), p. 120. ISBN 0-7869-0709-6.
  8. Steven E. Schend (1997). Lands of Intrigue: Book One: Tethyr. (TSR, Inc.), p. 31. ISBN 0-7869-0697-9.