A rust monster was an aberration that corroded and ate metal.[4] They were favored by the Mulhorandi god Geb, the dwarven god Abbathor, the gnomish god Flandal Steelskin, and the Duergar gods Laduguer and Deep Duerra.[5]

Physical descriptionEdit

A rust monster was the size of a small pony, with four insectlike legs and a squat, humped body. Its hide was thick and lumpy and was yellowish tan on the belly and rust-red on the back. Its tail ended in what looked like a double ended paddle. Two long antennae come out of its head, one under each eye.[4]


A rust monster had a weak bite and did not normally attack with it.[4] They attacked anyone who had metal, however, with their antennae. The touch of an antenna could turn even magical metal items into rust.[4]


Rust monsters ate the rust of freshly rusted metal objects.[4]


A rust monster could smell metal from ninety feet away. They always went for the biggest source of metal first, and preferred ferrous metals over precious ones.[4]


Rust monster antennae were used in the creation of rust blades. They found these items extremely delicious and nourishing.[6]



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Further readingEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 David "Zeb" Cook, et al. (1989). Monstrous Compendium Volume Two. (TSR, Inc). ISBN 0-8803-8753-X.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Wizards RPG Team (2014). Monster Manual 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 262. ISBN 978-0786965614.
  3. Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook (July 2003). Monster Manual 3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 216. ISBN 0-7869-2893-X.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet and Monte Cook (October 2000). Monster Manual 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 216. ISBN 0-7869-1552-1.
  5. Sean K. Reynolds (2002). Deity Do's and Don'ts. A Faiths and Pantheons Web Enhancement. Wizards of the Coast. pp. 10–15. Retrieved on 2014-09-22.
  6. Ed Greenwood (May 1991). “Bazaar of the Bizarre: A dozen deadly daggers from the Forgotten Realms”. In Roger E. Moore ed. Dragon #169 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 88–92.