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Dragon (3e)[1]
Shadow magical beast (4e)[2]
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A mysterious shadow dragon (3e).
Shadow Dragon
General Information
Type Dragon (3e)[1]
Shadow magical beast (4e)[2]
Subtype Shadow (3e)[1]
Dragon (4e)[2]
Alignment Neutral evil (1e)[3]
Chaotic evil (3e)[4]
Evil (4e)[2]
Vision Darkvision[2]
Homeland(s) Underground[1]
Language(s) Draconic[2]
Appearance
Average Length 20 ft - 30 ft (6.1 m - 9.1 m)[3]
Skin Color Dark translucent (scales)[2]
Eye Color Grey[5]
Game Information
Challenge Rating 2-23[4]
First Appearance Monster Manual II 1st edition[3]

Shadow dragons were evil shadow monsters native to the Shadowfell.[2]

DescriptionEdit

Physically seeming insubstantial, shadow dragons had dark and translucent scales which helped it camouflage into the darkness around it. Shadow dragons were often mistaken for black dragons, but their head horns point backwards. A long fringe of spines emerged from the back of the dragon's neck and its powerful tail featured a swimming fin.[2] An average shadow dragon was 20 ft - 30 ft (6.1 m - 9.1 m) in length.[3]

CombatEdit

A shadow dragon would stalk its prey from the shadows.[2]

EcologyEdit

Many shadow dragons inhabited the dark places of Faerûn, such as ruins or abandoned keeps.[2] These dragons from the Plane of Shadow were seen in the Frost Hills and the Thunder Peaks.[4]

HistoryEdit

Around 1372 DR,[6] a number of shadow dragons joined forces with the Cult of the Dragon and there were a number of known shadow dracoliches associated with the cult.[4]

Known shadow dragonsEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 James Wyatt and Rob Heinsoo (February 2001). Monsters of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 42. ISBN 0-7869-1832-2.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 Bruce R. Cordell, Ari Marmell and Robert J. Schwalb (November 2008). Draconomicon: Chromatic Dragons. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 199. ISBN 978-0786949809.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Gary Gygax (1983). Monster Manual II 1st edition. (TSR, Inc), p. 58. ISBN 0-8803-8031-4.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 James Wyatt and Rob Heinsoo (February 2001). Monsters of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 43. ISBN 0-7869-1832-2.
  5. Gary Gygax (1983). Monster Manual II 1st edition. (TSR, Inc), p. 59. ISBN 0-8803-8031-4.
  6. James Wyatt and Rob Heinsoo (February 2001). Monsters of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 64. ISBN 0-7869-1832-2.
  7. Eric L. Boyd, Eytan Bernstein (August 2006). Dragons of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 146. ISBN 0-7869-3923-0.
  8. Eric L. Boyd, Eytan Bernstein (August 2006). Dragons of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 149. ISBN 0-7869-3923-0.
  9. Eric L. Boyd, Eytan Bernstein (August 2006). Dragons of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 154. ISBN 0-7869-3923-0.
  10. Eric L. Boyd, Eytan Bernstein (August 2006). Dragons of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 156. ISBN 0-7869-3923-0.
  11. Eric L. Boyd, Eytan Bernstein (August 2006). Dragons of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 150. ISBN 0-7869-3923-0.
  12. BioWare (2000). James OhlenKevin Martens. Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of AmnBlack Isle Studios.
  13. 13.0 13.1 Eric L. Boyd, Eytan Bernstein (August 2006). Dragons of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 157. ISBN 0-7869-3923-0.

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