Shadow mastiffs was a massive shadow dog.[2]


Shadow mastiffs were all black, making it very easy for them to blend in with shadows.[3]


The sound of a pack of shadow mastiffs baying caused all but the bravest individuals to tremble.[3]


Shadow mastiff whelps could be sold for 200–500 gp. However, they had to be kept in constant darkness, as bright light could kill them.[3]


It was believed that shadow mastiffs resulted from dogs that were killed by undead shadows and then transported to the Demiplane of Shadow to be with others of their kind.[3]





  1. 1.0 1.1 Wizards RPG Team (2016). Volo's Guide to Monsters. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 190. ISBN 978-0786966011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook (July 2003). Monster Manual 3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 222. ISBN 0-7869-2893-X.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Jon Pickens ed. (November 1996). Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Three. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 79. ISBN 0786904496.

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