List of Dungeons & Dragons 4th edition monsters

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Dungeons & Dragons 4th edition (see editions of Dungeons & Dragons) was released in 2008. The first book containing monsters to be published was the Heroic Tier adventure Keep on the Shadowfell, followed closely with the release of the first set of "core" rulebooks.

WTC 21718 – Keep on the Shadowfell (2008)

Keep on the Shadowfell is the first official product from the 4th edition Dungeons & Dragons line.[1] It is part one of a three part series of adventures. The monsters appear in the 80-page adventure book booklet and are organized as they appear in the adventure encounters.

ISBN 978-0-7869-4850-5

Creature Page Other Appearances Variants Description
Kobold 16–17,25–28 Monster Manual (2008) Kobold slinger, kobold minions, kobold dragonshields, kobold skirmisher, kobold wyrmpriest Small reptilian humanoids  
Drake 30,42 Monster Manual (2008) Guard drake Small carnivorous reptiles similar in form to the theropod dinosaurs  
Human 30 Monster Manual (2008) Human rabble  
Gnome 31 Monster Manual (2008) Gnome skulk Small and slender humanoids  
Halfling 31 Monster Manual (2008) Halfling slinger Small humanoids  
Rat 38,54 Monster Manual (2008) Rat swarm, giant rats  
Goblin 38–40,42,44 Monster Manual (2008) Goblin sharpshooters, goblin warriors, goblin cutters Small green humanoids  
Hobgoblin 40,64,66–68,69 Monster Manual (2008) Hobgoblin torturer, hobgoblin soldiers, hobgoblin grunts, hobgoblin archer, hobgoblin warcaster, hobgoblin warchief Normal size humanoids covered in coarse fur.  
Zombies 46,48,60,71,74 Monster Manual (2008) Zombies, zombie rotters, gravehound zombies, corruption corpses Undead decomposed corpses  
Skeleton 50,60,79 Monster Manual (2008) Skeleton warriors, decrepit skeletons Undead decomposed corpses to the bone  
Ochre Jelly 54 Monster Manual (2008) Resembles a giant amoeba  
Kruthik 56–57 Monster Manual (2008) Kruthik hatchlings, kruthik young, kruthik adult Four-legged reptilians with natural plate armor covering most of their body  
Blue Slime 59  
Spider 65 Monster Manual (2008) Deathjump spider  
Gelatinous Cube 70 Monster Manual (2008)  
Ghoul 74 Monster Manual (2008) Undead decomposed corpses  
Homunculus 75 Monster Manual (2008) Clay scout Clay scouts are small flying gargoyle-like creatures made from clay  
Vampire Spawn 76 Monster Manual (2008) Pale undead humanoids with fangs  
Dark One 77 Monster Manual (2008) Dark creeper Small humanoids from the Shadowfell plane  
Deathlock Wight 79 Monster Manual (2008) Varies but generally an undead corrupted corpse resembling his living form  

WTC 21720 – Monster Manual (2008)

This is the first monster book for the Dungeons & Dragons 4th edition, published in 2008. This book features an alphabetical listing of monsters on page 3, an introduction on pages 4–7, the monster descriptions on pages 8–275, instructions for converting some monsters into NPCs and PCs on pages 276–279, a glossary on pages 280–283, and a list of the monsters in the book ranked by level on pages 284–287.

ISBN 978-0-7869-4852-9

Creature Page Other Appearances Variants Description
Aboleth 8–9 Aboleth lasher, aboleth slime mage, aboleth overseer Large eel-like aberrations with potent psionic abilities  
Aboleth Servitor 9 Human aberrations with translucent and slimy skin  
Astral Stalker 10 Humanoid abomination with large claws and skull-like face  
Atropal 10–11 Floating humanoid abomination resembling a Ghoul  
Blood Fiend 11–12 Four-arm humanoid abomination with large claws  
Phane 12–13 Half-cat half-humanoid abomination with a misty consistence  
Tarrasque 12–13 Huge tyrannosaurus-like abomination with horns  
Angel 14–17 Angel of battle, angel of protection, angel of valor, angel of valor cohort,angel of valor veteran, angel of valor legionnaire, angel of vengeance Varies but generally humanoid forms with wings  
Archon 18–21 Fire archon emberguard, fire archon blazesteel, fire archon ash disciple, ice archon hailscourge, ice archon rimehammer, ice archon frostshaper Varies but generally humanoid forms made up from an element  
Azer 22–23 Azer warrior, azer foot soldier, azer rager, azer taskmaster, azer beastlord Resembles a dwarf with brass-colored skin, and hair and beard of flames  
Balhannoth 24 Large worm-like aberration with tentacles  
Banshrae 25 Banshrae dartswarmer, banshrae warrior Humanoids with insect-like features  
Basilisk 26 Venom-eye basilisk, stone-eye basilisk Large six (sometimes eight)-legged lizard  
Bat 27 Shadowhunter bat, fire bat Large bat-like creatures  
Battlebriar 28 Warthorn battlebriar, earthrage battlebriar Plant creatures resembling large frogs with claws and large teeth  
Bear 29 Cave bear, dire bear  
Beetle 30 Fire beetle, tangler beetle, rot scarab swarm  
Behemoth 31 Macetail behemoth, bloodspike behemoth Bloodspike behemoth resembles a large reptile similar in form to the Stegosaurus stenops and macetail behemoth resembles a large reptile similar in form to the Euoplocephalus tutus  
Beholder 32–33 Beholder eye of flame, beholder eye tyrant Resembles a floating orb of flesh with a large mouth, single central eye, and lots of smaller eyestalks on top with deadly magical powers  
Berbalang 34 Medium-sized blue demon-like humanoid with bat wings  
Boar 35 Dire boar, thunderfury boar  
Bodak 36 Bodak skulk, bodak reaver Humanoids with smooth grayish-black skin and a featureless face  
Boneclaw 37 Resembles humanoids who are half skeletal and half without skin with three-fingered huge claws  
Bulette 38 Bulette, dire bulette Large armored mole-like creature  
Cambion 39 Cambion hellsword, cambion hellfire magus Archetype devil appearance  
Carrion Crawler 40 Carrion crawler, enormous carrion crawler Large yellow and green worm-like aberration  
Chimera 41 Appears to be an amalgam of a goat, lion and a dragon with three heads.  
Choker 42 Cavern choker, feygrove choker Resembles small greyish-black humanoids  
Chuul 43 Chuul juggernaut Large pale yellow lobster-like aberrations  
Colossus 44 Godforged colossus Large animated statues  
Crocodile 45 Visejaw crocodile, feymire crocodile  
Cyclops 46–48 Cyclops guard, cyclops warrior, cyclops impaler, cyclops rambler, cyclops hewer, cyclops battleweaver, cyclops storm shaman Single eyed giants  
Dark One 49 Keep on the Shadowfell (2008) Dark creeper, dark stalker Small humanoids from the Shadowfell plane  
Death Knight 50–51 Death knight (human fighter),death knight (dragonborn paladin)  
Demon 52–58 Balor, barlgura, evistro (carnage demon), glabrezu, goristro, hezrou, immolith, marilith, mezzodemon, vrock Varies  
Destrachan 59 Destrachan, destrachan far voice Large reptiles similar in form to the theropod dinosaurs  
Devil 60–67 Bearded devil (barbazu), bone devil (osyluth), chain devil (kyton),ice devil (gelugon), imp, legion devil grunt, legion devil hellguard, legion devil veteran, legion devil legionnaire,pit fiend, spined devil (spinagon),succubus, war devil (malebranche) Varies  
Devourer 68–69 Spirit devourer, viscera devourer, soulspike devourer Undead humanoids of varied forms but generally with exposed ribcage  
Displacer Beast 70 Displacer beast, displacer beast packlord Resembles six-legged black puma with a pair of black tentacles sprouting from its shoulders  
Doppelganger 71 Doppelganger sneak, doppelganger assassin Humanoids able to change shape  
Dracolich 72–73 Dracolich, blackfire dracolich, runescribed dracolich Resembles undead dragon skeleton  
Dragon 74–85 Young black dragon, adult black dragon, elder black dragon, ancient black dragon, young blue dragon, adult blue dragon, elder blue dragon, ancient blue dragon, young green dragon, adult green dragon, elder green dragon, ancient green dragon, young red dragon, adult red dragon, elder red dragon, ancient red dragon, young white dragon, adult white dragon, elder white dragon, ancient white dragon Resembles a reptile-like winged creature with magical or unusual abilities  
Dragonborn 86–87 Dragonborn soldier, dragonborn gladiator, dragonborn raider, dragonborn champion Normal size humanoids with dragon features  
Dragonspawn 88–89 Redspawn firebelcher, blackspawn gloomweb, bluespawn godslayer Varies but spawned from corrupted dragon eggs  
Drake 90–92 Keep on the Shadowfell (2008) Spiretop drake, guard drake, needlefang drake swarm, pseudodragon, spitting drake, rage drake Varies  
Drider 93 Drider fanglord, drider shadowspinner Drows which have been transformed from the waist down so they have the lower body of a spider  
Drow 94–95 Drow warrior, drow arachnomancer, drow blademaster, drow priest Dark elves  
Dryad 96 Dryad, briar witch dryad Resembles humanoids with tree-like features  
Dwarf 97 Dwarf bolter, dwarf hammerer Small size humanoids  
Efreet 98–100 Efreet fireblade, efreet cinderlord, efreet flamestrider, efreet pyresinger, efreet karadjin Giants with reddish skin and horns and body part flesh and flame  
Eidolon 101 Eidolon Resembles a large human-like creature of stone covered in runes  
Eladrin 102–103 Eladrin fey knight, eladrin twilight incanter, bralani of autumn winds, ghaele of winter High elves  
Elemental 104–105 Firelasher, rockfire dreadnought, earthwind ravager, thunderblast cyclone Varies but composed of one of the four classical elementals of air, earth, fire, or water  
Elf 106 Elf archer, elf scout Slender humanoids with pointed ears  
Ettercap 107 Ettercap fang guard, ettercap webspinner  
Ettin 108 Ettin marauder, ettin spirit-talker Two-headed giants  
Flameskull 109 Flameskull, great flameskull Floating skull on flames  
Fomorian 110–111 Fomorian warrior, fomorian painbringer Deformed giants  
Foulspawn 112–113 Foulspawn grue, foulspawn mangler, foulspawn berserker, foulspawn seer, foulspawn hulk Corrupted humanoids  
Galeb Duhr 114 Galeb duhr earthbreaker, galeb duhr rockcaller Boulder-like creature  
Gargoyle 115 Gargoyle, nabassu gargoyle Resembres grotesque stone statues  
Ghost 116–117 Phantom warrior, trap haunt, wailing ghost (banshee), tormenting ghost Varies  
Ghoul 118–119 Keep on the Shadowfell (2008) Ghoul, horde ghoul, abyssal ghoul, abyssal ghoul hungerer, abyssal ghoul myrmidon Undead decomposed corpses  
Giant 120–125 Death giant, death titan, hill giant, earth titan, fire giant, fire giant forgecaller, fire titan, storm giant, storm titan Large to huge humanoids  
Gibbering Beast 126–127 Gibbering mouther, gibbering abomination, gibbering orb amorphous aberrations covered with eyes and mouths  
Githyanki 128–129 Githyanki warrior, githyanki mindslicer, githyanki gish Tall and gaunt humanoids with almost skeletal features  
Githzerai 130–131 Githzerai cenobite, githzerai zerth, githzerai mindmage Tall and gaunt humanoids with almost skeletal features  
Gnoll 132–133 Gnoll huntmaster, gnoll claw fighter, gnoll marauder, gnoll demonic scourge Hyenas-like humanoids  
Gnome 134 Keep on the Shadowfell (2008) Gnome skulk, gnome arcanist Small and slender humanoids  
Bugbear 135–141 Bugbear warrior, bugbear strangler Stocky hairy humanoids  
Goblin 135–141 Keep on the Shadowfell (2008) Goblin cutters, goblin blackblade, goblin warriors, goblin sharpshooters, goblin hexer, goblin skullcleaver, goblin underboss Small green humanoids  
Hobgoblin 135–141 Keep on the Shadowfell (2008) Hobgoblin grunts, hobgoblin warrior, hobgoblin archer, hobgoblin soldiers, hobgoblin warcaster, hobgoblin commander, hobgoblin hand of bane Normal size humanoids covered in coarse fur  
Golem 142 Flesh golem, stone golem Varies  
Gorgon 143 Iron gorgon, storm gorgon Magical beasts resembling a bull  
Grell 144 Grell, grell philosopher Aberration resembling a floating brain with a frontal beak and ten tentacles originating on its underside  
Grick 145 Grick, grick alpha Large snake-like aberrations with beak and four barbed tentacles originating at the base of the beak  
Griffon 146–147 Hippogriff, hippogriff dreadmount, griffon, rimefire griffon Creatures with the forequarters, wings and head of an eagle, hindquarters of various forms depending on type of griffon  
Grimlock 148 Grimlock minion, grimlock follower, grimlock ambusher, grimlock berserker Gray skinned humanoids without eyes or eye sockets  
Guardian 149 Shield guardian, battle guardian Constructs of various materials and humanoid form  
Hag 150–151 Howling hag, bog hag, night hag, death hag Resemble wretched old women  
Halfling 152–153 Keep on the Shadowfell (2008) Halfling slinger, halfling stout, halfling thief, halfling prowler Small humanoids  
Harpy 154 Harpy, bloodfire harpy Humanoid creatures with avian wings and talons for feet and hands  
Helmed Horror 155 Helmed horror, greater helmed horror Resembles an animated suit of armor  
Homunculus 156–157 Clay scout, iron defender, iron cobra Varies  
Hook Horror 158 Hook horror Bipedal subterranean monster that looks like a vulture-like humanoid with bony hooks in place of hands  
Horse 159 Riding horse, warhorse, celestial charger  
Hound 160–161 Hell hound, shadow hound, wild hunt hound Varies  
Human 162–163 Keep on the Shadowfell (2008) Human rabble, human lackey, human bandit, human guard, human berserker, human mage  
Hydra 164–165 Fen hydra, mordant hydra, primordial hydra Large snake-like creatures with multiple heads  
Hyena 166 Hyena, cacklefiend hyena  
Kobold 167–169 Keep on the Shadowfell (2008) Kobold minions, kobold skirmisher, kobold slinger, kobold dragonshields, kobold wyrmpriest, kobold slyblade Small reptilian humanoids  
Kruthik 170–171 Keep on the Shadowfell (2008) Kruthik hatchlings, kruthik young, kruthik adult, kruthik hive lord Four-legged reptilians with natural plate armor covering most of their body  
Kuo-toa 172–173 Kuo-toa guard, kuo-toa marauder, kuo-toa harpooner, kuo-toa monitor, kuo-toa whip Fish-like humanoids  
Lamia 174 Lamia Varies  
Larva Mage 175 Larva mage A mass of worms and maggots taking the form of a mage  
Lich 176–177 Lich (human wizard), lich (eladrin wizard) Undead spellcasters  
Lich Vestige 176–177 Animated remains of a former lich  
Lizardfolk 178–179 Greenscale hunter, greenscale darter, greenscale marsh mystic, blackscale bruiser Reptilian humanoids  
Lycanthrope 180–181 Wererat, werewolf Shapechanger humanoids  
Magma Beasts 182–183 Magma claw, magma hurler, magma strider, magma brute Varies  
Manticore 184 Manticore Large magical beasts with the body of a lion, dragon wings, and a somewhat humanoid head  
Marut 185 Marut blademaster, marut concordant Astral humanoids  
Medusa 186–187 Medusa archer (female), medusa warrior (male), medusa shroud of zehir (female) Scaly skinned humanoids with powerful gaze  
Mind Flayer 188–189 Mind flayer infiltrator, mind flayer mastermind Humanoid aberrations with psionic powers and octopus-like heads  
Minotaur 190–191 Minotaur warrior, minotaur cabalist, savage minotaur Bull-like Humanoids  
Mummy 192–193 Mummy guardian, mummy lord (human cleric), giant mummy  
Naga 194–195 Guardian naga, bone naga, dark naga, primordial naga Varies but snake-like creatures  
Nightmare 196 Nightmare Resembles black horse with flaming hair  
Nightwalker 197 Nightwalker Humanoid being formed of shadow  
Ogre 198–199 Ogre thug, ogre bludgeoneer, ogre savaga, ogre skirmisher, ogre warhulk Brutish and dull-witted humanoids  
Oni 200–201 Oni night haunt, oni mage Ogre-like humanoids with horns  
Ooze 202 Keep on the Shadowfell (2008) Ochre jelly, gelatinous cube Amorphous creatures that dwell in dungeons  
Orc 203–205 Orc drudge, orc warrior, orc raider, orc berserker, orc eye of Gruumsh, orc bloodrager, orc chieftain Savage humanoids that revel in combat  
Orcus 206–210 Orcus, aspect of Orcus, Doresain, the Ghoul King, deathpriest hierophant, deathpriest of Orcus, crimson acolyte Orcus, Demon Prince of the Undead, and the members of his cult  
Otyugh 211 Otyugh Creature that lives in piles of waste  
Owlbear 212 Owlbear, winterclaw owlbear A creature with the front half of an owl and the back half of a bear  
Panther 213 Fey panther, spectral panther  
Purple Worm 214 Purple worm, elder purple worm Enormous armored "worms" that burrow through the ground  
Quickling 215 quickling runner, quickling zephyr Fey creatures that can move incredibly fast  
Rakshasa 216–218 Rakshasa warrior, rakshasa archer, rakshasa assassin, rakshasa noble, rakshasa dread knight Feline humanoids that can alter their appearance  
Rat 219 Keep on the Shadowfell (2008) Giant rat, dire rat, rat swarm  
Roc 220–221 Roc, phoenix, thunderhawk Enormous birds of prey. Phoenixes and thunderhawks have ties to the Elemental Chaos.  
Roper 222 Roper A creature that roughly resembles a stalagmite when at rest.  
Rot Harbinger 223 Rot harbinger, rot slinger Undead creatures that spread rot with their claws.  
Sahuagin 224–225 Sahuagin guard, sahuagin raider, sahuagin priest, sahuagin baron Shark-like humanoids that live in the sea.  
Salamander 226–227 Salamander lancer, salamander firetail, salamander archer, salamander noble Evil creatures associated with the element of fire.  
Satyr 228 Satyr rake, satyr piper Goat-like humanoids of fey origin  
Scorpion 229 Stormclaw scorpion, hellstinger scorpion  
Shadar-Kai 230–231 Shadar-kai chainfighter, shadar-kai gloomblade, shadar-kai witch, shadar-kai warrior Humanoids of darkness and shadow.  
Shambling mound 232 Shambling mound, stormrage shambler Animated mass of vines and foliage.  
Shifter 233 Longtooth shifter, razorclaw shifter Offspring of humans and lycanthropes  
Skeleton 234–235 Keep on the Shadowfell (2008) Decrepit skeleton, skeleton, blazing skeleton, boneshard skeleton, skeletal tomb guardian Reanimated bones that serve their creator.  
Skull Lord 236 Skull lord Three-headed skeletal creature that commands lesser undead.  
Slaad 237–239 Slaad tadpole, grey slaad (rift slaad), red slaad (blood slaad), blue slaad (talon slaad), green slaad (curse slaad), black slaad (void slaad) Frog-like beings of pure chaos.  
Snake 240–241 Deathrattle viper, crushgrip constrictor, flame snake, shadow snake  
Sorrowsworn 242–243 Sorrowsworn soulripper, sorrowsworn reaper, sorrowsworn deathlord, shadowraven swarm Gaunt humanoids drawn to places of conflict.  
Specter 244 Specter, voidsoul specter Twisted undead creatures driven to madness.  
Sphinx 245 Sphinx Winged lion-like creature tasked with guarding a specific location.  
Spider 246–247 Keep on the Shadowfell (2008) Deathjump spider, bloodweb spider swarm, blade spider, demonweb terror  
Stirge 248 Stirge, dire stirge, stirge swarm Bat-like creatures that feed on blood.  
Swordwing 249 Swordwing, crownwing Insect-like humanoids that collect a specific type of item.  
Tiefling 250 Tiefling heretic, tiefling darkblade Humans that made a pact with infernal creatures.  
Treant 251 Treant, blackroot treant Animated tree with roughly humanoid features. Blackroot treants are undead creatures that appear wilted and dying.  
Troglodyte 252–253 Troglodyte warrior, troglodyte mauler, troglodyte impaler, troglodyte curse chanter Reptilian humanoids that leave beneath the earth.  
Troll 254–255 Troll, war troll, fell troll Ugly, brutish humanoids that will eat anything that moves.  
Umber Hulk 256 Umber hulk, shadow hulk Insect-like creatures that burrow through the earth.  
Unicorn 257 Unicorn, dusk unicorn Fey creatures that resemble horses, but with a single horn on their head.  
Vampire 258–259 Keep on the Shadowfell (2008) Vampire lord (human rogue), vampire spawn fleshripper, vampire spawn bloodhunter Humanoid undead that feed on the blood of others.  
Vine Horror 260 Vine horror, vine horror spellfiend Roughly humanoid plant creatures formed of vines.  
Warforged 261 Warforged soldier, warforged captain Magic constructs that possess sentience.  
Wight 262–263 Keep on the Shadowfell (2008) Deathlock wight, wight, battle wight, battle wight commander, slaughter wight Undead creature that feeds on the life force of others.  
Wolf 264 Gray wolf, dire wolf  
Worg 265 Worg, guulvorg Evil, intelligent creatures related to wolves.  
Wraith 266–267 Wraith, mad wraith, sword wraith, dread wraith Undead creatures that feed on souls and spawn more wraiths from their victims.  
Wyvern 268 Wyvern, fell wyvern Bipedal, dragon-like creature with a poisonous tail stinger.  
Yuan-Ti 269–273 Yuan-ti malison sharp-eye, yuan-ti malison incanter, yuan-ti malison disciple of Zehir, yuan-ti abomination, yuan-ti anathema, snaketongue initiate, snaketongue zealot, snaketongue warrior, snaketongue assassin, snaketongue celebrant Evil, snake-like humanoids that live in jungles. Snaketongues are cultists who believe the yuan-ti are emissaries of the god Zehir.  
Zombie 274–275 Keep on the Shadowfell (2008) Zombie rotter, zombie, gravehound, corruption corpse, rotwing zombie, chillborn zombie, zombie hulk Undead creatures animated from the corpses of the deceased.  

WTC 21828 – Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide (2008)

Released in August 2008, this book details the Forgotten Realms campaign setting. It includes unique creatures, such as the zairtail, as well as a number of servants of the various groups and cults across the Realms. The table below is organized by the order the creatures first appear.

ISBN 978-0-7869-4924-3

Creature Page Other Appearances Variants Description
Goblin 8–9, 22, 25–26 Keep on the Shadowfell (2008), Monster Manual (2008) Goblin cutter, goblin warrior, goblin hexer, goblin skullcleaver, goblin blackblade Small green humanoids  
Starved Dog 23 Starved dog  
Zombie 24 Keep on the Shadowfell (2008), Monster Manual (2008) Zombie rotter, zombie Undead creatures animated from the corpses of the deceased  
Hobgoblin 26–27 Keep on the Shadowfell (2008), Monster Manual (2008) Hobgoblin archer, hobgoblin soldier Normal size humanoids covered in coarse fur  
Elf 30 Monster Manual (2008) Elf archer Slender humanoids with pointed ears  
Human 31, 34 Monster Manual (2008) Human gang member, human bandit, bandit leader  
Lizardfolk 34 Monster Manual (2008) Greenscale marsh mystic Reptilian humanoids  
Naga 239 Banelar naga  
Church of Shar 241 Dark moon monk  
Kir-Lanan 241 Kir-lanan wing  
Felljaw 243 Felljaw  
Haraevor 243–244 Haraevor  
Mordrin 244 Mordrin  
Tentacled Torment 245 Tentacled torment  
Dracolich 247 Fettered dracolich  
Draegloth 249–250 Draegloth, draegloth favored one  
Direhelm 252–253 Direhelm  
Doomsept 253 Doomsept  
Jordaini Enforcer 256 Jordaini enforcer  
Gibberling 257 Gibberling bunch, plaguechanged gibberling bunch  
Malaugrym 258 Aberrant, shapechanging, magical humanoid  
Shade 260 Shade  
Thaalud 262 Thaalud  
Veserab 263 Veserab  
Order of Blue Fire 264–266 Knight accordant, loremaster accordant, commander accordant  
Sharn 264 Sharn  
Ghoul 267 Plaguechanged ghoul  
Lycanthrope 270–271 Wereserpent  
Scathebeast 272–273 Scathebeast calf, scathebeast adult, scathebeast watcher, scathebeast bull, scathebeast giant  
Dread Warrior 274 Dread warrior  
Warlock Knights of Vaasa 276–278 Warlock executor, warlock knight vindicator, warlock knight luminary  
Shardsoul 278–279 Shardsoul slayer, shardsoul avatar  
Zairtail 280–281 Zairtail swarm, zairtail firetongue, zairtail gazer, zairtail bonebreaker, zairtail cutter  
Zhent Mercenary 283 Zhent soldier, Zhent Black Sun adept, Zhent war mage  

WTC 21783 – Adventurer's Vault (2008)

This book, published in September 2008, details various weapons, armor, vehicles, mounts, and other magical items. All of the monsters found in this book are mounts and/or creatures summoned through the use of magic items. The table below is organized by the order the creatures first appear.

ISBN 978-0-7869-4978-6

Creature Page Other Appearances Variants Description
Camel 11  
Elephant 12, 182 Elephant, marble elephant  
Giant Ant 12 Larger versions of mundane ants.  
Giant Lizard 12 Giant draft lizard, giant riding lizard Larger versions of mundane lizards  
Horse 13, 182 Sea horse, skeletal horse, obsidian steed, pearl sea horse  
Rhinoceros 13  
Shark 13 Dire shark, riding shark  
Behemoth 13, 182 Trihorn behemoth, jade macetail behemoth The trihorn behemoth is probably modeled after the triceratops. The jade macetail behemoth is a gem-like version of an ankylosaurus.  
Bloodstone Spider 181  
Ebony Fly 181  
Golden Lion 181  
Ivory Goat of Travail 181  
Onyx Dog 182  

239667200 – Monster Manual 2 (2009)

ISBN 978-0-7869-5101-7

253840000 – Monster Manual 3 (2010)

ISBN 978-0-7869-5490-2

253840000 – Dark Sun Creature Catalog (2010)

ISBN 978-0-7869-5494-0

244650000 – Monster Vault (2010)

A boxed set that includes a book with a revised and streamlined core listing of monsters for the Dungeons & Dragons 4th edition game, published in 2010 as part of the Essentials line. The book features an introduction on pages 4–11, the monster descriptions on pages 12–295, an appendix of animals on pages 296–304, a glossary on pages 305–312, and a list of the monsters in the book ranked by level on pages 313–319.

ISBN 978-0-7869-5631-9

Creature Page Other Appearances Variants Description
Angel 12–15 Monster Manual (2008) Angel of protection, angel of battle, angel of valor veteran, angel of vengeance Varies but generally humanoid forms with wings  
Archon 16–19 Monster Manual (2008) Earth archon, fire archon, ice archon, water archon Varies but generally humanoid forms made up from an element  
Basilisk 20–23 Monster Manual (2008) Mesmeric-eye basilisk, venom-eye basilisk, wilt-eye basilisk, basilisk, abyssal basilisk Large six (sometimes eight)-legged lizard  
Beholder 24–27 Monster Manual (2008) Beholder gauth, beholder, beholder eye tyrant Resembles a floating orb of flesh with a large mouth, single central eye, and lots of smaller eyestalks on top with deadly magical powers  
Bulette 28–31 Monster Manual (2008) Young bulette, bulette, dire bulette Large armored mole-like creature  
Carrion Crawler 32–35 Monster Manual (2008) Carrion crawler scuttler, carrion crawler, carrion crawler putrefier, enormous carrion crawler Large yellow and green worm-like aberration  
Cyclops 36–39 Monster Manual (2008) Cyclops crusher, cyclops guard, cyclops rambler, cyclops hewer Single eyed giants  
Death Knight 40–43 Monster Manual (2008) Death knight, death knight blackguard  
Demon 44–49 Monster Manual (2008) Dretch lackey, babau, vrock, abyssal eviscerator, hezrou, marilith, balor Varies  
Devil 50–55 Monster Manual (2008) Imp, succubus, chain devil (kyton), legion devil hellguard, legion devil veteran, ice devil (gelugon), pit fiend Varies  
Displacer Beast 56–59 Monster Manual (2008) Displacer beast, savage displacer beast, displacer beast pack lord Resembles six-legged black puma with a pair of black tentacles sprouting from its shoulders  
Doppelganger 60–63 Monster Manual (2008) Doppelganger sneak, doppelganger infiltrator, doppelganger master assassin Humanoids able to change shape  
Dragon 64–79 Monster Manual (2008) Fledgling white dragon, young white dragon, young black dragon, young green dragon, young blue dragon, young red dragon, deathbringer dracolich, elder white dragon, elder black dragon, elder green dragon, elder blue dragon, elder red dragon, dracolich doomlord Resembles a reptile-like winged creatures with magical or unusual abilities  
Dragonborn 80–81 Monster Manual (2008) Dragonborn mercenary, dragonborn soldier Normal size humanoids with dragon features  
Drake 82–85 Keep on the Shadowfell (2008), Monster Manual (2008) Guard drake, spitting drake, pseudodragon, bloodseeker drake, rage drake, ambush drake Varies  
Drider 86–89 Monster Manual (2008) Drider, drider shadowspinner, drider fanglord Drows which have been transformed from the waist down so they have the lower body of a spider  
Dryad 90–93 Monster Manual (2008) Dryad recluse, dryad hunter, dryad witch, bough dryad Resembles humanoids with tree-like features  
Duergar 94–99 Duergar scout, duergar guard, duergar thug, duergar raid leader, duergar infernal consort, devil-bred duergar, duergar underlord Dwarves corrupted by devil patrons  
Dwarf 100–101 Monster Manual (2008) Dwarf warrior, dwarf clan guard Small size humanoids  
Efreet 102–105 Monster Manual (2008) Efreet fireblade, efreet cinderlord, efreet flamestrider Giants with reddish skin and horns and body part flesh and flame  
Elemental 106–109 Lesser air elemental, lesser earth elemental, lesser fire elemental, lesser water elemental Varies but composed of one of the four classical elementals of air, earth, fire, or water  
Elf 110–117 Monster Manual (2008) Elf archer, elf scout, elf hunter, elf noble guard, eladrin bow mage, eladrin fey knight, eladrin twilight incanter, eladrin battle dancer, drow stalker, drow venomblade, drow arachnomancer Slender humanoids with pointed ears  
Ettin 118–121 Monster Manual (2008) Ettin thug, ettin wrath chanter, ettin hunter, ettin marauder Two-headed giants  
Gargoyle 122–125 Monster Manual (2008) Gargoyle rake, gargoyle, gargoyle rock hunter, nabassu gargoyle, rocktempest gargoyle Resemble grotesque stone statues  
Ghoul 126–129 Keep on the Shadowfell (2008), Monster Manual (2008) Ghoul, ravenous ghoul, abyssal ghoul, abyssal ghoul devourer, abyssal ghoul hungerer Undead decomposed corpses that hunger for flesh  
Giant 130–137 Monster Manual (2008) Hill giant, hill giant hunter, hill giant earth shaman, earth titan, frost giant, frost giant marauder, frost titan, fire giant flamecrusher, fire giant, fire giant forgecaller, fire titan Large to huge humanoids  
Githyanki 138–141 Monster Manual (2008) Githyanki warrior, githyanki mindslicer, githyanki raider, githyanki legionary Tall and gaunt humanoids with almost skeletal features  
Gnoll 142–147 Monster Manual (2008) Gnoll huntmaster, deathpledged gnoll, gnoll blood caller, fang of Yeenoghu, gnoll gorger, demon-eye gnoll, gnoll far fang, gnoll pack lord, gnoll demon spawn Hyena-like humanoids  
Gnome 148–151 Keep on the Shadowfell (2008), Monster Manual (2008) Gnome spy, gnome illusionist, gnome assassin, gnome entropist Small and slender humanoids  
Goblin 152–159 Keep on the Shadowfell (2008), Monster Manual (2008) Goblin sniper, goblin beast rider, goblin cutthroat, goblin hex hurler, hobgoblin beast master, hobgoblin battle guard, hobgoblin spear soldier, hobgoblin warmonger, hobgoblin commander, bugbear thug, bugbear backstabber Varies  
Golem 160–163 Monster Manual (2008) Flesh golem, stone golem, iron golem Varies  
Hag 164–167 Monster Manual (2008) Bog hag, green hag, night hag Resemble wretched old women  
Halfling 168–169 Keep on the Shadowfell (2008), Monster Manual (2008) Halfling thief, halfling trickster Small humanoids  
Human 170–173 Keep on the Shadowfell (2008), Monster Manual (2008) Human goon, common bandit, town guard, human thug, human transmuter, human duelist  
Hydra 174–177 Monster Manual (2008) Hydra, flamekiss hydra, venom-maw hydra Large snake-like creatures with multiple heads  
Kobold 178–181 Keep on the Shadowfell (2008), Monster Manual (2008) Kobold tunneler, kobold slinger, kobold quickblade, kobold dragonshield Small reptilian humanoids  
Lich 182–185 Monster Manual (2008) Lich necromancer, lich remnant, lich soulreaver Undead spellcasters  
Lizardfolk 186–191 Monster Manual (2008) Poisonscale needler, poisonscale brawler, greenscale raider (level 3 soldier), greenscale trapper, greenscale raider (level 4 skirmisher), greenscale bog mystic, blackscale crusher Reptilian humanoids  
Lycanthrope 192–195 Monster Manual (2008) Scurrying wererat, frenzied werewolf Shapechanger humanoids  
Manticore 196–199 Monster Manual (2008) Manticore striker, manticore impaler, manticore spike hurler, manticore sky hunter Large magical beasts with the body of a lion, dragon wings, and a somewhat humanoid head  
Medusa 200–203 Monster Manual (2008) Medusa bodyguard (male), medusa venom arrow (female), medusa spirit charmer (female) Scaly skinned humanoids with powerful gaze  
Mind Flayer 204–207 Monster Manual (2008) Mind flayer thrall master, mind flayer unseen, concordant mind flayer Humanoid aberrations with psionic powers and octopus-like heads  
Minotaur 208–211 Monster Manual (2008) Minotaur soldier, minotaur charger, minotaur magus, demonic savage minotaur Bull-like humanoids  
Mummy 212–215 Monster Manual (2008) Shambling mummy, moldering mummy, mummy tomb guardian, royal mummy  
Ogre 216–219 Monster Manual (2008) Ogre, ogre hunter, ogre mercenary, ogre juggernaut, arena-trained ogre Brutish and dull-witted humanoids  
Ooze 220–223 Keep on the Shadowfell (2008), Monster Manual (2008) Ochre jelly, green slime, gelatinous cube, black pudding, black pudding spawn Amorphous creatures that dwell in dungeons  
Orc 224–229 Monster Manual (2008) Battletested orc, orc savage, orc archer, orc reaver, orc rampager, orc pummeler, orc storm shaman Savage humanoids that revel in combat  
Otyugh 230–233 Monster Manual (2008) Otyugh, charnel otyugh, neo-otyugh Tentacled creatures that live in piles of waste  
Owlbear 234–237 Monster Manual (2008) Young owlbear, owlbear, trained owlbear, wind-claw owlbear, winterclaw owlbear A creature with the front half of an owl and the back half of a bear  
Purple Worm 238–241 Monster Manual (2008) Adult purple worm, purple worm tunneler Enormous armored "worms" that burrow through the ground  
Rakshasa 242–245 Monster Manual (2008) Rakshasa warrior, rakshasa archer, rakshasa mage Feline humanoids that can alter their appearance  
Roper 246–249 Monster Manual (2008) Impaling roper, cave roper, crag roper A creature that roughly resembles a stalagmite when at rest.  
Rust Monster 250–253 Rust monster, gluttonous rust monster, young rust monster swarm  
Skeleton 254–257 Keep on the Shadowfell (2008), Monster Manual (2008) Decrepit skeleton, blazing skeleton, skeletal legionary, skeletal tomb guardian Reanimated bones that serve their creator.  
Stirge 258–261 Monster Manual (2008) Stirge, stirge suckerling, death husk stirge, dire stirge, stirge suckerling swarm Bat-like creatures that feed on blood.  
Tiefling 262–263 Monster Manual (2008) Tiefling fury, tiefling occultist Humans that made a pact with infernal creatures.  
Treant 264–267 Monster Manual (2008) Bramblewood treant, treant, treant grove guardian, blackroot treant Animated tree with roughly humanoid features. Blackroot treants are undead creatures that appear wilted and dying.  
Troglodyte 268–271 Monster Manual (2008) Troglodyte mauler, troglodyte grunt, troglodyte thrasher, troglodyte impaler Reptilian humanoids that leave beneath the earth.  
Troll 272–275 Monster Manual (2008) Troll, battle troll, bladerager troll, ghost troll render Ugly, brutish humanoids that will eat anything that moves.  
Umber Hulk 276–279 Monster Manual (2008) Umber hulk, umber hulk tunneler, umber hulk bewilderer, deep hulk Insect-like creatures that burrow through the earth.  
Vampire 280–283 Keep on the Shadowfell (2008), Monster Manual (2008) Elder vampire spawn, vampire night witch, master vampire Humanoid undead that feed on the blood of others.  
Wraith 284–287 Monster Manual (2008) Wraith, mad wraith, wraith figment, sovereign wraith Undead creatures that feed on souls and spawn more wraiths from their victims.  
Yuan-Ti 288–291 Monster Manual (2008) Yuan-ti malison stalker, yuan-ti malison sharp-eye, yuan-ti abomination, yuan-ti malison chanter Evil, snake-like humanoids that live in jungles. Snaketongues are cultists who believe the yuan-ti are emissaries of the god Zehir.  
Zombie 292–295 Keep on the Shadowfell (2008), Monster Manual (2008) Grasping zombie, hulking zombie, flesh-crazed zombie, zombie shambler Undead creatures animated from the corpses of the deceased.  
Bear 296 Monster Manual (2008) Bear, dire bear  
Crocodile 297 Monster Manual (2008) Crocodile  
Horse 297 Monster Manual (2008) Horse  
Hyena 298 Monster Manual (2008) War hyena  
Rat 298–299 Keep on the Shadowfell (2008), Monster Manual (2008) Dire rat, scurrying rat swarm  
Shark 299 Adventurer's Vault (2008) Shark  
Snake 300–301 Monster Manual (2008) Spitting cobra, deathrattle viper, crushgrip constrictor, snake swarm  
Spider 301–303 Keep on the Shadowfell (2008), Monster Manual (2008) Spider swarm, deathjump spider, doomspinner spider, cave spider  
Wolf 304 Monster Manual (2008) Gray wolf, dire wolf  

283640000 – Monster Vault: Threats to the Nentir Vale (2011)

A sourcebook for monsters and NPCs from the Nentir Vale setting for the Dungeons & Dragons 4th edition game, published in 2011 as part of the Essentials line. The book features an introduction (including details on the Nentir Vale) on pages 4–13, the monster descriptions on pages 14–121, a glossary on pages 122–125, and a list of the monsters in the book ranked by level on pages 126–127.

ISBN 978-0-7869-5838-2

Creature Page Other Appearances Variants Description
Abyssal Plague Demons 14–16 Plague Demon Chaos Hound, Plague Demon Chaos Footsoldier, Plague Demon Chaos Beast, Plague Demon Chaos Bender, Plague Demon Chaos Knight, Plague Demon Chaos Vanguard Demons from a dead universe  
Barrowhaunts 17–19 Uthelyn the Mad, Lingering Warrior Spirit, Lingering Monster Spirit, Adrian "Iceheart" Reginold, Joplin the Sly, Boldos Grimehammer, Cassian d'Cherevan Fallen undead adventurers  
Bitterstrike 20–23 Entry includes Treant Vassal, Satyr Vassal, Tigerclaw Vassal, Frost Witch Vassal, Wild Coldscale Drake The White Wyrm of Winterbole  
Blackfang Gnolls 24–26 Blackfang Feaster, Maldrick Scarmaker, Blackfang Gravedigger, Blackfang Howler, Blackfang Render; entry includes Blackfang Hyena Pack A fearsome band of gnolls  
Bloodfire Ooze 27 Oozes created from blood and demon ichor  
Boggle 28–29 Secret of the Slavers Stockade (1981), Monster Manual II (1983), Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Two (1995), Monster Manual II (2002) Boggle Sight Stealer, Boggle Blink Trickster, Boggle Chase Trickster, Boggle Body Snatcher Malicious fey tricksters  
Cadaver Collector 30–31 Monster Manual III (2004) Entry includes Gokof, Hobgoblin Necromancer Constructs that collect corpses  
Calastryx 32–33 Entry includes Emberdark Kobold Pillager Three-headed red dragon  
Clan Bloodspear 34–37 Field Folio (1981; Ogrillon only), Greyhawk Ruins (1990; Ogrillon only), Monstrous Manual (1993; Ogrillon only), Dungeon #83 (2000; Ogrillon only), Fiend Folio (2003; Half-troll only) Bloodspear Grenadier, Queen Msuga, Rohka the Blood Witch, Bloodspear Krull, Bloodspear Ogrillon, Bloodspear Shiv, Bloodspear Half-Troll, Bloodspear Savage Throng Hateful orc clan  
Daggerburg Goblins 38–41 Daggerburg Ruffian, Mistmane Bugbear, Warlord Delderosh, Daggerburg Theurge, Daggerburg War Mage, Daggerburg Zealot, Daggerburg Slayer, Daggerburg Captain, Kabo Bomble, Daggerburg Reaper; entry includes Battle Worg Plundering goblins  
Dark Drake of the Moon Hills 42–43 Dark Drake of the Moon Hills, Hellghost Dark Drake, Adderbrood Dark Drake Malicious drakes  
Dythan's Legion 44–47 Legatus Dythan, Dythan's Legion Vanguard, Dythan's Legion Warrior, Dythan's Legion Archer, Dythan's Legion Dragoon; entry includes Arkhosian Siege Tower, Liondrake Dragonborn legionnaires  
Fell Court 48–51 Fell Court Blackheart, Melech Ambrose, Fell Court Ruffian, Fell Court Underboss, Fell Court Creep, Fell Court Hellmage Tiefling outcasts  
Felldrake 52–53 Monster Manual II (2002) Leaping Felldrake, Crested Felldrake, Hissing Felldrake, Tri-Horned Felldrake Drakes altered by tieflings  
Frost Witches 54–56 Frost Witch, Frost Witch Harpy, Clenderi; entry includes Icicle Swarm, Frozen Cauldron Guardian Servants of Cryonax  
Gravelstoke Family 57–59 Vincent Gravelstoke, Tovin Gravelstoke, Mikus Gravelstoke, Xander Gravelstoke, Alesia Gravelstoke Family of assassins  
Gray Company 60–62 Halvath Cormarrin, Gray Company Mist Mage, Gray Company Fallen Hero, Gray Company Recruit, Gray Company Soldier Grim soldiers seeking to restore Nerath's greatness  
Harken's Heart 63–65 Harken's Heart Acolyte, Harken's Heart Druid, Harken's Heart Defender, Harken's Heart Hierophant Ruthless druids  
Hound of Ill Omen 66–67 Fiend Folio (1981), Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Three (1996) Hound of Ill Omen, Bregga; entry includes Hill Clan Apparition Ghostly hounds  
Hunter Spiders 68–70 Ti'irtha, Drow Spider Totemist, Drow Razorscourge, Drow Darklasher Drow exiled to the surface world  
Hurly-Burly Brothers 71 Rival troll brothers  
Iron Circle 72–75 Iron Circle Dark Adept, Iron Circle Commander, Iron Circle Brigand, Iron Circle Spy; entry includes Tar Devil Harrier, Tar Devil Brawler, Tar Devil Guard Mysterious mercenaries  
Mages of Saruun 76–78 Mage of Saruun, Saruun Apprentice, Saruun Underdark Adept, Warped Mage of Saruun; entry includes Bronze Warder, Saruun Bat Wizards obsessed with the Underdark  
Mooncalf 79–81 Monster Manual II (2002) Mooncalf Harvester, Mooncalf, Mooncalf Sire, Mooncalf Rogue Predators from the Far Realm  
Penanggalan 82–83 Fiend Folio (1981), Monstrous Compendium – Fiend Folio Appendix (1992), Oriental Adventures (2001) Penanggalan, Penanggalan Head Swarm, Penanggalan Bodiless Head Flying undead head with entrails  
Peryton 84–85 Monster Manual (1977), Monstrous Compendium – Forgotten Realms Appendix II (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monstrous Compendium: Monsters of Faerûn (2001), Hoard of the Dragon Queen (2014) Peryton, Elder Peryton Birds with the heads of stags  
Phantom Brigade 86–88 Phantom Brigade Knight-Commander, Phantom Brigade Squire, Phantom Brigade Armiger, Phantom Brigade Justiciar, Phantom Brigade Banneret, Phantom Brigade Templar Ghostly knights of Nerath  
Ragewind 89 Monstrous Compendium – Planescape Appendix II (1995; as Sword Spirit), Monster Manual II (2002) Undead entities created from the wrath of fallen warriors  
Raven Roost Bandits 90–93 Erzoun, Raven Roost Harrier, Samminel, Raven Roost Grenadier, Geriesh, Raven Roost Cutthroat, Raven Roost Outlaw Veteran, Raven Roost Sharpshooter, Raven Roost Highwayman Bandits of Raven Roost Manor  
River Rats 94–96 Kelson, Lower Quays Guttersnipe, Razorclaw Jack, Lowtown Urchin, Lowtown Kneebreaker, Market Green Grifter Street thugs  
Scroll Mummy 97 Construct created from discarded magic items  
Shadowmire 98–99 Master of evil in the Witchlight Fens  
Tigerclaw Barbarians 100–103 Scargash, Tigerclaw Hordeling, Tigerclaw Brave, Tigerclaw Scout, Tigerclaw Fang-Wielder, Tigerclaw Shaman; entry includes Sabertooth Tiger, Primal Sabertooth Tiger Shifter raiders  
Treants of the Nentir Vale 104–107 Winterbole Frostbeard, Winterbole Sapling, Winterbole Rimeneedle, Wood Woad Juggernaut, Mysteriphal, Wood Woad Druid Treants of the Winterbole and Harken Forests  
Twig Blight 108–109 The Sunless Citadel (2000), Monster Manual II (2002), Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set (2014) Twig Blight Seedling, Twig Blight Swampvine, Twig Blight, Twig Blight Swarm Small plants that feed on blood  
Vampiric Mist 110–111 Monster Manual II (1983; Crimson death only), Monstrous Compendium – Forgotten Realms Appendix (1989; Crimson death only), Monstrous Compendium – Greyhawk Appendix (1990; Vampiric mist only), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monster Manual II (2002; Crimson death only) Vampiric Mist, Vampiric Mist Corruptor, Crimson Deathmist, Chillborn Vampiric Mist Bloodthirsty mist  
Vestapalk 112–113 Entry includes Tiktag Green dragon of destiny  
Wandering Tower 114–116 Entry includes Mirror Mimic, Blood Raven Swarm, Living Walls Huge mimic  
Witchlight Lizardfolk 117–119 Lizardfolk Mire Scout, Lizardfolk Bog Walker, Lizardfolk Fen Spy, Lizardfolk Shocker, Lizardfolk Dreadtail, Lizardfolk Dreadnought, Lizardfolk Chief, Lizardfolk Marsh Mystic Lizardfolk of the Witchlight Fens  
Wolf Runners 120–121 Sylish Kreed, Eveni Redblade, Wolf Runner Swiftarrow Bandits of the Trade Road  

References

  1. ^ "Keep on the Shadowfell Spotlight Interview". Wizards of the Coast. Retrieved 2009-01-16. 
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