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A blink dog was a mysterious, intelligent canine creature. Most blink dogs had yellow-brown fur and large ears. They were well known for their ability to blink—a supernatural teleportation ability.[2]


Blink dogs had an average intelligence. They had powerful senses, including the ability to see in low light and see in the dark, as well as possessing acute scent detection and tracking.[2]

A blink dog's most well-known ability was its ability to blink, as well as use dimension door.[2]



Blink dogs spoke their own language.[2]


They had a long hatred of displacer beasts, and would attack them on sight.[1]

Blink dogs were a favored monster of the deities Baravar Cloakshadow, Marthammor Duin, and Urogalan.[5]


The heart of a blink dog could be used as an alternative material component for the spell Mordenkainen's faithful hound.[6]


See Also[]



Referenced only
The Council of Blades
Board Games
Faerûn Under Siege
Card Games
Dragonfire (Shadows Over Dragonspear Castle) • Magic: The Gathering (AFR)

Further Reading[]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford, Christopher Perkins (2014-09-30). Monster Manual 5th edition. Edited by Scott Fitzgerald Gray. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 318. ISBN 978-0786965614.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook (July 2003). Monster Manual v.3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 28. ISBN 0-7869-2893-X.
  3. Doug Stewart (June 1993). Monstrous Manual. (TSR, Inc), p. 57. ISBN 1-5607-6619-0.
  4. Gary Gygax (December 1977). Monster Manual, 1st edition. (TSR, Inc), p. 10. ISBN 0-935696-00-8.
  5. Sean K. Reynolds (2002-05-04). Deity Do's and Don'ts (Zipped PDF). Web Enhancement for Faiths and Pantheons. Wizards of the Coast. pp. 10, 13, 15. Archived from the original on 2016-11-01. Retrieved on 2018-09-08.
  6. Vince Garcia (July 1989). “Variety, the Spice of Magic”. In Roger E. Moore ed. Dragon #147 (TSR, Inc.), p. 25.