Blue dragons, also known as storm dragons,[6] were orderly creatures and are unusual for chromatics in that they keep fairly well-ordered, hierarchical societies. They were more likely to be mocking and manipulative than outrightly cruel or murderous to 'lesser' creatures, aided greatly by their natural talents for hallucination. They were infamous for tricking desert travelers into drinking sand or going miles out of their way to avoid nonexistent dust basins. Their breath weapon was a line of lightning or a large electrical discharge.

Physical description[edit | edit source]

A review of blue dragon anatomy.

Blue dragons were physically distinguished by the single large horn protruding from their heads and also by their ears, which were rather large and frilled. The tail is thick and bumpy, like that of a crocodile. The wings are more pronounced than most other species'. They smelled like electricity or sand.

Combat[edit | edit source]

The blue dragon excelled at aerial combat, perhaps more so than any other species of dragon. Their lightning discharges were very easy to aim at other aerial foes, or at creatures below them on the ground. They were also extremely adept at burrowing in sand, and often lie in wait just below the surface of the desert for prey. When they were so burrowed, their large horns could easily be mistaken for pointed desert rocks.

Breath weapon[edit | edit source]

Blue dragons used a shocking burst of lightning.

Ecology[edit | edit source]

Lair[edit | edit source]

Blue dragons were native to arid wastelands and deserts. They made their lairs in underground caves; easily accessible to the dragons, as they could burrow through the ground. These dragons would fly above their territory, using the bleak landscape and its sparse terrain features as their best chance of spotting opponents. The typical blue dragon lair was dug into one of the towering rock formations that dominate desert landscapes. As with all dragon lairs, the blue dragon's lair would have two entrances: one at ground level and hidden by the sand, and one opening onto a high ledge on which it could perch and survey its territory. Each lair also had a large subterranean cavern with a large pool of water and a sandy beach, which its inhabitant would use for drinking and relaxation.

Parenting and development[edit | edit source]

Despite their evil nature, blue dragons were actually excellent parents to their young, and would rarely leave their eggs unattended. Blue dragon eggs must be buried in warm sand to incubate. Blue wyrmlings were actually quite cute, but they were quick to taunt any other creature, and even quicker to hunt small desert creatures for food.

Blue dragon Wyrmling

Notable Blue dragons[edit | edit source]

Appendix[edit | edit source]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Hellgate Keep (adventure)Hoard of the Dragon QueenThe Rise of TiamatCurse of StrahdStorm King's ThunderWaterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad MageBaldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus
Video Games
Dungeon Hack

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Further Reading[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford, Christopher Perkins (2014-09-30). Monster Manual 5th edition. Edited by Scott Fitzgerald Gray. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 90–92. ISBN 978-0786965614.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Mike Mearls, Stephen Schubert, James Wyatt (June 2008). Monster Manual 4th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 78–79. ISBN 978-0-7869-4852-9.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook (July 2003). Monster Manual v.3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 72–73. ISBN 0-7869-2893-X.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Doug Stewart (June 1993). Monstrous Manual. (TSR, Inc), p. 66. ISBN 1-5607-6619-0.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Gary Gygax (December 1977). Monster Manual, 1st edition. (TSR, Inc), p. 31. ISBN 0-9356-9600-8.
  6. Bruce R. Cordell, Ari Marmell and Robert J. Schwalb (November 2008). Draconomicon: Chromatic Dragons. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 32. ISBN 978-0786949809.>
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 Ed Greenwood and Jason Carl (July 2002). Silver Marches. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 13. ISBN 0-7869-2835-2.
  8. Eric L. Boyd, Eytan Bernstein (August 2006). Dragons of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 151. ISBN 0-7869-3923-0.
  9. Eric L. Boyd, Eytan Bernstein (August 2006). Dragons of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 88. ISBN 0-7869-3923-0.
  10. Bruce R. Cordell, Gwendolyn F.M. Kestrel, Jeff Quick (October 2003). Underdark. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 133. ISBN 0-7869-3053-5.
  11. Wizards RPG Team (2014). Hoard of the Dragon Queen. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 9. ISBN 978-0786965649.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Christopher Perkins (November 2018). Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage. Edited by Jeremy Crawford. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 192. ISBN 978-0-7869-6626-4.
  13. Bruce R. Cordell, Ari Marmell and Robert J. Schwalb (November 2008). Draconomicon: Chromatic Dragons. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 89. ISBN 978-0786949809.
  14. Bruce Schmidt (December 1997). “Bazaar of the Bizarre: Magical Allies of the Forgotten Realms Setting”. In Dave Gross ed. Dragon #242 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 72–75.

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