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Champions of Ruin is an accessory for the Forgotten Realms campaign setting using the 3.5th-edition Dungeons & Dragons® ruleset.

Explore the Darker Side of the Realms

Every corner of Faerûn harbors its own sinister element. When opportunities arise, malevolent groups and nefarious individuals emerge from the shadows to make their infamous marks on the Realms. Within these pages, you will discover everything players and Dungeon Masters need to create the most evil organizations, treacherous villains, and morally ambiguous antiheroes to ever afflict the Forgotten Realms game setting.

  • 3 new races
  • Over 30 new spells
  • New feats and prestige classes


  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Races
  • Chapter 2: Tools of Evil
  • Chapter 3: Prestige Classes
  • Chapter 4: Evil Organizations
  • Chapter 5: Evil Places
  • Chapter 6: Encounters with Evil
  • Chapter 7: Champions of Evil


Champions of Ruin provides details on the role of evil in the Realms. It has information of various villains, evil-oriented organizations and introduces three new evil-aligned races. It also contains new spells, feats and prestige classes.



AlonAumvorBazim-GoragChazzar NeDamian KraleDaren TimbideDendarDorad ain VereetEltabHorrsin ZesparImbrar HeltharnItyak-OrtheelKezefLeargathMalkizidQooqlSoneillonVargo Kent


draeglothextaminaarkrinthliving zombie


Bloody RockCaverns of the Serpent MotherDeath ShallowsPit of Many ColorsThunder RoomVale of Whispers


air breathinganathemaarrowsplitAumvor's fragmented phylacteryAumvor's soulshatterbattle linebedevilbloodfreeze arrowbloodspearbonfire of insanitybrilliant energy arrowcataract of firecontrol darkness and shadowdarkflame arrowdiluvial torrentdoublestrike arrowenrage animalshorrendous dessicationlocate nodelove's lamentmantle of the slime lordmark of the unfaithfulnecromantic singularitynecrotic skull bombnode doornode genesisnode lockpocket caveravageremorseless charmscourge of forceserpent arrowshadow arrowshadow trapslashing darknessslime hurlspellslayer arrowsymphonic nightmareTvash-Prull's bonefiddleundersongunholy beastwhip of thornswoodwisp arrow
camellia of the Black Ladyflensing gauntletGray portraitSanguine nostrum


Cult of the DragonEldreth VeluuthraMonks of the Dark MoonSharran cellsUnworthy of IlsensineZhentarim


Prestige classes
Black Blood cultistjustice of weald and woeNight Mask deathbringershade hunterThayan gladiatorvengeance knight



  • Designers: Jeff Crook, Wil Upchurch, Eric L. Boyd
  • Additional Design: Gwendolyn F. M. Kestrel, Christopher Perkins
  • Developers: Richard Baker with Eric L. Boyd and George Krashos
  • Editor: John Thompson
  • Managing Editor: Kim Mohan
  • RPG Design Manager: Christopher Perkins
  • Senior Art Director RPG R&D: Stacy Longstreet
  • Director of RPG R&D: Bill Slavicsek
  • Production Managers: Josh Fischer, Randall Crews
  • Forgotten Realms Art Director: Mari Kolkowsky, Robert Raper
  • Cover Artist: Lucio Parillo
  • Interior Artists: Thomas M. Baxa, Wayne England, Jason Engle, Ralph Horsley, Warren Mahy, Raven Mimura, William O’Connor, Lucio Parrillo, Marc Sasso
  • Graphic Designer: Dee Barnett
  • Cartographer: Dennis Kauth
  • Graphic Production Specialist: Angelika Lokotz
  • Image Technician: Jason Wiley


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