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Deep bats were a broad classification of bat that were native to the Underdark.[1][2] Beyond the Prime Material plane, they could also be found in the Domains of Dread.[4]

Despite their origins, they could be found on both the surface and below it. Although deep bats in general were rare to find, they were categorized into five main species, each exhibiting distinct behaviors and appearances.[1]

Drow wizards often took deep bats as familiars.[1]

The types of deep bats were:



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Ed Greenwood (July 1991). The Drow of the Underdark. (TSR, Inc), pp. 112–113. ISBN 1-56076-132-6.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 James Wyatt and Rob Heinsoo (February 2001). Monster Compendium: Monsters of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 18–20. ISBN 0-7869-1832-2.
  3. Richard Baker and James Wyatt (2004-03-13). Monster Update (Zipped PDF). Web Enhancement for Player's Guide to Faerûn. Wizards of the Coast. p. 3. Archived from the original on 2016-11-01. Retrieved on 2018-09-10.
  4. Kirk Botulla, Shane Hensley, Nicky Rea, Teeuwynn Woodruff (1994). Ravenloft Monstrous Compendium Appendix III: Creatures of Darkness. Edited by William W. Connors. (TSR, Inc.), p. 8. ISBN 1-56076-914-9.