A displacer beast, also known as a dirlagraun,[citation needed] was a monstrous magical creature.[6]


The beast appears to have originated in the Feywild.[2]

Physical descriptionEdit

Displacer beasts were large cat-like creatures with six legs and a pair of long tentacles sprouting from their shoulders. They were covered in a pelt of blue-black fur. They were usually about 9 feet long and weighed as much as 500 pounds, but the occasional mutant could be twice this size.[3]


Displacer beasts used their innate magic to bend light, making them appear to be a foot or two from their actual positions.[3]


These monsters lived in small groups or preferred to be alone.[3] Many humanoids trained them to act as guards or pets, such as evil fey and oni.[2]


Like many big cats, displacer beasts were often pack hunters, although they were sometimes encountered alone.[3]



On page 66 of Monster Manual 3.5, the alignment of the displacer beast is lawful evil, but in the Monster Manual 4th edition, the creatures' alignment has changed to unaligned.[2] In the Monster Manual 5th edition, it has again become lawful evil.

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