Dracolisks were extremely rare. They resembled a mixture of (black) dragons and basilisks, especially in regards to how they attacked foes. Dracolisks were dark brown, six-legged creatures.
Dracolisks made very tough foes. They made use of both the breath weapon of a dragon and the petrifying gaze of a basilisk. Dracolisks could also lash out with their strong arms, claws, and ferocious teeth. Their acidic breath had a range of 30 ft (9.1 m) and they could gaze at their foes from up to 20 ft (6.1 m) away.
It was written in ancient texts that dracolisks were a distinct species and potentially more common at such a time.
Though very rare, a fiendish male dracolisk (half–black dragon/half–basilisk) stalked the Underdark of Toril circa the 14th century DR. The powerful and bad-tempered being survived alone in the Underdark for decades, and preyed on rothé and drow. It also had the ability to smite good-aligned creatures, and was immune to acid, being put to sleep, or being paralyzed.
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