A dracolisk was a crossbreed between a dragon and a basilisk.[2][1][4]


Dracolisks were extremely rare. They resembled a mixture of (black) dragons and basilisks, especially in regards to how they attacked foes.[2][1] Dracolisks were dark brown, six-legged creatures.[1][4]

Generally, these crossbreeds were not as smart as their draconic counterparts, but were more intelligent than greater basilisks. They were able to fly as fast as they could run.[2][1][4]


These dragon-basilisks were very stealthy, and could lie in wait for the right time to initiate combat.[2][4]

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,[2][1] 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.[1]


It was written in ancient texts that dracolisks were a distinct species and potentially more common at such a time.[2]

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.[2]

A few taverns and inns around Faerûn were named after the deadly dragon-like creatures, such as the Dracolisk's Head in Calaunt, and the Dancing Dracolisk in Arabel, Cormyr.[5][6]



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  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 Doug Stewart (June 1993). Monstrous Manual. (TSR, Inc). ISBN 1-5607-6619-0.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 James Wyatt (2002-09-07). Underdark Campaigns (Zipped PDF). Wizards of the Coast. p. 4. Archived from the original on 2017-10-28. Retrieved on 2009-10-07.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook (July 2003). Monster Manual 3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 23–24, 70–72, 146–147. ISBN 0-7869-2893-X.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Gary Gygax (August 1983). Monster Manual II 1st edition. (TSR, Inc), p. 55. ISBN 0-88038-031-4.
  5. Eric Haddock (1994). Cormyr. (TSR, Inc), pp. 32–33. ISBN 1-56076-818-5.
  6. Jeff Grubb and Ed Greenwood (1990). Forgotten Realms Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 80. ISBN 0-8803-8828-5.
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