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Drow of the Underdark is an accessory for the 3.5th-edition of Dungeons & Dragons® ruleset.

The essential guide to drow characters and drow society. At last, dark elves get their due! Drow of the Underdark is a 224-page Dungeons & Dragons supplement that provides the definitive treatise on the drow, arguably the D&D game's most evocative evil race. Everything you want to know about drow and their subterranean homeland—as well as some things you didn't know—can be found in this tome. This supplement is intended for players who want to play drow characters and Dungeon Masters who want to run D&D adventures and campaigns featuring drow.


  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: All About the Drow
  • Chapter 2: Drow Options
  • Chapter 3: Prestige Classes
  • Chapter 4: Drow Equipment
  • Chapter 5: Monsters of the Underdark
  • Chapter 6: Campaigns and Adventures
  • Chapter 7: Erelhei-Cinlu
  • Appendix: For Player Characters


Unlike the 2nd-edition accessory of the same name, Drow of the Underdark is not tied to any specific campaign setting. It was primarily intended for DM use, however players can use information from the book to play as a drow character or half-drow character, as well as to fight against drow, or to adventure in the Underdark in general.

The first chapter contains general information about drow and contains few rules other than drow racial traits. A guide to drow names and their meanings is also included. The following chapter contains new uses for various skills, new feats (including general, metamagic, ambush, divine, vile, and weapon style feats), alternate class features for many classes, and new spells and invocations (some of which require the user to be a drow). The new prestige classes found in the third chapter include Arachnomancer, Cavestalker, Demonbinder, Dread Fang of Lolth, Eye of Lolth, Insidious Corrupter, and Kinslayer. Each prestige class also contains a sample NPC ready for quick use.

Chapter four contains new mundane, alchemical, and magic items, along with poisons, magic-infused poisons, and artifacts. Numerous new monsters are presented in chapter five, including the deep dragon, trolls, goblins, and draegloth. There are also numerous ready-to-use drow NPC statistics. Statistics for one monster, the vril, were accidentally left out of the book.



  • Designers: Robert J. Schwalb, Ari Marmell, Anthony Pryor, Greg A. Vaughan
  • Development: Andy Collins
  • Editors: Ray Vallese, Beth Griese
  • Editorial Assistance: Michele Carter, Jennifer Clarke Wilkes, Daniel Nagler
  • Freelance Manager: Gwendolyn F.M. Kestrel
  • Editing Manager: Kim Mohan
  • Design Manager: Christopher Perkins
  • Development Manager: Jesse Decker
  • Director of RPG R&D: Bill Slavicsek
  • Senior Art Director D&D: Stacy Longstreet
  • Art Director: Mari Kolkowsky, Karin Jaques
  • Cover Artist: Francis Tsai
  • Interior Artists: Steve Ellis, Wayne England, Lars Grant-West, Tomás Giorello, Jackoilrain, William O'Connor, Richard Sardinha, Beth Trott, Francis Tsai, Franz Vohwinkel, Eva Widermann, James Zhang
  • Cartographer: Jason Engle
  • Graphic Designer: Mari Kolkowski
  • Graphic Production Specialist: Angelika Lokotz
  • Image Technician: Christina Wiley
  • Production Managers: Josh Fischer, Randall Crews


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