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Fire drakes were one of the most powerful and evil species of elemental drake.[1]


Fire drakes resembled lithe, 12‑foot-long (3.7‑meter) dragons with fiery yellow eyes and scales that ranged in color from blood red to bright vermilion. Their voice, when the spoke, was screechy.[1]


Fire drakes were cunning, evil creatures.[1]


Fire drakes were immune to fire and magic that induced sleep or paralysis. They lacked a breath weapon, but radiated intense heat from their bodies.[1]


Fire drakes relied on their formidable natural weapons, but lacked any ranged attack. They had extremely quick reflexes. When attacked, fire drakes were known to feign surprise in order to draw enemies closer to them.[1]


Fire drakes were predatory creatures that lived in warm hills. They were sometimes mistaken for young red dragons, and were known to utilize this mistake when dealing with people, as most people would rather not anger a red dragon. However, fire drakes themselves also avoided direct contact with red dragons. Fire giants were known to sometimes "tame" fire drakes and keep them as pets or guardians, although fire drakes did not like fire giants.[1]

Fire drakes were known to live to the north of the Lake of Steam.[2]


In the 1360s DR, the Red Wizard Marek Rymüt bred female fire drakes with the black dragon Insithryllax to create the black firedrake species.[3]

Fire drakes were part of the forces of Malazan besieging the Monastery of the Yellow Rose during the Rage of Dragons of the Year of Rogue Dragons, 1373 DR.[4][5]



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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Andy Collins, James Wyatt, and Skip Williams (November 2003). Draconomicon: The Book of Dragons. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 152, 154. ISBN 0-7869-2884-0.
  2. Philip Athans (September 2006). Lies of Light. (Wizards of the Coast), chap. 19. ISBN 0-7869-3237-6.
  3. Philip Athans (October 2005). Whisper of Waves. (Wizards of the Coast), chap. 18. ISBN 0-7869-3237-6.
  4. Richard Lee Byers (January 2005). The Rite. (Wizards of the Coast), chap. 7, pp. 152–154. ISBN 978-0786935819.
  5. Richard Lee Byers (January 2005). The Rite. (Wizards of the Coast), chap. 13, pp. 286–287, 301. ISBN 978-0786935819.


The Family of Dragons

Metallic dragons: GoldSilverBronzeCopperBrassCobaltElectrumIronMercuryPlatinumSteel
Chromatic dragons: RedBlackBlueGreenWhiteBrownGrayPurplePinkSaltYellow
Gem dragons: AmethystBeljurilEmeraldSapphireTopazCrystalObsidianRuby
Neutral dragons: AmberJacinthMoonstonePearl
Lung dragons: Chiang lungLi lungLung wangPan lungShen lungT'ien lungTun mi lungYu lung
Planar dragons: AdamantineAstralBattleBlightChaosEtherealHellfire wyrmHowlingMirageOceanusPyroclasticRadiantRustShadowStyxTarterian
Epic dragons: ForcePrismatic
Catastrophic dragons: EarthquakeVolcanic
Miscellaneous dragons: CobraDzalmusMistRadiantRattelyrSongVishap
Draconic transformations: AirAscendantBrainstealerHidecarved