Monster Manual IV is an accessory for the 3.5th-edition of Dungeons & Dragons® ruleset.
- The Monsters
- Sample Lair: The Deephollows
- Monster Feats
- Monsters by Type (and Subtype)
- Monsters Ranked by Challenge Rating
- List of Monsters by ECL
- Full-Page Maps
- For Player Characters
- Mounts/Companion Creatures
- Power Components
- Summonable Creatures
Monster Manual IV contains a variety of new creatures as well as expanded variants on staple monsters. What separates it from past volumes is the level of detail given to each creature subtype, including probable behavior in combat and even a complete pre-prepared encounter complete with a map.
Each entry also contains a table listing DC ratings for skill checks made using the Knowledge ability. In general, a low DC check results in revealing all the monster's subtype traits to the player, while higher ratings reveal their origins or various special offensive and defensive abilities.
Monster Manual IV uses the new stat block format that was introduced in the Dungeon Master's Guide II. Monster Manual IV contained fewer actual monsters than Monster Manual II and Monster Manual III, but had sample lairs and encounters for them, gave stats for classes and templates applied to old creatures, and full page maps.
Elemental avatars (Black rock triskelion, Cyclonic ravager, Holocaust Disciple, Waterveiled assassin) • Balhannoth • Bloodfire ooze • Bloodhulk (Bloodhulk fighter, Bloodhulk giant, Bloodhulk crusher) • Bloodsilk spider • Briarvex • Cloakroach • Clockwork mender • Clockwork steed • Concordant killer • Corrupture • Defacer • Demon (Deathdrinker, Kastighur, Nashrou, Whisper demon) • Demonhive (Demonhive attendant, Demonet swarm, Demonhive queen) • Dwarf ancestor • Drow • Giant, Craa'ghoran • Githyanki • Gnoll • Golem, Fang • Howler wasp • Inferno spider • Joystealer • Justice archon • Lizardfolk (Dark Talon tribe) • Lodestone marauder • Lolth-touched • Lunar ravager • Mageripper swarm • Minotaur, Greathorn • Nagatha • Necrosis carnex • Oaken defender • Ogre • Orc • Plague walker • Quanlos • Sailsnake • Skiurid • Dragonspawn of Tiamat (Blackspawn raider, Blackspawn stalker, Bluespawn ambusher, Bluespawn burrower, Bluespawn godslayer, Bluespawn stormlizard, Greenspawn leaper, Greenspawn razorfiend, Greenspawn sneak, Redspawn arcaniss, Redspawn firebelcher, Whitespawn hordeling, Whitespawn hunter, Whitespawn iceskidder) • Tomb spider • Varag • Verdant prince • Vitreous drinker • Windblade (Windrazor, Windscythe) • Wizened elder • Wrackspawn • Yuan-ti • Yuan-ti ignan • Yugoloth (Corruptor of fate, Voor, Dreadful lasher) • Zern • Zern experiments (Zern arcanovore, Zern blade thrall)
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- Monster Manual IV Art Gallery. Wizards of the Coast. (2006-07-10). Archived from the original on 2017-08-27. Retrieved on 2020-11-29.
- Monster Manual IV Map Gallery. Wizards of the Coast. (2006-10-18). Archived from the original on 2008-09-30. Retrieved on 2021-12-25.
- Excerpts: Monster Manual IV (HTML). Excerpts Archive. Wizards of the Coast. (2006-06-26). Archived from the original on 2016-11-01. Retrieved on 2021-12-23.
- Dungeon Masters Guild product page