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Monster Manual IV is an accessory for the 3.5th-edition of Dungeons & Dragons® ruleset.

An Indispensable Resource Containing New Monsters Suitable for any Dungeons & Dragons Game Monster Manual IV is the most recent volume in the bestselling Monster Manual line. Sure to be popular with both Dungeon Masters and players, this supplement to the D&D game provides descriptions for a vast array of new creatures. Each monster is illustrated and features a new stat block format that facilitates faster gameplay. In addition, the book includes sample encounters, pregenerated treasure hoards, and sidebars on how to incorporate the creatures in a Forgotten Realms or Eberron campaign. This product is tied to 2006’s Year of Dragons theme, which is a key marketing platform across the D&D RPG, novels, and miniatures brands.


  • Introduction
  • The Monsters
  • Sample Lair: The Deephollows
  • Monster Feats
  • Glossary
  • Monsters by Type (and Subtype)
  • Monsters Ranked by Challenge Rating
  • List of Monsters by ECL
  • Full-Page Maps
  • Templates
  • For Player Characters
  • Mounts/Companion Creatures
  • Power Components
  • Summonable Creatures
  • Weapons


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) • BalhannothBloodfire oozeBloodhulk (Bloodhulk fighter, Bloodhulk giant, Bloodhulk crusher) • Bloodsilk spiderBriarvexCloakroach • Clockwork mender • Clockwork steed • Concordant killer • CorruptureDefacerDemon (Deathdrinker, Kastighur, Nashrou, Whisper demon) • Demonhive (Demonhive attendant, Demonet swarm, Demonhive queen) • Dwarf ancestorDrowGiant, Craa'ghoranGithyankiGnollGolem, Fang • Howler wasp • Inferno spider • Joystealer • Justice archonLizardfolk (Dark Talon tribe) • Lodestone marauderLolth-touchedLunar ravagerMageripper swarm • Minotaur, Greathorn • NagathaNecrosis carnexOaken defenderOgreOrcPlague walkerQuanlosSailsnakeSkiuridDragonspawn 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 spiderVaragVerdant prince • Vitreous drinker • Windblade (Windrazor, Windscythe) • Wizened elderWrackspawnYuan-tiYuan-ti ignanYugoloth (Corruptor of fate, Voor, Dreadful lasher) • Zern • Zern experiments (Zern arcanovore, Zern blade thrall)



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