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Platinum dragons were the rarest of metallic dragons; in fact, most believed that there was only one platinum dragon.[3] They represented the archetype of good-aligned metallic dragons.[1]


Platinum dragons had platinum scales and were huge, even by dragon standards.[4][5] Their bodies and eyes radiated powerful auras of light, sometimes making onlookers unable to discern the color of their scales.[4] Two of the only three known platinum dragons on Realmspace were wingless wyrms.[4]

A rare few dragonborn sorcerers who drew their magic through their draconic heritage were able to manifest traits of platinum dragons as well.[6]


Bahamut was the only platinum dragon known to most non-dragon scholars, and they believed he was a unique type of dragon. Even so, those scholars were wrong about this—Bahamut was actually unique among his kind for the fact that he had wings[3] (although it was once said that Bahamut was a wingless dragon as well).[7]

Known Platinum Dragons[]

All known platinum dragons were members of the Draconic pantheon.[4][8]

Rumors & Legends[]

King Strohm IV of Tethyr was said to have been protected by a platinum dragon, but who this dragon was is lost to history.[9]



  1. 1.0 1.1 Nigel Findley, et al. (October 1990). Draconomicon. Edited by Mike Breault. (TSR, Inc.), p. 5. ISBN 0-8803-8876-5.
  2. Gary Gygax (December 1977). Monster Manual, 1st edition. (TSR, Inc), p. 33. ISBN 0-935696-00-8.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Nigel Findley, et al. (October 1990). Draconomicon. Edited by Mike Breault. (TSR, Inc.), p. 57. ISBN 0-8803-8876-5.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Nigel Findley, et al. (October 1990). Draconomicon. Edited by Mike Breault. (TSR, Inc.), pp. 27–28. ISBN 0-8803-8876-5.
  5. Andy Collins, James Wyatt, and Skip Williams (November 2003). Draconomicon: The Book of Dragons. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 32. ISBN 0-7869-2884-0.
  6. Gwendolyn F.M. Kestrel, Jennifer Clarke Wilkes, Kolja Raven Liquette (2006). Races of the Dragon. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 102–103. ISBN 0-7869-3913-3.
  7. Erlene Mooney (July 1992). “Bahamut and Tiamat”. In Jean Rabe ed. Polyhedron #73 (TSR, Inc.), p. 19.
  8. Dale Donovan (January 1998). Cult of the Dragon. (TSR, Inc), p. 120. ISBN 0-7869-0709-6.
  9. Steven E. Schend (August 1997). “Book One: Tethyr”. In Roger E. Moore ed. Lands of Intrigue (TSR, Inc.), p. 31. ISBN 0-7869-0697-9.


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