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Prismatic dragons were legendary beasts of folktales and myths.[1]


These dragons had tiny shimmering scales that glowed with bright light. Their scales were so small it appeared as if the dragons had skin as smooth as a snake's. Prismatic dragons did not have any odor or scent.[1]


Prismatic dragons were outspoken and dramatic creatures. Unlike force dragons, these dragons enjoyed the company of humanoids.[1]


Like most dragons, prismatic dragons preferred quiet places to make their lairs, such as in a ruin or a forest. While these monsters liked to hunt, they were constantly aware not to use all the resources in any given area. While enjoying meat, there were rumors these beasts could gain sustenance from light sources, such as the sun.[1]

They were found in the Dragon Eyrie.[4]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Andy Collins, Bruce R. Cordell (July 2002). Epic Level Handbook. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 184. ISBN 0-7869-2658-9.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Steve Fetsch (January 1995). “Ailamere's Lair”. In Kim Mohan ed. Dungeon #51 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 39–40.
  3. Andy Collins, David Noonan, James Wyatt (2003). D&D v.3.5 Accessory Update Booklet. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 20–21.
  4. Eric L. Boyd, Eytan Bernstein (August 2006). Dragons of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 11. ISBN 0-7869-3923-0.


The Family of Dragons

Metallic dragons: GoldSilverBronzeCopperBrassCobaltElectrumIronMercuryPlatinumSteel
Chromatic dragons: RedBlackBlueGreenWhiteBrownGrayPurplePinkYellow
Gem dragons: AmberAmethystBeljurilEmeraldSapphireTopazCrystalObsidianRuby
Lung dragons: Chiang lungLi lungLung wangPan lungShen lungT'ien lungTun mi lungYu lung
Planar dragons: AstralBattleBlightChaosEtherealHellfire wyrmHowlingMirageOceanusPyroclasticRadiantRustShadowStyxTarterian
Epic dragons: ForcePrismatic
Catastrophic dragons: Volcanic
Miscellaneous dragons: DzalmusMistRadiantRattelyrSongVishap
Draconic transformations: AirAscendantHidecarved