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Rage drakes were brutish, nasty drakes that acted like little more than animals- albeit cruel and selfish ones.[2]

Description

Rage drakes were wingless draconic creatures, almost 12 ft (3.7 m) long and weighing as much as 6,000 lb (2,700 kg). Their scales were dull and dark red in color.[2]

Behavior

Rage drakes were cruel, brutal, selfish, and extremely aggressive, embodying some of the worst traits of dragonkind. They typically attacked any other creatures on sight. Although they were not mindless beasts, being intelligent enough to understand some Common and Draconic, they typically acted like one.[2][1]

Abilities

Rage drakes lacked any of the magical abilities or even breathe weapon typically associated with their larger kindred, instead relying on brute physical power. However, four times each day a rage drake could enter into a ferocious, anger-fueled frenzy in which they fought even more viciously, but ignored their own safety in the process.[2]

Combat

A rage drake stands behind a spitting drake and a pseudodragon.

Rage drakes tended to attack by pouncing directly into melee and using their claws and jaws to rake and tear into enemies. They fought and hunted more on instinct. If outmatched, they were as likely to fight to the death as to flee.[2][1]

Ecology

Rage drakes typically lived alone or in pairs, preferring to dwell in colder forests.[2] Lone rage drakes were occasionally known to dominate clutches of guard drakes or spitting drakes.[1] Rage drakes were primarily carnivores, but would eat precious gemstones as snacks; they did not otherwise collect or hoard any sort of treasure.[2]

Adult rage drakes were impossible to tame, but exceptionally powerful individuals could bribe or bully one into serving as a mount, although this was risky, as rage drakes tended to turn on their riders, and were difficult to control while in a frenzy. A trained rage drake cost at least 15,000 gp. Frequent rewards of food, drink, and gemstone-snacks could keep a rage drake relatively loyal and happy, although it was no guarantee.[2] Rage drakes raised from the egg could be trained as mounts, guards, or pets.[1]

History

Some sages thought that rage drakes were purposefully created in an attempt to shape a mount with the physical prowess of a dragon but not the intelligence or magical abilities.[2]

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Appearances

Adventures
Halls of UndermountainScepter Tower of Spellgard
Video Games
Neverwinter
Organized Play & Licensed Adventures
Scepter Tower of SpellgardBlack Gold

References

Connections

The Family of Dragons

Metallic dragons: GoldSilverBronzeCopperBrassElectrumIronMercuryPlatinumSteel
Chromatic dragons: RedBlackBlueGreenWhiteBrownGrayPurplePinkYellow
Gem dragons: AmberAmethystEmeraldSapphireTopazCrystalObsidian
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


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