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Dragons are very powerful and magical creatures, the most famous of which are Chromatic dragons and Metallic dragons which are evil and good respectively.

Subraces

True dragons

True dragons are of ancient lineage and fearsome power. They are known and feared for their predatory cunning and greed, with the oldest dragons accounted as some of the most powerful creatures in the world. Dragons are also magical creatures whose innate power fuels their dreaded breath weapons and other preternatural abilities.[1]

  • Metallic dragons: noble, good, and highly respected dragons.
    • Gold dragons
    • Silver dragons
    • Bronze dragons
    • Brass dragons
    • Copper dragons

Lesser dragons

Lesser dragons are creatures with draconic blood but which are not the true (chromatic or metallic) dragons.[1] It does not mean that they are less powerful than true dragons.

  • Dragon turtles: massive, dangerous creatures that lived in the oceans.
  • Wyverns: large, winged lizards with two legs and a barbed, venomous tail.
  • Faerie dragons: mischievous, cat-sized dragons with butterfly wings, changing color and gaining innate spells as they age[4]
  • Pseudodragons: tiny, playful creatures.

Undead dragons

  • Dracolich: a lich created from a dragon.[5]

Shadow dragons

Shadow dragons are true dragons who have been transformed by the Shadowfell, either having been born there or spent several years there. They cannot become dracoliches.[6]

History

Official art of the creation of the dragons, by Ameera.[art 2]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 See D&D: Monster Manual, 5th ed., p. 86.
  2. Explorer's Guide to Wildemount, p. 157.
  3. Explorer's Guide to Wildemount, p. 158.
  4. See D&D: Monster Manual, 5th ed., p. 133.
  5. See D&D: Monster Manual, 5th ed., p. 83.
  6. See D&D: Monster Manual, 5th ed., p. 84.

Art:

  1. Fan art of the Chroma Conclave, by Linda Lithén (source).  Used with permission.
  2. Official art of the creation of the dragons, by Ameera (source). Used with permission.
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