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A gray render is a large, six-eyed creature with a hide similar to that of a rhinosaurus or elephant.


Gray renders have thick gray hides and heavily muscled shoulders. They are nearly ten feet tall, bipedal, and have six yellow eyes, three on each side of their heads.[2] Their feet and hands are clawed,[4] and they have crocodilian mouths.[5]

Gray renders reproduce asexually, and only have one child per generation. They can be very protective and territorial.[6]


The gray render is able to claw and bite at its target.[7] They can also attempt to grapple the target.[8] Their armor class is 17.[9]


"Jugs and Rods" (1x94)[]

Brandon Chang Vex'ahlia Grey Render

Fan art of Vex'ahlia and the gray render, by Brandon Chang.[art 2]

In order to become Grand Mistress of the Grey Hunt, Vex'ahlia had to meditate, calling upon Pelor at the Sun Tree for a vision of the creature she needed to slay. She had a vision of a large, gray, six-eyed creature, and tracked it down to the woods outside of Whitestone, where she slew it with the help of Trinket. She brought back the hand as a trophy, and Percy was able to identify the creature as a gray render.

"One Year Later..." (1x95)[]

During the following year, after discovering the gray render's only offspring, Vex'ahlia tried (and failed) to befriend it before the young monstrosity moved to the south. Despite not wanting to kill it as well, the new Grand Mistress made sure that her hunters were vigilant in case the gray render returned and/or became a threat to anyone's safety.[10]


  • While gray renders existed in previous D&D versions, they had not yet been published in 5e materials at the time that "Jugs and Rods" (1x94) aired.
    • They did, however, appear in Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes, published in May 2018.


  1. See "Jugs and Rods" (1x94) at 3:30:38.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 See "Jugs and Rods" (1x94) at 3:09:25.
  3. See "Jugs and Rods" (1x94) at 3:57:12.
  4. See "Jugs and Rods" (1x94) at 3:24:17.
  5. See "Jugs and Rods" (1x94) at 3:31:23.
  6. See "Jugs and Rods" (1x94) at 4:00:25.
  7. See "Jugs and Rods" (1x94) from 3:30:38 through 3:31:49.
  8. See "Jugs and Rods" (1x94) at 3:50:01.
  9. See "Jugs and Rods" (1x94) at 3:47:16.  Matt says 17 just barely hits.
  10. See "One Year Later..." (1x95) at 0:29:50.


  1. Depiction of a gray render, by Brynn Metheney from Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes p. 209. This page contains unofficial Fan Content permitted under the Wizards of the Coast Fan Content Policy. Not approved/endorsed by Wizards. Portions of the materials used are property of Wizards of the Coast. ©Wizards of the Coast LLC.
  2. Fan art of Vex'ahlia and the gray render, by Brandon Chang (source). Used with permission.