For the episode of the same name, see "Umbrasyl" (1x55).

You dare soil my home after what you've done below?! I will watch you dissolve before I suck down your liquid forms!
Umbrasyl, upon being confronted by Vox Machina in his lair[4]

Umbrasyl, the Hope Devourer, was an ancient black dragon and a member of the Chroma Conclave.  As an NPC, Umbrasyl was portrayed by Matthew Mercer.

Description Edit

Appearance Edit

Umbrasyl has the standard appearance of an ancient black dragon.

Personality Edit

Umbrasyl had been hunted enough from lair to lair that he wanted an environment where he could rule without worry of being bothered or assaulted by people who wanted to be rid of this black dragon scourge.

Biography Edit

Background Edit

Little is known about Umbrasyl.

"Omens" (1x39) Edit

Umbrasyl is first seen by Vex, Vax, and Grog as a Black blur flying past Emon high above. Soon after, while the party is retreating from the Green Dragon; Raishan, Umbrasyl swoops down, following the party across the rooftops of the Cloudtop District.

"The Family Business" (1x47) Edit

After the Chroma Conclave conquered Emon, Umbrasyl attacked Westruun and roosted at the peak of the enormous Gatshadow Mountain.[5]

"In the Belly of the Beast" (1x54) Edit

Vox Machina managed to trap Umbrasyl in Percy's mechanism. With the help of the goliaths, the battle against the beast began as Vax and Scanlan teleported into the belly of the dragon, which after a few rounds fled toward its lair.

"Umbrasyl" (1x55) Edit

As the battle against the dragon begins again now within the beast's lair, Vox Machina and Shale manages to finally kill Umbrasyl, with Grog's Bloodaxe dealing the final blow.

Viktor Engholm - Umbrasyl - Grog

Fan art of Grog killing Umbrasyl, by Viktor Engholm.[art 2]

Relationships Edit

Character Information Edit

Abilities Edit

Spells Edit

  • Greater Invisibility[citation needed]

Lair Abilities

  • Insect Plague [citation needed]
  • Darkness

Notable Items Edit

Quotations Edit

Bravery means nothing. Survival and victory mean everything![6] Foolish Bard. Get back into my stomach![7]

Trivia Edit

References Edit

  1. Spelling of "Umbrasyl" confirmed by Matthew Mercer on Twitter.
  2. See "In the Belly of the Beast" (1x54) at 3:26:45.
  3. See "Umbrasyl" (1x55) at 3:55:37.
  4. See "Umbrasyl" (1x55) at 2:39:32.
  5. See "The Family Business" (1x47).
  6. See "Umbrasyl" (1x55) at 2:46:42.
  7. See "Umbrasyl" (1x55) at 3:11:43.


  1. Fan art of Grog Strongjaw versus Umbrasyl, by Jet (source).  Used with permission.
  2. Fan art of Grog killing Umbrasyl, by Viktor Engholm (source).  Used with permission.

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