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Wyverns are large dragons with long snouts and poisonous stingers in their tails.[2] While only a distant cousin of true dragons, wyverns' tendency to hunt in packs makes them dangerous foes. A wyvern’s body is fifteen feet long, and dark brown to gray; half that length is tail. Its wingspan is about twenty feet.


  • Bite: Wyverns can bite at a target with it's giant teeth
  • Claw: Wyverns can make a claw attack.
  • Stinger: The wyvern can make an attack with its tail, which can poison a target.
  • Multiattack: The wyvern can make two attacks: one with its bite and one with its stinger. While flying, it can use its claws in place of one other attack.[3]


Wyverns and their riders by Pawthorn

Fan art of wyverns and their riders, by Pawthorn.[art 2]

The elven city-state of Lyrengorn has a long tradition of wyvern riding.[4]

Vox Machina encountered several wyverns being ridden by bandits in "Skyward". In a humorous turn of events, one of the flying beasts was polymorphed into a harmless rabbit and consequently plummeted thousands of feet into the Ozmit Sea below.

Wyverns were a common element of Thordak's forces, usually used as mounts by the lizardfolk that served him.

Vasselheim has a group of wyvern riders among its military forces.[5]

As of 836 PD Fort Daxio has trained wyverns (among other creatures) to ward against airborne threats.[6]

"Vecna, the Ascended" (1x114)[]

Zahra and Kashaw both rode wyverns to the Entropis during Vox Machina's battle against Vecna. The duo managed to help out a bit, with Zahra attacking the newly risen deity and Kashaw healing the wounded members of Vox Machina. However, Zahra, Kashaw, and their wyverns were soon targeted by one of Vecna's Hold Monster spells, paralyzing all four of them. They were last seen falling past the tower, down into the mist below and out of sight.

"Whispers of War" (2x18)[]

In the final round, and last battle of the Victory Pit tournament during the Harvest Close Festival in Zadash, The Stubborn Stock faced off against and in an exhausted battle defeated[7] a large 20-foot wyvern that had its wings purposefully carved and cut so as to prevent it from flying.[8]



  1. See D&D: Xanathar's Guide to Everything, 5th ed..
  2. See "Whispers of War" (2x18) at 0:56:14.
  3. See D&D: Monster Manual, 5th ed., p. 303.
  4. See Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting Reborn, p. 102.
  5. See "The Endless Atheneum" (1x106) at 3:07:41.
  6. See Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting Reborn, p. 94.
  7. See "Whispers of War" (2x18) from 0:55:42 through 1:01:34.
  8. See "Whispers of War" (2x18) at 0:56:14.
  9. See "Fight at the Museum..." (3x21) from 3:09:57 through 3:22:44.


  1. Depiction of a wyvern, by Brynn Metheney from Monster Manual, 5th Edition, p. 303. 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 wyverns and their riders, by Pawthorn (source). Used with permission.