Dragon, Purple

Family: Dragons

Large dragon, neutral evil

Armor Class 18 (natural armor)
Hit Points 178 (17d10 + 85)
Speed 40 ft., climb 40 ft., fly 80 ft.

23 (+6) 10 (+0) 21 (+5) 14 (+2) 13 (+1) 19 (+4)

Saving Throws Dex +5, Con +10, Wis +6, Cha +9
Skills Deception +9, Insight +6, Perception +6, Stealth +5
Damage Immunities bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical attacks
Senses blindsight 30 ft., darkvision 120 ft., passive Perception 16
Languages Common, Draconic
Challenge 13 (10,000 XP)


  • Amorphous. The purple dragon can move through a space as narrow as 1 inch wide without squeezing.


  • Multiattack. The dragon makes three attacks: one with its bite, one with its claws, and one with its tail.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +11 to hit, reach 15 ft., one target. Hit: 17 (2d10 + 6) piercing damage and the target is grappled (escape DC 18).
  • Claws. Melee Weapon Attack: +11 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 20 (4d6 + 6) slashing damage.
  • Tail. Melee Weapon Attack: +11 to hit, reach 20 ft., one target. Hit: 15 (2d8 + 6) slashing damage.
  • Swallow. The purple dragon makes a bite attack against a Medium or smaller creature it is grappling. If the attack hits, the target is swallowed, and the grapple ends. The swallowed creature is blinded and restrained, it has total cover against attacks and other effects outside the purple dragon and it takes 10 (3d6) acid damage at the start of each of the purple dragon’s turns. A creature reduced to 0 hit points in this way stops taking acid damage and becomes stable. The purple dragon can have only one target swallowed at a time. While the purple dragon isn’t incapacitated, it can regurgitate the creature at any time (no action required) in a space within 5 feet of it. The creature exits prone. If the purple dragon dies, it likewise regurgitates a swallowed creature.


This curious dragon is all purple. It has large feathery wings and a tail that ends in a crab-like claw.

Dragons in Faerie are tough, but purple dragons are the toughest. They are thankfully rare, but have plagued the Valley of Mo enough to be studied intensely.

Thick-Skinned and Tough. Purple dragons are surprisingly tough; cutting and slashing weapons do little but make them angry. They are practically rubber and therefore quite stretchy; this makes them difficult to harm from bludgeoning weapons as well. Purple dragons can stretch themselves out considerably, giving them much longer reach in combat.

Sharp Bite. They also possess a nasty set of jaws capable of severing limbs. Purple dragons are known to swallow limbs and heads whole given the chance, although their sensitive stomachs will spit up crowns. They are particularly fond of caramel and plum pudding, which motivates them to venture out of their mountain lairs to snatch it from trees.

Nasty Wit. As sharp as their bite, a purple dragon’s intellect is not to be trifled with. They are tactically savvy enough to trick foes, hold hostages, and otherwise cause as much misery as possible. They are particularly fond of torturing mofolk, whom they find foolish and irritating.

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