Dragon, Snallygaster

Family: Dragons

Large dragon, unaligned

Armor Class 13 (natural armor)
Hit Points 110 (13d10+39)
Speed 20 ft., fly 80 ft.

19 (+4) 10 (+0) 16 (+3) 5 (-3) 12 (+1) 6 (-2)

Skills Perception +5, Stealth +4
Damage Vulnerabilities poison
Damage Immunities fire
Damage Resistances bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from non-magical weapons
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 15
Proficiency Bonus +4
Challenge 10 (5,900 XP)


  • Multiattack. The snallygaster makes one attack with its tentacles. If that attack hits, the snallygaster can make one beak attack against the same target.
  • Tentacles. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 10 ft., one creature. Hit: 10 (1d12 + 4) piercing damage plus 10 (3d6) necrotic damage. The target’s hit point maximum is reduced by an amount equal to the necrotic damage taken, and the snallygaster regains hit points equal to that amount. The reduction lasts until the target finishes a Long Rest. The target dies if this effect reduces its hit point maximum to 0. The target is also grappled (escape DC 16). If the target is Medium or smaller, it is also restrained until this grapple ends. While grappling the target, the snallygaster has advantage on attack rolls against it and can’t use this attack against other targets. When the snallygaster moves, any Medium or smaller target it is grappling moves with it.
  • Beak. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 8 (1d8 + 4) piercing damage.
  • Fire Breath (Recharge 5-6). The snallygaster exhales fire in a 30-foot cone. Each creature in that area must make a DC 12 Dexterity saving throw, taking 56 (16d6) fire damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.


This large bat-like creature has a long neck topped by a sharp beak with just one eye in the middle of its forehead. Tentacles ring its beaked maw. Its screech is a piercing whistle.

Liberated from below ground by earthquakes, the snallygaster is a blood-sucking terror that terrorizes local communities, drinking the blood of any living thing it can catch. They oviparous and live for approximately twenty years. The beast can be lured by moonshine, overcome by the fumes.

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