Drake, Radiant

Family: Drake

Large dragon, typically unaligned

Armor Class 17 (natural armor)
Hit Points 119 (14d10 + 42)
Speed 40 ft., climb 40 ft.

14 (+2) 19 (+5) 16 (+3) 12 (+1) 4 (-3) 7 (-2)

Damage Resistances radiant
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 11
Languages Understands Draconic but cannot speak
Challenge 7 (2,900 XP)
Proficiency Bonus +3


  • Illumination. The radiant drake sheds bright light in a 20-foot radius and dim light in an additional 20 feet.


  • Multiattack. The radiant drake makes two ranged or two melee attacks.
  • Radiant Eye. Ranged Spell Attack: +8 to hit, range 120 feet, one target. Hit: 22 (4d10) radiant damage.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 14 (2d8+5) piercing damage.


  • Blinding Illumination (Recharge 5-6). The radiant drake increases its illumination to a blinding level until the start of its next turn. It sheds bright light in a 60-foot radius and dim light in an additional 60 feet. Any creature that looks at it must make a DC 14 Constitution save or be blinded for one minute. A creature who fails this saving throw can make a new saving throw to end the blindness at the end of each of its turns.


You approach the light ahead of you and realize that it is not your way out, but a glowing serpentine creature. It whips its head toward you and the light coming from its body intensifies, hurting your eyes.

Radiant drakes are large predatory dragon-like creatures. Though not as intelligent or powerful as true dragons, they possess animal cunning and impressive natural abilities.

Subterranean Hunters. Radiant drakes live and hunt underground, where they use their glow first to lure and then to blind and attack their prey. They prefer to attack from a distance using their radiant eye attack and their climb speed to keep away from attackers.

Dangerous Pets. Several intelligent underground societies have tried to capture and tame radiant drakes with mixed success. Those who rely on blindsight have had the most success, and even then, the drakes are likely to turn on their masters.

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