Best of the Beastiary, D&D

White Dragons: Hearts as Cold as Their Breath

Now, we come to the final dragon. At least before the metallic dragons. And the dragon turtle.

White dragons are the smallest, dumbest, and most animalistic of all the dragons. They lack the cunning tactics of their peers but make up for it in instinct and tenacity, being the best hunters of their kin. They don’t play games or attempt trickery; they focus entirely on surviving.

Using their ice magic, white dragons will freeze their prey. If they aren’t frozen, they won’t devour them. Even their trophies, from their hoard to their slain rivals, are made into statues of ice. Within a white dragon’s lair, you’ll often find the frozen bodies of other dragons, giants, and many other creatures. Often times, they serve as warnings to those that would enter their territory.

What they lack in intelligence they more than make up for in memory. They recall everything and hold grudges for as long as they live. This is especially true in regards to silver dragons, who share in their natural, frigid habitat. Rarely do they gloat over their victories, since these dragons speak less than any other.

Unless looking for a mate, white dragons tend to avoid all others of its ilk. Even then they’ll only stay together as long as it takes to conceive children. They are isolationists by nature, only taking servants when they prove powerful or intelligent enough to be worth the pain of having them around. However, they’ll often serve as servants to those that manage to defeat them, such as frost giants.

White dragons love the glisten of ice and are attracted to treasure with a similar gleam. Their hoards often contain diamonds, tusk ivory, ship figureheads, and other such things. With its flawless memory, it knows how it got everything and where they all are. It builds an emotional connection with each one, which makes it incredibly difficult to bribe.

Though not as difficult as it is to kill it. This thing has all the stats as the other dragons. Only, you know, with frost breath rather than fire or lightning.

Honestly, in comparison to the other dragons we’ve discussed so far, this guy’s lore really isn’t all that interesting. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still great! You can definitely get some cool stories out of this! But I don’t find them nearly as fun or engaging as others.

With all that in mind, let’s put the White Dragons on the Best of the Bestiary!

  1. Beholder
  2. Death Tyrant
  3. Green Dragons
  4. Red Dragons
  5. Blue Dragons
  6. Black Dragons
  7. White Dragons <—————
  8. Couatl
  9. Behir
  10. Aboleth
  11. Chuul
  12. Chimera
  13. Death Knight
  14. Bone Devil
  15. Dracolich
  16. Ankheg
  17. Shadow Demon
  18. Marilith
  19. Aarackockra
  20. Azer
  21. Demilich
  22. Spectator
  23. Cambion
  24. Animated Armor
  25. Banshee
  26. Basilisk
  27. Yochlol
  28. Bulette
  29. Cloaker
  30. Darkmantle
  31. Doppelganger
  32. Pit Fiend
  33. Erinyes
  34. Chain Devil
  35. Bearded Devil
  36. Barbed Devil
  37. Spined Devil
  38. Ice Devil
  39. Nalfeshnee
  40. Glabrezu
  41. Chasme
  42. Barlgura
  43. Horned Devil
  44. Balor
  45. Shadow Dragon
  46. Vrock
  47. Dretch
  48. Goristro
  49. Hezrou
  50. Manes
  51. Quasit
  52. Planetar
  53. Imp
  54. Displacer Beast
  55. Carrion Crawler
  56. Rug of Smothering
  57. Bugbear Chief
  58. Bugbear
  59. Vine Blight
  60. Twig Blight
  61. Needle Blight
  62. Bullywug
  63. Cockatrice
  64. Lemure
  65. Solar
  66. Deva
  67. Cyclops
  68. Centaur
  69. Dinosaurs (All six of them)
  70. Flying Sword
  71. Crawling Claw

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