Best of the Beastiary, D&D

Copper Dragons: It’s Just a Prank, Mortal

You know King Kai? From Dragon Ball Z? Yeah, it’s that. But it’s a dragon.

Copper dragons appreciate humor and wit above all else. Should it entertain guests, it becomes annoyed at those that don’t laugh at its jokes or shrug off its various pranks. This is why they love bards; they’ll often make room in their abode for them and allow them to stay for days, regaling it with stories and songs. To it, such company is its greatest treasure.

Not to say that it doesn’t appreciate normal treasure. They covet gems and precious metals. However, they’re hesitant to show them off. Instead, it might send aspiring treasure hunters on a wild goose chase to a location of no value.

And… that’s it. It’s a prankster dragon. Sure, that’s fun! But all you can really do is create an encounter. At best, you can craft a simple side quest where the party must trick or is tricked by a copper dragon. In terms of depth, though? This one is a bit lacking.

Combat wise, it isn’t all that interesting, either. At least not by dragon standards. It has all the typical dragon stats, with two breath attacks: acid and slowing. Both of which do exactly what you expect. Could it make an awesome boss fight? Of course it can! It’s a dragon! It’s a cool boss fight by default!

Now, with all that in mind, let’s put the Copper 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. Bronze Dragons
  12. Brass Dragons
  13. Copper Dragons <————
  14. Chuul
  15. Chimera
  16. Death Knight
  17. Bone Devil
  18. Dracolich
  19. Ankheg
  20. Shadow Demon
  21. Marilith
  22. Aarackockra
  23. Azer
  24. Demilich
  25. Spectator
  26. Cambion
  27. Animated Armor
  28. Banshee
  29. Basilisk
  30. Yochlol
  31. Bulette
  32. Cloaker
  33. Darkmantle
  34. Doppelganger
  35. Pit Fiend
  36. Erinyes
  37. Chain Devil
  38. Bearded Devil
  39. Barbed Devil
  40. Spined Devil
  41. Ice Devil
  42. Nalfeshnee
  43. Glabrezu
  44. Chasme
  45. Barlgura
  46. Horned Devil
  47. Balor
  48. Shadow Dragon
  49. Vrock
  50. Dretch
  51. Goristro
  52. Hezrou
  53. Manes
  54. Quasit
  55. Planetar
  56. Imp
  57. Displacer Beast
  58. Carrion Crawler
  59. Rug of Smothering
  60. Bugbear Chief
  61. Bugbear
  62. Vine Blight
  63. Twig Blight
  64. Needle Blight
  65. Bullywug
  66. Cockatrice
  67. Lemure
  68. Solar
  69. Deva
  70. Cyclops
  71. Centaur
  72. Dinosaurs (All six of them)
  73. Flying Sword
  74. Crawling Claw

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