Best of the Bestiary

Dungeons and Dragons is a game with a myriad of monsters. But which are the best ones? Which beasts are the Best of the Bestiary?

If you’re curious about the parameters with which I judge these beasts, you can check those out in the link below.

Criteria for the Best

Here’s our list thus far, from best to worst.

  1. Beholder
  2. Death Tyrant
  3. Couatl
  4. Behir
  5. Aboleth
  6. Chuul
  7. Chimera
  8. Ankheg
  9. Aarackocra
  10. Azer
  11. Spectator
  12. Cambion
  13. Animated Armor
  14. Banshee
  15. Basilisk
  16. Bulette
  17. Cloaker
  18. Planetar
  19. Carrion Crawler
  20. Rug of Smothering
  21. Bugbear Chief
  22. Bugbear
  23. Vine Blight
  24. Twig Blight
  25. Needle Blight
  26. Bullywug
  27. Cockatrice
  28. Solar
  29. Deva
  30. Centaur
  31. Flying Sword

Next, the posts regarding shared lore between numerous monsters in the same category (ex. Angels).