It's Time To Vote For Your Favourite D&D Monster!

What's your favourite D&D monster? Vote for up to three!

  • Aranea

    Votes: 8 2.3%
  • Behir

    Votes: 11 3.2%
  • Beholder

    Votes: 134 38.6%
  • Black Dragon

    Votes: 22 6.3%
  • Blue Dragon

    Votes: 22 6.3%
  • Boneyard

    Votes: 2 0.6%
  • Chasme

    Votes: 2 0.6%
  • Death Knight

    Votes: 44 12.7%
  • Displacer Beast

    Votes: 37 10.7%
  • Gargantuan Spider

    Votes: 4 1.2%
  • Gelatinous Cube

    Votes: 59 17.0%
  • Githyanki

    Votes: 23 6.6%
  • Goblin

    Votes: 26 7.5%
  • Grell

    Votes: 6 1.7%
  • Kobold

    Votes: 40 11.5%
  • Lich

    Votes: 69 19.9%
  • Meenlock

    Votes: 3 0.9%
  • Mimic

    Votes: 30 8.6%
  • Mind Flayer

    Votes: 144 41.5%
  • Nightwalker

    Votes: 11 3.2%
  • Ogre Mage

    Votes: 26 7.5%
  • Otyugh

    Votes: 21 6.1%
  • Owlbear

    Votes: 64 18.4%
  • Red Dragon

    Votes: 81 23.3%
  • Umber Hulk

    Votes: 18 5.2%

  • Total voters
    347
Nominations were taken! Now it's time to vote. What's our favourite D&D monster of all time? Vote now! You may select up to three monsters from the list.

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Remember, we're voting for your favourite monsters; they don't have to be the biggest, or the most iconic.

FAQ: Why isn't [my favourite monster] in the list? Because you didn't nominate it.
 
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Russ Morrissey

Comments

DWChancellor

Kobold Enthusiast
What an incredibly difficult choice!

I went for:

Kobolds - Perfect early level antagonists with some staying power at higher levels due to mischief and coordination. Also: kobolds. Win.

Gelatinous Cube - A one trick pony, but WHAT A trick. Also low enough level to see a lot of play. Bonus points for being a D&D classic.

Umber Hulk - One of the weirdest of the Monster Manual monsters that really shakes up players who have become complacent.
 

MNblockhead

A Title Much Cooler Than Anything on the Old Site
Hard to choose. I went with monsters I love to run and make a major part of a campain. Kobolds always play a strong role in my campains. I love small, weak creatures that can coordinate to make a mess of even high-level characters. I like the 5e they-worship-dragons flavor and have used that to great effect. They make dragons more challenging, more meaningful, and more flavorful. Also, Tuckers Kobolds essay is one of the best classic old-school war stories.

Mindflayers - put in a nice far-realms chocolate into my medieval fantasy peanut butter. They make for great factions or primary antagonists. They were great in old editions and they are still great in 5e. Their treatment in Volo's is great. I don't think I'll ever tap all the cool stories I can make with a well-placed mind flayer colony.

Beholder. Trickier because I don't use them in play. I have not yet uses one in 5e. But I love to think about them and have prepared lots of set piece locations for them. Problem is that played well, or at least how I would play them, they would be damn near impossible to beat, except at the highest levels. This is not a creature to just throw into a dungeon as a random encounter.
 

R_J_K75

Explorer
Displacer Beast, Otyugh and Jello-Cube. All lower-ish level, Ive used them many times throughout the years and usually very effectively. I almost went with mimic but trying to figure out what to disguise it at as something new that the players wont think of as being a mimic is about as laborious a listening to a Tool record.
 

77IM

Explorer!!!
Blue dragon: because their cunning and magical nature makes them more interesting opponents than most dragons. They are my favorite chromatics.

Ogre mage: because they have a wide variety of powers, including shapeshifting. They're really more like ogre-mage-doppelganger-masterminds.

Owlbear: because owlbear!
 

Hussar

Legend
Heh, looks like Owlbear is still in the running, but, Beholder and Mind Flayer are taking a commanding lead.

Funny thing is, I wonder how many people actually use these monsters? I can honestly count the number of times I've used either one in all the years I've been gaming on one hand. I've never run a module that features them that I can recall. They are never my "go to" encounter monster.

Yet, they remain fixed in the forefront of monsterdom. I don't understand why.
 

Parmandur

Legend
Heh, looks like Owlbear is still in the running, but, Beholder and Mind Flayer are taking a commanding lead.

Funny thing is, I wonder how many people actually use these monsters? I can honestly count the number of times I've used either one in all the years I've been gaming on one hand. I've never run a module that features them that I can recall. They are never my "go to" encounter monster.

Yet, they remain fixed in the forefront of monsterdom. I don't understand why.
Must be some kind of ear worm.
 

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