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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
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



Black Dragon, Goblins, and Red Dragon for me. It all goes back to DMing these monsters in some memorable encounters. I find most of D&Ds monsters interesting, even the common ones.


He Who Lurks Beyond The Veil
I’m rather surprised that the three dragons have been separated by colour, ’cause to me any true dragon is pretty much the same monster, just with minor differences. From the list, my choices were Red Dragon, Kobold and Mind Flayer. Red because it’s the most iconic and mostly represents my choice of ”any” True Dragon. It is in the name of D&D, and an essential part of the game. Kobold is my favourite low level enemy, and I still use the legendary Meepo any chance I get. And Mind Flayers are also iconic and utterly alien monster that I just love their presentation in all monster manuals, eventhough I propably have never used them in game 😀


Victoria Rules
For my part, Mind Flayers are a major ongoing enemy in my current campaign, have been for a while, and will likely remain so well into the foreseeable future. So, I guess I'd better vote for 'em.

That said, next time you want nominations, just ask for nominations. Asking for images as well brings copyright issues into things, unless one has one's own homegrown monster images lying around.

EDIT to add: actually, thinking further, this would be a prime candidate for an open-ended poll (if the software would support such) - you put in a list of 20 or so major monsters but leave a line at the bottom for people to add their own; then whenever someone adds a monster (and by adding it also auto-votes for it), it gets put on the list and shown to everyone else viewing the poll thereafter such that they can vote for it too. Trying to add something already on the list draws an error note.

The poll originator would have to go in every so often to clean up the list and combine votes where required e.g. if one person added Flumph and another added Flumphs these would need to be combined into one or the other.
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Now that is strange, I voted and it seems among the three mobs I voted are the two with the most votes and the third is high up also.
I feel so mediocre and average now :p - I always thought I was a bit extravagant and out of line, but it seems that nerds also share similar characteristics all around the world.
Nah. One of my votes is below 20%. Another is single digit. The last is below 1% as is the one i nominated. Unfortunately i feel like a hipster now. Which i am not. The crazy thing is the one just below 20% and dropping is the lich. I would have expected that one to at least make it over 20%.


I went with Beholder, Mindflayer and Lich, but it's weird because I could have easily went; Goblin, Kobold, ...Orc isn't there or Gnolls so maybe Owlbear. I use those monsters way more and have tons of fun with them, they aren't as "D&D" specific though. Favorites though would probably include more obscure ones that I rarely use as "monsters" like Flumphs or Ki-rin.


Well, I did put grell in there because I've always had a soft spot for them. Even way, way back, there was an adventure collection in 2e that featured a medusa having trouble with grell and needing the PC's to help her. I always thought it was a really cool set up.


Beholders and Mindflayers are indeed the most iconic D&D monsters... but I don't use them very often, so I didn't vote for them.


A Title Much Cooler Than Anything on the Old Site
Maybe a conceptual block. I always think of them more in terms of being a trap than a monster.
Yeah, mimics, trappers, ropers are just fleshy traps similar to animated furniture and rugs of smothering.


I was going to put something else, but I ended up with the Goblin as my third choice simply because of how much I end up using them in adventures.

Might not be my favorite, but of the list, they are the ones I probably end up using the MOST.

(Otherwise would have probably been something like a Gith, Death Knight, or Mind Flayer, hadn't decided yet).


Red dragon since it is the biggest and baddest of the monster dragons you may fight. Nothing says "We made it." like killing a red dragon.

Owlbear since I cannot remember a campaign where the PCs did not fight one at low levels. They are also cooler than the other piecemail monsters like Jackalope or Flailsnail.


Slayer of Keraptis
Sigh, mind flashers and beholders. Two monsters way overdone but also hardly ever actually used? Can that be possible? Apparently. Great marketing campaign, poor sales figures. (Meaning, you see them plastered all over the place, but how many DMs have used any of them in actual encounters compared to others on the list)


Sigh, mind flashers and beholders. Two monsters way overdone but also hardly ever actually used? Can that be possible? Apparently. Great marketing campaign, poor sales figures. (Meaning, you see them plastered all over the place, but how many DMs have used any of them in actual encounters compared to others on the list)
One does not simply use Beholders and Mind Flayers, they are the foundation of an awesome campaign. Just kidding, you can use them however you like. I do like them as BBEG, not random encounters, like an owlbear, or goblins, for example.


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