Did the odic (undead spirit that inhabits trees) officially appear anywhere after Companion/RC?
Good news! Xvarts were in 4e… -ish. They got renamed to Xivorts but its them underneath the extra vowel!Both the xvart and the blindheim have appeared in every edition except (as far as I can tell) 4th Edition. The 5th Edition blindheim is in Mordenkainen's Fiendish Folio, Volume 1 which, to be fair, might not be considered to be particularly official, even though it was published by WotC.
Eh close enough.Both the xvart and the blindheim have appeared in every edition except (as far as I can tell) 4th Edition. The 5th Edition blindheim is in Mordenkainen's Fiendish Folio, Volume 1 which, to be fair, might not be considered to be particularly official, even though it was published by WotC.
These originally appeared (IIRC) in BECMI as the "blackball:"Hm. I don't remember the name of it, but in the Epic Level Handbook for 3e there is a sentient sphere of annihilation. It's special attack is to start annihilating the atmosphere, which creates a vacuum like gale drawing everything into the sphere. I've used this at the end of Return to the Temple of Elemental Evil since it looks like one of the symbols of the imprisoned god Tharizdun. I made it draw all the PCs into the sphere, but instead of destroying them it transported them inside Tharizdun's prison... which I decided was Ravenloft.
Edit: Ah, it's open content. It's an umbral blot
They're also in the official 5e product: Mordenkainen's Fiendish Folio Volume 1, so they also exist in this edition.Another vote here for the Eye of Fear & Flame. Loved using them in 1E.
I have seen them in at least one monster manual since, but for the life of me cannot remember which one.
Gingwatzim made it into 5th edition in Candlekeep Mysteries.The Gingwatzim and Feral Slasher from C3 - The Lost Island of Castanamir (1984) - at least I don't think they ever did.
The Eye of Fear and Flame made it into D&D 3.0 in the Book of Vile Darkness.Also, I used to really enjoy the Eye of Fear and Flame from the Fiend Folio. I don’t recall having seen it appear in any later monster collections.
Sorry about that, Yora. I will contribute one that I think fits that bill. From 3.5E's Miniatures Handbook, I present the Mad Slasher:Great to see so many replies here, but the goal was to share recommendations for monsters who barely got any coverage, rather than checking which ones actually appeared only once and no more.
I think you mean the Quth-Maren, from 3.0's City of the Spider Queen?Another interesting one I don't even remember the name of: It's an undead created by the priests of the drow goddess of necromancy as guardians, which is the corpse of a drow that has its skin removed and its blood turned to acid. Not sure how interesting they are to fight, but their appearance is certainly memorable.
Hear, hear! These little guys need to be brought into 5th edition.The 3rd edition Monster Manual has shocker lizards. Small blue lizards that aren't very interesting on their own as they can deal a nonlethal electricity attack instead of a bite. But as a group, they can combine their electric powers to let one of them deal all their combined nonlethal damage as an area burst with lethal damage. Since this power can work only inside a 20 foot sphere, this has the potential to create quite interesting tactial situations with players trying to avoid being near a large group of them while taking down their numbers.
The assassin bug returned in the Monstrous Manual (under Insect) and was updated for 5E in Mordenkainen's Fiendish Folio.The bipedal picture of the assassin bug (FF) and the pernicon (MM2) always intrigued me and inspired me to use them from time to time and make some custom creatures based off them. I don’t remember seeing them in later editions.
Another one I always found fascinating was the Dune Stalker (FF), but I rarely ran adventures in area where it would seem appropriate to use them.