Faerie dragon

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Faerie dragon
First appearanceDragon #62 (June 1982)

Faerie dragons are small dragons in the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. Similar to a pseudodragon, they are rarely hostile and roughly the size of a housecat, but have butterfly (fairy) wings instead of the bat-like wings dragons are more commonly shown with. Their in-game abilities also vary from other dragons in accordance with their fey-like tendency toward mischief.

Publication history[edit]

The faerie dragon first appeared in first edition in Dragon #62 (June 1982), and reprinted in the original Monster Manual II (1983).[1]

The faerie dragon appeared in second edition for the Forgotten Realms setting in the Monstrous Compendium Forgotten Realms Appendix (1989), and reprinted in the Monstrous Manual (1993) under the "dragonet" entry.[2]

The faerie dragon appeared in third edition in Draconomicon (2003). They appeared in the Monster Manual for fifth edition.[3]


Although small and cute, faerie dragons can be powerful if allowed to use their abilities, which include the power to induce confusion and euphoria in foes. Most faerie dragons are chaotic good in alignment, meaning they have a pure heart but are playful and unlikely to respect authority.

In the third edition of the Dungeons & Dragons game, wizards and sorcerers can select faerie dragon as familiars.

Other publishers[edit]

The faerie dragon appeared under the "dragon" heading in the Tome of Horrors (2002) from Necromancer Games.[4]

The faerie dragon appeared under the "dragon" heading in Paizo Publishing's book Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 3 (2011), on page 91.[5]


  1. Gygax, Gary. Monster Manual II. TSR, 1983
  2. Stewart, Doug, ed. Monstrous Manual. TSR, 1993
  3. Mearls, Mike; Crawford, Jeremy; et al. (2014). Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual 5th Edition. Rentin, WA: Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 9780786965618. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  4. Green, Scott; Peterson, Clark (2002). Tome of Horrors. Necromancer Games. pp. 110–111. ISBN 1-58846-112-2. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  5. Bulmahn, Jason (lead designer). Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 3 (Paizo Publishing, 2011)

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