The Monster Manual, released in 1977, is one of the three core rulebooks for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 1st edition. It was also the first book released for that edition. The Monster Manual presents rules and game statistics for monsters, and is intended primarily for use by the Dungeon Master.

Content

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List of monsters

The book provides game statistics for over 350 monsters:

aerial servant, anhkheg, giant ant, ape (gorilla), carnivorous ape, axe beak, baboon, badger, baluchitherium, barracuda, basilisk, bear (black bear, brown bear, cave bear), giant beaver, giant beetle (bombardier beetle, boring beetle, fire beetle, rhinoceros beetle, stag beetle, water beetle), beholder, black pudding, blink dog, boar (wild boar, giant boar, warthog), brain mole, brownie, buffalo, bugbear, bulette, bull, wild camel, carrion crawler, catoblepas, wild cattle, centaur, giant centipede, cerebral parasite, chimera, cockatrice, couatl, giant crab, giant crayfish, crocodile (normal crocodile, giant crocodile), demon (Demogorgon (Prince of Demons), Juiblex (the Faceless Lord), manes (sub-demon), Orcus (Prince of the Undead), succubus, type I (vrock), type II (hezrou), type III (glabrezu), type IV (nalfeshnee, etc.), type V (marilith, etc.), type VI (balor, etc.), Yeenoghu (Demon Lord of Gnolls)), devil (Asmodeus (arch-devil), Baalzebul (arch-devil), barbed devil (lesser devil), bone devil (lesser devil), Dispater (arch-devil), erinyes (lesser devil), Geryon (arch-devil), horned devil (malebranche) (greater devil), ice devil (greater devil), lemure, pit fiend (greater devil)), dinosaur (anatosaurus (trachodon), ankylosaurus, antrodemus (allosaurus), apatosaurus (brontosaurus), archelon ischyras, brachiosaurus, camarasaurus, ceratosaurus, cetiosaurus, dinichtys, diplodocus, elasmosaurus, gorgosaurus, iguanadon, lambeosaurus, megalosaurus, monoclonius, mosasaurus, paleoscincus, pentaceratops, plateosaurus, plesiosaurus, pteranodon, stegosaurus, styracosaurus, teratosaurus, triceratops, tyrannosaurus rex), displacer beast, djinni, dog (war dog, wild dog), dolphin, doppleganger, dragon (black dragon (draco causticus sputem), blue dragon (draco electricus), brass dragon (draco impudentus gallus), bronze dragon (draco gerus bronzo), chromatic dragon (Tiamat), copper dragon (draco comes stabuli), gold dragon (draco orientalus sino dux), green dragon (draco chlorinous nauseous respiratorus), platinum dragon (Bahamut), red dragon (draco conflagratia horriblus), silver dragon (draco nobilis argentum), white dragon (draco rigidus frigidus)), dragonne, dragon turtle, dryad, dwarf (hill dwarf, mountain dwarf), giant eagle, ear seeker, eel (electric eel, giant eel, weed eel), efreet, elemental (air elemental, earth elemental, fire elemental, water elemental), elephant ((Asiatic) elephant, loxodont (African elephant)), elf (elf, aquatic elf, drow, grey elf, half-elf, wood elf), ettin, floating eye, eye of the deep, flightless bird, giant frog (giant frog, killer frog, poisonous frog), violet fungi, giant gar, gargoyle (gargoyle, kapoacinth), gas spore, gelatinous cube, ghast, ghost, ghoul, giant (cloud giant, fire giant, frost giant, hill giant, stone giant, storm giant), gnoll, gnome, giant goat, goblin, golem (clay golem, flesh golem, iron golem, stone golem), gorgon, gray ooze, green slime, griffon, groaning spirit (banshee), halfling (halfling, tallfellow), harpy, hell hound, herd animal, hippocampus, hippogriff, hippopotamus, hobgoblin (hobgoblin, koalinth), homonculous, horse (draft horse, heavy horse, light horse, medium horse, pony, wild horse), hydra (hydra, lernaean hydra, pyrohydra), hyena (hyena, giant hyena (hyaenodon)), imp, intellect devourer, invisible stalker, Irish deer, ixitxachitl, jackal, jackalwere, jaguar, ki-rin, kobold, lamia, lammasu, lamprey (normal lamprey, giant lamprey), larva, giant leech, leopard, leprechaun, leucrotta, lich, lion (lion, mountain lion, spotted lion), lizard (fire lizard, giant lizard, minotaur lizard, subterranean lizard), lizard man, locathah, lurker above, lycanthrope (werebear, wereboar, wererat, weretiger, werewolf), giant lynx, mammoth, manticore, masher, mastodon, medusa, men (bandit (brigand), berserker, buccaneer (pirate), caveman (tribesman), dervish (nomad), merchant, pilgrim), merman, mimic, mind flayer, minotaur, mold (brown mold, yellow mold), morkoth, mule, mummy, naga (guardian naga, spirit naga, water naga), neo-otyugh, night hag, nightmare, nixie, nymph, ochre jelly, giant octopus, ogre, ogre mage (Japanese ogre), orc (orc, half-orc), giant otter, otyugh, giant owl, owlbear, pegasus, peryton, piercer, giant pike, pixie, giant porcupine, giant Portuguese man-o-war, pseudo-dragon, purple worm, quasit, rakshasa, giant ram, giant rat (Sumatran), ray (manta ray, pungi ray, sting ray), remorhaz, rhinoceros (rhinoceros, woolly rhinoceros), roc, roper, rot grub, rust monster, sahuagin, salamander, satyr, giant scorpion, sea hag, giant sea horse, sea lion, shadow, shambling mound, shark (shark, giant shark (megalodon)), shedu, shrieker, skeleton, giant skunk, slithering tracker, giant slug, giant snake (amphisbaena, giant constrictor snake, giant poisonous snake, sea snake, spitting giant snake), spectre, sphinx (androsphinx, criosphinx, gynosphinx, hieracosphinx), spider (giant spider, huge spider, large spider, phase spider, giant water spider), sprite, giant squid, stag (stag, giant stag), stirge, strangle weed, su-monster, sylph, thought eater, giant tick, tiger (tiger, sabre-tooth tiger (smilodon)), titan, titanothere, giant toad (giant toad, ice toad, poisonous toad), trapper, treant, triton, troglodyte, troll, giant turtle (giant sea turtle, giant snapping turtle), umber hulk, unicorn, vampire, giant wasp, water weird, giant weasel, whale, wight, will-o-(the)-wisp, wind walker, wolf (wolf, dire wolf (worg), winter wolf), wolverine (wolverine, giant wolverine), wraith, wyvern, xorn, yeti, zombie.

Development

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Reception and influence

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Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manuals
Monster Manual (1e)Monster Manual II (1e)
Monstrous Compendium Volume One (2e)Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (2e)Monstrous Manual (2e)
Monster Manual (3.0)Monster Manual II (3.0)
Monster Manual (3.5)Monster Manual III (3.5)Monster Manual IV (3.5)Monster Manual V (3.5)
Monster Manual (4e)Monster Manual 2 (4e)Monster Manual 3 (4e)Monster Vault (4e)
Monster Manual (5e)
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 1st edition
Core rules
Players HandbookDungeon Masters GuideMonster Manual
Supplements
Battlesystem: Fantasy Combat SupplementThe Book of LairsThe Book of Lairs IIDeities & Demigods (Legends & Lore) • Dungeoneer's Survival GuideFiend FolioManual of the PlanesMonster Manual IIOriental AdventuresThe Rogues GalleryUnearthed ArcanaWilderness Survival Guide
Adventures
Desert of Desolation (PharaohOasis of the White PalmLost Tomb of Martek) • Queen of the Spiders (Against the Giants (Steading of the Hill Giant ChiefGlacial Rift of the Frost Giant JarlHall of the Fire Giant King) • Descent Into the Depths of the EarthShrine of the Kuo-ToaVault of the DrowQueen of the Demonweb Pits) • Realms of Horror (Tomb of HorrorsWhite Plume MountainExpedition to the Barrier PeaksLost Caverns of Tsojcanth) • Scourge of the Slavelords (Slave Pits of the UndercitySecret of the Slavers StockadeAssault on the Aerie of the Slave LordsIn the Dungeons of the Slave Lords) • The Temple of Elemental Evil (The Village of Hommlet) • DungeonlandThe Land Beyond the Magic MirrorThe Secret of Bone HillThe Assassin's KnotDeep Dwarven DelveThe Sinister Secret of SaltmarshDanger at DunwaterThe Final EnemyAdventure Pack IAgainst the Cult of the Reptile GodAll That Glitters...Baltron's BeaconThe Bane of LlywelynBeyond the Crystal CaveDark Clouds GatherDay of Al'AkbarDestiny of KingsDwellers of the Forbidden CityEgg of the PhoenixEye of the SerpentThe Forest OracleThe GauntletThe Ghost Tower of InvernessThe Hidden Shrine of TamoachanThe Lost Island of CastanamirMidnight on Dagger AlleyNeedleRavager of TimeRavenloftRavenloft II: The House on Gryphon HillThe SentinelThe Shattered StatueTales of the Outer PlanesTo Find a KingTomb of the Lizard KingTreasure HuntWhen a Star Falls

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