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Monster Manual IV is a 224-page monster sourcebook released in July 2007 for Dungeons & Dragons 3.5.

Official synopsis[]

The Darkest Dungeons of Your World Just Got a Little Darker.

  This supplement for the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game presents more than a hundred monstrous foes to challenge even the toughest player characters, including draconic masterminds, demonic horrors, vengeful fey that haunt ancient ruins, and mind flayers driven mad from their journey beyond the planes. This book also provides powerful, ready-to-play varieties of popular monsters such as the hobgoblin, the kuo-toa, and the vampire, saving Dungeon Masters precious time at the game table.   In addition to scores of new monsters, this tome features sample encounters, easy-to-follow tactics, and guidance for integrating these new creatures into any D&D campaign setting.  

For use with these Dungeons & Dragons core books: Player's Handbook, Dungeon Master's Guide, Monster Manual.



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List of monsters[]

The book provides game statistics for over 100 monsters:

Arcadian avenger, banshrae, blackwing, burrow root, Dalmosh, deadborn vulture (deadborn vulture, deadborn vulture zombie), demon (adaru, carnage demon, draudnu, gadacro, solamith), demonthorn mandrake, devil (gulthir, remmanon, stitched devil), dragons of the Great Game (xorvintaal dragon (template; Chorranathau the Inscrutable, Morlicantha), xorvintaal exarch (template; Singh the Immense)), elemental mage (ken-kuni, ken-li, ken-sun), ember guard, ethereal defiler, fetid fungus, frostwind virago, garngrath, gem scarab, god-blooded creature (template; Gruumsh-blooded (Nozgûg, Gruumsh-blooded orc), Imix-blooded, Kord-blooded, Orcus-blooded, Vecna-blooded, Yeenoghu-blooded), golem (force golem, magmacore golem), graveyard sludge, greenspawn zealot, guulvorg, haunt (bridge haunt, forest haunt, taunting haunt), hobgoblin (hobgoblin duskblade, hobgoblin spellscourge, hobgoblin warcaster, hobgoblin warsoul), Illurien, jaebrin, kuo-toa (crazed kuo-toa, kuo-toa exalted whip, kuo-toa harpooner, kuo-toa monitor), malastor, merchurion, mind flayers of Thoon (Thoon disciple, shadow flayer, Thoon infiltrator, Thoon thrall (template), Thoon soldier, madcrafter of Thoon, scyther of Thoon, stormcloud of Thoon, Thoon hulk, Thoon elder brain), mockery bug (mockery monarch, mockery drone), phantom (template; Kugan, phantom ghast ninja), ruin chanter, ruin elemental, rylkar (rylkar harridan, rylkar madclaw, rylkar tormentor, rylkspawn swarm), sanguineous drinker, scouring construct (scouring slinger (scouring slinger, slinger scorpion), scouring stanchion), shaedling, shardsoul slayer, siege beetle, skull lord (skull lord, bonespur, serpentir, spectral rider), spawn of Juiblex (lesser spawn of Juiblex, greater spawn of Juiblex, elder spawn of Juiblex), spirrax, steelwing, Thrym hound, tirbana (tirbana eyewing, tirbana drowser, tirbana slayer, tirbana spawner), troll (bladerager troll), tusk terror, ushemoi (arkamoi, hadrimoi, lashemoi, turlemoi), vampires (the Black Duke, the Red Widow), verdant reaver, vinespawn, vivisector, Wild Hunt (master of the hunt, hound of the hunt).

Other material[]

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Development and release[]


The book was written by Jason Bulmahn, David Chart, B. Matthew Conklin and III. Art was provided by Dave Allsop, Jason Chan and Miguel Coimbra.


Monster Manual V was released by Wizards of the Coast in July 2007 for $34.95 US, or $44.00 Canadian.

On September 17, 2013, it received a digital re-release. It is available on sale on DriveThruRPG and Dungeon Masters Guild for $10.19.

Reception and influence[]

Critical reception[]

As of 2023, Monster Manual V reached the rank of Gold seller on DriveThruRPG.

Influence on other works[]

External links[]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Product page. Wizards.com, via Web Archive.

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