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In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the nightshade is a powerful undead creature composed of darkness and evil.

In Third Edition, nightshades are native to the Plane of Shadow.


  • Nightcrawler — A nightcrawler is a massive behemoth similar to a purple worm, though utterly black in color.
  • Nighthaunt — Nighthaunts are gargoylelike and drawn to places of evil power and defiled goodness.
  • Nightswimmer — A nightswimmer is an aquatic nightcrawler.
  • Nightwalker — Nightwalkers are human-shaped horrors that haunt the darkness.
  • Nightwing — Nightwings are batlike flyers that hunt on the wing.


  • Gygax, Gary. Dungeon And Dragons Fantasy Role-playing Game Set 4: Master Rules (TSR, 1985).
  • Various. Dungeons and Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (TSR, 1991).