Dragon Turtle (5e)

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Dragon Turtle
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Dragon Turtle Overview[1] [2] [3]

 Forgotten Realms Wiki  [4] 
Dragon turtles were aquatic creatures that were related to dragons. They were considered among the most dangerous aquatic creatures in existence and were even worshiped by some. Dragon turtles were distantly related to dragons and had dragon blood. They appeared as huge turtle-like creatures with a long tail and neck with large, taloned flippers. Their heads had a golden crest down the center.

Innate Spellcasting[edit]

Monster Manual (5e) p.86 provides rules for adding Innate Spellcasting to young-ancient dragons. Fizban's Treasury of Dragons p.110 indicates this applies to dragon turtles and provides suggested spells.

Dragon Turtle's Lair

[5] Dragon turtles make their lairs in underwater caves and coral reefs.

Lair Actions

[5] When fighting inside its lair, an dragon turtle can use lair actions. On initiative count 20 (losing initiative ties), the dragon takes a lair action to cause one of the following effects; the dragon can’t use the same effect two rounds in a row:

  • Blasting Current.
  • Entangling Kelp.
  • Steam Eruption.

Regional Effects

[5] The region surrounding a legendary dragon turtle's lair is altered by the dragon's magic, creating one or more of the following effects:

  • Diverting Currents.
  • Elemental Portals.
  • Hot Water.

If the dragon dies, these effects fade over the course of 1d10 days.

List of Dragon Turtles[edit]

(5 official and unofficial Dragon Turtles)

Name Type Subtype Size HP CR (XP) Alignment Habitat Source
Dragon Turtle Overview Overview Dragon, Dragon Turtle Coastal, Underwater SRD5, MM5, FToD
Dragon Turtle Dragon Dragon Turtle Gargantuan 341 17 (18,000) Neutral Coastal, Underwater SRD5
Ancient Dragon Turtle Dragon Dragon Turtle Gargantuan 409 24 (62,000) Neutral Coastal, Underwater Fizban's Treasury of Dragons
Dragon Turtle Wyrmling Dragon Dragon Turtle Large 90 4 (1,100) Neutral Coastal, Underwater Fizban's Treasury of Dragons
Young Dragon Turtle Dragon Dragon Turtle Huge 178 10 (5,900) Neutral Coastal, Underwater Fizban's Treasury of Dragons


Sources and Notes[edit]

  1. Wizards RPG Team (6 May 2015). SRD-OGL v5.1. (5e) Wizards of the Coast. Licensed: OGL & CC-BY.
  2. Wizards RPG Team (September 2014). Monster Manual. (5e) Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 978-0786965618. p. 119.
  3. James Wyatt, et. al. (26 October 2021). Fizban's Treasury of Dragons. (5e) Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 978-0-7869-6730-8. p. 110-113, 191-192.
  4. . [forgottenrealms.fandom.com/wiki/Dragon_turtle Dragon turtle] Forgotten Realms Wiki Accessed: 2021-11-05. Licensed:CC-BY-SA.
  5. FToD p.111-113 (used under 'fair use' clause).

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Facts about "Dragon Turtle (5e)"
AuthorSRD5 +, MM5 + and FToD +
Canontrue +
Creature NameDragon Turtle Overview +
HabitatCoastal + and Underwater +
Has Lairtrue +
NameDragon Turtle Overview +
PublicationSRD5 +, MM5 + and FToD +
SortTextDragon Turtle AAA Overview 5e +
SubtypeDragon + and Dragon Turtle +
TypeOverview +