Drow (5e Overview)

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The drow were first mentioned in the Dungeons & Dragons game in the 1st Edition 1977 Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual under the "Elf" entry, where it is stated that "The 'Black Elves,' or drow, are only legend." No statistics are given for the drow in this book, apart from the statistics for normal elves. The drow are described as purportedly dwelling deep beneath the surface world, in strange subterranean realms. They are said to be evil, "as dark as faeries are bright" [1]

Also known as dark elves, drow are a depraved and evil subterranean offshoot.

White is the most common hair color among drow, but almost any pale shade is possible. Drow tend to be smaller and thinner than other sorts of elves, and their eyes are often a vivid red.


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Drow as Monsters[edit]

(14 official and unofficial drow)

The City of Deep Webs (5e Campaign Setting)/DraeglothSmall FiendDrow1238(2200 XP)Neutral EvilMedium
DriderMonstrosity12362,300Chaotic EvilLargeSRD5
Drow ArachnomancerHumanoidElf, Drow, Shapechanger1621310,000Chaotic EvilMediumMordenkainen's Tome of Foes
Drow ElfHumanoidDrow, Elf131/450Neutral EvilMediumSRD5
Drow Elite WarriorHumanoidElf, Drow7151,800Neutral EvilMediumMonster Manual (5e)
Drow Favored ConsortHumanoidElf, Drow2251820,000Neutral EvilMediumMordenkainen's Tome of Foes
Drow House CaptainHumanoidElf, Drow16295,000Chaotic EvilMediumMordenkainen's Tome of Foes
Drow InquisitorHumanoidElf, Drow1431411,500Neutral EvilMediumMordenkainen's Tome of Foes
Drow MageHumanoidElf, Drow4572,900Neutral EvilMediumMonster Manual (5e)
Drow Matron MotherHumanoidElf, Drow2622025,000Neutral EvilMediumMordenkainen's Tome of Foes
Drow Priestess of LolthHumanoidElf, Drow7183,900Neutral EvilMediumMonster Manual (5e)
Drow ShadowbladeHumanoidElf, Drow150117,200Neutral EvilMediumMordenkainen's Tome of Foes
RetrieverConstruct2101411,500Lawful EvilLargeMordenkainen's Tome of Foes


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  2. 3rd edition System Reference Document (SRD) licensed OGL.

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