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The Draconomicon introduces new dragon species originally available in the Draconomicons of 4e.  At present, this document contains the brown dragon, gray dragon, and purple dragon.  Inside you can find stat blocks for all three types of dragons, each at the four life stages depicted in 5e's Monster Manual; wyrmling, young, adult, and ancient.  Each set of monsters comes with appropriate lore pertaining to their lifestyles and habits, as well as their lairs and additional combat options such as lair actions.  Additional Player Options are also provided at the end of the document, allowing dragonborn, draconic sorcerers, and my own dragon shaman class to base their features on one of these new dragon types.

The original Draconomicons were split into two different supplements; Draconomicon I: Chromatic Dragons dealt with the "normal" chromatic dragons listed above, as well as various elemental dragons and dragons of other planes such as the Feywild, and a host of other near-draconic or almost-draconic creatures as well.  Draconomicon II: Metallic Dragons was a bit smaller in scope, focusing on new metallic dragons such as the adamantine, cobalt, iron, mercury, mithril, orium, and steel dragons.  My document will be updated in the future to include the many different dragon species found in these 4e supplements, converted to 5e.  Keep an eye out for updates. 

If you enjoy this PDF, please consider supporting Wizards of the Coast directly by purchasing the original Draconomicons.

This work is part of the collections of the Arcane Athenæum.  Check out our other works below.

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Change Log:

Version 2.0 02Feb2019

  • Document has been updated with the new formatting and cover image typical of our products.
  • After some consideration, I've decided to make this "The Draconomicon", no subtitle.  This means that, when the metallic dragons and elemental dragons are ready for release, this document will be updated with those pages rather than making a new document.  I simply think that will be a cleaner, easier method for everyone.

Version 1.3 05Sep2018

  • With the changes to Draconic Adaptation now granting darkvision for all dragon shamans, the exact wording of the purple dragon's Draconic Adaptation has been altered.

Version 1.2 12Jun2018

  • Fixed some typos and mistakes in the statblock.
  • Changed the Player Options to reflect the recent changes to the Dragon Shaman (now a full class instead of a Barbarian subclass), as well as provide an alternative option to Brown Dragonborn due to their lack of energy resistance.
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Evan A January 20, 2019 11:05 pm UTC
Thank you so much I love your work I am willing to pay for part 2
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Jeff V February 01, 2019 1:45 pm UTC
It's definitely coming! As more time passes though, I'm leaning more and more towards just changing this document to be an all-encompassing Draconomicon, and updating it when new dragons comes out, rather than making all-new documents. Haven't quite decided yet.
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Jon B December 02, 2018 7:13 pm UTC
will you bring back the gem dragons in the next version
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Jeff V December 04, 2018 9:31 pm UTC
I do have plans to release a Draconomicon III with gem dragons, yes. Metallics will be coming first with Draconomicon II.
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John H May 31, 2018 2:54 am UTC
Do you know when the next addition will be coming out? I'm constantly checking and hoping. I'm super excited for it.
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Jeff V June 03, 2018 2:02 am UTC
Unfortunately still working on it. I have three or four homebrew projects I go back-and-forth on depending on my inspiration and the time I have available to me (I wish I could make this a full-time thing, but unfortunately I can't and my real-person job has gotten very busy in the last month or so). I do promise you it's being worked on, though.

I can tell you that before Draconomicon II comes out there will be an edit to this pdf here, as I discovered a few spelling errors, mistakes in the statblocks (Ancient Brown Dragon should have a burrow speed of 40 feet, for example), and I am currently re-working my Dragon Shaman as its own class instead of a Barbarian subclass.
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Devin G December 10, 2017 4:29 pm UTC
Love this! Can't wait for volumes 2 and 3! Will we see either soon?
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Jeff V December 14, 2017 6:29 pm UTC
Thank you! I can't say soon; probably in a couple of months, but who knows? Maybe I'll get some free time to put towards it.
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Chris B December 10, 2017 3:06 am UTC
This is great! Where did you get all the art from?
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Jeff V December 14, 2017 6:29 pm UTC
Just from older editions.
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Ben Frederick I February 01, 2018 6:15 am UTC
Is there an art gallery for 4e Draconomicon art? I found one for 3.5e, but couldn't find one for 4e.
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Bryan G November 28, 2017 12:33 pm UTC
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Jeff V December 14, 2017 6:30 pm UTC
I do what I can; so many great dragons that weren't represented.
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