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Monster Manual Expanded II is the sequel to the Platinum-best selling Monster Manual Expanded.  Just like the first book, this aims to provide Dungeon Masters more options and flexibility in designing adventures and dressing up their dungeons with a wider variety of creatures and characters that are based on the Monster Manual, Volo's Guide to Monsters, Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes, and many others.  Finally, it also adds variants that provide a nostalgic and classic feel that DMs experienced with the older editions are probably familiar with.

In total, there are over 380 creature stat blocks in this book at the Dungeon Master's disposal!  

SPECIAL BEST-SELLER MILESTONES UNLOCKS: I will add new 4 new creature statblocks when the book hits Electrum, and then 6 additional stat blocks each time it hits the next best-seller ranking!

GOLD UNLOCKED (11/15/19): 

  • Aranea
  • Aranea, Elder
  • Dracolisk, Ancient
  • Dracolisk, Adult
  • Dracolisk,  Young
  • Golem, Bone
  • Golem, Mud
  • Nilbog, Greater


  • Quickling Captain
  • Quickling Warlock of the Gloaming Court
  • Wendigo
  • NPC Monster Slayer
  • NPC Elite Monster Slayer

*** UPDATE FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO LEAVE A RATING AND REVIEW: DMG has made changes that you will need to wait 24 hours after you make the purchase before you can do so.  I appreciate your patience and I look forward to reading your reviews! :)

Table of Contents:

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AthachBrachavyrmCornugonGastrobolusFlame SalamanderAspect of Tiamat

Fire GiantsMaster AssassinCultist of AsmodeusMephistopheles

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Dragonix N November 15, 2019 7:33 pm UTC
*** 1.06 Released ***

GOLD UNLOCKED (11/15/19):

Aranea, Elder
Dracolisk, Ancient
Dracolisk, Adult
Dracolisk, Young
Golem, Bone
Golem, Mud
Nilbog, Greater
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Mathieu R November 16, 2019 12:11 am UTC
Hi, there's no letters Q and W (for quicklings and Wendigos) in the bookmarks. Btw, i love these additions.
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Dragonix N November 16, 2019 3:53 am UTC
Thanks Mathieu! I'll have it fixed in the next update!
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Darren C November 12, 2019 9:06 pm UTC
This is a great product, in fact, I now have both this and the Monster Manual Expended. I have two...quibbles.
Quibble 1. If there isn't going to be a Print On Demand choice, or even if there is might it be possible to have a Printer Friendly option. Sure the artwork is great, for those of us that appreciate the art via the online/Pdf version, Yay! Having one that doesn't chew through a print cartridge? Double Yay.
Quibble 2. I don't purchase products in the hope someday it might earn enough money so more creatures can be added, I don't look at DMsGuild products as a Kickstarter and I'm funding stretch goals. I have now printed your excellent product. If you add creatures might it be possible to make them also a separate entry? Cause, yeah, I can't imagine you would be making sure they are in the exact alphabetical order...See my dilemma?
Please consider my quibbles moving forward and thank you for your work and product.
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Dragonix N November 15, 2019 7:41 pm UTC
Hi Darren,

Apologies for the late reply. I'll try to look at what I can do for a print-friendly version. It is challenging because of the amount of background artwork.
I'm sorry for the kickstarter-like goal rewards. I honestly did not originally intend to do this but after posting the book I thought I could provide extra as a token of gratitude. I hope you can treat it as a 'rich person' problems. ;)
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DGM D November 11, 2019 6:58 pm UTC
Awesome, looking forward to the Fantasy Grounds module!
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zac B November 11, 2019 7:21 pm UTC
Yeah i cant wait either !
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Dragonix N November 10, 2019 8:16 pm UTC
Gold status is just around the corner so here's a clue to the monsters that's going to be unlocked!

A _ _ _ _ _
D _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
B _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
M _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Each of these have appeared in sets older than 3E. :)
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Zachary K November 09, 2019 9:15 pm UTC
Is this one on dndbeyond? (PDF)? Or can you get an actual book for this? I might be running decent into advernus soon and would love this.
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Dragonix N November 10, 2019 8:10 pm UTC
hi zachary,

This is a pdf that is exclusive to DM's Guild only.
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5E Solo G November 09, 2019 8:36 am UTC
Hi Dragonix.
Does this one contain a table organising monsters by CR?
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Dragonix N November 09, 2019 9:52 am UTC
Yes. :)
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5E Solo G November 10, 2019 5:30 am UTC
OK, purchasing!
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SurpriseKH D November 08, 2019 12:41 pm UTC
What do you use to make the pages look like that? I would like to achieve something similar with my titles. If I had the money I would probably pick up this title as well.
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Marcin A November 07, 2019 5:41 pm UTC
Some PoD for people like me? I really do not like using pdf..
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Dragonix N November 07, 2019 5:51 pm UTC
Hi Marcin, unfortunately PoD availability is beyond my control. I can only suggest that you reach out to DM's Guild and request to have this title be available on PoD. Maybe given enough requests they'll reach out to me and I can have a PoD version ready.
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Dragonix N November 07, 2019 3:55 am UTC
*** Version 1.05 released ***
Nothing special, just various very minor typos fixed.
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Dragonix N November 06, 2019 7:12 am UTC
*** Version 1.04 released ***
Various minor typo fixes:
- Duergar Sergeant namings
- Young Zaratan speed
- Githzerai Shadowmind description text
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Justin M. C November 06, 2019 3:46 am UTC
I enjoy your products immensely. I do have a tiny gripe, though. I have seen from other comments that you intend to fix some editing and text errors; will this also extend to the minor math errors that exist in HPs, skills, Saving Throws, Damage totals, etc.?
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Dragonix N November 06, 2019 6:04 am UTC
Yes, of course. As i did in the first MME, i swiftly corrected all types of errors, especially in the stat blocks, as soon as I could.
If anyone reports, I check and double check it, and then make the necessary corrections.
I even made adjustments based on my own games, if needed, such as spells, CR, etc, but those have been minimal.
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Justin M. C November 06, 2019 6:20 am UTC
Excellent! Where and how would you like me to report any errors I might find?
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Dragonix N November 06, 2019 6:28 am UTC
As before, you can email them directly to me at or just post them here. :)
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Rebecca W November 06, 2019 12:46 am UTC
So I was quite pleased to see an expansion of the Shadar Kai NPCs in here, but disappointed that there wasn't an equal expansion of the Eladrin, who are a welcome addition to the all-too-empty Feywilde -- any plans to add them as part of the expansions? Or perhaps a stat block for an actual Archefey?

The other group missing that would do from a bit of expansion (especially in the direction of the weird / aberrant) is the Star Spawn. The lower level ones are just kind of grunts of one sort or another, rather than emphasizing the psychological twisting and freakiness that their flavor would seem to imply.

In total though, fantastic work. Thank you for doing so much to fill in CR gaps for given enemy-types. It makes it SO much easier for me to re-balance an encounter while retaining the flavor, and to maintain consistent (but challenging) antagonist groups throughout a campaign.
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Dragonix N November 06, 2019 7:05 am UTC
Hi Rebecca, I'm sorry I wasn't able to add any new eladrin.
To be honest, I was stumped how to proceed with them due to their differing stats per season. This was also further compounded by another eladrin, Smiler the Defiler, in Descent into Avernus. He's a Spring Eladrin without Joyful Presence (maybe because he's evil). It was still not enough for me to work on. I promise when I get more info, or find a way to create different eladrin (preferably of the lower CR), I'll add them in.

As for the Archfey, it's not impossible but very challenging due to the limited amount of resources to build them from. It was easier to do with Lolth and the three archdevils due to the amount of sourcebooks I can retrieve data from. But not these. Again, not saying impossible, but if I find a good enough info (even from really old books), maybe I could.

But I will most likely do the eladrin instead since they would be more useful to DMs and are easier to use. I am thinking of the evil...See more
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Rebecca W November 06, 2019 2:50 pm UTC
Would it help if I drafted something Homebrew? I've been ruminating on the Eladrin for a while since they play a significant role in the lore of the campaign I'm currently running. I'd be happy to share my work if it gives you something to riff off of.
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Dragonix N November 06, 2019 2:52 pm UTC
Sure! I'd be happy to see what you've created, and yes it can definitely help. :)
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Thomas R November 05, 2019 11:31 pm UTC
Found a few more minor errors you might want to correct:

The Duergar Sergeant says "drow" instead of "duergar" twice in the Phalanx Formation section.
The Young Zaratan has a fly speed instead of a swim speed (I assume it's supposed to be a swim speed like the regular Zaratan in Volo's has, although the idea of a huge rocky turtle just hovering in the air is pretty amusing).
The description text for the Githzerai Shadowmind is just a repeat of that of the Githzerai Lightning Fist.

Beyond these few minor editing errors, I'm still having a great time reading through it all. I love the various humanoid kings with legendary actions, and of course I'm happy to see my Quickling suggestions make it in so quickly!
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Dragonix N November 06, 2019 6:47 am UTC
Thanks Thomas! I fixed all the errors you mentioned and uploaded the latest version.
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Dragonix N November 04, 2019 3:18 pm UTC
*** Version 1.03 released with Electrum reward unlock! ***

It's not electrum yet but it should reach it before the day ends or early tomorrow. Since I've updated it with some fixes, I might as well just release it with the reward. ;)
Included in this update:
- 5 New Stat Blocks: Quickling Captain, Quickling Warlock of the Gloaming Court, Wendigo, and the Ranger archetype NPCs Monster Slayer and Elite Monster Slayer (that can still make good enemy NPCs)
- Various typo fixes
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Thomas S November 04, 2019 8:24 am UTC
I really like your work, but you seriously need to get this past an editor. Most of the previews have errors - some more glaring than others - the aspect of Tiamat changes between being an aspect and apparently being Tiamat herself. The master assassin is suddenly an arcane trickster and so on.
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Dragonix N November 04, 2019 8:47 am UTC
Thanks for pointing this out, Thomas. I did have an editor this time around, but we had to rush this one out before the holidays so we still some a lot. Still, no excuses. But I promise to do our due diligence and we will be reviewing this again. The next update should fix the mistakes you mentioned and we will continue to fix anything else we, or anybody else, find. :)
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Thomas S November 04, 2019 9:30 am UTC
Excellent. (Cult Priest os Asmodeus: "Each creature has disadvantage....." should be "Every" or "All" creature(s)... methinks.

Since you've done Mephitopheles, will you be doing Archfiends (Orcus, Demogorgon, Zariel etc.) already published by WotC, but in let's say... more hardcore CR appropiate versions?
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Dragonix N November 04, 2019 9:44 am UTC
Unlikely, I'm afraid. I'll probably only do the ones that are missing, if ever.
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Dragonix N November 04, 2019 11:41 am UTC
The fixes have been applied (in the previews) but we will continue to review the book daily to catch any other artifacts.
The update will be applied later today.
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SurpriseKH D November 04, 2019 2:17 am UTC
I would love to see this in Hardcover/Roll20. I do not have the funds to purchase them, but you have given me inspiration :D
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