Binomen N/A
Average height 10 ft. long
Sapience Sapient
Aggressivity Extreme
Habitat Underground Tunnels, etc.
Diet Carnivore
Lifespan DD
Subspecies N/A
Status Least Concern
Behind the Scenes
Universe Dungeons & Dragons

The dungeon-dwelling destrachan looks like some bizarre, nonintelligent beast, but it’s an incredibly evil and crafty sadist.


A destrachan has a pair of complex, three-part ears that it can adjust to be more or less sensitive to various sounds. It is blind, yet hunts with a sense of hearing more precise than most creatures' sight. Destrachans feed on death and misery; they haunt inhabited underground complexes, spreading woe for evil's own sake. They can blast their way through stone well enough to travel beneath the surface as they wish. Sometimes a destrachan subdues its victims and brings them back to its lair for torture and imprisonment. No living thing would ever willingly ally itself with this monster, although sometimes undead or evil outsiders accompany a destrachan as it attacks and slays other creatures. A destrachan is about 10 feet long from its mouth to the tip of the tail and weighs about 4,000 pounds. A destrachan speaks no language but understands Common. If a destrachan must communicate, it does so through action. A destrachan uses its claws only as a last resort or to finish off foes weakened by its sonic attacks. It often enters battle with surprise if possible. It first focuses on destroying metal armor and weapons and then changes to harmonics that disrupt flesh.