Adult Black Dragon Monster D&D 5e (5th Edition)

Adult black dragon is a mythic monster in Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition, and is a subcategory that falls under creatures in the game. It is controlled by the Dungeon Master and behaves as a non playable character, the Dungeon Master makes it behave like an enemy controlled by AI in a computer game would, making sure it has no biases or favoritism. The black dragon 5e lore also makes this character really interesting and adds a deeper meaning to it.


  • Amphibious : The d&d black dragon can breathe in air and water making it similar to other amphibian creatures like a frog for example.
  • Legendary Resistance(3/Day): When the dragon is in a spot where it must make a saving throw but fails in it, then using this trait allows it to simply succeed the saving throw.


  • Multiattack: The d&d dragons can utilise its Frightful Presence and make 3 attacks : one with its bite and remaining two with its claws.
  • Bite: Melee Weapon Attack: +11 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 17 (2d10 + 6) piercing damage plus 4 (1d8) acid damage.
  • Claw: Melee Weapon Attack: +11 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 13 (2d6 + 6) slashing damage.
  • Tail: Melee Weapon Attack: +11 to hit, reach 15 ft., one target. Hit: 15 (2d8 + 6) bludgeoning damage.
  • Frightful Presence: All the creatures in the vicinity of the dragon of 120 feet and are aware of it must perform a succeeding DC 16 Wisdom saving throw otherwise they will be Frightened for 1 minute. The creature gets to repeat the saving throw at the end of every turn ending the Frightened effect as soon as it makes a successful throw. The creature gains immunity to the dragon’s frightful presence for the next 24 hours after the duration of the effect ends or if it successfully makes a saving throw.
  • Acid Breath(Recharge 5-6): The black dragon breathes out acid as a 60 foot projectile of the width 5 feet. Any creature in the path of Acid breath must make a successful DC 18 Dexterity saving throw, it will take 54 (12d8) acid damage in case of failure and half damage if it succeeds the throw.

Legendary Actions

The black dragon gets to choose 3 legendary actions from below and any one will be available for use at a time and it will be permitted only after the end of another creature’s turn. Legendary Actions used will be regained at the next turn.

  • Detect: The dragon checks it target on the basis of wisdom(perception).
  • Tail Attack: The dragon uses its tail attack.
  • Wing Attack (Costs 2 Actions): The dragon will beat its wings recklessly and any creature with in a range of 10 feet from the dragon must perform a successful DC 19 Dexterity saving throw or take 13(2d6 + 6) heavy bludgeoning damage and prone by getting knocked. The dragon will be able to fly for half its flying speed after this.

Adult Black Dragon 5e Monsters Attributes

Check the attributes of adult black dragon 5e monster and then you will get an idea about this monster.

19 (Natural Armor)
Chaotic Evil
CON 21
Challenge Rating
DEX 14
195 (17d12+85)
INT 14
Common, Draconic
Passive Perception
Roll 0
Bite 1d20 + 11 2d10+6+1d8
Roll 1
Claw 1d20 + 11 2d6+6
Roll 2
Tail 1d20 + 11 2d8+6
Roll 3
Acid Breath 1d20 + 0 12d8
Saving Throws
Dex +7, Con +10, Wis +6, Cha +8
Blindsight 60 Ft., Darkvision 120 Ft.
Perception +11, Stealth +7
40 ft., fly 80 ft., swim 40 ft.


This lends out all the important and necessary important information required to learn about the Adult Black Dragon and what it does in the game Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition. To learn more about the creature, you can refer to the monster manual 5e. Check out the site to find other useful information on Dungeons and Dragons. You can also learn about d&d elk 5e monster from this site.

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