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Research Has Never Been So Dangerous

Learn about the most iconic monsters in the world of Dungeons & Dragons from the esteemed loremaster Volothamp Geddarm and Eliminster, the Sage of Shadowdale. This sourcebook breaks down the lairs and lore of monsters like giants, mind flayers, orcs, and more to give dungeon masters new dangers to throw at their party.

• Unlocks 139 terrifying monsters to use in the Encounter Builder to create & run organized battles for your party
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Add 12 new races, like the angelic Aasimar or the reclusive Firbolg, and 3 new subraces to the Character Builder 
• 
Explore 7 new monster lairs with maps, monster tables, and tactics for players to face


This purchase unlocks the contents of this source for use with D&D Beyond, including the book in digital format in the game compendium and access to all of the book's options in the searchable listings, character builder, and digital sheet.

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Magic Items

Get the 4 magic items from Volo's Guide to Monsters for use on D&D Beyond. You may also purchase individual magic items.
$3.99

Individual Purchase Items

  • Mind Blade
  • Mind Carapace Armor
  • Mind Lash
  • Shield of Far Sight

Monsters

Get the 139 monsters from Volo's Guide to Monsters for use on D&D Beyond. You may also purchase individual monsters.
$12.99

Individual Purchase Items

  • Abjurer
  • Alhoon
  • Annis Hag
  • Apprentice Wizard
  • Archdruid
  • Archer
  • Aurochs
  • Babau
  • Banderhobb
  • Bard
  • Barghest
  • Bheur Hag
  • Black Guard Drake
  • Blackguard
  • Blue Guard Drake
  • Bodak
  • Boggle
  • Brontosaurus
  • Catoblepas
  • Cave Fisher
  • Champion
  • Chitine
  • Choldrith
  • Cloud Giant Smiling One
  • Conjurer
  • Cow
  • Cranium Rat
  • Darkling
  • Darkling Elder
  • Death Kiss
  • Deep Rothé
  • Deep Scion
  • Deinonychus
  • Devourer
  • Dimetrodon
  • Diviner
  • Dolphin
  • Draegloth
  • Elder Brain
  • Enchanter
  • Evoker
  • Fire Giant Dreadnought
  • Firenewt Warlock of Imix
  • Firenewt Warrior
  • Flail Snail
  • Flind
  • Froghemoth
  • Frost Giant Everlasting One
  • Gauth
  • Gazer
  • Gazer Familiar
  • Giant Strider
  • Girallon
  • Gnoll Flesh Gnawer
  • Gnoll Hunter
  • Gnoll Witherling
  • Green Guard Drake
  • Grung
  • Grung Elite Warrior
  • Grung Wildling
  • Guard Drake
  • Hadrosaurus
  • Hobgoblin Devastator
  • Hobgoblin Iron Shadow
  • Illusionist
  • Ki-rin
  • Kobold Dragonshield
  • Kobold Inventor
  • Kobold Scale Sorcerer
  • Korred
  • Kraken Priest
  • Leucrotta
  • Martial Arts Adept
  • Master Thief
  • Maw Demon
  • Meenlock
  • Mind Flayer Lich (Illithilich)
  • Mind Flayer Psion
  • Mindwitness
  • Morkoth
  • Mouth of Grolantor
  • Necromancer
  • Neogi
  • Neogi Hatchling
  • Neogi Master
  • Neothelid
  • Nilbog
  • Orc Blade of Ilneval
  • Orc Claw of Luthic
  • Orc Hand of Yurtrus
  • Orc Nurtured One of Yurtrus
  • Orc Red Fang of Shargaas
  • Ox
  • Quetzalcoatlus
  • Quickling
  • Red Guard Drake
  • Redcap
  • Rothé
  • Sea Spawn
  • Shadow Mastiff
  • Shadow Mastiff Alpha
  • Shoosuva
  • Slithering Tracker
  • Spawn of Kyuss
  • Stegosaurus
  • Stench Kow
  • Stone Giant Dreamwalker
  • Storm Giant Quintessent
  • Swarm of Cranium Rats
  • Swarm of Rot Grubs
  • Swashbuckler
  • Tanarukk
  • Thorny
  • Tlincalli
  • Transmuter
  • Trapper
  • Ulitharid
  • Vargouille
  • Vegepygmy
  • Vegepygmy Chief
  • Velociraptor
  • War Priest
  • Warlock of the Archfey
  • Warlock of the Fiend
  • Warlock of the Great Old One
  • Warlord
  • White Guard Drake
  • Wood Woad
  • Xvart
  • Xvart Speaker
  • Xvart Warlock of Raxivort
  • Yeth Hound
  • Yuan-ti Anathema
  • Yuan-ti Broodguard
  • Yuan-ti Malison (Type 4)
  • Yuan-ti Malison (Type 5)
  • Yuan-ti Mind Whisperer
  • Yuan-ti Nightmare Speaker
  • Yuan-ti Pit Master

Races

Get the 12 races from Volo's Guide to Monsters for use on D&D Beyond. You may also purchase individual races.
$9.99

Individual Purchase Items

  • Aasimar
  • Bugbear
  • Firbolg
  • Goblin
  • Hobgoblin
  • Kenku
  • Kobold
  • Lizardfolk
  • Orc
  • Tabaxi
  • Triton
  • Yuan-ti Pureblood

Subraces

Get the 3 subraces from Volo's Guide to Monsters for use on D&D Beyond. You may also purchase individual subraces.
$2.99

Individual Purchase Items

  • Fallen Aasimar
  • Protector Aasimar
  • Scourge Aasimar

Compendium Content Only

Purchasing this bundle unlocks the Volo's Guide to Monsters book in digital format in the game compendium with all the artwork and maps, cross-linking, and tooltips.

The Compendium Content bundle does not grant access to all the content’s options in the rest of the toolset, such as the searchable listings, character builder, or digital sheet.

$19.99