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{B} 50% {U/B} 25% {B/R} 25%
as of Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms
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Beholder is a creature type used for a test card that depicts an iconic D&D creature. Its appearance is that of a floating orb of flesh with a large mouth, single central eye, and many smaller eyestalks on top with powerful magical abilities.

As a creature type, Beholder was first used on the Mystery Booster card Underdark Beholder.[1] This was a Dungeons & Dragons crossover that was initially blocked by Hasbro.[2] Another beholder was depicted on the Heroes of the Realm celebration card Kharis & the Beholder, which is also D&D related.

Beholder was introduced as as a black-bordered creature type in the full crossover set Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms with Baleful Beholder.

Notable Beholders[]


  1. Eli Shiffrin (November 11, 2019). "Mystery Booster Release Notes". Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Mark Rosewater (September 08, 2018). "Hey Mark how come we never got a Beholder as a creature?". Blogatog. Tumblr.