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Drow are the most feared denizens of the underdark, and with good reason. Since the civil war that first exiled the dark elves under the earth, they have been forced to fight for survival on a daily basis. Watched over by dark gods with cruel ambitions, the drow have spent thousands of years evolving into scheming, power-hungry warlords. This book tells their story.

The Complete Guide to Drow is a stand-alone, world-neutral sourcebook covering everything you ever wanted to know about drow. It focuses on aspects of the drow that escape coverage in conventional sources. You'll learn about:

  • Drow mutations and half-breeds, including the half-demon shur and half-goblin urbam.
  • The secretive professions found only amongst the drow: the demon-calling Keepers, the shadowy Dark Blades, the perverse Blood Druids, the half-machine Adamantine Soldiers, and others.
  • The magic, equipment, poisons, and feats of the drow.
  • The subterranean society of the drow, including the horrific war machines they build from the hollowed-out shells of giant beetles.

The Complete Guide to Drow was first released in November 2002. This version is revised and updated to 3.5 compatibility. It includes new art, and new bits here and there in the manuscript.


52 pages.

Written By: Jeff Quinn
Cover Art by: Thomas Denmark
Illustrated by: Brad McDevitt


If you enjoy this sourcebook, look for Dungeon Crawl Classics #8: Mysteries of the Drow, which uses the material presented herein! You might also be interested in the rest of the Complete Guide series, which covers treants, liches, rakshasas, beholders, and many other interesting creatures. Find more info at
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August 6th, 2007
puts a new spin on characters that i liked.Also,the spells will be very useful. [...]
June 16th, 2004
I picked up this book because it was on sale, and for the price I paid, it really couldn't have gone wrong. The book is interesting, and especially useful if your campaign features drow prominently. Some of the ideas can be easily ported to other races [...]
December 30th, 2003
Yes. Excellent drow book finally. Great pretige classes and feats, though I would have liked to hear more about the prostetics. [...]
August 10th, 2003
I was a bit disappointed with the information presented in this product. A "complete" guide, in my opinion, would cover more than the roughly 15 pages of actual drow detail that is given. From the 56 page book, there are a dozen pages of pres [...]
August 6th, 2003
I like this product because it gave me a lot of 'food for thought', I run a sporadic DnD campaign that doesn't allow Players to take exotic races until they have actually been encountered as friends, foes or neutral. I know that most of my Players have [...]
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