There are few things more terrifying than an undead dragon, and this is exactly what the most recent Dungeons and Dragons miniatures set brings us in the Rage of Demons Premium Figure – a gargantuan White Dracolich. We’ve already reviewed what you can expect to find in the rest of the Rage of Demons set, and it’s topped off by this impressive monster which is available separately to the standard boosters for around £33 (or $30-$40). Join us as we unbox this pre-painted beast from WizKids and take a closer look…
The White Dracolich comes in a large box which labels it a premium figure and shows off a larger version of the same terrifying artwork we saw on the standard booster boxes, tying it into the Rage of Demons range of Dungeons and Dragons RPG miniatures.
The sides of the box display a 3D render of the White Dracolich figure contained within, this is clearly a very sinister and evil monster.
On the back of the box we get a closer shot of the 3D rendered White Dracolich, and an example of one of the standard Rage of Demons Boosters which you can buy to collect the rest of the miniatures in the set.
Opening up the box we find our pre-painted White Dracolich and its base well protected in a plastic shell, and held in place with a couple of twist-ties.
Removing the rest of the packaging we’re left with the White Dracolich Premium Figure, plus a gargantuan sized base and a transparent flight peg. The bottom of the base is labelled with the name of the miniature, and the number it is in the Rage of Demons set.
Fitting the flight peg into the hole in the underside of the figure, we can see the completed monster in it’s great gliding pose, ready to use in our RPG sessions.
The slowly decomposing head of this undead dragon looks intimidating with its sharp teeth and exposed muscle. It’s eye sockets are dark and empty.
The wings of the Dracolich are draped in tattered skin, there’s a lot of sculpted detail here and some paint washes have been used to help it stand out.
The body of the Dracolich looks suitably unsettling with its exposed muscle and bones. It’s also got some very nasty looking talons.
The long skeletal tail contrasts nicely with the rest of the mini, and has loads of sculpted detail.
Our Drow Archmage from the Rage of Demons set shows the scale of this White Dracolich alongside a human-sized creature, and as you can see its an immense monster that will strike fear into the heart of any mortal.
Here you can see the White Dracolich alongside the previous D&D premium figure, the Ancient Silver Dragon. They’re similar in size although the Dracolich has obviously lost some of its bulk as its flesh has rotted away. The Ancient Silver Dragon comes on a much taller flight stand than the Rage of Demons White Dracolich.
One last shot for scale, this time with the Gargantuan Red Dragon from the Pathfinder Battles: Dungeons Deep Set. The Gargantuan Red Dragon is one of the most heavily muscled dragons we have and definitely looks intimidating with its raw strength and anger. The White Dracolich on the other hand is a very different kind of unsettling and sinister evil.
As you’ll know from our other pre-painted miniature reviews, we’re already big fans of bringing our RPG sessions to life with the tabletop miniatures. WizKids have done a great job with the Rage of Demons D&D miniatures set, and this gargantuan White Dracolich tops it off nicely. We’ve got quite a collection of gargantuan dragon miniatures already, so we’re glad to have something slightly different yet still very iconic. The sculpt of this undead dragon includes lots of detail and the gliding pose shows off the rotting body well. How would your adventurers feel about taking this monster on? Let us know in the comments below.