Transformation Tuesday Monster Edition: Cloaker(pic 1 - 5e/l/ pic 2 - 3rd edition/ pic 3 - 2nd edition/ pic 4- 1st edition)
***No pic for 4th edition
1st - Monster Manual II
2nd - Monstrous Manual
3rd - Monster Manual
5th - Monster Manual
Who out there has had the pleasure of running into a Cloaker?
The cloaker made its debut in the module "Secret of the Slaver Stockade" and then earned a place in the Monster Manual 2 for 1st edition Dungeons & Dragons.
This famous creature has then appeared in every edition since.
The cloaker received it's name due to its resemblance to a dark leathery cloak. However they hunt by hiding in the shadows and stalking their prey until an opportunity presents itself. They use their ability to blend into the darkness combined with their incredible stealth to swiftly attack their opponents.
The Cloaker attacks by biting its prey and attaching themselves to the victim. They then use their tail to repeatedly slash their opponent to death.
Much worse than that is their moan which can frighten even the bravest of adventurers and their ability to duplicate themselves not once, not twice but 3 times. This makes it nearly impossible to know which is the real cloaker. - 22 minutes ago