Rugged reptiles with thick hides, dewbacks are plodding but reliable mounts. When prodded by their riders, they are capable of brief bursts of surprising speed.
Squads of stormtroopers ride dewbacks across Tatooine's scorching sands while searching for the escape pod from the Tantive IV and its mechanical passengers.
Tusken Raiders sometimes ride dewbacks, though they prefer banthas as mounts. To the Sand People, dewbacks are primarily food, making good quarries for Tusken hunting parties.
As cold-blooded reptiles, dewbacks become sluggish during Tatooine's chilly nights. Settlers and visitors who use them for transport must keep this in mind, planning their journeys so they reach their destination before the twin suns set.