The iconic characters in Dungeons & Dragons are a series of characters developed for the 3rd edition of the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game to be used as recurring characters in illustrations and text explanations to illustrate archetypal D&D race and class combinations. In the case of a few classes, there is more than one iconic character, allowing for more varied iconic parties. They were created by and served as player characters for the developers during the creation and testing to the Third Editions rules.[citation needed]

Iconic characters are primarily of the 11 core classes; while iconic characters exist for other standard classes, they are not as well known. The iconic characters appear in a variety of Dungeons & Dragons books, including the Player's Handbook, Dungeon Master's Guide, and Enemies and Allies.

The iconic characters for the core classes are also the focus of a series of Dungeon & Dragons tie-in novels by T. H. Lain, a collective pseudonym adopted by a number of Wizards of the Coast staff. Three of the characters, Lidda, Krusk, and Jozan, were used as an audio commentary on the DVD release of Dungeons & Dragons 2: Wrath of the Dragon God.

Iconic characters[]

By character class (including gender)[]

(Most commonly used character in bold)

  • Barbarian: Krusk (half-orc male)
  • Bard: Gimble (gnome male), Devis (half-elf male)
  • Cleric: Jozan (human male cleric of Pelor), Eberk (dwarf male cleric of Moradin)
  • Druid: Vadania (half-elf female)
  • Fighter: Tordek (Dwarf male), Regdar (Human male)
  • Monk: Ember (human female)
  • Paladin: Alhandra (human female)
  • Ranger: Soveliss (elf male)
  • Rogue: Lidda (halfling female), Kerwyn (human male)
  • Sorcerer: Hennet (human male)
  • Wizard: Mialee (elf female), Naull (human female), Nebin (gnome male illusionist), Aramil (elf male)

By name and date (excluding gender)[]

External links[]

  • D&D Wiki has all the iconic character classes, as well as many homebrew choices.