Dungeons & Dragons creature
Type Fey
Source books
First appearance
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Stats OGL stats

In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, a fey is a type of creature, or "creature type." Fey are usually humanoid in form, and are typified as having supernatural abilities and a connection to nature or to some other force or place.

Fey in the Monster Manual[]

There are many different types of fey creatures in Dungeons & Dragons, a number of which emulate various types of mythological faerie. The language of the fey is called Sylvan. Only six (there are many known others) of the fey from D&D feature in the 3.5 Edition Monster Manual, they are:

  • Dryad: The dryad is a tree-spirit with the form of a beautiful female humanoid. If a dryad leaves the vicinity of her tree for too long, she will die.
  • Grig: The grig is a tiny creature with the lower body of a cricket and the upper body of a miniature humanoid. They are mischievous and lighthearted, and can play a tune on their fiddles that causes other creatures to dance uncontrollably.
  • Nixie: The nixie is a water-spirit with green skin and webbed appendages. It can charm other creatures to become its friend. Nixies are guardians of freshwater pools and streams and are most commonly spotted alone. They love music and make instruments from reeds on the banks of streams. Occasionally a nixie will lure a human into the water, but they are usually more interested in company rather than drowning a visitor.
  • Nymph: The nymph is a creature of unearthly beauty, with the form of a female humanoid. Her form is so beautiful that any creature looking at her can become permanently blind.
  • Pixie: The pixie is a small, winged creature with a knack for pranks and mischief. Pixies are always invisible (unless they choose not to be), and carry special arrows that either make victims fall asleep, or cause them to forget everything they know. They are commonly found in groups of 3 to 5, but sometimes can be spotted alone. Pixies are particularly known for knotting hair, leading people astray, and pinching skin black and blue.
  • Satyr: The Satyr is a hedonistic creature that frolics in the wild places of the world. It has the legs of a goat and horns on its head but otherwise looks human. It can play magical tunes on its pan pipes that cause varying effects as decided by the satyr.

(Note:The descriptions above were only brief descriptions. For more information, click on the names of the creatures to go to their main articles.)

Fey from the Tome of Horrors[]

  • Atomie
  • Brownie
  • Buckawn
  • Forlarren
  • Korred
  • Leprechaun

Fey from other sources[]


  • Greenwood, Ed. "The Ecology of the Korred." Dragon #119. TSR, 1987.
  • Menzies, Gordon R. "The Ecology of the Satyr." Dragon #155. TSR, 1990.
  • Richards, Jonathan M. "The Ecology of the Nymph." Dragon #240. TSR, 1997.
  • Wilson, Shaun. "The Ecology of the Dryad." Dragon #87. TSR, 1984.