Yeti (Dungeons & Dragons)

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In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy roleplaying game, the yeti is a monstrous humanoid.

Publication history

The yeti first appeared in The Strategic Review #3 (August 1975).

The yeti appeared in first edition in the original Monster Manual (1977).[1] The yeti was further detailed in Dragon #127 (November 1987).[2]

The yeti appeared in second edition in the Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989),[3] and reprinted in the Monstrous Manual (1993).[4] The yeti appeared as a player character race in Dragon #265 (November 1999).[5]

The yeti appeared in third edition in Dungeon #84 (November 2001). The yeti also appeared in Oriental Adventures (2001),[6] and Frostburn: Mastering the Perils of Ice and Snow (2004), which also included the abominable yeti.[7]

The yeti appeared in the fourth edition in Monster Manual 3 (2010).[8]



Yeti hunt in cold hills and mountains.

Typical physical characteristics

Yetis are large bipedal beasts covered in white fur.


A yeti is usually neutral in alignment.


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Creative origins

The yeti of Dungeons & Dragons is based on the yeti of Himalayan legend.[no citations needed here]


  1. Gygax, Gary. Monster Manual (TSR, 1977)
  2. Kiefer, Thomas. "The Ecology of the Yeti." Dragon #127 (TSR, 1987)
  3. Cook, David, et al. Monstrous Compendium Volume One (TSR, 1989)
  4. Stewart, Doug, ed. Monstrous Manual (TSR, 1993)
  5. Brown, Lloyd III. "Primitive PC's." Dragon #265 (TSR, 1999)
  6. Wyatt, James. Oriental Adventures (Wizards of the Coast, 2001)
  7. Baur, Wolfgang, James Jacobs, and George Strayton. Frostburn. (Wizards of the Coast, 2004)
  8. Mearls, Mike, Greg Bilsland, and Robert J. Schwalb. Monster Manual 3. Renton, WA: Wizards of the Coast, 2010

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