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Alignment Lawful neutral (1e - 3,5e), unaligned (4e)
Type Fey humanoid (plant)
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Publication history
Source books Monster Manual 2 (2010)
First appearance In the Dungeons of the Slave Lords

In the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game, Myconids (/ˈmknɪd/ MY-koh-nihd)[1] are a race of intelligent roughly humanoid fungi.

Publication history[edit]

The myconid (fungus man) first appeared in the first edition in the adventure module A4 In the Dungeons of the Slave Lords (1981), and then the original Monster Manual II (1983).[2]

The myconid (fungus man) appeared in second edition in the Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989),[3] and reprinted in the Monstrous Manual (1993).[4]

The junior worker myconid, the average worker myconid, the elder worker myconid, the myconid guard, the myconid circle leader, and the myconid king appeared in Dragon issue #292 (February 2002), and the third edition Monster Manual II (2002).[5] The myconid venom spore appeared in the adventure Expedition to Undermountain (2007).

The myconid rotpriest, myconid sovereign, and myconid guard appears in the fourth edition Monster Manual 2 (2008),[6] also the myconid gas spore and myconid colony swarm appeared in the Underdark supplement (2010).[7]


Myconids communicate by emitting spores, and older myconids are able to achieve several magical effects with their spores including the temporary animation of dead animals into a form of undead.


  1. ^ Mentzer, Frank. "Ay pronunseeAY shun gyd" Dragon #93 (TSR, 1985)
  2. ^ Gygax, Gary (1983). Monster Manual II. TSR. 
  3. ^ Cook, David "Zeb"; et al. (1989). Monstrous Compendium Volume Two. TSR. 
  4. ^ Doug, Stewart, ed. (1993). Monstrous Manual. TSR. 
  5. ^ Bonny, Ed; Jeff Grubb, Rich Redman, Skip Williams, and Steve Winter (2002). Monster Manual II. Wizards of the Coast. 
  6. ^ Heinsoo, Rob; Shubert, Stephen (2010). Monster Manual 2. Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 978-0-7869-5101-7. 
  7. ^ Heinsoo, Rob; Collins, Andy (2010). Underdark. Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 978-0-7869-5387-5.