Efreeti (Dungeons & Dragons)

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An image of an efreet

In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the efreeti (plural: efreet) is a type of genie.

The efreeti is inspired by the ifrit of Arabic mythology.

Publication history[edit]

The efreeti first appeared in the original Dungeons & Dragons "white box" set (1974).[1]

The efreeti appeared in first edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons in the original Monster Manual (1977).[2] The Pasha of the Efreet, Vizier of the Fire Sultan appeared in the adventure modules Pharaoh (1982), and Oasis of the White Palm (1983).

The efreeti appeared in the D&D Expert Set (1981, 1983), the Companion Rules set (1984), and the Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991).

The efreeti appeared in second edition under the "genie" heading in Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989),[3] and in the Monstrous Manual (1993).[4] The noble efreeti and the Sultan of the efreet appeared for the Al-Qadim setting in the Monstrous Compendium Al-Qadim Appendix (1992).[5] The efreeti appeared under the genie of Zakhara heading in the Land of Fate boxed set (1992).

The efreeti appeared in the third edition Monster Manual (2000),[6] and appear in the 3.5 revised Monster Manual (2003). The efreeti appears as a player character race in Savage Species (2003).


The efreet are genies from the Elemental Plane of Fire, which are said to be made of basalt, bronze, and congealed flames.


  1. ^ Gygax, Gary, and Dave Arneson. Dungeons & Dragons (3-Volume Set) (TSR, 1974)
  2. ^ Gygax, Gary. Monster Manual (TSR, 1977)
  3. ^ Cook, David "Zeb", et al. Monstrous Compendium Volume One (TSR, 1989)
  4. ^ Stewart, Doug, ed. Monstrous Manual (TSR, 1993)
  5. ^ Baur, Wolfgang and Steve Kurtz. Monstrous Compendium Al-Qadim Appendix (TSR, 1992)
  6. ^ Williams, Skip, Jonathan Tweet, and Monte Cook. Monster Manual (Wizards of the Coast, 2000)