The flind appears for second edition in the Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989), and is reprinted in the Monstrous Manual (1993). The flind is also detailed in Dragon #173 (September 1991), in "The Sociology of the Flind," a variation on the "Ecology of..." column.
The flind is detailed as a playable character race in The Complete Book of Humanoids (1993). The flind is later presented as a playable character race again in Player's Option: Skills & Powers (1995).
The flind appears in Monster Manual III (2004) as a monster and a playable character race.
A flind is shorter, broader, and stronger than other gnolls; flinds are often found leading a tribe or settlement of gnolls. Flinds use a nunchaku-like weapon called a flindbar, which consists of a pair of metal rods linked together by a chain.
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