Sylph (Dungeons & Dragons)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
David C. Sutherland III's depiction of the sylph from the 1st edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual

In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, a sylph is an outsider that shares many similarities to fey creatures.

Publication history[edit]

The sylph first appeared in first edition in the original Monster Manual (1977), illustrated by David C. Sutherland III.[1] The sylph also appeared in second edition in the Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989),[2] and reprinted in the Monstrous Manual (1993) under the "elemental, air kin" entry[3] and in the third edition Monster Manual II (2002).[4]


Sylphs are beautiful winged creatures similar to nymphs that dwell in aerial places.[1] They worship the deity Verenestra.[5]