Vortex (Dungeons & Dragons)

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In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the vortex is a type of elemental creature.

Publication history[edit]

The vortex first appeared in the original first edition Fiend Folio (1981).[1] Published first edition Advanced Dungeons and Dragons adventures which included Vortexes as adversaries that the players encounter included "The Ruins of Andril", published in Dragon #81.[2]

The vortex appeared in second edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons for the Planescape setting in the Planescape Campaign Setting boxed set (1994).[3]


A vortex is an elemental creature with the ability to create a whirlwind to attack other creatures.


  1. ^ Turnbull, Don, ed. Fiend Folio (TSR, 1981)
  2. ^ Melluish, Ian (January 1984). "The Ruins of Andril: An AD&D adventure for 4-8 characters, levels 8-11". Dragon. TSR. 8 (7): 41–56. 
  3. ^ Cook, David "Zeb". Planescape Campaign Setting (TSR, 1994)