Water weird

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Water weird
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In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the water weird is a type of elemental.

Publication history[edit]

The water weird first appeared in the original, tournament-dungeon version of The Lost Caverns of Tsojconth (1976).[citation needed] It was later included in the first edition Monster Manual (1977), where Ernie Gygax is credited as its creator.[1]

The water weird appeared in second edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons in Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989),[2] and is reprinted in the Monstrous Manual (1993) under the "elemental, water kin" heading.[3]

The water weird appeared in third edition Dungeons & Dragons under the "elemental weird" heading in Monster Manual II (2002).[4] Elemental weirds were further detailed in "The Ecology of the Elemental Weird" in Dragon #347 (September 2006), which also described the lesser elemental weirds.


The water weird originates from the elemental plane of water, and attacks all living things, feeding on their essences.


  1. ^ Gygax, Gary. Monster Manual (TSR, 1977)
  2. ^ Cook, David, et al. Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (TSR, 1989)
  3. ^ Stewart, Doug, ed. Monstrous Manual (TSR, 1993)
  4. ^ Bonny, Ed, Jeff Grubb, Rich Redman, Skip Williams, and Steve Winter. Monster Manual II (Wizards of the Coast, 2002)