Yeti (Dungeons & Dragons)

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Publication history
Mythological origins Yeti

In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy roleplaying game, the yeti is a monstrous humanoid.

Publication history[edit]

The yeti first appeared in The Strategic Review #3 (August 1975).

The yeti appeared in first edition in the original Monster Manual (1977).[1] The yeti was further detailed in Dragon #127 (November 1987).[2]

The yeti appeared in second edition in the Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989),[3] and reprinted in the Monstrous Manual (1993).[4] The yeti appeared as a player character race in Dragon #265 (November 1999).[5]

The yeti appeared in third edition in Dungeon #84 (November 2001). The yeti also appeared in Oriental Adventures (2001),[6] and Frostburn: Mastering the Perils of Ice and Snow (2004), which also included the abominable yeti.[7]

The yeti appeared in the fourth edition in Monster Manual 3 (2010).[8]



Yeti hunt in cold hills and mountains.

Typical physical characteristics[edit]

Yetis are large bipedal beasts covered in white fur.


A yeti is usually neutral in alignment.


Creative origins[edit]

The yeti of Dungeons & Dragons is based on the yeti of Himalayan legend.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Gygax, Gary. Monster Manual (TSR, 1977)
  2. ^ Kiefer, Thomas. "The Ecology of the Yeti." Dragon #127 (TSR, 1987)
  3. ^ Cook, David, et al. Monstrous Compendium Volume One (TSR, 1989)
  4. ^ Stewart, Doug, ed. Monstrous Manual (TSR, 1993)
  5. ^ Brown, Lloyd III. "Primitive PC's." Dragon #265 (TSR, 1999)
  6. ^ Wyatt, James. Oriental Adventures (Wizards of the Coast, 2001)
  7. ^ Baur, Wolfgang, James Jacobs, and George Strayton. Frostburn. (Wizards of the Coast, 2004)
  8. ^ Mearls, Mike, Greg Bilsland, and Robert J. Schwalb. Monster Manual 3. Renton, WA: Wizards of the Coast, 2010