Acolytes (pronounced: /ˈækltÆK-o-leyet[1] Loudspeaker listen) were junior members of a clergy, usually answerable to a priest. They performed a variety of functions in a temple and were granted minor spellcasting power by their deities.[2]



  1. For the purposes of game mechanics, nonplayer-character acolytes were treated similarly to creatures in the 5th edition Monster Manual.


  1. Frank Mentzer (January 1985). “Ay pronunseeAYshun gyd”. In Kim Mohan ed. Dragon #93 (TSR, Inc.), p. 25.
  2. Wizards RPG Team (2014). Monster Manual 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast). ISBN 9780786965614
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