Their wings were sometimes said to be bat-like, and they sometimes had fake facial hair, such as mustaches and goatees.
They were proud of their heritage, and believed themselves superior to creatures that weren't fire-based. Fire mephits indulged in torturing such creatures. As well as more serious forms of interaction, these mephits were very mischievous and natural pranksters.
Mephits attacked with their claws, which also burned foes, due to the flames surrounding their bodies. They could also blast flames at enemies at close range, as well as heat metal. Such mephits regenerated quickly, but only if they didn't take damage from cold- or psychic-based attacks. Due to their nature, they didn't take any damage from fire-based attacks.
As well as their own fire-based attacks, they could also cast magic missile, as well as gating in other mephits. Unlike most mephits, which only spawned in their own type or similar types, fire mephits could gate in steam, smoke, and magma mephits, as well as their own type.
Such mephits were usually found in the Elemental planes, such as its home plane and the Fountains of Creation. Otherwise, they inhabited areas that had burnt out of control, or areas with natural blazes, such as volcanoes and forest fires.
Notable Fire Mephits
- David Flor and Jared Espley (March 2013). “Creature Incarnations: Mephits”. In Kim Mohan, Miranda Horner eds. Dragon #421 (Wizards of the Coast), p. 6.
- Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook (July 2003). Monster Manual v.3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 182. ISBN 0-7869-2893-X.
- Tim Beach, Donald J. Bingle, Al Boyce, Vince Garcia, Kris Hardinger, Steve Hardinger, Rob Nicholls, Wes Nicholson, Norm Ritchie, Greg Swedberg, and John Terra (1992). Monstrous Compendium Fiend Folio Appendix (MC14). (TSR, Inc). ISBN 1-56076-428-7.
- Doug Stewart (June 1993). Monstrous Manual. (TSR, Inc), p. 202. ISBN 1-5607-6619-0.
- Allen Varney, ed. (June 1994). Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix. (TSR, Inc.), p. 73. ISBN 978-1560768623.
- Don Turnbull (1981). Fiend Folio. (TSR Hobbies), p. 64. ISBN 0-9356-9621-0.