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The Player's Handbook 5th edition is the player's guide for the 5th edition of the Dungeons & Dragons game.


Arm yourself for adventure

The Player's Handbook® is the essential reference for every Dungeons & Dragons® roleplayer. It contains rules for character creation and advancement, backgrounds and skills, exploration and combat, equipment, spells, and much more.

Use this book to create exciting characters from among the most iconic D&D® races and classes.

Dungeons & Dragons immerses you in a world of adventure. Explore ancient ruins and deadly dungeons. Battle monsters while searching for legendary treasures. Gain experience and power as you trek across uncharted lands with your companions.

The world needs heroes. Will you answer the call?


  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Step-by-step Characters
  • Chapter 2: Races
  • Chapter 3: Classes
  • Chapter 4: Personality and Background
  • Chapter 5: Equipment
  • Chapter 6: Customization Options
  • Chapter 7: Using Ability Scores
  • Chapter 8: Adventuring
  • Chapter 9: Combat
  • Chapter 10: Spellcasting
  • Chapter 11: Spells
  • Appendix A: Conditions
  • Appendix B: Gods of the Multiverse
  • Appendix C: The Planes of Existence
  • Appendix D: Creature Statistics
  • Appendix E: Inspirational Reading
  • Index
  • Character Sheet



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Core Sourcebooks
5th edition
Player's HandbookDungeon Master's GuideMonster Manual
4th edition
Player's HandbookDungeon Master's GuideMonster Manual
Player's HandbookDungeon Master's GuideMonster Manual
3rd edition
Player's HandbookDungeon Master's GuideMonster Manual
2nd edition
Player's HandbookPlayer's Handbook (revised)Dungeon Master's GuideDungeon Master Guide (revised)Monstrous Manual
1st edition
Player's HandbookDungeon Masters GuideMonster Manual