A dust mephit was a mephit from the Elemental Plane of Air[3] or Quasi-Elemental Plane of Dust.[4]


A dust mephit was about four feet (120 centimeters) tall and weighed a couple pounds (about one kilogram).[3] They had rough gray skin, which seemed to produce dust and grit constantly as they moved.[2] Like all mephits, dust mephits were impish in appearance and had wispy wings.[3]


Dust mephits typically seemed sorrowful[3] and irritable.[2]


Dust mephits could heal themselves as long as they were in a dusty, dry environment. They had the ability to breathe a conical cloud of irritating particulates, which could cause burning eyes and itching skin in victims. They also had the innate power to surround themselves with a blurring cloud of dust about once every hour or to call forth a powerful wall of roiling dust once per day.[3] They were immune to the effects of fire or poisons.[2]


When forced to fight, these mephits were exceptionally persistent and would rarely ever retreat,[2] biting and clawing and injuring opponents with their breath.[3]


Dust mephits preferred living in places that were arid, such as deserts or old, abandoned buildings.[2]




  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Wizards RPG Team (2014). Monster Manual 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 215. ISBN 978-0786965614.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 Template:Cite Dragon/421/Creature Incarnations: Mephits
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook (July 2003). Monster Manual 3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 180–181. ISBN 0-7869-2893-X.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Allen Varney, ed. (June 1994). Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix. (TSR, Inc.), pp. 70, 75, 128. ISBN 978-1560768623.
  5. Pieter Sleijpen (2015-06-01). D&D Adventurers League: Eye of the Tempest (DDEX2-09) (PDF). Elemental Evil. Wizards of the Coast. pp. 44,58. Retrieved on 2016-12-12.