Epic in Dungeons and Dragons may refer to any of the following:

  • In 3rd and 3.5 edition, any player character (PC) or non-player character (NPC) that had achieved a character level (the sum of all class levels) of 21 or higher.[1]
  • In 3rd and 3.5 edition, an epic-level benefit granted to a PC when he or she achieves a level above 20.[2]
  • In 4th edition, an epic destiny was a path a PC could follow after reaching 20th level.[3]
  • In 3rd and 3.5 edition, epic spells were powerful magics cast by Netherese arcanists and other epic-level spellcasters.[4]
  • In 5th edition, an epic boon may be granted to a PC upon reaching level 20.[5]


  1. Monte Cook, Jonathan Tweet, Skip Williams (July 2003). Dungeon Master's Guide 3.5 edition. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 206, 209. ISBN 0-7869-2889-1.
  2. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 289. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  3. Rob Heinsoo, Andy Collins, James Wyatt (June 2008). Player's Handbook 4th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 53. ISBN 0-7869-4867-1.
  4. Richard Baker, James Wyatt (March 2004). Player's Guide to Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 136. ISBN 0-7869-3134-5.
  5. Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford, Christopher Perkins, James Wyatt (2014). Dungeon Master's Guide 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 231. ISBN 978-0786965622.
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