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Drizzt Do'Urden's Guide to Combat


"This is an immensely useful book, full of tips and techniques to make combat special. Highly recommended." — R. P. Davis

"If you are already a DM and you haven’t read that [the Dungeon Master's Guide], you’re doing yourself, and your table, a disservice. Your next step is pick up this book by Darrin Scott and read it closely. You’ll be glad you did!" — NonZeroSumGames (check out the full review here)

"My life as a DM and player in combat scenarios have been made so much easier and less stressful." Comics, Clerics, & Controllers


Drizzt Do’Urden’s Guide to Combat is a resource to help you run the most fun combats you ever have, no matter your DMing style. It is the distillation of knowledge from the masters of the hobby (listed in the credits page) as well as the years of experience held by each of the contributors.


This product isn’t a house rules supplement; it works within the Fifth Edition system. You will however find:

  • Insights on running unforgettable combats, from player engagement to speeding up play (see the table of contents in the preview for the full list).

  • Guidance on running tactically-challenging combats.

  • 18 printer-friendly “Squad” stat blocks for use in mass combat, as well as a guide to creating more.

  • 4 pages of printable tokens for use in grid combat.


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Marcus W September 07, 2019 4:23 am UTC
Where are the 18 squad stat blocks located? I've checked through the guide in the additional resources and the main .pdf but I haven't found them. I see the resource for creating your own but for me it only has the tables for custom squads, no premade stat blocks.

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Darrin S September 08, 2019 6:21 pm UTC
Thank you for bringing this to my attention. They should now be in the statblocks.pdf file within
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Michael L July 20, 2019 7:06 pm UTC
Did this used to be called Art of War? I would need a physical copy. Is that in the works?
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Darrin S July 22, 2019 7:38 pm UTC
M.T. Black published a product called "The Art of War for Players," which is unaffiliated with Drizzt Do'Urden's Guide to Combat. Unfortunately, the DMsGuild is currently not supporting creating print versions of products after they've been published, so there are no plans at this time (though normally there would be).
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Benjamin S July 10, 2019 5:06 pm UTC
Doesn't even mention R.A. Salvatore in the special thanks.
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Darrin S July 10, 2019 6:30 pm UTC
When I wrote the "special thanks" section, I was thinking about creators who proffer advice for combat. It didn't occur to me at the time. However, the product has been updated to include R.A. Salvatore.
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Henry F July 10, 2019 5:42 am UTC
Could you list the paper tokens included, and perhaps even post a low-res preview?
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Darrin S July 10, 2019 6:34 pm UTC
Different icons for monsters, melee, DPS, tank, and generic humanoid. Come in 3 different sizes (small/medium, large, and huge)
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Aaron M July 07, 2019 5:47 pm UTC
This is very nice, whom did you get for artists in this project, or did you do the cover and art yourself?
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Darrin S July 08, 2019 10:46 pm UTC
The cover artist is Omercan Cirit! The interior art from Dean Spencer and some WotC stock art.
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Jesper C July 01, 2019 12:08 pm UTC
Thanks for this great product! I just bought it and skimmed through, there's a lot of really useful stuff like the environmental effects and swarm stat blocks.

Two small mistakes I spotted: Schrödinger in Schrödinger's Orc is missing an umlaut, and presumably it should be a HORDE of zombies rather than a HOARD of zombies. Also, the swarms say "Medium swarm of 9 Medium humanoids", which should probably be something like "Huge swarm of 9 Medium humanoids" instead.
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