Top 10 Best D&D Miniatures [2021]

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Dungeons and Dragons have experienced unparalleled growth recently. The game has attracted new players of all ages around the globe and rekindled the flame for players that had moved on. With this boom in interest, the accessories have increased in popularity, and the demand for quality miniatures is no different.

The Best Miniatures for D&D

Dungeons & Dragons Icons of The Realms: Icewind Dale: Rime of The Frostmaiden – Chardalyn Dragon

This massive Chardalyn dragon construct is over 200 mm long and weighs 1.433 kilograms. The model itself is a beast at 12x18x9 inches. The figure is ready to use right out of the box as it comes fully painted with premium paints. The Wizkids piece features exquisite detail.

The lore surrounding this massive mechanical dragon runs deep and is sure to get a reaction from even the most seasoned players when it is placed on the battle map.

D&D Icons of The Realms: Fangs and Talons – Purple Worm Premium Set

The gargantuan Purple Worm is the monster of legends. Many heroes have perished during an accidental run-in with one of these creatures. This Wizkids premium piece will send the message. It stands at 10x8x2 inches and will tower over even the largest hero minis.

It features fantastic detail and comes pre-painted with premium paint so you can use it to wreak havoc on your partythe day it arrives. This massive figure weighs in at just under 1.5 pounds.

D&D Icons of the Realms: Bahamut Premium Fantasy Miniature Figure

Behold the legendary good god of the dragons. Bahamut is legendary across the spectrum of Dungeons and Dragons lore. Depending on the adventure, it could be a blessing or a nightmare to encounter such a creature. This massive premium figure will set the tone for your encounter.

Measuring in at 17.91x 10.43×9.06 inches, this Wizkids piece is massive with the stand. It also comes fully painted with premium paint, amazing detail, and durable plastic construction.

Dungeons & Dragons D&D Icons of The Realms: Mythic Odysseys of Theros – Polukranos Premium Figure

Another well-put-together piece from Wizkids is Polukranos the World Eater. This premium figure comes fully painted and ordained with elaborate details. The figure itself measures 9×8.25×5 inches and weighs in at 10.8 ounces.

This is one of the smaller figures when it comes to legendary creatures, but the feeling is just the same for the players. When a miniature like this hits the table, the party knows things just got serious.

Dungeons & Dragons Icons of The Realms Miniatures: Mythic Odysseys of Theros 8ct Brick, 32 Figures

This is the 16th set of fully painted miniatures released under the Dungeons and Dragons brand. While the idea of purchasing miniatures randomly by the brick isn’t as exciting as buying a specific piece, it offers a significantly better value if you are looking to bolster your collection.

Each brick contains 8 figures that range randomly in terms of rarity. This is a great way to get a solid base of figures for a specific campaign setting at a great value.

D&D Icons of The Realms: Dungeons & Dragons: Wild Shape & Polymorph Set 1

The perfect pickup for the Druid or Polymorph addicted Wizard in your party. This collection features some of the most common choices for the Wildshape ability and the Polymorph spell.

The collection consists of several well-detailed and fully painted beasts that are to scale for a standard Dungeons and Dragons 5e game. No more digging through the rubber kids toy section to find something close.

WizKids D&D Icons of the Realms: Baldur’s Gate: Descent Into Avernus – Infernal War Machine

Descent into Avernus is a classic and favorite 5e module for both new and experienced players. The Infernal War Machine mini can breathe new life into a group of veteran players who have run the module before or strike up emotions for those new to the adventure.

The figure measures a whopping 12x12x8 and weighs 2.5 pounds! The vehicle can hold one figure inside, and the passenger area roof is removable. The contraption comes pre-painted with premium paint.

WizKids D&D Icons of The Realms: Waterdeep: Dungeon of The Mad Mage – Halasters Lab Premium Set

The Dungeon of the Mad Mage is a great module, and the lab set from Wizkids makes it even better. This is the first setting on the list, and while it is designed to go with the module, the 19 pieces could be used in any D&D game.

All of the pieces come pre-painted and have incredible detail. There are a few “monster” pieces as well as décor. The set also comes with the artifact and the Hand and Eye of Vecna.

WizKids D&D Icons of The Realms: Sapphire Dragon Premium Figure

This might be the most interesting dragon on the list. The Sapphire Dragon is a gem dragon and not as common as the chromatic and metallic types. With that in mind, this miniature is really special and should make it into every game, if only for a guest appearance.

The translucent figure comes ready to use. The measurements are 8x8x2 inches, so it is not as massive as some of the other figures, but it more than makes up for size in appearance and lore.

Dungeons & Dragons D&D Icons of The Realms Annihilation Tomb and Traps

The Tomb and Traps set is another location-based assortment. This is the perfect addition to an established set of dungeon tiles or the start of one in the works. All of the pieces are high quality and come pre-painted.

They are designed for use with the Tomb of Annihilation module but are interesting and flexible in subject enough to be used with any setting. This set contains numerous traps and features that will whip your party into a frenzy trying to figure them all out.

Final Thoughts

Miniatures have been used with Dungeons and Dragons long before 5e and are kind of a hobbyist thing. They are not required to play the game, but every player and DM thinks about figures that are perfect for the encounter. Miniatures can come from numerous sources, and with the availability of 3d Printing, many other suppliers pop up daily.

Some groups have started to make their own minis and have had great success. However, if you are the type of person that wants a specific thing that comes in full detail with paint and all, ready to use right out of the box, then purchasing one of the many options available is perfect for you.

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