D&D 5E Check Out The Full Monsters of the Multiverse Cover Art

The wraparound cover art for January's Monsters of the Multiverse -- an updated compilation of existing D&D monsters -- has been revealed. The cover features an astral dreadnaught, the same monsters which adorned AD&D's Manual of the Planes in 1987.

The front cover had been revealed previously, but this is the clearest picture yet of the full art piece by Greg Rutkowski. Mordenkainen Presents Monsters of the Multiverse is part of the 3-book gift set which also includes Xanathar's Guide to Everything and Tasha's Cauldron of Everything, all together in a slipcase.


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Monsters of the Multiverse is "a treasure trove of creature related material from previous products compiled into one book and updated." Improvements are based on feedback, rebalancing monsters with new and old art.

The book contains over 250 monsters, and 30 playable races, including all of the setting agnostic races that have been published outside the Player's Handbook.

Some content from Witchlight, Fizban's, and Strixhaven was influenced by Monsters of the Multiverse.

The books is available first in the gift set, but will also be available separately later in the year.
 
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Levistus's_Leviathan

5e Freelancer
Someone told me the book was merely a rearrangement of the bestiary parts of Volo's and Mordekainen's and not a brand new monster books. How true is it?
Mostly true. It will also have updated versions of 30ish non-PHB player races in a different chapter, and maybe some lore about the D&D Multiverse, but it's mostly a combined and updated mix of Volo's Guide to Monsters and Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes (with the new style of monster stat blocks, with the "Typically" before most creatures with semi-predetermined alignments, as well as Spellcasting as a more limited Action option instead of creature trait).
 



Mostly true. It will also have updated versions of 30ish non-PHB player races in a different chapter, and maybe some lore about the D&D Multiverse, but it's mostly a combined and updated mix of Volo's Guide to Monsters and Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes (with the new style of monster stat blocks, with the "Typically" before most creatures with semi-predetermined alignments, as well as Spellcasting as a more limited Action option instead of creature trait).
Apparently there will be a fair amount of rebalancing of the statblocks.
 


Burnside

Space Jam Confirmed
Supporter
If that is the case that is very disappointing.

And really, if WotC is rebalancing statblocks for material they've already released, it should be available as errata as well IMO.

I'm wondering what this book will look like on DNDBEYOND, for that reason. Will even appear there, or will the monsters and player races just be updated.
 

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