Fantastic Beasts and How to Slay Them: Merpeople

I’m adamant: I making every Fantastic Beast into a Dungeons & Dragons creature. Even if the differences between what I make and what was already there are negligible…

Merfolk already exist in D&D. This isn’t the first time where D&D clashes with the Potterverse; they are both pulling from mythology after all. Yet, this might be the most minor alteration I’ve made to date. Whilst some monsters have differed slightly – altered powers, swapped body parts, etc. – the D&D ‘Merfolk’ and the FB ‘Merpeople’ have more than a lot in common.


The Fantastic Beasts Mer-kind have been portrayed as a more fish/shark like creature in the past. Less ‘half-human/half-fish’ and more ‘mostly-fish with some human bits’. The brief description also suggests a more tribal, animalistic lifestyle, which I’ve also tried to show in the main statistics and their skill proficiencies.

Other than that, it’s pretty similar to what came before. Nevertheless, they are all get the D&D treatment, and if you’re going for a truly authentic Harry Potter game in a D&D setting, this will help.

Thank You For Reading

All the converted beasts can be found here!

Author: Rufus Scott

I am a long term Gamer, a full-time History Teacher and a part-time geek. I enjoy writing about the positive aspects of gaming, especially when it comes to education. My posts are sometimes nostalgic, occasionally irrelevant, largely meant to provoke further discussion. I'll sometimes punctuate these whimsical ramblings with a random comment on gaming and/or teaching.

2 thoughts on “Fantastic Beasts and How to Slay Them: Merpeople”

  1. Hi! I just want to let you know that what you are doing is very appreciated! My DnD group and I love to incorporate our favourite fandoms into the campaigns, and we have been wondering whether someone made stats for the creatures from Fantastic Beasts and Potterverse. So thank you a lot, I will definitely use some of these!

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