Cue Hedwig’s Theme, the Potterverse is going DnD! Check out these 5e character sheets so that you can go to Hogwarts and defeat the Dark Lord, all while playing our favorite tabletop rpg!
Harry James Potter
You’re a wizard, Harry! Or, well actually, you’re a sorcerer. Non-dragonborn sorcerers utilize wild magic, which can often leads to strange things happening. Since Harry’s known for accidentally making glass disappear, blowing up his aunt, and, oh, you know, burning someone’s face off with his hands, a wild magic sorcerer is perfect. Harry’s standard for battles is basically holding on until he wins, so his constitution is one of his highest stats. Harry’s original wand was a holly with a phoenix tail feather from Fawkes. Both wood and core are rare in wands and holly wands often choose wizards engaged in dangerous quests.
Hermione Jean Granger
Let’s be real, Hermione was the real hero of the HP story. The smartest witch of her age, Hermione could only be a wizard with a sage background. Known for considering expulsion a worse outcome than death, Hermione is clearly lawful good. She only breaks rules if she absolutely has to and only with the purpose of defending others and fighting the forces of darkness. As a PC, it’s good to keep Hermione strong in intelligence, but a generalist in her spells since she’s basically good at all of them. Hermione’s wand is made of vine and dragon heartstring, a wand befitting someone with a lot of power and hidden depths.
Ronald Bilius Weasley
You might be going, “Ron, a bard? Heck no!” but hear me out. Bards are the storytellers. They are not necessarily musical entertainers, which is good for Ron because there has never been any inclination that he has a musical bone in his body. Ron, as a pureblood, is the member of the Golden Trio who knows the wizarding world the best and the one who first knew of the Tales of Beedle the Bard, the first stories that told of the Deathly Hallows. Furthermore, Ron is a bard of the College of Valor. These bards are fighters who inspire other fighters to win the day. Sounds like Ron to me. Though willow wands are often associated with healing magic, Ron most likely has this wand due to the wood’s penchant for choosing owners with some insecurity.
Neville “no one knows his middle name” Longbottom will never be anything to me but a druid and one of the bravest wizards to grace the Potterverse. This young student was never the most academically-inclined character, but this was due to a confidence issue, rather than any lack of magical talent. One area that Neville excelled in was Herbology and, in fact, he took over the post of Herbology Professor at Hogwarts once Professor Sprout retired. Anyone playing as Neville should remember that he is particularly good with plants and defensive magic. Neville’s wand is cherry, an extremely powerful wood, and unicorn hair, known to be difficult to turn to the Dark Arts.
Draco Lucius Malfoy
Let’s be clear; Draco was never evil. Yes, he was an annoying bully, but he mainly acted in self (and family) interest. As such, he’s more closely chaotic neutral than any other alignment. Draco was exceptionally intelligent and cunning, so a wizard class makes sense. Draco was skilled in Occlumency, so any PC for him should include Detect Thoughts. Though Draco was a proficient duelist, it never took much for him to be disarmed, beaten, or…well, cut open with a horrible curse. Because of this, Draco doesn’t have a high constitution and his HP suffered as a result. Draco’s wand is hawthorn, a paradoxical wand wood which bests suits wizards with complex and intriguing natures, like Draco.
Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore
If you’re playing with the Golden Trio as PC’s, it’s important to have Dumbledore as an NPC. However, the joy of the Potterverse is that we have a fairly detailed history of the wizarding world and especially Dumbledore’s life. So, it’s possible to play Dumbledore as a PC (though you would need to play him for quite some time before introducing the Golden Trio). Dumbledore would actually start as a chaotic neutral character, but, through the death of his sister, would grow to chaotic good. He is a sorcerer of wild magic; rather befitting a man who longs for socks and fills the Room of Requirement with bedpans. Dumbledore was the holder of the Elder Wand, one of the Deathly Hallows, from 1945 until his death in 1997. This wand is an extremely powerful magical item, so it’s important to discuss its use with your DM. Here we have it as a +3 to spell saves and attack rolls.
And that’s it! What character from the Potterverse would you love to RP? Let us know in the comments and remember, we “open at the close.” All is well.
Character Sheets Created By: Ailea Merriam-Pigg
All Images Credited to: WB