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Player's Handbook Heroes is a line of thirty-six miniatures sculpted by Peter Lee and released by Wizards of the Coast in 2009.

Player's Handbook Heroes miniatures are designed for use as player characters, and are based on race and class descriptions from the Player's Handbook, Player's Handbook 2, Forgotten Realms Player's Guide, and Eberron Player's Guide. Each of twelve boxes is packed with a non-random selection of three miniatures, and three accompanying power cards.

Series 1Edit

Arcane Heroes 1Edit

Player's Handbook Heroes: Arcane Heroes 1

Release date April 2009
ISBN 978-0-7869-5277-9
Website product page at archive.wizards.com

Arcane Heroes 2Edit

Player's Handbook Heroes: Arcane Heroes 2

Release date April 2009
ISBN 978-0-7869-5276-2
Website product page at archive.wizards.com

Divine Heroes 1Edit

Player's Handbook Heroes: Divine Heroes 1

Release date April 2009
ISBN 978-0-7869-5275-5
Website product page at archive.wizards.com

Martial Heroes 1Edit

Player's Handbook Heroes: Martial Heroes 1

Release date April 2009
ISBN 978-0-7869-5279-3
Website product page at archive.wizards.com

Martial Heroes 2Edit

Player's Handbook Heroes: Martial Heroes 2

Release date April 2009
ISBN 978-0-7869-5278-6
Website product page at archive.wizards.com

Primal Heroes 1Edit

Player's Handbook Heroes: Primal Heroes 1

Release date April 2009
ISBN 978-0-7869-5274-8
Website product page at archive.wizards.com

Series 2Edit

Arcane Heroes 3Edit

Player's Handbook Heroes: Arcane Heroes 3

a front view of the product

Release date July 2009
ISBN 978-0-7869-5294-6
Website product page at archive.wizards.com

The third box of miniatures based on arcane classes includes a male human swordmage and frostwind blade power card, a female human wizard and refocus power card, and a warforged artificer and unbalancing force power card. The swordmage miniature is based on the prototype art for Geran Hulmaster, main character of the novel Swordmage by Richard Baker. The wizard miniature is based on an illustration for the 3rd edition hathran prestige class.[1]

Divine Heroes 2Edit

Player's Handbook Heroes: Divine Heroes 2

a front view of the product

Release date July 2009
ISBN 978-0-7869-5295-3
Website product page at archive.wizards.com

The second box of miniatures based on divine classes includes a warforged cleric and invigorating assault power card, a female human avenger and focused fury power card, and a male human paladin and flare of divine vengeance power card. The avenger miniature is a repaint of the kalashtar bodyguard from the 2007 Night Below set.[2]

Divine Heroes 3Edit

Player's Handbook Heroes: Divine Heroes 3

a front view of the product

Release date July 2009
ISBN 978-0-7869-5296-0
Website product page at archive.wizards.com

The third box of miniatures based on divine classes includes a male genasi paladin and forbidding strike power card, a female human cleric and healing circle power card, and a male human invoker and astral wind power card. The cleric miniature is a repaint of the combat medic from the 2006 War Drums set.[3]

Martial Heroes 3Edit

Player's Handbook Heroes: Martial Heroes 3

a front view of the product

Release date July 2009
ISBN 978-0-7869-5292-2
Website product page at archive.wizards.com

The third box of miniatures based on martial classes includes a male dragonborn warlord and dragon's tenacity power card, a female elf fighter and close the gap power card, and a male gnome rogue and clever strike power card.

Martial Heroes 4Edit

Player's Handbook Heroes: Martial Heroes 4

a front view of the product

Release date July 2009
ISBN 978-0-7869-5293-9
Website product page at archive.wizards.com

The fourth box of miniatures based on martial classes includes a male tiefling fighter and phalanx leader power card, a female human warlord and inevitable wave power card, and a male shifter ranger and shield of blades power card. The warlord miniature is a repaint of Alusair Obarskyr from the 2004 Aberrations set.[4]

Primal Heroes 2Edit

Player's Handbook Heroes: Primal Heroes 2

a front view of the product

Release date July 2009
ISBN 978-0-7869-5297-7
Website product page at archive.wizards.com

The second box of miniatures based on primal classes includes a female human barbarian and frenzied beast rage power card, a male half-elf druid and leaf wall power card, and a male halfling barbarian and clawfoot berserker rage power card. The human barbarian miniature is a repaint of the frenzied berserker from the 2004 Aberrations set.[5]

Critical receptionEdit

Ryan Isaacson, reviewing Player's Handbook Heroes for RPGnet, noted that the non-random, transparent packaging made it easy to find a certain type of miniature, though it came with two other perhaps undesired miniatures. Isaacson also noted the availability of strong race/class combinations in high demand, and of weak race/class combinations with few if any miniatures available. Isaacson criticized most boxes in the series as containing "1 great, 2 mediocre" miniatures, but praised Arcane Heroes 3 for the painting, sculpting, and usefulness of all three miniatures.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Lee, Peter (June 30, 2009). "PH Heroes Preview 4 (Arcane Heroes 3)".
  2. Lee, Peter (June 18, 2009). "PH Heroes Preview 1 (Divine Heroes 2)".
  3. Lee, Peter (July 3, 2009). "PH Heroes Preview 5 (Divine Heroes 3)".
  4. Lee, Peter (June 26, 2009). "PH Heroes Preview 3 (Martial Heroes 4)".
  5. Lee, Peter (June 24, 2009). "PH Heroes Preview 2 (Primal Heroes 2)".
  6. Isaacson, Ryan (August 5, 2009). "Review of Player's Handbook Heroes: Arcane Characters 3".
Dungeons & Dragons 4th edition products edit
Core rulebooks
  1. Player's Handbook (2
  2. 3)
  3. Dungeon Master's Guide (2)
  4. Monster Manual (2
  5. 3)
Rules supplements
  1. Adventurer's Vault (2)
  2. Arcane Power
  3. Book of Vile Darkness
  4. Demonomicon
  5. Divine Power
  6. Draconomicon: Chromatic Dragons
  7. Draconomicon: Metallic Dragons
  8. Dragon Magazine Annual
  9. Dungeon Delve
  10. Dungeon Survival Handbook
  11. Hammerfast
  12. Heroes of the Elemental Chaos
  13. Heroes of the Feywild
  14. Heroes of Shadow
  15. Manual of the Planes
  16. Martial Power (2)
  17. Mordenkainen's Magnificent Emporium
  18. Open Grave
  19. The Plane Above
  20. The Plane Below
  21. Player's Handbook Races: Dragonborn
  22. Player's Handbook Races: Tieflings
  23. Primal Power
  24. Psionic Power
  25. The Shadowfell: Gloomwrought and Beyond
  26. Starter Set
  27. Underdark
  28. Vor Rukoth
Essentials
  1. Heroes of the Fallen Lands
  2. Heroes of the Forgotten Kingdoms
  3. Monster Vault
  4. Monster Vault: Threats to the Nentir Vale
  5. Dungeon Master's Kit
  6. Rules Compendium
  7. Starter Set
Campaign settings
  1. Dark Sun Campaign Setting
  2. Dark Sun Creature Catalog
  3. Eberron Campaign Guide
  4. Eberron Player's Guide
  5. Forgotten Realms Player's Guide
  6. Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide
  7. Menzoberranzan: City of Intrigue
  8. Neverwinter Campaign Setting
Adventures
  1. Assault on Nightwyrm Fortress
  2. Bloodsand Arena
  3. Death's Reach
  4. Demon Queen's Enclave
  5. Halls of Undermountain
  6. Keep on the Shadowfell
  7. King of the Trollhaunt Warrens
  8. Kingdom of the Ghouls
  9. Madness at Gardmore Abbey
  10. Marauders of the Dune Sea
  11. Orcs of Stonefang Pass
  12. Prince of Undeath
  13. Pyramid of Shadows
  14. Revenge of the Giants
  15. Seekers of the Ashen Crown
  16. The Slaying Stone
  17. Thunderspire Labyrinth
  18. Tomb of Horrors
Other publications
  1. Dragon
  2. Dungeon
  3. Player's Handbook Heroes
  4. Player's Strategy Guide
  5. Updates
  6. Dungeon Tiles
Board and miniatures games
  1. Castle Ravenloft
  2. Dungeon!
  3. Dungeon Command
  4. The Legend of Drizzt
  5. Wrath of Ashardalon
Computer games
  1. Daggerdale
  2. Heroes of Neverwinter
  3. Neverwinter
Related games
  1. Dungeons & Dragons Miniatures Game
  2. Gamma World

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