Five Awesome D&D 5E Character Sheets

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What’s the best D&D 5E character sheet? Well, that depends on what you’re looking for. We poked around and found five awesome ones for you. Here they are.

Clean and Printable

Some players have awful handwriting. Or slow handwriting. Or just prefer a keyboard. Those players tend to want text-enterable .pdfs. Here are two:

D&D Adventurers League Character Sheet 5e

This Adventurers League character sheet has a nice design and includes a separate call-out box for passive perception checks — a stat your DM will ask for a LOT.

Best D&D 5e Character Sheet for Combat Heavy Games

For groups that engage in more combat than most, this sheet focusses on characters’ numbers and strips away their bonds, flaws, personality traits and ideals.

Alternate Designs

Neither of these character sheets are pdf editable, but they may make sense for some campaigns.

Character-centered D&D 5E Character sheet

This design uses a lot of iconography to explain what each section is, so that anyone can visually divide the page at a glance. It also puts the character’s vital information literally at the center of the page, which may help focus players’ attention.

Foldable D&D 5E Character Sheet

This character sheet would require printing on a larger piece of paper, but it also allows players to turn their character sheet into a folder. Now, instead of flipping through several pages, they’re all attached.

Quick and Dirty

Sometimes, you need to put together a character quick. We’re not going to ask why. If that’s what you need, then check out PathGuy’s D&D Next character generator. (Update: Pathguy’s generator has since, sadly, been pulled down.) Pathguy has been making quick and dirty character generators for a long time, and they all walk you through the character creation process with helpful prompts.

The results aren’t pretty, but they are fast. You can always copy the information to another sheet if you need to.

What’s your favorite D&D 5E character sheet? Tell us in the comments.


  1. Does ndns Reply

    There’s a fallout one, dunno where the original is from but just Google it always pops up and character sheet fallout.

  2. Ronny Hart Reply

    Thank you for featuring my Character sheet (the second one listed). I would like to correct the statement you make about it. It does focus on combat on the first sheet, but it includes a second sheet where you can list all of your non-combat information (bonds, flaws, personality traits and ideals for example), and a third sheet for keeping track of your spells.

  3. Toni Elaine Schafer Reply

    Pathguy has been asked to remove his generators by Wizards of the Coast…maybe update this to reflect? I think it only happened last night…much sadness. I used it to double check against all of my characters I had made.

    • John Stanton

      Here is one of the many annoying things about Wizards is that they only ask the people who make free tools to remove their items. I am sure they have people there that know who the people that charge are.

      Their C&D orders are kinda BS. They have little to no weight, they are designed to bully people. Their actions just make me angry and make me not want to buy their products. I wonder if they know they are biting off their nose to spite the face. Somebody in corporate is an idiot who is trying to destroy their company.


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