An early look inside WizKids Elemental Evil miniatures boosters.

Elementals are the corporeal incarnations of the elements that make up the physical universe: air, earth, fire, and water. Though little more than animated energy on their home planes, they can be called on by spellcasters and powerful beings to take shapes and perform tasks.

From their earlier appearance in the game, fire elementals were described as “terrible to behold and fierce opponents. They set fire to any inflammable material they touch.” However powerful they might have been as servants, summoning one did come with a risk: “As elementals are stupid and resent being summoned, the conjuring party must concentrate upon controlling the creature. Failure to do so will result in the elemental turning upon the summoner 75% of the time and attacking.”

From the fifth edition Monster Manual: “A fire elemental is a force of capricious devastation. Wherever it moves, it sets its surroundings ablaze, turning the world to ash, smoke, and cinders. Water can halt its destructive progress, causing the fire elemental to shrink back, hissing and smoking in pain and rage."

With WizKids forthcoming miniatures set, you’ll be better able to summon forth the fire elemental for your game. And considering the Elemental Evil storyline on the horizon, it’s quite possible your adventurers will face such creatures!