Have you ever wondered what the most popular D&D Classes and Races are? Well here is a tool that you can use to find out! You use the filters to drill deeper into a specific class or to only look at those found in the Player’s Handbook 🛒.
About the Data
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I’ve tried to find a good dataset of D&D characters online but haven’t really found much. There is an old dataset on GitHub which includes about 8.000 entries. This is a nice start but I wanted more!
I used python to get data from dndbeyond.com. About 1.2 million characters are included in this version. The full new dataset also includes much more information about things like background, stats and even character names! Feel free to use it for your own analysis if you are interested.
Most popular D&D Classes and Races Dashboard
Issues with the Data
One big issue you may quickly notice is that there are very few artificers. Why could this be? I’m not too sure but my first idea is that they are the only class that is not available for free. They were also introduced later than other classes and may therefore be underrepresented in the dataset because I just started collection characters by IDs which may introduce a bias towards older characters.
Other than that, I believe the data to be pretty solid. Paid content seems to be less popular, which makes sense. Even though some combinations like Tabaxi Rogue still are used a lot.