5E Elemental Encounters DnD - Table Rolls

Three flaming figures hail you from atop a tall walkway around a wide pool. Looking over the walkway you see a maelstrom within and one of the figures points down into it...

Where does the pool lead? What are the azers doing there? Generatoed from the Elemental Locations (roll of 17) and Elemental Encounters (roll of 10) below.

Elemental Encounters

The Elemental Chaos is a clashing confluence of air, earth, fire and water. It brings visions of floating rock formations, rising pillars of ice, lakes of fire and electric storms. Encounters could take place at a sand dunes studded with glass, rivers of lava cutting through mud bogs or a forest of metal trees floating on individual clouds.

Home of the elementals of all types, some mortals mix in with a myriad of other beings. The chaos is home to imposing genies and their servants, hostile salamanders, watchful gargoyles, curious aarakocra and hungry merrow.

A pdf of these tables and more elemental ones is at the DM's Guild as Planar Encounter Tables, including tables for the Elemental Chaos and other planes.

Planar Encounter Tables pdf on DM's Guild

Elemental Locations

1d8+1d12Elemental Locations
2 A wide waterfall descends down into a lake of fire. In the shifting steam all types of small elementals cavort
3 Jagged cliffs of charcoal are studded with small fires. A sword with a bronze hilt is embedded halfway up the cliff
4 A cloud castle floats above a constant storm. A glistening rope descends from the castle into the eye of the storm.
5 A structure built from shells and coral floats on a cloud. Several canoes are anchored to the structure.
6 Set into a cliff is an abandoned forge. Smoke flows from vents above the forge and a curtain of fire blocks a doorway in the cliffside.
7 A silver spired dome is supported by a cloud of feathers. It is a shrine to a power of air and home to hundreds of *unseen servants*
8 A bridge made of ice that leads to a slowly melting glacier. It is associated with a benevolent marid
9 Sand dunes partially cover twisted structures of glass. A cinder storm is starting to gather in the area.
10 A mountain made from crystal and metal slowly rises from the ground. It makes a deafening rumble.
11 A mist-covered floating island of fungi is out of place here. Runes made of different elements drift around the island.
12 Around the floating wreck of a galley are many mounds of seaweed. Several closed wooden chests lie on top of the wreck.
13 Several cloud banks float in gentle winds. Brightly colored birds nest on several of them. Shiny objects are visible on one nest.
14 A river of lava flows through the landscape. Molten geysers spray the banks, from which rise small elementals that wander off
15 Large rocks roll around a quarry worked by animated metal picks. A stone arch holds a portal to Mechanus *(or other lawful plane)*
16 A giant brass statue with a flaming sword walks slowly, ignoring its surroundings. Lightning strikes at random from its eyes.
17 A tall walkway of granite surrounds a wide pool. A large maelstrom dominates the pool, which leads to an underground tunnel network
18 A forest of metal trees stands in a deep crater. At the forest's center is a stone meeting place for elemental and planar travelers
19 An island of ice is pounded by large waves. It has a crystal tower with a bright light shining from the top. Inside is a planar portal.
20 A stone citadel sits on floating island buffeted by stong winds. It is inscribed with phrases in Auran and Terran

Elemental Encounters Levels 1-4

1d8+1d12Hill Levels 1-4
2 1 Fire Elemental or roll on Low-level Fire Creatures
3 1 Air Elemental or roll on Low-level Air Creatures
4 2d6 Merfolk or roll on Low-level Water Creatures
5 1d2 Basilisks or roll on Low-level Earth Creatures
6 1d3 Githzerai Monks or roll on Low-level Planar Travelers
7 1d4+1 Deep Gnomes or roll on Low-level Earth Creatures
8 1d4 Giant Octopi or roll on Low-level Water Creatures
9 1d3 Pegasi or roll on Low-level Air Creatures
10 1d3 Azers or roll on Low-level Fire Creatures
11 1d4+1 Mephits (mixed Dust, Ice and Magma) *or 2d4 Mephits (mixed Mud, Smoke and Steam)*
12 1d3 Gargoyles or roll on Low-level Earth Creatures
13 1d2 Water Weirds or roll on Low-level Water Creatures
14 2d4 Aarakocra or roll on Low-level Air Creatures
15 1d4+1 Magmins or roll on Low-level Fire Creatures
16 1 Gibbering Mouther or roll on Low-level Chaos Creatures
17 1d4 Fire Snakes or roll on Low-level Fire Creatures
18 1d4 Giant Eagles or roll on Low-level Air Creatures
19 1 Water Elemental or roll on Low-level Water Creatures
20 1 Earth Elemental or roll on Low-level Earth Creatures

Elemental Encounters 5-10

1d8+1d12Hill Levels 5-10
2 1 Efreet or roll on Mid-level Fire Creatures
3 1 Djinni or roll on Mid-level Air Creatures
4 1d2 Hydras or roll on Mid-level Water Creatures
5 1 Stone Giant and 1d6 Gargoyles or roll on Mid-level Earth Creatures
6 1d4 Cambions or roll on Mid-level Planar Travelers
7 1d4 Xorns or roll on Mid-level Earth Creatures
8 2d4 Merrow or roll on Mid-level Water Creatures
9 1d3 Invisible Stalkers or roll on Mid-level Air Creatures
10 1d4 Salamanders or roll on Mid-level Fire Creatures
11 1d4 Elementals (mix of Air, Earth, Fire and Water)
12 1d3 Galeb Duhr or roll on Mid-level Earth Creatures
13 1d4 Water Weirds with 1 Water Elemental or roll on Mid-level Water Creatures
14 1d2 Cloud Giants or roll on Mid-level Air Creatures
15 2d4 Azers or roll on Mid-level Fire Creatures
16 1d2 Green Slaads or roll on Mid-level Chaos Creatures
17 1d2 Fire Giants or roll on Mid-level Fire Creatures
18 2d6 Pegasi or roll on Mid-level AirCreatures
19 1 Marid or roll on Mid-level Water Creatures
20 1 Dao or roll on Mid-level Earth Creatures

Elemental Encounters 11+

1d8+1d12Hill Levels 11+
2 1d4+1 Fire Giants
3 1d2 Storm Giants *or 1 Elder Tempest (MToF)*
4 1 Dragon Turtle *or roll on High-level Water Creatures*
5 1d2 Purple Worms *or roll on High-level Earth Creatures*
6 1 Archmage *or roll on High-level Planar Travelers*
7 1 Dao and 1d3 Earth Elementals *or roll on High-level Earth Creatures* *or roll on Mid-level Earth Creatures*
8 1 Marid and 1d3 Water Elementals *or roll on High-level Water Creatures*
9 1d2 Cloud Giants *or roll on High-level Air Creatures*
10 2d4 Salamanders
11 2d4 Elementals (mix of Air, Earth, Fire and Water) *or 1 Storm Giant Quintessent (VGtM)*
12 1d4+2 Galeb Duhr
13 1d4+1 Hydras *or roll on High-level Water Creatures*
14 1 Djinni and 1d3 Air Elementals *or roll on High-level Air Creatures*
15 1 Efreet and 1d3 Fire Elementals *or roll on Mid-level Fire Creatures*
16 1d3+1 Glabrezu *or roll on High-level Chaos Creatures*
17 1 Fire Giant with 2d6 Azers *or roll on High-level Fire Creatures*
18 1d6+2 Invisible Stalkers Storm Giants *or roll on High-level Air Creatures*
19 1 Kraken *or 1 Leviathan (MToF)* *or roll on Mid-level Water Creatures*
20 1d2 Iron Golems *or 1 Zaratan (MToF)* *or roll on Mid-level Earth Creatures*

More Encounters

A pdf of these tables and more elemental ones is at the DM's Guild as Planar Encounter Tables, including tables for the Elemental Chaos and other planes.

Planar Encounter Tables pdf on DM's Guild