A d8, or eight-sided die, is a die that has an equal chance of rolling the integers from 1 to 8. Its most common form is a regular octahedron, in which form it appears in the standard 7-dice set used in role-playing games like Dungeons & Dragons.


Most d8s are regular octahedra. An octahedron, which resembles two square pyramids attached base-to-base, is a Platonic solid with eight sides that are all equilateral triangles.

Usually, the sum of the numbers of opposite faces of the d8 is 9.


The d8 is one of the less-frequently used standard dice. However, in Dungeons & Dragons, it is used quite often for weapon attack damage, hit dice for several classes, and some spells.

External linksEdit

  • d8 at White Wolf Wiki
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