# Frequent question: How many dice are there?

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## How many types of dice are there?

Common variations

Faces/ Sides Shape
6 Cube
8 Octahedron
10 Pentagonal trapezohedron
12 Dodecahedron

## How many dice are there total?

Probabilities for the two dice

Total Number of combinations Probability
10 3 8.33%
11 2 5.56%
12 1 2.78%
Total 36 100%

## How many D&D dice should I have?

The standard set of 7 polyhedral dice is the bare minimum. It should include dice with four, six, eight, twelve and twenty sides as well as two with ten sides (one will be numbered 1 to 10, the other 00 to 90). Depending on what class you play you might want to get some extra dice for damage rolls.

## How many dice sets should a DM have?

The dice set you linked to should have enough dice to make that happen. As a player and a DM I use four sets of distinct dice. Distinct sets can help you in swarm fights of lots of low damage so you match the d20 with the same set damage die like the d6 or d8.

## How many d6 do you need?

d6 – generally speaking 2 of these is sufficient for most things unless you’re playing a high level spell caster. d4 – you can get by with one, unless you cast magic missile (or similar) spells a lot, in which case you may want 4 or 5 of these.

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