Bryan's Dungeon Masters Guide Supplement
Saving Throw Table

In Dragon Magazine #80 in the column Leomund's Tiny Hut Lenard Lakofka published a revised saving throws table that smoothed out the incremental changes by level, e.g., instead of the Magic User changing saving throws every 4 levels, slight changes were made more often.

Upon reading Lenard's article I immediately adopted his version of this table into my campaigns. I've reproduced the table on this page for your edification. Note: I made no changes to this table for this publication. Allowing for format changes and possible errors on my part this table is identical with that published in Dragon Magazine #80.

Saving Throw Tables

Saving Throws for Monsters & Characters

 

Level or Hit Dice

Class

0

1-1

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

Paralyzation/Poison/Death Magic

Cleric

12

11

10

10

9

9

8

8

7

7

6

6

6

5

5

5

4

4

4

3

2

2

2

Fighter

16

15

14

13

13

12

11

10

10

9

8

7

7

6

5

4

4

3

3

3

3

3

3

MU

16

15

14

14

14

13

13

13

12

12

12

11

11

11

11

11

10

10

10

9

9

9

8

Thief

15

14

13

13

13

12

12

12

12

11

11

11

11

10

10

10

10

9

9

9

9

8

8

Petrification/Polymorph

Cleric

15

14

13

13

12

12

12

11

10

10

9

9

9

8

8

8

7

7

7

6

5

5

5

Fighter

17

16

15

14

14

13

12

11

11

10

9

8

8

7

6

5

5

4

4

4

4

4

4

MU

15

14

13

13

12

12

11

11

11

10

10

9

9

9

8

8

7

7

7

6

6

5

5

Thief

14

13

13

12

12

12

11

11

11

11

10

10

10

10

9

9

9

9

8

8

8

8

7

Rod/Staff/Wand

Cleric

16

15

14

14

13

13

12

11

11

11

10

10

10

9

9

9

8

8

8

7

6

6

6

Fighter

18

17

16

15

15

14

13

12

12

11

10

9

9

8

7

6

6

5

5

5

5

5

5

MU

13

12

11

11

10

10

9

9

9

8

8

7

7

7

6

6

5

5

5

4

4

3

3

Thief

16

15

14

14

13

13

12

12

11

11

10

10

9

9

8

8

7

7

6

6

5

5

4

Breath Weapon

Cleric

18

17

16

16

15

15

15

14

13

13

12

12

12

11

11

11

10

10

10

9

8

8

8

Fighter

20

19

17

16

16

15

13

12

12

11

9

8

8

7

5

5

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

MU

17

16

15

15

14

14

13

13

13

12

12

11

11

11

10

10

9

9

9

8

8

7

7

Thief

18

17

16

16

16

15

15

15

15

14

14

14

14

13

13

13

13

12

12

12

12

11

11

Spells

Cleric

17

16

15

15

14

14

14

13

12

12

11

11

11

10

10

10

9

9

9

8

7

7

7

Fighter

19

18

17

16

16

15

14

13

13

12

11

10

10

9

8

7

7

6

6

6

6

6

6

MU

14

13

12

12

11

11

10

10

10

9

9

8

8

8

7

7

6

6

6

5

5

4

4

Thief

17

16

15

15

14

14

13

13

12

12

11

11

10

10

9

9

8

8

7

7

6

6

5