The Player’s Handbook provides everything you need to create your own character for the D&D game. Create a wood elf fighter who is the champion of the peasantry, a mountain dwarf cleric who guards the relics of the gods, a dragonborn rogue plagued by guilt over a past crime, or a human wizard delving into the secrets of the cosmos. Those are just a few of the character options available. The choices you make and the story you tell are all yours.
The book details the most popular options for characters—enough to make an unlimited number of heroes—including wielders of weapons, wondrous spells, ingenuity, and magical healing.