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Chapter 2: Character Races

Compendium - Sources->Volo's Guide to Monsters

Chapter 2: Character Races Heroes come in many shapes and sizes. This chapter presents character races that are some of the more distinctive race options in the D&D multiverse. They supplement the

which are explored in chapter 1. At the end of the chapter is a section that you can use to determine the height and weight of a character who is a member of one of the races in this chapter. If you’re

Gallus Feathered Helm

magic-items

Whether you are playing through the Humblewood adventure, or playing your own campaign in the Wood, look for organic relationships between a character and the races of birdfolk. If one stands out, use

The helm itself is simple leather, hide, scale, or plate, but the magic imbued into it comes from the feather. The birdfolk races of Humblewood consider the giving of a feather to be one of the

Raptor Feathered Helm

magic-items

.A True GiftWhether you are playing through the Humblewood adventure, or playing your own campaign in the Wood, look for organic relationships between a character and the races of birdfolk. If one

The helm itself is simple leather, hide, scale, or plate, but the magic imbued into it comes from the feather. The birdfolk races of Humblewood consider the giving of a feather to be one of the

Strig Feathered Helm

magic-items

dawn.A True GiftWhether you are playing through the Humblewood adventure, or playing your own campaign in the Wood, look for organic relationships between a character and the races of birdfolk. If

The helm itself is simple leather, hide, scale, or plate, but the magic imbued into it comes from the feather. The birdfolk races of Humblewood consider the giving of a feather to be one of the

Luma Feathered Helm

magic-items

in the Wood, look for organic relationships between a character and the races of birdfolk. If one stands out, use that to decide what type of feather is offered to the player in this helm

The helm itself is simple leather, hide, scale, or plate, but the magic imbued into it comes from the feather. The birdfolk races of Humblewood consider the giving of a feather to be one of the

Corvum Feathered Helm

magic-items

and the races of birdfolk. If one stands out, use that to decide what type of feather is offered to the player in this helm.Additionally, a player whose character is a birdfolk may want to make this

The helm itself is simple leather, hide, scale, or plate, but the magic imbued into it comes from the feather. The birdfolk races of Humblewood consider the giving of a feather to be one of the

Feathered Helm

magic-items

organic relationships between a character and the races of birdfolk. If one stands out, use that to decide what type of feather is offered to the player in this helm.Additionally, a player whose

The helm itself is simple leather, hide, scale, or plate, but the magic imbued into it comes from the feather. The birdfolk races of Humblewood consider the giving of a feather to be one of the

Metallic Dragonborn

Races

character is a member of the human race or one of the game’s fantastical races. If you select one of the dragonborn races in this chapter, follow these additional rules during character creation

forge, the cold of high mountain air, the spark of inspiration, and the scouring touch of acid that purifies.Creating Your CharacterWhen you create your D&D character, you decide whether your

Racial Traits

Compendium - Sources->Volo's Guide to Monsters

races—a reason for the monstrous races to be used in a campaign with care. Bugbear Traits Your bugbear character has the following racial traits. Ability Score Increase. Your Strength score increases by

Racial Traits The game traits of the monstrous races are given here. Refer to chapter 1 for their cultural and roleplaying notes. Some of these races are more or less powerful than the typical D&D

Why a Monstrous Character?

Compendium - Sources->Volo's Guide to Monsters

role these races play in your setting should determine the kinds of reactions that such characters meet. Don’t be afraid to push things to an extreme. An orc character might have to venture into town

Why a Monstrous Character? Creating characters as creatures normally cast as villains offers up some interesting roleplaying possibilities. Whether played for comedy, as a tragic story of betrayal

Giff

Races

character is a member of the human race or one of the game’s fantastical races. If you create a character using a race option presented here, follow these additional rules during character creation

about a century, assuming the character doesn’t meet a violent end on an adventure. Members of some races, such as dwarves and elves, can live for centuries—a fact noted in the description

Deep Gnome

Races

.Creating Your CharacterAt 1st level, you choose whether your character is a member of the human race or of a fantastical race. If you select a fantastical race, follow these additional rules during

character creation.Ability Score IncreasesWhen determining your character’s ability scores, increase one score by 2 and increase a different score by 1, or increase three different scores by

Duergar

Races

of a player character in the D&D multiverse is about a century, assuming the character doesn’t meet a violent end on an adventure. Members of some races, such as dwarves and elves, can live

Underdark and beyond.Like other dwarves, duergar typically have a life span of 350 years.Creating Your CharacterAt 1st level, you choose whether your character is a member of the human race or of a

Minotaur

Races

powerful backs, and some have long patches of hair on their chins and cheeks. Their legs end in heavy, cloven hooves, and they have long, tufted tails.Creating Your CharacterAt 1st level, you

choose whether your character is a member of the human race or of a fantastical race. If you select a fantastical race, follow these additional rules during character creation.Ability Score Increases

Triton

Races

in the D&D multiverse is about a century, assuming the character doesn’t meet a violent end on an adventure. Members of some races, such as dwarves and elves, can live for centuries. If

fins on their calves, and coloration that favors blues and greens.Creating Your CharacterAt 1st level, you choose whether your character is a member of the human race or of a fantastical race. If

Air Genasi

Races

descendants of a genie, while others were born to non-genasi parents who lived near a place suffused by a genie’s magic.A typical genasi has a life span of 120 years.Creating Your Character

At 1st level, you choose whether your character is a member of the human race or of a fantastical race. If you select a fantastical race, follow these additional rules during character creation

Bugbear

Races

formidable build, bugbears are quiet skulkers, thanks to a fey magic that allows them to hide in spaces seemingly too small for them.Creating Your CharacterAt 1st level, you choose whether your

character is a member of the human race or of a fantastical race. If you select a fantastical race, follow these additional rules during character creation.Ability Score IncreasesWhen determining

Kenku

Races

SpanThe typical life span of a player character in the D&D multiverse is about a century, assuming the character doesn’t meet a violent end on an adventure. Members of some races, such as

most often found in the Shadowfell and the Material Plane, and they tend to have the coloration typical of ravens.Creating Your CharacterAt 1st level, you choose whether your character is a

Shifter

races

typical life span of a player character in the D&D multiverse is about a century, assuming the character doesn’t meet a violent end on an adventure. Members of some races, such as dwarves and

WeretigerSwiftstride5Werewolf (wolflike)Longtooth6Werewolf (doglike)WildhuntCreating Your CharacterAt 1st level, you choose whether your character is a member of the human

Harengon

Races

of a player character in the D&D multiverse is about a century, assuming the character doesn’t meet a violent end on an adventure. Members of some races, such as dwarves and elves, can live

dangers during adventures.Creating Your CharacterAt 1st level, you choose whether your character is a member of the human race or of a fantastical race. If you select a fantastical race such as the

Aarakocra

Races

taper to sharp talons. Feathers cover their bodies—usually red, orange, yellow, brown, or gray. Their heads are also avian, often resembling those of parrots or eagles.Creating Your Character

At 1st level, you choose whether your character is a member of the human race or of a fantastical race. If you select a fantastical race, follow these additional rules during character creation

Satyr

Races

.Life SpanThe typical life span of a player character in the D&D multiverse is about a century, assuming the character doesn’t meet a violent end on an adventure. Members of some races

existence, most often to the Material Plane. There they seek to bring a bit of their home plane’s splendor to other worlds.Creating Your CharacterAt 1st level, you choose whether your character is a

Water Genasi

races

others were born to non-genasi parents who lived near a place suffused by a genie’s magic.A typical genasi has a life span of 120 years.Creating Your CharacterAt 1st level, you choose

whether your character is a member of the human race or of a fantastical race. If you select a fantastical race, follow these additional rules during character creation.Ability Score IncreasesWhen

Shadar-kai

races

multiverse is about a century, assuming the character doesn’t meet a violent end on an adventure. Members of some races, such as dwarves and elves, can live for centuries. If typical members of a race

, shadar-kai can live to be over 750 years old.Creating Your CharacterAt 1st level, you choose whether your character is a member of the human race or of a fantastical race. If you select a fantastical

Changeling

Races

physician. Personas can even be passed down through a family, allowing a younger changeling to take advantage of contacts established by the persona’s previous users.Creating Your CharacterAt 1st

level, you choose whether your character is a member of the human race or of a fantastical race. If you select a fantastical race, follow these additional rules during character creation.Ability

Chromatic Dragonborn

Races

forest, toxic and corrosive.Creating Your CharacterWhen you create your D&D character, you decide whether your character is a member of the human race or one of the game’s fantastical races

. If you select one of the dragonborn races in this chapter, follow these additional rules during character creation.Ability Score IncreasesWhen determining your character’s ability scores

Gem Dragonborn

Races

the game’s fantastical races. If you select one of the dragonborn races in this chapter, follow these additional rules during character creation.Ability Score IncreasesWhen determining your

echo of discovery—but also the desiccation of despair.Creating Your CharacterWhen you create your D&D character, you decide whether your character is a member of the human race or one of

Uthgardt Tribe Member

Backgrounds

’s Handbook can be used for a character whose origin lies with one of the other barbarian tribes in Faerûn. You might be a fair-haired barbarian of the Reghed, dwelling in the shadow of the

fullest.3I remember every insult I’ve received and nurse a silent resentment toward anyone who’s ever wronged me.4I am slow to trust members of other races, tribes, and

Astral Elf

Races

’s fantastical races. If you create a character using a race option presented here, follow these additional rules during character creation.Ability Score IncreasesWhen determining your

Astral Plane can live to be more than 750 years old.Creating Your CharacterWhen you create your D&D character, you decide whether your character is a member of the human race or one of the game

Hadozee

Races

of the game’s fantastical races. If you create a character using a race option presented here, follow these additional rules during character creation.Ability Score IncreasesWhen

glide. Hadozees wrap these wings around themselves to keep warm.Creating Your CharacterWhen you create your D&D character, you decide whether your character is a member of the human race or one

Thri-kreen

Races

member of the human race or one of the game’s fantastical races. If you create a character using a race option presented here, follow these additional rules during character creation.Ability

century, assuming the character doesn’t meet a violent end on an adventure. Members of some races, such as dwarves and elves, can live for centuries—a fact noted in the description of the race

Aasimar

Races

dark eyes3Starkly colored hair4An unusual hue tinting your shadow5A ghostly halo crowning your head6Rainbows gleaming on your skinCreating Your CharacterAt

1st level, you choose whether your character is a member of the human race or of a fantastical race. If you select a fantastical race, follow these additional rules during character creation.Ability

Firbolg

Races

CharacterAt 1st level, you choose whether your character is a member of the human race or of a fantastical race. If you select a fantastical race, follow these additional rules during character

creation.Ability Score IncreasesWhen determining your character’s ability scores, increase one score by 2 and increase a different score by 1, or increase three different scores by 1. Follow

Githyanki

Races

character in the D&D multiverse is about a century, assuming the character doesn’t meet a violent end on an adventure. Members of some races, such as dwarves and elves, can live for

astral clouds.Githyanki who reside in the Astral Plane can live indefinitely.Creating Your CharacterAt 1st level, you choose whether your character is a member of the human race or of a fantastical

Goliath

Races

essence of their ancestors’ mountainous home, goliaths stand between 7 and 8 feet tall and have a wide array of skin tones resembling different types of stone.Creating Your CharacterAt 1st level

, you choose whether your character is a member of the human race or of a fantastical race. If you select a fantastical race, follow these additional rules during character creation.Ability Score

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