5e Race Table

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5e Races[edit]

(82 official and unofficial races)

NameAbility ModifiersFeaturesSummaryAuthor
5e Subrace Table
A.D.A.M. UnitCon +2, Wis +1Age, Alignment, Size, Speed, Artificial, Weapon Of War, Solid Metal, Integration, Reclaimed Soul, Optional: Immortal Body, LanguagesWeapons of war refined in towers until they can claim a soul of their own.Max7238
Aarakocra (5e)/RaceDex +2, Wis +1Flight, TalonsAarakocra are winged humanoids that can fly.Player's Companion Elemental Evil
AasimarCha +2Darkvision, Celestial Resistance, Healing Hands, Light BearerHalf-human, half-celestial.Volo's Guide to Monsters
Aasimar-Gr7mmWis +2, Cha +1Darkvision 60, Celestial Resistance, Angelic Legacy, Age, Alignment, Size, Speed, LanguagesHere's our missing planetouched, tieflings can't have all the fun can they?Gr7mm Bobb
AsuraOne ability score of your choice apart from Intelligence increases by one., Int +2Age, Alignment, Size, Speed, Darkvision 60, Experimental Knowledge, Laboratory Artifice, Technobabble, Languages, Experimental Device, Wild Magic, Magical Engineering, Mason's Training, Argumentative, Deep ThinkerAlternate humans native to Kryta who venerate one of six gods and draw on their power., You have crafted a personal golem which you can use to great effect.Ghostwheel
Bugbear (5e)/RaceStr +2, Dex +1Long-Limbed, Powerful Build, Sneaky, Surprise AttackBugbear as a raceVolo's Guide to Monsters
CentaurStr +2, Wis +1Charge, Hooves, Equine Build, Survivor, FeyHead and torso a human on top of a horse body.Guildmasters' Guide to Ravnica
ChangelingCha +2, Choice of Dex or Int +1,Changeling Instincts, ShapechangerChangelings are shapeshifters, appearing as any other humanoid at will.Eberron Rising from the Last War
CharrOne ability score of your choice increases by one., Con +1Age, Alignment, Size, Speed, Darkvision 60, Aggressive, Bite, Keen Smell, Languages, Stealth Training, Martial Prowess, Loaded and ReadyBipedal tiger folk with horns born for the crucible of war.Ghostwheel
DjinDex +2, Con +1Age, Alignment, Size, Speed, Languages, Low Light Vision, Home is Where the Heart isNon traditional Djin that have colorful magic and the ability to live inside objects. They are tall and furry with a strong sense of community.Dingobabee
DragonbornStr +2, Cha +1Draconic Ancestry, Breath Weapon, Damage Resistance, Age, Alignment, Size, Speed, LanguagesHumanoids descended from dragonsSRD5
Dragonborn - RewriteCon +2Age, Alignment, Size, Speed, Darkvision 60, Scaly Hide, Natural Weapons, Breath Weapon, Draconic Wings, Elemental Resistance, LanguagesThe Dragonborn are underpowered and clunky; Here's a good rewrite of them.Zhenra-Khal
DullahanStr +1, Con +1Age, Alignment, Size, Speed, Fey, Mounted Lifestyle, Outcast, Languages, Mounted Lifestyle / OutcastYou've got a disembodied, floating head!
DuskkenDex +1, Con +1Darkvision 60, Shadewalk, Shadow Stealth, Undead Heritage, Age, Alignment, Size, Speed, LanguagesUndead shadows from the Shadowfell turned humanoidRlyehable
DvatiThe strength of a Dvati's mind is legendary, and as such, they gain their choice of:, Int +1, Wis +1Age, Alignment, Size, Speed, Darkvision 30ft, Identical Twins, Sibling Bond, Dual Action, Soul of One, LanguagesAn update of 3.5e Dragon Magazine's Dvati race.Zhenra-Khal
DwarfCon +2Darkvision 60, Dwarven Resilience, Dwarven Combat Training, Tool Proficiency, Stonecunning, Age, Alignment, Size, Speed, LanguagesShort, heavy, subterranean humanoidsSRD5
ElfDex +2Darkvision 60, Keen Senses, Fey Ancestry, Trance, Age, Alignment, Size, Speed, LanguagesFey descended humanoidsSRD5
FatebornCha +2Age, Alignment, Size, Speed, Languages, Fickle Hands of FateAlien beings from the astral plane who embody emotions.Chowsdown
FirbolgStr +1, Wis +2Firbolg Magic, Hidden Step, Powerful Build, Speech of Beast and LeafA race of big humanoids related to the fey.Volo's Guide to Monsters
GiffStr +2, Con +1Age, Alignment, Size, Speed, Firearms Knowledge, Militant, Gunpowder Knowledge, Headlong Charge, LanguagesMilitant Hippo-people with guns.Rlyehable
GithInt +1Once slaves of the mind flayers, after their revolt, they split into two warring factions, the Githyanki and the Githzerai.Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes
GnollStr +1, Dex +2Darkvision 60, Rampage, Bite, Age, Alignment, Size, Speed, LanguagesUnofficial conversion of the 5th edition monster to a playable race.Rlyehable
GnomeInt +2Darkvision 60, Gnome Cunning, Age, Alignment, Size, Speed, LanguagesSmall, inquisitive humanoidsSRD5
Goblin (5e)/RaceDex +2, Con +1Fury of the Small, Nimble EscapeGoblin as a raceVolo's Guide to Monsters
GoliathStr +2, Con +1Natural Athlete, Stone's Endurance, Powerful Build, Mountain BornA race of competitive humanoids descended from giants.Volo's Guide to Monsters
Grung (5e)/RaceDex +2, Con +1Arboreal Alertness, Amphibious, Poison Immunity, Shell Defense, Poisonous Skin, Standing Leap, Water Dependency, Language - GrungTree-frog humanoids.One Grung Above
Half-ElfChoice of two other ability scores increase +1,, Cha +2Darkvision 60, Fey Ancestry, Skill Versatility, Age, Alignment, Size, Speed, LanguagesDescended from humans and elvesSRD5
Half-OrcStr +2, Con +1Darkvision 60, Menacing, Relentless Endurance, Savage Attacks, Age, Alignment, Size, Speed, LanguagesHumanoids descended from humans and orcsSRD5
HalflingDex +2Lucky, Brave, Halfling Nimbleness, Age, Alignment, Size, Speed, LanguagesShort, kindly humanoidsSRD5
Harpy Owl
Hobgoblin (5e)/RaceCon +2, Int +1Martial Training, Saving FaceHobgoblin as a raceVolo's Guide to Monsters
HumanYour ability scores each increase by +1.Age, Alignment, Size, Speed, LanguagesMost numerous of the civilized humanoids.SRD5
Human, KrytanTwo different ability score of your choice increase by one.Age, Alignment, Size, Speed, Skills, Languages, Chosen of Balthazar, Chosen of Dwayna, Chosen of Grenth, Chosen of Kormir, Chosen of Lyssa, Chosen of MelandruAlternate humans native to Kryta who venerate one of six gods and draw on their power.Ghostwheel
KalashtarCha +1, Wis +2Dual Mind, Mental Discipline, Mind Link, Severed from DreamsThis race is a melding of Human and Quori (dream spirit).Eberron Rising from the Last War
Kenku (5e)/RaceDex +2, Wis +1Expert Forgery, Kenku Training, MimicryFlightless, anthropoid bird peopleVolo's Guide to Monsters
Kobold (5e)/RaceStr -2, Dex +2Grovel, Cower, and Beg, Pack Tactics, Sunlight SensitivityKobold as playable race.Volo's Guide to Monsters
Kuo-toaStr +1, Con +1, Int +1Age, Alignment, Size, Speed, Darkvision 120 ft., Amphibious Nature, Otherworldly Percepetion, Slippery, Sunlight Sensitivity, Martial Training, Madness, LanguagesUnofficial conversion of Kuo-toa as a playable race.Rlyehable
Lizardfolk (5e)/RaceCon +2, Wis +1Bite, Cunning Artisan, Hold Breath, Hunter's Lore, Natural Armor, Hungry JawsLizardlike humanoid.Volo's Guide to Monsters
Lizardfolk - Gr7mmCon +2Darkvision 60, Hold Breath, Sturdy Tail, Age, Alignment, Size, Speed, Languages, Natural Weapons - Claws, Scaly Hide, Histskin, Swampborn Resilience, Survival Instinct, Speeds, Primal Stance, Natural Weapon - Bite, Natural Weapon - Tail Slap, Powerful Build, Natural Athlete, Personal Venom, Natural Chameleon, Ambush Predator, Jungle BloodedThe MM race, now a PC race with subraces!Gr7mm Bobb
LoxodonCon +2, Wis +1Powerful Build, Loxodon Serenity, Natural Armor, Trunk, Keen SmellAnthropomorphic ElephantGuildmasters' Guide to Ravnica
MazohkChanges based on subrace, Con +1Age, Alignment, Size, Speed, Sharp Senses, Sustained by Mana, Languages, SubraceA hardy race of aberrated humans, strong in magic and tribal in culture.Max7238
MinotaurStr +2, Con +1Horns, Goring Rush, Hammering Horns, Imposing PresenceHumanoid body with a bull's head.Guildmasters' Guide to Ravnica
NamekianCon +2Age, Alignment, Size, Speed, Acute Hearing, Sonic Sensitivity, Thick Hide, Limb Regeneration, Limited Sustenance, Languages, Adaptable, Discerning, Dragon's Knowledge, Divine Power, Demonic Trait, Demonic Presence, Stretching Arms, Hardened PlatesA stalwart and strong alien race of slug people, known for their ability to produce capable fighters and magical artifacts.Iskerbabble
NornOne ability score of your choice increases by one., Str +1Age, Alignment, Size, Speed, Languages, Powerful Build, Primal Connection, Bear's Endurance, Raven's Cunning, Expert Tracker, Wolf's Tenacity, Athletic, Curiosity, Snow Leapord's Paws, Tundra Step, Mountain BornHulking giant-men in search of glory., You are able to change your shape, taking on the form of your spirit animal.Ghostwheel
Orc (5e)/RaceStr +2, Con +1Agressive, Menacing, Powerful Build, Primal IntuitionOrc as a playable race.Volo's Guide to Monsters, Eberron Rising from the Last War
OutsiderArcane Upbringing, Claws, Low Light Vision, Age, Alignment, Size, Speed, LanguagesCreatures born from the rock that hide amongst the crowds and feast on gemstones.DragoRune123
PanthrisStr +2, Dex +1Age, Alignment, Size, Speed, Advanced Darkvision, Underground Stalker, Cave Lungs, Claws, LanguagesAn underground race that looks like a cross between a tiger and a human. They specialize in digging.Dingobabee
PhanatonDex +2, Wis +1Age, Alignment, Size, Speed, Glide, Stealthy, Skilled, LanguagesPhanaton as a player character raceRlyehable
RakastaOne other of choice increased by +1 and, Dex +2Darkvision 60, Pounce, Claws, Rakasta Weapon Training, Skills and Tools, Feline Empathy, Age, Alignment, Size, Speed, LanguagesConversion from the D&D Next monster into a 5e playable raceRlyehable
RatkinDex +1, Con +1, Int -2Darkvision 60, Bite, Shiny Search, Skritt Resilience, Twitchy, Age, Alignment, Size, Speed, Languages, Arcane Training, Group Intelligence, Sneaky-sneak, Big BodiedA race of foul ratfolk who grow smarter in great numbers.Ghostwheel
RojobuzzianDex +2, Wis +1Age, Alignment, Size, Speed, LanguagesThe Rojobuzzians, are cursed humanoids from space.
Dragonborn
Dwarf
Elf
Gnome
Half-Elf
Half-Orc
Halfling
Human
Tiefling
SafirInt +2, Wis +1Empathy, Sending, Awakened Mind, Age, Alignment, Size, Speed, Languages, Darkvision 60 ft, Naturally Psionic, Mindsight, Psi-Like Abilities, Telepathy, MultiarmA race of blue-blooded, naturally psionic, four-armed elflike beings.Halian
Saiyan1 to either Dex, Con, or Wis, Str 2Age, Alignment, Size, Speed, Tail, Tail Weakness, Zenkai Bonus, Lycanthropic Empathy, LanguagesAn extraterrestrial race of primates. Saiyans are a naturally ruthless and aggressive warrior race who strive to be the strongest in the universe, and who have a lycanthropic-like transformation.Iskerbabble, The-Marksman
Shardmind-Gr7mmInt +2, Wis +1Construct Rest, Crystalline Mind, Resonance Frequency, Living Construct, Shard Swarm, Telepathy, Age, Alignment, Size, Speed, LanguagesThe Speaking sparkle golems now for 5e.Gr7mm Bobb
ShifterShifting, DarkvisionHumans with lycanthrope heritageEberron Rising from the Last War
Simic Hybrid+1 to one ability of choice and, Con +2Animal EnhancementMagically gene-spliced humanoidsGuildmasters' Guide to Ravnica
SylvariOne ability score of your choice increases by one., Wis +1Age, Alignment, Size, Speed, Bioluminescence, Connection to the Dream, Photosynthesis, Languages, Diplomatic Gifts, Warrior's Craft, Nature's Lore, Cloaked in DarknessGraceful plant-people new-born to the world., You are able to call upon your connection with nature to defend you from harm.Ghostwheel
TabaxiDex +2, Cha +1Darkvision, Feline Agility, Cat's Claws, Cat's TalentAnthropomorphic cat-people.Volo's Guide to Monsters
Terrados UnicornsWis +1, Cha +2Age, Alignment, Size, Speed, Natural Form, Languages, Horn, Natural HealingCarnivorous unicorns who can transform into humanoids.Dingobabee
TieflingInt +1, Cha +2Darkvision 30, Hellish Resistance, Infernal Legacy, Age, Alignment, Size, Speed, LanguagesHumanoids descended from humans and fiendsSRD5
Tortle (5e)/RaceStr +2, Wis +1Claws, Hold Breath, Natural Armor, Shell Defense, Survival InstinctTurtle people.Tortle Package
TreefolkCon +2Barkskin, Take Root, Thick as a Plank, Non-Humanoid, Immunities, Age, Alignment, Size, Speed, Languages, Thick Bark, Heavy, Paper Bark, Spellcasting, Swirling Blossoms, FlammableSentient Trees capable of locomotionSpanambula
Triton (5e)/RaceStr +1, Con +1, Cha +1Amphibious, Control Air and Water, Emissary of the Sea, Guardian of the DepthsAquatic humanoids with bluish skin and green hair.Volo's Guide to Monsters
UkroneianAge, Alignment, Size, Speed, LanguagesThe ukroneians are a territorial race that value intellect over phisical prowess but can get quite strong. They are made of a type of crystals.
UlorenYour ability scores each increase by 1.Age, Alignment, Size, Speed, Languages, Darkvision 60', Mysterious Misting ExpertiseA mysterious race, with a mysterious origin and a quite misunderstood appearance.Ghostie
VedalkenInt +2, Wis +1Vedalken Dispassion, Tireless Precision, Partially AmphibiousBlue, hairless humanoidsGuildmasters' Guide to Ravnica
WarforgedCon +2, +1 to choice of one,Sentry’s Rest, Integrated Protection, Constructed Resilience, Specialized DesignMagicaly constructed humanoidsEberron Rising from the Last War
Warforged-Gr7mmCon +1Living Construct, Rest of the Sleepless, Body of War, Artificial Anatomy, Age, Alignment, Size, Speed, Languages, Composite Plating, The Right Nudge, Battlefield Engineer, Of Mind and Body, Heavy Plating, Solid Construction, Leadfoot Stability, Light Plating, Quick Footed, Small statureEveryones favorite magically powered robot's now for 5e.Gr7mm Bobb
WolfenDex +1, Wis +2Age, Alignment, Size, Speed, Darkvision 60, Dual Minded, Claws, Broken Bond, Languages, CompanionA race of people who soul bind to animal companions and take on appearances similar to them.Dingobabee
XX the meme its Xx/Half-Dwarftheres half-elves, then wheres our half-dwarfs.xX the meme its Xx
Yuan-ti Pureblood (5e)/RaceInt +1, Cha +2Innate Spellcasting, Magic Resistance, Poison ImmunityYuan-ti Pureblood as playable race.Volo's Guide to Monsters

Also see: 5e Subrace Table