SRD5:Elf

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Elf is a playable race in 5th edtion. A subrace should also be selected.

Elf Traits[edit]

Your elf character has a variety of natural abilities, the result of thousands of years of elven refinement.

Ability Score Increase. Dexterity +2
Age. Although elves reach physical maturity at about the same age as humans, the elven understanding of adulthood goes beyond physical growth to encompass worldly experience. An elf typically claims adulthood and an adult name around the age of 100 and can live to be 750 years old.
Alignment. Elves love freedom, variety, and self-­expression, so they lean strongly toward the gentler aspects of chaos. They value and protect others’ freedom as well as their own, and they are more often good than not.
Size. Elves range from under 5 to over 6 feet tall and have slender builds. Your size is Medium.
Speed. Your base speed is 30 feet.  
Darkvision. Accustomed to twilit forests and the night sky, you have superior vision in dark and dim conditions. You can see in dim light within 60 feet of you as if it were bright light, and in darkness as if it were dim light. You can't discern color in darkness, only shades of gray. 
Keen Senses. You have proficiency in the Perception skill. 
Fey Ancestry. You have advantage on saving throws against being charmed, and magic can’t put you to sleep. 
Trance. Elves don’t need to sleep. Instead, they meditate deeply, remaining semiconscious, for 4 hours a day. (The Common word for such meditation is “trance.”) While meditating, you can dream after a fashion; such dreams are actually mental exercises that have become reflexive through years of practice. After resting in this way, you gain the same benefit that a human does from 8 hours of sleep.
Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common and Elvish. Elvish is fluid, with subtle intonations and intricate grammar. Elven literature is rich and varied, and their songs and poems are famous among other races. Many bards learn their language so they can add Elvish ballads to their repertoires.


Subraces[edit]

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SubraceAbility ModsFeaturesSummarySource
EladrinCha +1Fey StepThese elves who come from the FeywildMordenkainen's Tome of Foes
Dark ElfCha +1Superior Darkvision, Sunlight Sensitivity, Drow Weapon Training, Drow MagicDrow as playable subracePlayer's Handbook (5e)
Wood ElfWis +1Elf Weapon Training, Fleet of Foot, Mask of the WildThese elves who have chosen to live in wooded lands.Player's Handbook (5e)
High ElfInt +1Elf Weapon Training, CantripHigh Elves are natural wizards.SRD5
Sea Elf (5e)/SubraceCon +1Sea Elf Training, Child of the Sea, Friend of the SeaElves that made their home in the sea after leaving the Feywild.Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes
Shadar-kaiCon +1Necrotic Resistance, Blessing of the Raven QueenElves from the Shadowfell.Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes
T'Killi ElvesStr +1T'killi Martial Training, Skillful, Dry Lands Adapted, LanguagesT'killi are elves of the WildernessRlyehable
Terrados ElvesDex +2, Cha +1Desert Runner, Fire Proof, Fire in the Blood, Trance Dingobabee

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Facts about "Elf"
Ability ModsDex +2 +
AuthorSRD5 +
Canontrue +
Dexterity+2 +
FeaturesAge +, Alignment +, Size +, Speed +, Darkvision 60 +, Keen Senses +, Fey Ancestry +, Trance + and Languages +
Is Racetrue +
PublicationSRD5 +
SizeMedium +
Subracetrue +
SummaryFey descended humanoids +
TitleElf +