“Medium humanoid (yuan-ti), neutral evil”
Armor Class 11
Hit Points 40 (9d8)
Speed 30 ft
|11 (+0)||12 (+1)||11 (+0)||13 (+1)||12 (+1)||14 (+2)|
Skills: Deception +6, Perception +3, Stealth +3
Damage Immunities: poison
Condition Immunities: poisoned
Senses: Darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 13
Languages: Abyssal, Common, Draconic
Challenge: 1 (200 XP)
Innate Spellcasting: The Yuan-ti’s spellcasting ability is Charisma (spell save DC 12). The yuan-ti can innately cast the following spells, requiring no material components:
At will animal friendship (snakes only)
3/day each: poison spray, suggestion
Magic Resistance: The yuan-ti has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.
Multiattack: The yuan-ti makes two melee attacks.
Scimitar: Melee Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 4 (1d6 + 1) slashing damage.
Shortbow: Ranged Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, range 80/320 ft., one target. Hit: 4 (1d6 + 1) piercing damage plus 7 (2d6) poison damage.
The Yuan-Ti pure blood of D&D 5e is one of the races bearing a very close resemblance to humans. These snake-human hybrids were a part of the first civilization and are mostly human-like but bear minor reptilian resemblances like a forked tongue, snake-like eyes, and patches of scaly skin.
With their height and weight within the range as same as humans, D&D Yuan-Ti purebloods speak a language of their Races, including rating noises and a lot of hissing, attributed to their forked tongue. Their culture took a severe fall from an advanced and enlightened state into cruelty and fanaticism.
D&D 5e Yuan-Ti purebloods are often referred to as purebloods only but are not as powerful as other Yuan-Ti forms but they possess psionic powers. They have a heightened sense, allowing them to detect poison nearby and can morph into the body of a viper by will alone. They’re resistant to all kinds of magic but fall behind on intelligence with respect to other races except humans.
Thanks to their psionic powers, the 5e Yuan-Ti have the ability to charm other humanoids, entrance animals, and to command plants to entangle other opponents amongst others. The innate ability of the Yuan-Ti purebloods to impersonate human beings allows them to enter human settlements as spies with relative ease.
|Average Height||4’7″ – 6’6″|
|Height Modifier||+2d10 inches|
|Average Weight||90 – 280 lbs.|
|Weight Modifier||+2d4 lbs|
|Language’s||Yuan-ti, Common, Draconic, Abyssal|
|Average Lifespan||80 – 120 years|
|Homeland’s||Chult, Hlondeth, Tashalar, Western Heartlands|
The Pureblood 5e
- The rhaunister family of mhairhetel.
- Mruthlissk, a male yuan-ti shadow dancer.
- Tathtlass, a family yuan-ti assassin.
- Dmetiro extaminos, leader of hlondeth’s cult of the dragon.
- Iraska the “slime king”.
- Zultys serrat.
- Nhyris D’ Hothek, possessor of the crown of horns.
- Netocris bin shalah.
Life Cycle & Personality
The 5e Yuan-Ti hatch from eggs just like the other Yuan-Ti, and have a life cycle of 80 years on an average with a few rare individuals living up to 120 years. They reach adulthood at 12.
The D&D 5e Yuan-Ti are innately wicked and cunning in nature but possess a magnetic personality. Their abilities allow them to easily disguise themselves while being self-centered and arrogant for the most part. The 5e Yuan-Ti have mastery over grafts allowing them to disguises their bodies to a large extent and can easily hide their serpentine body parts using magic or clothing.
Notable Yuan-ti Purebloods
- Nhyris D’Hothek, possessor of the Crown of Horns.
- Zaltys Serrat.
- Netocris bin Shalah.
- Dmetiro Extaminos, leader of Hlondeth’s Cult of the Dragon.
- Iraska, the “Slime King”.
- Tathtlass, a female yuan-ti assassin.
- Mruthlissk, a male yuan-ti shadow dancer.
- The Rhaunister family of Mhairhetel.
The 5e Yuan-Ti purebloods were created by The Sarrukh, one of the original creator Races. They were created through precise magical experiments involving the combination of serpents, humans, and the sarrukh themselves. Their experimental creation allows them to mate with other abominations and half-bloods but they don’t in most cases. Unlike the other Yuan-Ti, the purebloods are highly unlikely to stay attached to their tribes.
5e Yuan-Ti purebloods are typically perfectionists in nature, resorting to the usage of high-quality Weapons only. They prefer ranged combat over the melee, and like to use distance to their advantage. Trained Yuan-Ti favors the Ranger style of combat, and are considered powerful and very valuable assets in battle.
Their choice of equipment ranges from bored scimitars, studded leather armor, and heavy shields, usually moving towards a heavy Armor set up, leading to a very tank-like skill set for those times when they get up close and personal. On the flip side, however, 5e Yuan-Ti poisons their arrows and their daggers to get an upper hand on their opponents in combat.
As a part of their dialect, 5e Yuan-Ti pureblood names consist of the usual hiss along with heat or scent variations as a part of their names in most cases. The 5e Yuan-Ti Volo’s can give a fair idea into the various ways a pureblood Yuan-Ti character can be named. Their names usually end with the letters, S, SH,T,L,V,TH and H sounds. In the Serpentine kingdom, many supplementary names can be found. You could also lookup 5e Yuan-Ti name generators to find a suitable name for your pureblood Yuan-Ti character. Their naming does not really follow any strict pattern, with the names scattered all over the place, but a usual trend of the sounds resonates in their names almost in all cases.
Society and Religion
As a part of their nature, the 5e Yuan-Ti serve very special and specific roles in a society like being assassins, or spies, attributed to their ability to mask their identity with ease.
Their nature of masking their serpentine features with ease also gives them an upper hand in covert missions.
Most of the 5e Yuan-Ti purebloods are devout disciples of Seth. Purebloods who have a nature of wandering, worship the god Varae instead of Seth. A few sets of Yuan-Ti are known to worship demons as well.