10 Best D&d 5e Playable Races – Unearthed Arcana

D&D 5e Races (5th Edition)

Race options for Dungeons and Dragons 5e for all published books, Unearthed Arcana, and the Elemental Evil Players Companion.

RacesSub Races
SizeSpeedLanguageAbility Modifiers
AarakocraM25/50FCommon, Aarakocra, Auran2 DEX, 1 WIS
AasimarM30Common, Celestial
FallenM30Celestial2 CHA, 1 STR
ProtectorMFlying 30 when Radiant SoulCelestial2 CHA, 1 WIS
ScourgeM30Celestial2 CHA, 1 CON
AetherbornM30+2 Any+2 CHA
BugbearM30Common, Goblin2 STR, 1 DEX
CentaurM40Common, Sylvan2 STR, 1 WIS
ChangelingM30Common, 21 DEX or WIS, 2 CHA
DragonbornM30Common, Draconic2 STR, 1 CHA
Draconblood2 INT, 1 CHA
Ravenite2 STR, 1 CON
DwarfM25Common, Dwarf
Gray (Duergar)Undercommon2 CON, 1 STR
Duergar2 CON, 1 WIS
Mark of Warding2 CON, 1 DEX
Mountain2 CON, 2 STR
ElfM30Common, Elvish
Aereni High2 DEX, 1 CON
Aereni Wood2 DEX, 1 WIS
Drow2 DEX, 1 CHA
Eladrin (Charisma)2 DEX, 1 CHA
Eladrin (Intelligence)2 DEX, 1 INT
High2 DEX, 1 INT
Mark of Shadow2 DEX, 1 CHA
Sea Elf2 DEX, 1 CON
Shadar Kai2 DEX, 1 CON
Valenar High2 DEX, 1 INT
Valenar Wood2 DEX, 1 WIS
Wood2 DEX, 1 WIS
FirbolgM30Common, Elvish, Giant2 WIS, 1 STR
GenasiM30Common, Primordial
Air Genasi2 CON, 1 DEX
Earth Genasi 2 CON, 1 STR
Fire Genasi2 CON, 1 INT
Water Genasi2 CON, 1 WIS
GithM30Common, Gith
Githyanki2 STR, 1 INT
Githzerai2 WIS, 1 INT
GnomeS25Common, Gnomish
Forest/Deep2 INT, 1 DEX
Mark of ScribingS2 INT, 1 CHA
RockS2 INT, 1 DEX
GoblinS30Common, Goblin2 DEX, 1 CON
GoliathM30Common, Giant2 STR, 1 CON
HalflingS25Common, Halfling
Ghostwise/Lotusden/
Mark of Healing
2 DEX, 1 WIS
Lightfoot/Hospitality2 DEX, 1 CHA
Stout2 DEX, 1 CON
Half-ElfM30Common, Elvish2 CHA, 1 ASI
Aquatic/Drow/
High/Wood
2 CHA, 1 ASI
Mark of Detection2 WIS, 1 ASI
Mark of Storm2 CHA, 1 DEX
Half-OrcM30Common, Orc2 STR, 1 CON
Mark of Finding2 WIS, 1 CON
HobgoblinM30Common, Goblin2 CON, 1 INT
HumanM30Common, 1 Additional1 to All
Mark of Finding2 WIS, 1 CON
Mark of Handling2 WIS, 1 ASI
Mark of Making2 INT, 1 ASI
Mark of Passage2 DEX, 1 ASI
Mark of Sentinel2 CON, 1 WIS
Variant2 ASI
KalashtarM30Common, Quori, 11 WIS, 1 CHA
KenkuM30Common, Auran2 DEX, 1 WIS
KoboldS30Common, Draconic-2 STR, 2 DEX
LizardfolkM30Common, Draconic2 CON, 1 WIS
LoxodonM30Common, Loxodon2 CON, 1 WIS
MinotaurM30Common, Minotaur2 STR, 1 CON
OrcM30Common, Orc2 STR, 1 CON, -2 INT
ShifterM30Common
Beasthide2 CON, 1 DEX
Longtooth2 STR, 1 DEX
Swiftstride2 DEX, 1 CHA
Wildhunt2 WIS, 1 DEX
Simic HybridM30Common, Elvish/Vedalken2 CON, 1 ASI
TabaxiM30Common, 12 DEX, 1 CHA
TieflingM30Common, Infernal2 CHA, 1 INT
Asmodeus/
Baalzebul/
Mammon/
Mephistopheles/
Variant
2 CHA, 1 INT
Dispater/Glasya 2 CHA, 1 DEX
Feral2 DEX, 1 INT
Fierna2 CHA, 1 WIS
Levistus 2 CHA, 1 CON
Zariel2 CHA, 1 STR
TortleM30Common, Aquan2 STR, 1 WIS
TritonM30Common, Aquan1 STR, 1 CON, 1 CHA
M30Common, Vedalken, 12 INT, 1WIS
WarforgedM30Common2 CON, 1 ASI
Yuan-Ti PurebloodM30Common, Abyssal, Draconic2 CHA, 1 INT

Players handbook/ basic rules

Tiefling

The tieflings activities involve stuff like being greeted with stares and whispers, to see mistrust and fear in everyone’s eyes and to suffer violence. Their racial traits are +2 charisma, +1 dark vision, hellish resistance, infernal legacy.

Human

The adaptable and ambitious ones in the 5e Races provided are humans. Humans are innovators, achievers, and pioneers of the world. Their racial traits are +1 to all ability scores, extra language.

Half-orc

The orcish heritage plain for all to see is visible through the greyish pigmentation, sloping foreheads, jutting jaws, prominent teeth, and towering builds of the half-orcs. Their racial traits are +strength, +1 constitution, dark vision, menacing, relentless endurance, savage attacks.

Gnome

The enthusiasm and energy of gnome for every living thing can be seen clearly in every inch of his body. Their racial traits are +2 intelligence, dark vision, gnome cunning.

Halfling

The halflings avoid being noticed or barring that avoid offense just to survive in this world filled with bigger creatures. Their racial traits are +2 dexterity, lucky, brave, halfling nimbleness.

Half-elf

The half-elf is basically the combination of elves and human parents. They have the best qualities of both humans and elves. Their racial traits are +2 charisma, +1 to two other ability scores, dark vision, fey ancestry, skill versatility.

Dwarf

Dwarf are typically bold and hardy. Dwarves are known by the names of skilled warriors, workers of stone and metal, and miners. Their racial traits are +2 constitution, dark vision, dwarven resilience, dwarven combat training, stone cunning.

Elf –

Elves are not part of the world at least not entirely part of the world. They are considered to be the magical people living with the otherworldly grace. Their racial traits are +2 dexterity, dark vision, keen senses, fey ancestry, trance.

Dragonborn

Dragon born look very much like dragons standing erect in humanoid form, though they do not have any wings or a tail. Their racing traits are +2 strength, +1 charisma, draconic, ancestry, breath weapon, damage resistance.

Elemental evil player’s companion

Aarakocra

Aarakocra is also is known as the bird folk evokes fear and wonder. They reside in high mountains atop of tall trees. Their racial traits are +2 dexterity, +1 wisdom, flight, talons.

Genasi

The elemental plane’s power of water, air, fire, and earth is carried in the blood of Genasi. Their racial traits are +2 constitution, air, earth, fire, water subraces.

Goliath

Goliaths are strong and reclusive. Every day is a new day and every day is a challenge for the goliaths. Their racial traits are +1 constitution, +2 strength, natural athlete, stone’s endurance, powerful build, mountain born.

Volo’s guide to monsters :

  • Locathah rising

Locathah these are the fish folk that is resilient and proud at the same time. They have endured war, slavery, and mistreatment by the hands of other aquatic folks. Their racial traits are +2 strength, +1 dexterity, Natural Armour, observant & athletic, leviathan will, limited amphibiousness.

  • Acquisitions incorporated

The verdan’s do their best to find their way in an unfamiliar world by owing their existence to chaos. Their racial traits are +1 constitution, +2 charisma, black blood healing, limited telepathy, persuasive, telepathic insight.

  • Mordenkainen’s tome of foes

The giths long ago rose up to overthrow the mind flayers that held them in servitude but two factions arose that remain, bitter enemies, today. Their racial traits are +1 intelligence, githyanki or githerai traits.

  • The tortle package :

Tortle is nomad survivalists whose life is considered to be an adventure while many Tortle consider it a simple life. They are eager to explore the wilderness. Their racial traits are +2 strength, +1 wisdom, claws, hold breath, natural armor, shell defense, survival instinct.

The tieflings activities involve stuff like being greeted with stares and whispers, to see mistrust and fear in everyone’s eyes and to suffer violence. Their racial traits are +2 dexterity, +1 intelligence, dark vision, hellish resistance, infernal legacy.

Wayfinder’s Guide to Eberron :

  • Changeling – With a though as a form of emotional and artistic expression a changeling can channel its power to change its form and face. Their racial traits are +2 charisma, +1 dexterity or intelligence, change appearance, changeling instincts, unsettling visage, divergent persona.
  • Kalashtar –  The Kalashtar are created by the union of humanity and renegade spirits from the plane of dreams and are a compound race. Their racial traits are +1 charisma, +1 wisdom, +1 any ability, dual mind, mental discipline, mind link, psychic glamour, severed from dreams.
  • Shifter – The were-touched or the shifters are humanoids having the aspect of the bestial aspect. Their racial traits are +1 dexterity, dark vision, keen senses, shifting.
  • Warforged – Formed from a blend of inorganic and organic materials, Warforged are built as weapons that need to find a meaning or a purpose beyond the war. Their racial traits are +1 constitution, Warforged resilience, sentry’s rest, integrated protection.

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