Yuan-Ti Pureblood D&D 5th Edition Race

The Yuan-Ti pure blood of D&D 5e are one of the races bearing a very close resemblance to humans. These snake-human hybrids were a part of the first civilisation 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 an enlightened state into cruelty and fanaticism.

Yuan-ti Abilities

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.

General Information Yuan-ti Pureblood 5e

TagYuan-Ti Pureblood
A.Height5’1″ – 6’0″
Base Height4’8″
A.Weight130 – 220
Base Weight110 lb.
Average LifespanUpto 6000 years
Language’sYuan-Ti can speak, read, and write Common, Abyssal, and Draconic.
Favore ClimateWarm
Average Height4’7″ – 6’6″
Average Weight90 – 280 lbs.
Skin ColorPale with faint green hue
Hair ColorBlack or very dark green
Eye ColorBlue, Black, Brown with slit pupils

The pure blood 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”.
  • Zaltys 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 a 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 shadowdancer
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 melee, and like to use distance to their advantage. Trained Yuan-Ti favor 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 poison their arrows and their daggers to get an upper hand on their opponents in combat.

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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 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 look up 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 society like being assassins, or spies, attributed to their ability of masking their identity with ease.

Their nature of masking their serpentine features with ease also gives them and upper hand in covert missions.

Most of the 5e Yuan-Ti purebloods are devout disciples of Sseth. Purebloods who have a nature of wandering, worship the god Varae instead of Sseth. A few sets of Yuan-Ti are known to worship demons as well.

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