Based on the reception of this compilation, my next post in the series will have 25 subraces for genasi and after that gnomes. They prefer longbows, shortbows, rapiers, and longswords. In melee, elves are graceful and deadly, using complex maneuvers that are beautiful to observe. Their wizards often use sleep spells during combat because these won’t affect other elves.

Both will give you access to teleportation long before you get it from the Artificer’s spellcasting, and it will help conserve precious spell slots. The green elves suffered many defeats in the Crown Wars and by the end of the conflict had lost all of their former territory. Driven into the wilderness, the green elves gradually changed over generations, with the gap between them and eladrin widening until they became a distinct race. Elves matured at roughly the same rate as humans, though they were not usually considered past adolescence until they reached 110 years of age. Unlike humans, elves did not age dramatically as their lifespan came to a close, with the most obvious changes being a change in hair color, alternatively graying or darkening.

Many of their core features from 5E remain the same, though . Half-elves are the offspring of humans and elves. They look like elves to humans and like humans to elves. Half-Elves have curiosity and ambitions like humans but they have sense for magic and love for nature like their elven parents.

After using this trait, you cannot use it again until you finish a short or long rest. The DC of this trait is equal to 8 + your Proficiency bonus + your Charisma modifier. You have resistance to necrotic damage and advantage on saving throws made against spells from the necromancy school.

While they can be haughty, elves are generally pleasant and gracious even to those who fall short of their standards (a category that encompasses just about everybody who’s not an elf). The lore of the shadar-kai as elves is thus far restricted to Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes. This is because shadar-kai were not canonically elves prior to 5th edition. They were described in 4th edition as humanlike, rather than elves. According to Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes, the shadar-kai are a subrace of elf. This excludes half-elf and human as possible offspring.

Troubles beyond their borders are best kept there. At the same time, they harbor little ambition beyond a peaceful coexistence with nature. The grugach of the world of Greyhawk shun contact with other folk, preferring the solace of the deepest forests and the companionship of wild animals. Even other elves draw their suspicion.

Mark of Shadow may seem like a strange choice for the Paladin, but mechanically it works very well. Elves are about the same height as humans, though they vary more widely. They range from under 5 feet tall to just over 6 feet, but they are slender, weighing only 100 to 145 pounds. Males are about as tall as and only marginally heavier than females.

While more reserved than many of the other races it is still fair to say that elves have a reputation for loyalty and fierce determination. While rare is the story of an excited elf, once an elf sets their sights on a goal or task, they will pursue it with an unrelenting focus that even a dragonborn would admire. Though slow to make friends or enemies, an elf friend is purely loyal for a lifetime, and an elf enemy will haunt a target’s dreams – likely for a very short and cut-off life. If you’re using the custom origin rules, Mark of Shadow becomes an easy way to make any character into a Scout, especially if you can cast spells. Artificers, clerics, druids, and eldritch knight fighters can all benefit greatly.

For instance, gray elves have pale skin with silver or gold hair and amber or violet eyes, while sun elves have bronzed skin with gold, copper or black hair and green or gold eyes. Elves as a whole ignored the Retreat to Evermeet, though some followed their eladrin brethren to the land across the Trackless Sea. The elves branched away from the eladrin in a long forgotten age, and no one was exactly sure which race came first, though most scholars believed the eladrin did. Of the Tel-quessir, those who would become the elves were the first to arrive on the then united worlds of Abeir-Toril. At that time, there were only the green elves, known as the Sy-tel-quessir in their own language.

You have a swimming speed of 30 feet, and you can breathe air and water. Your Constitution score increases by 1. You can read, speak, and write one additional bean bags cornhole language of your choice. Your Intelligence score increases by 1. The following tables offer personality suggestions for eladrin of each season.

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