Dragonborn Goliath (5e Race Variant)

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Dragonborn/Goliath Variant[edit]

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Born from the ancestry of the dragons and raised in the highest mountain peaks, dragonborn goliaths are considered extremely rare to find, rarer to befriend, and very deadly. They wield the physical power of goliaths and live in environments that are livable for their draconic ancestry. They are sometimes filled with great might and pride or filled with regret and sorrow, therefore making them very hard to interact with unless you want your head shoved far in a stone wall. They are usually hatched from eggs and, if sent to war, destroy an army with one fell swoop.

In the event that a tribe of dragonborn and tribe of goliaths fuse, the society becomes intermixed entirely if all goes well for relations. Dragonborn goliath women are a complex bunch, some laying eggs and some giving live birth, depending on the maternal ancestry of the mother. Some who lay eggs can breastfeed and some who give live births may not be able to. Dragonborn men, on the other hand, do not have varying reproductive methods as women do.

Dragonborn often being taught self-reliance and goliaths taught to pull their weight for the whole of the tribe, dragonborn goliaths strike a somewhat odd mix of both. Seeing as some are more individualistic than others, sometimes become great adventurers or leaders. Those who are more attuned to the more collective mindset may stay within the confines of the tribe but individualism is definitely not absent as many enjoy doing their own hobbies that may differ drastically from person to person. Coming back to the more individualistic people of this race, those who become great adventurers are seen as pulling their weight as they bring glory to the tribe if successful in pursuing their goals. On the other hand, failure is seen as disgracing the tribe and as a failure to pull their weight. As a result, if an adventurer returns with many failures, he is seen as useless and may be cast out from the tribe.

This race variant has its own set of traits as shown below.

Dragonborn Goliath Traits[edit]

Dragonborn goliaths will usually have half the traits of both families. They will be fierce and cunning like a dragonborn, but will also be full of barbaric strength and not much intelligence like a goliath.
Ability Score Increase. Your Strength score increases by 2 and your Charisma score increase by 1.
Age. Dragonborn goliaths mature at 15 and live to be around 80 years old.
Alignment. Most dragonborn goliaths tend to be either good or evil and overall, they lean towards being lawful. They can be chaotic, but those that are, are often exiled.
Size. Dragonborn goliaths are usually pretty similar in height and build, ranging from just under 7 feet to just over 8 feet. Your size is Medium.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Draconic Ancestry. Choose one type of dragon from the Draconic Ancestry Table. You gain resistance to a damage type stated in the Damage Resistance column of your chosen dragon.
Powerful Build. You count as one size larger when determining your carrying capacity and the weight you can push, drag, or lift.
Natural Athlete. You gain proficiency in the Athletics skill.
Draconic Endurance. You can reduce the strength of other injuries with an elemental affinity that activates when you are hit with the damage type from your draconic ancestry. When you take damage of the type that corresponds to your draconic ancestry, you can use your reaction to gain resistance to all damage until the start of your next turn. After you use this trait, you can’t use it again until you finish a long rest.
Languages. You can speak, read, and write in Common, Draconic, And Giant.

Draconic Ancestry[edit]

Draconic Ancestry
Dragon Damage Resistance
Black Acid
Blue Lightning
Brass Fire
Bronze Lightning
Copper Acid
Gold Fire
Green Poison
Red Fire
Silver Cold
White Cold


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