Goliath Dawncaller (5e Race Variant)

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Goliath (Dawncaller)[edit]

Goliaths that hold the honorific "Dawncaller" are bards responsible for guarding their tribe throughout the night. They patrol the perimeter of a sleeping goliath camp in the dead of night, keeping the any dangers of the mountains away while the other goliaths rest. Just before dawn breaks, they awaken the rest of the tribe by singing anthems of Goliath courage and virtue. Because dawncallers must have the ability to play music competently, nearly all of them have at least a few levels in bard. They often multiclass into ranger, barbarian, or fighter as well, because dawncallers are often a goliath tribe’s first line of defense, the vast majority of tribes have 1-6 dawncallers because of this. They are rarely found apart from their tribe, although some dawncallers end up leaving their tribe for various reasons, such as exile or being left behind due to injury, old age, or sickness. Some of them leave of their own volition to see what the world at the lower altitudes is like.

Racial Traits[edit]


Same as a normal Goliath.

Size and Weight[edit]

Same as a normal Goliath.


Same as a normal Goliath.

Ability Score Increases[edit]

You have +2 CHA and +1 STR rather than the standard +2 STR and +1 CON.


You have trained your eyes to patrol at night, and have 60ft Darkvision.

Powerful Build[edit]

As a normal Goliath, you count as one size larger when determining your carrying capacity and the weight you can push, drag, or lift.

Song of Stone[edit]

Dawncallers are talented musicians as much as they are sentries, and this empowering song is a result of early training. As an action, start playing the Song of Stone, at the start of the song, roll for Performance and allies (but not yourself) within 15ft of you gain temporary hit points equal to your performance roll until you stop playing the song. While playing the Song of Stone, you cannot move at all or attack enemies or you end the song. You can use the Song of Stone a number of times equal to your proficiency bonus divided by 2 rounding down, your uses of Song of Stone are replenished every new dawn.

Mountain Born[edit]

As a normal Goliath, you have resistance to cold damage. You're also acclimated to high altitude, including elevations above 20,000 feet.


Common, Giant, Gol-Kaa, and Dwarven.

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