Power Orc (5e Subrace)

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Orc Variant[edit]

Power Orcs live for the glory and power of battle. Killing gives you power and invigorates you.

Ability Score Increase. Your Strength score increases by 2.
Relentless Endurance. When you are reduced to 0 hit points but not killed outright, you can drop to 2 hit points instead. You can't use this feature again until you finish a long rest.
Call Lightning. At 3rd level learn call lightning
Lightning Infused. Your weapon is infused with lightning adding an extra 1d4 lightning damage to one weapon of your choice

Power Orc Traits

You gain proficiency in the Intimidation skill.

Age. Most Power Orcs only live to be 50 due to the energy running through them, but they keep the same vigor no matter what age because of the energy

Alignment. Power Orcs don't lean to any particular alignment. Except when they spot a regular Orc then they get filled with rage.

Size. Medium

Speed. 30ft

Languages. Common Orc

Physical Description[edit]

The Orcs eyes light up with lightning when they are angry. They have fiery orange hair. They have a very big stature almost bigger than a usual Orc. Every Power Orc has clan markings that they get branded on their chest, face or back right before they leave home at 16.


The Power Orcs came about when an Orc killed his tribe he then tried to learn spells. Eventually he taught his offspring how to be a Power Orc and then it spread ever since then more Orcs becoming Power Orcs. The Subrace has almost been killed off many times warring with the Orcs because while the Power Orcs are very powerful the Orcs have strength in numbers


Power Orcs are nomads. At the age of 16 they leave their parents to kill other young Orcs and only the most powerful survive. At a certain age maybe around 30 or 40 they become less of nomads settle down and start teaching other Power Orcs. If and when they do eventually settle down it will most likely be with at most with 9 other Power Orcs and many children to teach them the Power Orc ways.

Power Orc Names[edit]

Male: Xentar, Zarok, Etoug

Female: Tarill, Perengrill, Brecus

Power Orcs get named as kids but most change their names when they leave and turn 16 

6′ 0″ ++2d12 180lb. lb. × (×(4)lb.) lb.

*Height = base height + height modifier
**Weight = base weight + (height modifier × weight modifier)

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