Dragonkin

Dragonkin Traits

Your dragonkin character has certain characteristics in common with all other dragonkin.

Ability Score Increase. Your Charisma score increases by 2.

Age. Dragonkin reach maturity by the age of 20. They can live beyond 100 years, but it’s unknown just how old they can become.

Size. Dragonkin stand over 6 feet tall and weigh around 300 pounds. Your size is Medium.

Alignment. Dragonkin run the gamut of possible alignments, with tendencies depending on their subrace.

Speed. Your base walking speed is 25 feet. Your speed is not reduced by wearing heavy armor.

Darkvision. You can see in dim light within 60 feet of you as if it were bright light, and in darkness as if it were dim light. You can’t discern color in darkness, only shades of gray.

Commanding Presence. You have proficiency in the Persuasion skill.

Languages. You can speak, read, and write Draconic and Trade Tongue.

Subrace. There are five subraces of dragonkin, determined by the type of dragon they descend from: the Four Elemental Kinds and mixed heritage. Choose one of these subraces.

Flame or Fire Dragonkin

The most common of the Four Elemental Kinds are the proud, boisterous flame dragonkin. They can be insufferable braggarts, inspiring leaders, and sometimes both. They bear yellow, golden, or orange scales, and red crests. Flame dragonkin are strong, and they enjoy proving their superior strength.

Ability Score Increase. Your Strength score increases by 1.

Inner Flame. You know the Produce Flame cantrip. Charisma is your spellcasting ability for it.

Resilient Scales. You have resistance to fire damage.

Wind or Storm Dragonkin

Wind dragonkin are only slightly less common than flame. They are driven by a desire to know the world. They urge their kind toward expansion and conquest, but less from a desire to rule than from a desire to understand and experience. The wind dragonkin have blue, white, silver, or gray scales, with black crests. Wind dragonkin are studious and knowledgeable but far from passive.

Ability Score Increase. Your Intelligence score increases by 1.

Storm Strike. You know the Shocking Grasp cantrip. Charisma is your spellcasting ability for it.

Resilient Scales. You have resistance to lightning damage.

Stone or Cave Dragonkin

The stone dragonkin are the most stoic and hardy of the Elemental Kinds. What seems to outsiders like reserve is really patience; stone dragonkin don’t reach conclusions without evidence and don’t jump into action without considering the consequences. When they do act, it’s with the same intense ferocity as any of their kin. Stone dragonkin grow scales of gray, black, or rarely, white. Their crests or frills are purple or white. Like the stolid dragons that are their forebears, stone dragonkin are the most resilient of their ilk.

Ability Score Increase. Your Constitution score increases by 1.

Stone Resolve. You know the Blade Ward cantrip. Charisma is your spellcasting ability for it.

Resilient Scales. You have resistance to acid damage.

Wave or Tide Dragonkin

The least numerous of the Elemental Kinds, the wave dragonkin have gold, blue, or green scales with bright green or yellow crests. This breed of dragonkin find success as spies and tacticians. Some take up the priest’s mantle, most often in service to Seggotan, the sea god of the Dragon Empire. Wave dragonkin are perceptive and strong-willed.

Ability Score Increase. Your Wisdom score increases by 1.

Tide’s Grasp. You know the Poison Spray cantrip. Charisma is your spellcasting ability for it.

Resilient Scales. You have resistance to cold damage.

Edjet or Soldier Dragonkin

Despite the dragonkins’ love of their own racial purity, interbreeding between the subraces does happen. The result is usually an edjet. They’re recognizable by their brassy or tan scales with black or rust-colored crests. Edjet make up a large segment of dragonkin presence in the Mharoti armies, serving as heavy infantry and shock troops. Despite the dragonkin’s usual slow speed, edjet have fast reflexes and keen aim.

Ability Score Increase. Your Dexterity score increases by 1.

Soldier’s Eye. You know the Shillelagh cantrip. Charisma is your spellcasting ability for it.

Resilient Scales. You have resistance to poison damage.