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Dnd 5e Half Dragon Race |VERIFIED|

When a dragon in polymorphed form mates with another creature, the union sometimes produces half-dragon offspring. A creature might also transform into a half-dragon as a result of a mad wizard's spell or a ritual bath in dragon's blood. In all these cases, the result is a creature that combines the essence of a dragon with the form of its original race. Regardless of their origins, all half-dragons have similar features and appearance, gaining special senses, resistance to destructive energy, and a breath weapon.

Dnd 5e Half Dragon Race

Half-dragons are incapable of having natural-born offspring. Those that wish to propagate must find other ways to do so, almost always involving magic. By way of compensation, half-dragons are blessed with long life. Barring unforeseen misfortune, a typical half-dragon's life expectancy is twice that of its non-draconic line, so that a half-dragon human might live more than a century and a half.Half-dragons inherit personality traits common to their draconic heritage, so that half-gold dragons are often shy and secretive, while half-copper dragons are impish and playful. Half-green dragons are deceitful, while half-white dragons are often dim-witted brutes. These traits are tempered by a half-dragon's other lineage, but greed, arrogance, and paranoia are qualities that even good-aligned half-dragons often possess.

The half-dragon is a subrace that can be applied to any race which has subraces. For races that don't have subrace options, choosing the half-dragon subrace means making changes to your character's base traits as follows. If a race isn't listed below, use your best judgment when adjusting racial statistics to accommodate this subrace. Dragonborn cannot be half-dragons.

Design Note: This subrace option allows any race to become more powerful than the dragonborn race as it is presented in the System Reference Document. This is considered acceptable because the original author considers the dragonborn to be underpowered. If you intend to use this subrace alongside dragonborn in your campaign setting, consider using the greater dragonborn race variant.

Ability Score Increase. Choose one of your Strength, Constitution, or Charisma score to increase by 1. You can't increase the same ability score that is increased by your base race.Age. Half-dragons live about twice as long as a member of their base race.Darkvision. Your draconic ancestry has granted you superior vision in dark and dim conditions. 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.Draconic Nature. Your creature type is considered to be both dragon and humanoid.Draconic Ancestry. You have draconic ancestry. Choose one type of dragon from the Draconic Ancestry table of the dragonborn race. Your breath weapon and damage resistance are determined by the dragon type, as shown in the table.Breath Weapon. You can use your action to exhale destructive energy. Your draconic ancestry determines the size, shape, and damage type of the exhalation.

When you use your breath weapon, each creature in the area of the exhalation must make a saving throw, the type of which is determined by your draconic ancestry. The DC for this saving throw equals 8 + your Constitution modifier + your proficiency bonus. A creature takes 2d8 damage on a failed save, and half as much damage on a successful one. The damage increases to 3d8 at 6th level, 4d8 at 11th level, and 5d8 at 16th level.

Many dragons are not only fearsome beasts, but renowned masters of magic as well. As such, it is not uncommon for one to change shape and walk among the masses, or even take a mortal lover. The children of such unions are known as half dragons. Not quite as monstrous looking as the dragonborn, but still very much recognizable due to its draconic traits.

Half dragons look very similar to their mortal parent, except for the horns and partial scales that cover their bodies, as well as their draconic legs and long tails. However, half dragons are more known for their dangerous elemental breaths, as well as the gift of transformation. While only a few half dragons eventually ascend to true dragonhood, some have been gifted with a "lesser" form that allows them a burst of power as well as the gift of flight for a short period of time.

Half dragons share much of their draconic parent's strength, but they are also vulnerable in the early stages of their long lives. The lucky ones are raised by two half dragon parents, who raise them into protected communities. Others are abandoned by the draconic parent or both parents and forced to survive alone or hope they get adopted by other half dragons or by dragonborn. Though those with a metallic dragon parent are, more often than not, properly raised and cared for.

Those adopted by dragonborn are brought in as part of the clan and are raised to show strong loyalty to their clan. A continual drive for self-improvement reflects the self-sufficiency of the dragonborn race as a whole, which is then reflected upon the half dragon. These half dragons value skill and excellence in all endeavors. They hate to fail, and they push themselves to extreme efforts before they give up on something. These dragonborn-raised half dragons hold mastery of a particular skill as a lifetime goal, alongside the desire to ascend to dragonhood. Members of other races who share the same commitment find it easy to earn their respect.

Eventually, all half dragons have a universal drive to become stronger. By gaining strength in a multitude of ways, they find that they become more in touch with their draconic heritage, which comes forward in the forms of mastering their elemental breath, or even transforming into a dragon outright. This form is often not as strong as that of true dragons, except for those who are truly devoted and powerful. Such half dragons have "ascended to dragonhood," and become true dragons with all their terrifying might. This true dragon form, however, is not easy to attain and requires great devotion and resolve. But those who succeed are held in very high regard by half dragon society.

In the most recent years, half dragons have been forming communities at an increasing rate. This has created many half dragon families, and in turn, many adventurers as well due to their drive to ascend to dragonhood. Usually, however, many half dragons start a family and have children, with the mother being encouraged to take care of the children while the father goes out and provides for his family. Should the mother choose to become an adventurer, then the grandparents or one of the extended family will often take care of the children. While they are few in number, half dragons are rapidly increasing their numbers due to a high fertility rate and big families. These communities are protected by their elders, some of whom have already ascended to dragonhood and make for formidable opponents.

Half dragon names are usually based on the language of its mortal parent, as Draconic names are often much harder to pronounce. Some half dragons who are adopted within dragonborn clans will instead be given a dragonborn name:

Age.Half dragons mature at the same rate as their mortal parent's race, but they can live up to 1000 years. A few of those who have transcended into dragonhood, however, have been granted the gift of immortality. Making dragonhood even more sought after, but no less difficult to achieve.

Alignment.Most half dragons are similar to dragonborn and tend to extremes, making a conscious choice for one side or the other in the cosmic war between good and evil (represented by Bahamut and Tiamat, respectively). Most half dragons are good, but those who side with Tiamat can be terrible villains.

When you use your breath weapon, each creature in the area of exhalation must make a saving throw, the type of which is determined by your draconic ancestry. The DC for this saving throw equals 8 + your Constitution modifier + your proficiency bonus. A creature takes 2d6 damage on a failed save, and half as much damage on a successful one. The damage increases by an additional 1d6 at 6th level, 11th level, and 16th level.

Draconic Ancestry.While most half dragons are mixed, they are always divided into a number of different colors that reflect their draconic ancestry, which provides them with unique abilities. Just like true dragons, these colors are not all equally powerful, and some colors have more niche abilities than others. However, no color is exceptionally different in power from others.

DragonsongSilver half dragons have developed their own variation of the Bladesinger arcane tradition, called Dragonsinger, which utilises the power of the Dragon Voice. Only those who speak Draconic can choose this arcane tradition. It is identical to the Bladesinger tradition, except that Bladesong is renamed to Dragonsong, and it allows you to use two hands to make an attack with a versatile weapon without ending the Dragonsong.

While all half dragons aspire to assume their rightful true dragon form, those with enough experience can be blessed with a lesser dragon form. This form varies in appearance, but it always looks similar to the half dragon's draconic ancestry. Sometimes it has wings like a wyvern, giving it four limbs instead of the true dragon's six, including wings. Other times, the dragon form looks like that of a smaller-scale dragon of their ancestor's type. Regardless, the form drains those who use it, and as such, they are only able to stay in it for a limited period of time. Afterwards, these half dragons require rest in order to regain access to this form. Despite its power and majesty, the dragon form pales in comparison to the ascension to dragonhood. And this gift only makes them strive harder to achieve their true and ultimate form. 350c69d7ab


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