D&D 5e Playable Races : Full Overview & Guide

D&D 5e Races: In Dungeons And Dragons gaming word, If you have choosen a character, they must belong to a race. Even Every character belongs to a race, one of the many intelligent humanoid species in the D&D world.

D&D have lots of races but the dwarves, elves, halflings, and humans are most common character race. Some races also have subraces, such as mountain dwarf or wood elf.

In Player’s Handbook Chapter 2 provides more inform ation about these races. So in this post we are also covering those Races.

D&D 5e Playable Races

playable race 5e

There are 9 Playable Races available in The Player’s Hanbook those are:

  • Elf,
  • Halfling,
  • Human,
  • Dragonborn,
  • Gnome,
  • Half-Elf,
  • Half-Orc and
  • Tiefling

1. Dwarf

They are also known as skilled warriors, miners, and workers of stone and metal.

Kingdoms rich in ancient grandeur, halls carved into the roots of mountains, the echoing of picks and hammers in deep mines and blazing forges, a commitment to clan and tradition, and a burning hatred of goblins and orc these common threads unite all dwarves.

Though they stand well under 5 feet tall, dwarves are so broad and compact that they can weigh as much as a human standing nearly two feet taller. Their courage and endurance are also easily a match for any of the larger folk.

Dwarven skin ranges from deep brown to a paler
hue tinged with red, but the most common shades are light brown or deep tan, like certain tones of earth.

Their hair, worn long but in simple styles, is usually black, gray, or brown, though paler dwarves often have red hair. Male dwarves value their beards highly and groom them carefully.

2. Elf

Elves are a magical people of otherworldly grace, living in the w orld but not entirely part of it.

They live in places of ethereal beauty, in the midst of ancient forests or in silvery spires glittering with faerie light, where soft music drifts through the air and gentle fragrances
waft on the breeze.

Elves love nature and magic, art and artistry, music and poetry, and the good things of the world.

3. Halfling

Halfling are lazy, The home comfort is the only goal of Halflings.
lives: a place to settle in peace and quiet, far from marauding monsters and clashing armies; a blazing fire and a generous meal; fine drink and fine conversation.

Though some halflings live out their days in remote agricultural communities, others form nomadic bands that travel constantly, lured by the open road and the wide horizon to discover the wonders of new lands and peoples.

But even these wanderers love peace, food, hearth, and home, though home might be a wagon jostling along an dirt road or araft floating downriver.

4. Human

In the reckonings of most worlds, humans are the youngest of the common races, late to arrive on the world scene and short-lived in comparison to dwarves, elves, and dragons.

Perhaps it is because of their shorter lives that they strive to achieve as much as they can in the years they are given.

Or maybe they feel they have something to prove to the elder races, and that’s why they build their mighty empires on the foundation of conquest and trade.

Whatever drives them, humans are the innovators, the achievers, and the pioneers of the worlds.

5. Dragonborn

Born of dragons, as their name proclaims, the
dragonborn walk proudly through a world that greets them with fearful incom prehension.

Shaped by draconic gods or the dragons themselves, dragonborn originally hatched from dragon eggs as a unique race, combining the best attributes of dragons and humanoids.

Some dragonborn are faithful servants to true dragons, others form the ranks of soldiers in great wars, and still others find themselves adrift, with no clear calling in life.

6. Gnome

A constant hum of busy activity pervades the warrens and neighborhoods where gnom es form their close-knit communities.

Louder sounds punctuate the hum: a crunch of grinding gears here, a minor explosion there, a yelp of surprise or triumph, and especially bursts of laughter.

Gnomes take delight in life, enjoying every moment of invention, exploration, investigation, creation, and play.

7. Half-Elf

W alking in two w orlds but truly belonging to neither, half-elves com bine what som e say are the best qualities of their elf and human parents: human curiosity, inventiveness, and ambition tem pered by the refined senses, love of nature, and artistic tastes o f the elves.

Some half-elves live am ong humans, set apart by their emotional and physical differences, watching friends and loved ones age while time barely touches them.

Others live with the elves, grow ing restless as they reach adulthood in the timeless elven realms, while their peers continue to live as children.

Many half-elves, unable to fit into either society, choose lives of solitary wandering or join with other misfits and outcasts in the adventuring life.

8. Half-Orc

W hether united under the leadership of a mighty warlock or having fought to a standstill after years of conflict, orc and human tribes sometimes form alliances, joining forces into a larger horde to the terror of civilized lands nearby. When these alliances are sealed by marriages, half-orcs are born.

Some half-orcs rise to becom e proud chiefs of orc tribes, their human blood giving them an edge over their full-blooded orc rivals.

Some venture into the world to prove their worth among humans and other more civilized races. Many of these become adventurers, achieving greatness for their mighty deeds and notoriety for their barbaric customs and savage fury.

9. Tiefling

To be greeted with stares and whispers, to suffer violence and insult on the street, to see mistrust and fear in every eye: this is the lot of the tiefling.

And to twist the knife, tieflings know that this is because a pact struck generations ago infused the essence of A smodeus—overlord of the Nine Hells—into their bloodline.

Their appearance and their nature are not their fault but the result of an ancient sin, for which they and their children and their children’s children will always be held accountable.

So there are 9 Playable Races in Dungeons And Dragons Game.
Your character will must have this. All the Races are taken from The Player’s Hanbook so you can purchase the book from Amazon.