Ant (5e Race)

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Ant[edit]

Physical Description[edit]

An ant is a small insect living underground in colonies. a very tiny insect normally having a sting depending on the and living in a complex social colony with one or more breeding queens. It is wingless except for the fertile adults, which form large mating swarms, and they are known for its industriousness and teamwork skills in their colony.

An adult ant can stand at about 1/10th of an inch to 5/10th of an inch and can weigh from 1mg to 5mg. Ants have 6 legs but are able to use some of their legs as their arms to pick up undersized and tiny items.

History[edit]

Ants are eusocial insects of the family Formicidae and, along with the related wasps and bees, belong to the order Hymenoptera. Ants evolved from wasp-like ancestors in the Cretaceous period, about 140 million years ago, and diversified after the rise of flowering plants.

Society[edit]

Ants live in small but sometimes even big colonies all over the planet living underground under even the most tough terrain of dirt. In their colonies, each individual ant has a role to fulfill.

Ant Names[edit]

Ants do not usually have names, but other races might name them themselves.

Names: Anthony, Antia, Anton, Antonio, Antwain, Sir Antwick, Antionette

Ant Traits[edit]

Ants were developed after evolving from wasp-like insects but most types of ant developed without wings.
Ability Score Increase. Your Dexterity and Constitution scores both increase by 1.
Age. A typical ant reaches maturity at two years old, and can live to a maximum of 15 years.
Alignment. Ants tend to follow the alignment of their Queen, however ants without a leader and who just work in colonies or alone, they can vary in any alignment.
Size. A typical ant is 1/10th of an inch to 5/10th
Speed. Your base walking speed is 10 feet, and you have a climbing speed of 10 feet.
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.
Gathering. If in a forest, grassland, jungle or underground, it will take you 5 minutes to find nutrients in the ground to sustain you for a day. Also, eating 1/10th of a ration that a medium sized race would eat will sustain you for a day as well.
Mandibles. Although the majority of all ants may be unarmed, their mandibles can deal piercing damage equal to 1d2 + your Strength modifier.
Work Ethic. You are proficient in both the Athletics and Survival skills.
Communication. Ants have the ability to telepathically communicate with any creature within 20 feet of them but can only speak with one creature at a time.
Natural Armor. As an ant, you do not wear armor but your skin is very tough and your AC is 12 + Dexterity.
Languages. Ants can understand all languages but can't speak or read.
Subrace. You must choose between three subraces of an ant: Winged Ant, Bull Ant, or Fire Ant.

Winged Ant[edit]

Ability Score Increase. Your Constitution score increases by 1.
Wings. You small wings but since you are an ant and such a tiny body, you have a flying speed of 10.

Bull Ant[edit]

Ability Score Increase. Your Strength score increases by 1.
Bull Bite. Your mandibles can deal piercing damage equal to 1d4 + your Strength modifier instead.

Fire Ant[edit]

Ability Score Increase. Your Dexterity score increases by 1.
Improved Speed. Your base walking speed increases to 15 feet, but when sprinting with all 6 six legs, you have a sprinting speed of 20.

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