Deathborne (5e Race)

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"Death lurks"

Physical Description[edit]

Deathborne's take on human form, with a dark symbol which emits an ever-burning flame and their pure black veins, which contains deep purple blood, being the only indicator of their true form. Like the demonborne's below them, they can change their appearance to a monster of absolute darkness. In this form, their flesh becomes a raging torrent of darkness.


Most of them were shunned for their sinful behaviour and maniacal habits... some just barely slipped under the radar, living in the outskirts of society and limiting their criminal acts... and some frolick in the bad reputation they have gained, glad people are terrified of them, and loving every scream of fear...


Deathborne's often do not mix well with others... they are cocky, as they let near-omnipotence flood their head. They mainly hang around with each other, in an insanely rare case, however. There are some that are very charismatic...

Deathborne Names[edit]

Deathborne's often have two names, one for human and one for their death form, their death form name is nothing like a human name...

Deathborne Traits[edit]

Remorse is just an easy excuse, for weakness
Ability Score Increase. You may increase 3 ability scores of your choice by 1.
Age. What doesn't die from age has no need to age...
Alignment. Due to being manifestations of death, they tend to be Chaotic Evil, though their human side can pull them to more neutral dispositions.
Size. Deathborne share their height with humans. Your size is Medium.
Speed. In human form, your base walking speed is 25 ft. In Deathborne Form, this doubles.
Tremorsense. For 60 ft., you can sense vibrations in the ground.
Deathborne Form. As a bonus action, you may enter your true form until the end of your next turn. During this time, you have advantage on all saving throws. You gain 2 levels of Exhaustion upon exiting this form.
Death Hungers. As an action while grappling a creature no larger than your size, you may attempt to consume them using your deathborne form’s maw. You do not have to be in deathborne form to use this. You must contest your Constitution saving throw with their Strength saving throw. If you succeed, they take 2d8+your Constitution modifier acid damage. You may only do this once per creature every long rest.
Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common, demonic, and one other language of your choice.

Random Height and Weight[edit]

5′ 6″ +1d6 160 lb. × (1d4) lb.

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

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