Elftaur (5e Race)

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Physical Description[edit]


An elftaur is to a centaur what an elf is to a human. They generally are not as muscular as the centaurs are, but have the body of a horse from the waist down like the centaur. Their horse half generally comes in common horse colors, like brown or white. Their elf half closely resembles an elf, with the only real difference being that their ears are slightly longer and much more visibly pointed (think Hyrulean.)


Elftaurs were created when a group of elves happened upon a herd of traveling centaur and mated. It was supposedly while they were trapped in some predicament that forced them to mingle and discover their feelings for one another. When the storm had passed, they were quite scared at being ostracized for what they had committed and so fled together. They ran away to a safe place where they could raise the fruits of their love. Eventually these young went out into the world, tired of being secrets kept by their parents. However, they remain suspicious of and do not go near centaur or elf settlements. Their parents warned them that they were prone to being killed by the two pure races if they were discovered.


Elftaurs as a race are a few centuries younger than centaurs, and also considerably rarer. They are treated much the same as centaurs, as they share several anatomic likenesses. People deride them for being too free-spirited, the same spirit which drove them to leap out from hiding. However, unlike regular centaurs, they have an ethereal grace about them, contrasted with the typical brutish centaur. Thus, they are a bit more welcome to societies than centaurs, though they are still quite something to stare at in general.

Elftaur live in herds like centaur and party like them as well. However, they are not as wild as the regular centaur, who may go and steal a couple ladies from humans. Elftaurs keep away from the two parent races, fearful of the consequences of their existence. With other races, they are rather amicable and sought for skill. People will often take archery lessons from them or hire them to be mounts.

Elftaur Names[edit]

Elftaurs have been known to use either elf names or centaur names.

Male: Aberonn, Dathrin, Halorn, Lennimos, Trellin

Female: Athron, Cielia, Dawn, Fileron, Larenos

Elftaur Traits[edit]

An elf centaur.
Ability Score Increase. Your Dexterity score increases by 2, and your Constitution score increases by 1.
Age. Elftaurs can live to be up to about 500 years, thanks to longevity provided by their elf half.
Alignment. Elftaurs tend to chaotic alignments.
Size. Your size is Medium.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 40 feet.
Fey Ancestry. You have advantage on saving throws against being charmed, and magic cannot put you to sleep.
Darkvision. Accustomed to twilit forests and the night sky, you have 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.
Hooves. You can attack with your hooves. In place of a normal attack, you can make a finesse melee weapon attack that deals 1d6 bludgeoning damage on a hit. You can make this attack even if your hands are occupied.
Elftaur Combat Training. You are proficient with longbows and shortbows.
Charge. If you move at least 20 feet straight toward a creature and then hit it with a hooves attack on the same turn, the target must make a Strength saving throw or be knocked prone. The DC equals 8 + your proficiency bonus + your Strength or Dexterity modifier.
Horse Half. You cannot wear boots, pants, or anything that is worn on the legs or waist area except for belts and specially made armor and saddles. Specially made armor costs between 10 and 40 percent more to buy, and can't be bought everywhere. All armor given in equipment package is specially made. You also cannot ride mounts and you must succeed a Strength (Athletics) check (set by your DM) when you try climbing certain things like ladders.
Rideable Anatomy. You can willingly serve as a mount for a Small or Medium creature. In such a situation, you are independent and not a controlled mount.
Hybrid Nature. Your creature type is both Fey and Monstrosity.
Languages. You can read, write and speak Common and Elvish.

Random Height and Weight[edit]

Table: Elftaur Random Height and Weight
Base Height Height Modifier Base Weight Weight Modifier
5′ 9″ +2d4 180 lb. × (2d6) lb.

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