Troll, Giant (5e Race)

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Troll, Giant[edit]

An inexperience group of adventurers attempted to slay the creature only to flee in horror upon realising they do not know how to kill it.

A hefty brute wanders the forest, a guardian protecting the land from the ravages of 'civilisation'.

The giant green shaman causes his kin to cower in fear as he summons magical fire.

Physical Description[edit]


Like many creatures in the world, no one knows the exact origins of Trolls. They are giants, and as such they are thought to be either an off-shoot of true giants who came down from the mountains and somehow adapted to the forests becoming tenacious and dangerous creatures.


Trolls are typically solitary and rarely have any society to speak of. Any larger troll groups typically form around a strong and/or fearsome leader, and occasionally from mutual interests. These larger groups are rarely more than simple tribes.

Troll Names[edit]

Trolls often do not bother using names, but if they need use of one they use names adopted from nature, such as;

Male: Tree, Vine, Thorn, Log, Stick, Rock, Brush, Warble,...

Female: Brook, Thistle, River, Leaf, Boulder, Pebble, Chirp,...

Troll, Giant Traits[edit]

5e Racial Traits[edit]

Large, lumbering, strong, tough, wooden bodied and wooden minded.

Ability Score Changes[edit]

Your STR score increases by 1, and your CON score increases by 3. But your INT and CHA scores decrease by 2, and your WIS score decreases by 1. As normal, you can't increase an ability score above 20 using this feature.


Trolls mature at the age of 10, and rarely live beyond 100 years.


Trolls are typically Neutral or Evil, being naturally solitary creatures they do not typically play well with others.

Size and Type[edit]

Trolls vary from 8.5 to 9.5 feet tall. Your size is Large. Your creature type is Giant.


Your base walking speed is 30 feet.


Dark-vision to 60ft, this only functions in black and white, no colour.

Natural Weapons[edit]

You have a Bite attack that deals 1d6 piercing damage, and a claw attack that deals 2d6 slashing damage.

Natural Armour[edit]

Your base Armour Class calculation is 14 + DEX-modifier unless you are wearing armour, or are under an effect, that gives a better base calculation.


You have advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks relating to smell.


You regain Hit Points at a rate of 2+Level at the start of each of your turns. This does not function if you suffered fire or acid damage since your last turn. You die if you are at 0 HP at the start of your turn and not regenerating.

Languages You can speak, read, and write either Common or Giant.

Random Height and Weight[edit]

8′ 6″ +1d12 440 lb. × (10) lb.

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

Suggested Characteristics[edit]

See the 'Hermit' background, as this is the most apt option for a typical Troll.

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