Yautja (5e Race)

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Physical Description[edit]

Yautja are physically distinguished from humans by their greater height, arthropod-like mandibles and long, hair-like appendages on their heads that are set into their skulls. Their bodies are resilient to damage, capable of recovering from multiple gunshot wounds and radiation doses which would be fatal to humans. They are also capable of enduring excruciating pain. Yautja are much stronger than humans, having the ability to easily outmatch a conditioned adult human male and shattering solid concrete with their bare hands. They are also skilled climbers, and will readily move through trees or across rooftops in pursuit of prey. Though capable of surviving exposure in Antarctic temperatures for an extended period of time, Yautja have a preference for hot equatorial climates. Their blood is luminescent phosphor green in color. Their vision operates mainly in the infrared portion of the electromagnetic spectrum


Yautja made contact with early human civilizations such as the Ancient Egyptians, the Khmer Empire, Aztecs, and Bouvetøya. Upon arriving on Earth, the Predators were worshipped as gods by humans, and they taught many of the civilizations how to build pyramids, but in return expected sacrifices of humans for use as hosts for huntable Xenomorphs the ultimate prey for initiates. The Predators returned to Bouvetøya every century to consummate the bargain, until, at one point in the ritual, the Xenomorphs spread out of control, resulting in the Predators detonating a bomb that obliterated the entire civilization. Relations between humans and Predators deteriorated from that time on; the Predators then viewed humans as little more than another quarry to hunt.


Predator culture revolves around the hunting and stalking of dangerous lifeforms. After making a kill, Predators typically skin or decapitate the carcass, converting it into a trophy. If immobilized or at the brink of death, a hunter will activate the mass-explosive self-destruct-mechanism in his wristband, honorably erasing any trace of its presence to its prey. It is often alluded to that the reason Predators hunt is not for sustenance or elimination of threats, but as sportsmanship or rite of passage, as they will normally attack only life forms that have the ability to provide them with a challenge. There are at least two different Predator tribes, which are engaged in a long-lasting blood feud. The Yautja females are rare but are good warriors and respected hunters.

Predator Names[edit]

Predators birth names are virtually impossible for common pronunciation so predators are typically named after an action or something they have done.

Predator Traits[edit]

The Predator. Strong, versatile and deadly are a few of the things that describe a Yautja
Ability Score Increase. Your Strength and Constitution score each increase by 2.
Age. Yautja mature at 200 years old and, while the upper limit for age is not known, some have been known to live for hundreds or even thousands of years, though they are considered old at around 900.
Alignment. The innate obsession with the hunt causes any lawful alignment to be difficult to maintain leading most yautja to be chaotic neutral.
Size. Yautja stand anywhere from 6'6" to over 7 feet tall, with some exceptional individuals passing 8 feet, and can weigh anywhere from 400 to 500 pounds. Your size is Medium.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Unarmed Strikes. Through training and powerful build allows you are never unarmed. If you hit with your fists, you deal bludgeoning damage equal to 1d4 + your Strength modifier.
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.
Relentless Endurance. When you are reduced to 0 hit points but not killed outright, you can drop to 1 hit point instead. You can’t use this feature again until you finish a long rest.
Hunter. You are proficient in the Stealth skill and have advantage on Wisdom (Survival) checks to track creatures.
Yautja Weapon Training. You are proficient in the spear, dagger, shortsword, longsword, and improvised weapons.
Yautja Weapon and Yautja Trophy Crafting. You, as a yautja, have had to keep your heritage, and yourself, alive. You can craft these weapons:

  • Ceremonial dagger. This is a weapon used by warriors as a last-resort weapon or a weapon to take trophies from fallen enemies. It takes 1 hour to make this weapon, and 65gp. It does 1d6 damage, but as a bonus action you may take a portion of there skeleton and later turn it into a trophy. (if the creature is still alive in this process they have to make a DC13 dexterity saving throw or take 1d6 piercing damage, on a successful save, the creature takes half the damage but knocks you 10ft away) Depending on what creature you took this trophy from, you have advantage on intimidation or persuasion checks on that type of creature.
  • Yautja Glaive. This axe constructed out of the bones of your enemy's is surprisingly sturdy. It does 2d6 (one handed) and 2d8 (two handed) slashing damage.
  • Yautja Pickaxe. This is a piece of mining equipment, as a bonus action you can either mine raw materials, or chisel through a wall at advantage.
    Languages. You can speak, read and write Common, and one other language of your choice.

Random Height and Weight[edit]

6′ 8″ +2d10 350 lb. × (2d6) lb.

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

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