Soldier: Background Guide for D&D 5e

Hello friends in this post we are going to talk about the D&D background character Soldier. “Soldier” are most powerful and amazing character backgrounds. Their speciality is so fantastic. So let’s start the post.

The Background in this post provides both concrete benifits (features, proficiencies, and languages) and roleplay suggestion.

A background contains suggested personal characteristics based on your background. You can pick characteristics, roll dice to determine
them randomly, or use the suggestions
as inspiration for characteristics of
your own creation.


This is most powerful and intresting background character’s. War has been your life for as long as you care to remember.

You trained as a youth, studied the use of weapons and armor, learned basic survival techniques, including how to stay alive on the battlefield.

You might have been part of a standing national army or a mercenary company, or perhaps a member of a local militia who rose to prom inence during a recent war.

When you choose this background, work with your DM to determine which military organization you were a part of, how far through its ranks you progressed, and what kind of experiences you had during your military career.

Was it a standing army, a town guard, or a village militia? Or it might have been a noble’s or merchant’s private army, or a mercenary company.

Skill Proficiencies: Athletics, Intimidation

Tool Proficiencies: One type of gaming set, vehicles (lane)

Equipment: An insignia of rank, a trophy taken from a fallen enemy (a dagger broken blade, or piece of a banner), a set of bone dice or deck of cards, a set of common clothes, and a belt pouch containing 10gp.


During your time as a soldier, you had a specific role to play in your unit or army. Roll a d8 or choose from the options in the table below to determine your role:

7Standard bearer
8Supports staff (cook, blacksmith, or the like)

Feature: Military Rank

You hava a military rank from your career as a soldiers. Soldiers loyal to your former military organization still recognize your authority and influence, and they defer to you if they are of a lower rank.

You can invoke your rank to exert influence over other soldiers and requisition simple equipment or horses for temporary use.

You can also useually gain access to friendly military encampm ents and fortresses where you rank is recognized.

Suggested Charactrastic

The horrors of warcom bined with the rigid discipline of military service leave their mark on all soldiers, shaping their ideals, creating strong bonds, and often leaving them scarred and vulnerable to fear, shame, and hatred.

d8Personality Trait
1I'm always polite and respectful.
2I'm haunted by memories of war. I can't get the images of violence out of my mind.
3I've lost too many friends, and I'am slow to make ones.
4I’m full of inspiring and cautionary tales from my military experience relevant to almost every combat
5I can stare down a hell hound without flinching.
6I enjoy being strong and like breaking things.
7I have a crude sense of humor.
8I face problems head-on. A simple, direct solution is the best path to success.
1Greater Good. Our lot is to lay down our lives in defense of others. (Good)
2Responsibility. I do what I must and obey just authority. (Lawful)
3Independence. When people follow orders blindly, they embrace a kind of tyranny. (Chaotic)
4Might. In life as in war, the stronger force wins. (Evil)
5Live and Let Live. Ideals aren’t worth killing over or going to war for. (Neutral)
6Nation. My city, nation, or people are all that matter.
1I would still lay down my life for the people I served with.
2Someone saved my life on the battlefield. To this day, I will never leave friend behind.
3My honoe ia my life.
4I'll never forget the crushing defeat my company suffered or the enemies who dealt it.
5Those who fight beside me are those worth dying for.
6I fights for those who cannot fight for themselves.
1The monstrous enemy we faced in battle still leaves me quivering with fear.
2I have little respect for anyone who is not a proven warrior.
3I made a terrible mistake in battle cost many lives- and I would do anything to keep that mistake secret.
4My hatred of my enemies is blind and unreasoning.
5I obey the law, even if the law causes misery.
6I'd rather eat my armor than admit when I'm wrong.

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