Distant cousins of giants, the first firbolgs wandered the primeval forests of the multiverse, and the magic of those forests entwined itself with the firbolgs’ souls.
Centuries later, that magic still thrums inside a firbolg, even one who has never lived under the boughs of a great forest.
A firbolg’s magic is an obscuring sort, which allowed their ancestors to pass through a forest with out disturbing it.
So deep is the connection between a firbolg and the wild places of the world that they can communicate with flora and fauna. Firbolgs can live up to 500 years.
As a firbolg, you have the following racial traits.
Creature Type: You are a Humanoid.
Size: You are Medium.
Speed: Your walking speed is 30 feet.
Firbolg Magic: You can cast the detect magic and disguise self spells with this trait.
When you use this version of disguise self, you can seem up to 3 feet shorter or taller.
Once you cast either of these spells with this trait, you can’t cast that spell with it again until you finish a long rest.
You can also cast these spells using any spell slots you have.
Intelligence, Wisdom, or Charisma is your spellcasting ability for these spells when you cast them with this trait (choose when you select this race).
Hidden Step: As a bonus action, you can magically turn invisible until the start of your next turn or until you attack, make a damage roll, or force someone to make a saving throw.
You can use this trait a number of times equal to your proficiency bonus, and you regain all expended uses when you finish a long rest.
Powerful Build: You count as one size larger when determining your carrying capacity and the weight you can push, drag, or lift.
Speech of Beast and Leaf: You have the ability to communicate in a limited manner with Beasts, Plants, and vegetation.
They can understand the meaning of your words, though you have no special ability to understand them in return. You have advantage on all Charisma checks you make to influence them.
Frequently Asked Question of Firbolg
The following are some answers to some of the most common questions asked about Firbolg race;
1. What Class Is Best For Firbolg?
Druid. Perhaps the most obvious class choice, though not an especially powerful one. The Firbolg’s access to Disguise Self and short-term invisibility add capabilities which the Druid can’t provide on their own, and Hidden Step likely works while using Wild Shape.
2. Can A Firbolg Lie?
They were extremely honest andcould not lie without feeling physical discomfort, even if the lie was by omission.
Firbolgs tended to be over-confident and fearless, except for a pervasive phobia of humanoid mobs.
They saw the wearing of armor as cowardly, and thus did not usually wear armor.
3. How Old Are Firbolg 5e?
Age: As humanoids related to the fey, firbolg have long lifespans. A firbolg reaches adulthood around 30, and the oldest of them can live for 500 years.
Alignment: As people who follow the rhythm of nature and see themselves as its caretakers, firbolg are typically neutral good.
4. How Much Can Firbolg Carry?
Creatures can carry an amount equal to 15 x Strength score in pounds before feeling it, but can push, drag, or lift up to 30 times their Strength. And for every size category above Medium, you double that capacity.
5. Can Firbolg Turn Invisible?
The ability states: As a bonus action, you can magically turn invisible until the start of your next turn or until you attack, make a damage roll, or force someone to make a saving throw.
Once you use this trait, you can’t use it again until you finish a short or long rest.
6. Do Firbolg Have Darkvision?
There is no, Firbolgs do not have darkvision in 5e. However they had darkvision when they first came into play to playable races in 3e.
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