Hobgoblin 5e | Dungeons And Dragons Race Guide

An Hobgoblin is a large goblinoid with a dark-orange or red-orange coloration on its skin.

It is the physical strength and martial prowess of the hobgoblin that is the primary gauge of virtue. He places little value on anything else but skill and cunning in battle when measuring virtue.

Hobgoblins originate from the ancient courts of the Feywild, where they first appeared along with their bugbear and goblin kin.

There were many who were driven from the Feywild by the conquering god Maglubiyet, who marshaled them as soldiers, but they continued to channel the Feywild’s rule of reciprocity, which creates a mystical bond between gift givers and recipients.

On some worlds, such bonds lead to the formation of communities in which hobgoblins have a deep sense of belonging.

Eberron and the Forgotten Realms are home to large hobgoblin legions, whose devoted soldiers are known for their unity.

Hobgoblins are generally taller than their goblin cousins, but are not quite as large as bugbears. During expressions of emotion, their curved, pointed ears and noses turn bright red or blue.

Hobgoblin Traits

As a hobgoblin, you have the following racial traits.

Creature Type. You are a Humanoid. You are also considered a goblinoid for any prerequisite or effect that requires you to be a goblinoid.

Size: You are Medium.

Speed: Your walking speed is 30 feet.

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 discern colors in that darkness only as shades of gray.

Fey Ancestry: You have advantage on saving throws you make to avoid or end the charmed condition on yourself.

Fey Gift: You can use this trait to take the Help action as a bonus action, and you can do so a number of times equal to your proficiency bonus. You regain all expended uses when you finish a long rest.

Starting at 3rd level, choose one of the options below each time you take the Help action with this trait:

Hospitality: You and the creature you help each gain a number of temporary hit points equal to 1d6 plus your proficiency bonus.

Passage: You and the creature you help each increase your walking speeds by 10 feet until the start of your next turn.

Spite: Until the start of your next turn, the first time the creature you help hits a target with an attack roll, that target has disadvantage on the next attack roll it makes within the next minute.

Fortune from the Many: If you miss with an attack roll or fail an ability check or a saving throw, you can draw on your bonds of reciprocity to gain a bonus to the roll equal to the number of allies you can see within 30 feet of you (maximum bonus of +3).

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.

Frequently Asked Question of Hobgoblin

Hobgoblin is a powerful monster, but many times it seems very confusing. Below is the answer to a few common questions regarding this spell;

1. Are Hobgoblins Playable In DND 5e?

As a playable character race, the Hobgoblins can be found in the Mordenkainen monster of the multiverse sourcebook, in which all the details are described in detail.

2. What Is The Best Class for Hobgoblin 5e?

Hobgoblins are better fitted to front-line martial classes like the Fighter, despite the lore changes, which feels ironic given their less militaristic presentation. It can be used in any build, but I recommend using it defensively only.

3. How Strong Is A Hobgoblin?

It is great that they are capable of dealing five average damage per turn in both their long-ranged Longbow attacks and their melee Longsword attacks.

Hobgoblins may pump out their 12 average damage per turn as long as they have an ally within 5 feet of their target.

4. Do Hobgoblins Have Darkvision?

Hobgoblins have a base land speed of 30 feet. Darkvision out to a distance of 60 feet. On Move Silently checks, you receive a +4 racial bonus.

5. How Tall Is A Hobgoblin 5e?

The average height of a hobgoblin is between five and six feet and their weight ranges between 150 and 200 pounds. Medium is your size.

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