The progeny of Humans and Orcs, typically the Orc blood outweighs the human, resulting in a only mildly less aggressive and smaller Orc.





Game Mechanics

Fifth Edition Dnd

Ability Score Increase: Your strength score increases by two and your constitution score increases by one.

Size: Mediume Size.

Speed: 30 ft.

Darkvision: Thanks to your orc blood, you have superior vision in dark and dim conditions. 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.

Menacing: You gain proficiency in the Intimidation skill.

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.

Savage attacks: When you score a critical hit with a melee weapon attack, you can roll one of the weapon's damage dice one additional time and add it to the extra damage of the critical hit.

Languages: You can speak, read, and write Common and Orc.


Ability Score Racial Increases: Half-orc characters gain a +2 bonus to one ability score of their choice at creation to represent their varied nature.

Type: Half-orcs are Humanoid creatures with both the human and orc subtypes.

Size: Half-orcs are Medium creatures and thus have no bonuses or penalties due to their size.

Base Speed: Half-orcs have a base speed of 30 feet.

Languages: Half-orcs begin play speaking Common and Orc. Half-orcs with high Intelligence scores can choose from the following: Abyssal, Draconic, Giant, Gnoll, and Goblin. See the Linguistics skill page for more information about these languages.

Intimidating: Half-orcs receive a +2 racial bonus on Intimidate checks due to their fearsome nature.

Orc Ferocity: Once per day, when a half-orc is brought below 0 hit points but not killed, he can fight on for 1 more round as if disabled. At the end of his next turn, unless brought to above 0 hit points, he immediately falls unconscious and begins dying.

Weapon Familiarity: Half-orcs are proficient with greataxes and falchions and treat any weapon with the word “orc” in its name as a martial weapon.

Darkvision: Half-orcs can see in the dark up to 60 feet.

Orc Blood: Half-orcs count as both humans and orcs for any effect related to race.

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