Dragonborn are humanoids that possess the heart and soul of a dragon. While the body lives in a mortal plane, dragonborn can speak the ancient language of the Dov, also known as Thuum, a voice regarded as magical due to the ability to create dragon shouts. Thuum is one of the most important dragon languages not only for the shouts, but also for its use by humanoids for effective communication.

Dragonborn are practically nonexistent, however, in rare cases you can encounter these creatures. Dragonborn belong to different subspecies and genders based upon their lineage. Their blood is a gift that is awarded by Akatosh, the official dragon God, a deity worshiped by majority of people throughout the history of Tamriel. Akatosh is the symbol of strength, endurance and invincibility.

Dragonborn D&D

Equipped with free will, dragonborn work as champions for the Nine Divines. The Nine Divines are religious orders of the Tamriel Empire created by Alessia with a peculiar form of the creator of the Third Empire. During the slave revolt, the pantheons came into being and since them have become revered deities. Ayelid and Nordic Gods were combined together to create a universal appeal to the Cyrods. The master stroke led to the recognition of the religious order in the empire. Some dragonborn are equipped with detailed knowledge about Thuum, affording them the ability to absorb the soul of a dragon killed in combat. It helps them too unlock the secrets of the dragon shout instantly.

Dragonborn Traits

Ability score increase: Your Strength score increases by 2, and your Charisma score increases by 1.

Age: Dragonborn grow quickly, being able to walk mere hours after hatching. By the age of three, dragonborn are similar in size and mental capacity to a 10 year old human. They reach adulthood at 15 years and live around 80 years.

Alignment: Dragonborn are rarely ever Neutral. They instead tend to be on the extremes, picking the side of Good or Evil.

Breath Weapon: You can use your Action to exhale a destructive force of energy. Your Draconic ancestry determines the size, shape, and damage type of your breath weapon.

  • When using your breath weapon, every creature in the area of attack must make a saving throw – the type of saving throw is determined by your Draconic ancestry. The DC for this saving throw equals 8 + our Constitution modifier + your Proficiency bonus. A creature takes 2d6 damage on a failed save, and half as much damage on a successful save. The damage of your breath weapon increases to 3d6 at 6th level, 4d6 at 11th level, and 5d6 at 16th level.

Draconic Ancestry: You have Draconic ancestry. Choose one type of Dragon from the Draconic Ancestry table. Your breath weapon and damage resistance are determined by the Dragon type.

Size: Dragonborn are taller and beefier compared to average human beings. On average, they stand more than 6 feet tall and weigh over 250 pounds. Your size is Medium.

Speed: Your base walking speed is 30 feet.

Dragonborn Stats

Size Medium
Type Humanoid
Tag’s Dragonborn

Dragonborn Appearance

Average Height 6’2″ – 6’8″
Average Weight 220–320 lbs
Skin Color’s Scarlet, gold, rust, ocher, bronze, or brown scales
Eye Color’s Red or gold
Distinction’s Physically and mentally strong, capable of using dragon breath, rapid growth

Draconic Ancestry

Dragon Type of Damage Breath Weapon
Black Acid 5 by 30 ft. line (Dex. save)
Blue Lightning 5 by 30 ft. line (Dex. save)
Brass Fire 5 by 30 ft. line (Dex. save)
Bronze Lightning 5 by 30 ft. line (Dex. save)
Copper Acid 5 by 30 ft. line (Dex. save)
Gold Fire 15 ft. cone (Dex. save)
Green Poison 15 ft. cone (Con. save)
Red Fire 15 ft. cone (Dex. save)
White Cold 15 ft. cone (Con. save)
Silver Cold 15 ft. cone (Con. save)

It is vital to select the suitable dragon from the dragon ancestry table. The breath weapon along with damage resistance changes according to the selection of the creature type.

Dragonborn History

The history of the creature is rich and checkered because there are many famous members of the species. Miraak, the priest was a legend because he lived at the time when the creatures ruled over the humans. He stayed at the island of Solstheim and accessed the magical black book. The findings resulted in servitude for the priest under the guidance of Daedric prince who helped him to achieve great power. It made the priest immensely powerful because he was able to conquer the dragons according to his whims and fancies. Here the post to know about gnome 5e and much more.

Miraak over a period of time deployed the knowledge to devour the dragon souls. He started becoming more powerful and used the capability in the Dragon war. Nordic kings appealed him to use the capability however the priest waged his own personal war against the dragon. Later on Miraak was arrested but he amassed great power to return to the island of Solstheim.

Campaign settings

The skills of the soldiers are tested in different campaign settings that are as follows:

Forgotten realms

In the above mentioned setting, the Dragonborn arrived from the Abeir world regarded as the lost sibling of Toril. The characters in the story occupied the kingdom of Tymanther but majority of the warriors lived in Returned Abeir. Dragon born in the stories are true slayers of the dragons due to the historical hatred.


In the story, the protagonists are regarded as the descendants of the dragons originating from Argonessen, a continent that was lost long ago in the realm of time. The creatures lived in isolation in the landscape till they came in contact with other races due to the discovery of Khorvaire.

Dark sun

Dark sun campaign setting also mentions the existence of the dragon born. The creatures is said to originate from human beings due to the sorcerer king Dregoth. Dragon born is regarded as the prideful and avaricious in behavior compared to the conventional counterparts.

Clans deploy the warriors to perform different tasks such as money lending, assassinations and deal brokering services.

Dragonborn Names

Male Names: Arjhan, Balasar, Bharash, Donaar, Ghesh, Heskan, Kriv, Medrash, Mehen, Nadarr, Pandjed, Patrin, Rhogar, Shamash, Shedinn, Tarhun, Torinn

Female Names: Akra, Biri, Daar, Farideh, Harann, Havilar, Jheri, Kava, Korinn, Mishann, Nala, Perra, Raiann, Sora, Surina, Thava, Uadjit

Childhood Names: Climber, Earbender, Leaper, Pious, Shieldbiter, Zealous

Clan Names: Clethtinthiallor, Daardendrian, Delmirev, Drachedandion, Fenkenkabradon, Kepeshkmolik, Kerrhylon, Kimbatuul, Linxakasendalor, Myastan, Nemmonis, Norixius, Ophinshtalajiir, Prexijandilin, Shestendeliath, Turnuroth, Verthisathurgiesh, Yarjerit

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Q: Are Dragonborn Half Human?

Basically, the dragonborn has been specified like an independent humanoid race. So they were created by the dragon gods and also follow them. Whenever they just look like half-dragons, they lack a tail and they can not use their breath weapon.

Q: Do Dragonborn Hate Dragons?

Basically, not all the dragonborns will be developed a breath weapon, but those are done which did usually obtained it during these years of growth. But psychologically, the dragonborn were been considered to be matured like a human adult by the age 12, and also whenever they’ve reached at the age 15 they were considered legally adults in the dragonborn society.

Q: Can Dragonborn get wings?

Yes, the dragonborn can get the scaly wings which can allow you to fly.

Q: Can Dragonborn breed with the humans?

The dragon born do not “breed true”. Actually, there is a draconic blood in them, although much like the cat and the resulting colors are unpredictable. Ordinarily, the two silver dragonborn can give the birth to a black dragonborn.

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