As the name suggests, the half-orc is born out of matrimony of humans and orcs. Thus, they possess characteristics and traits of both races, most notably their agility and physical power. But this has not led them down but have come out strongly thus proving that they are worth for everything. Their story is quite an interesting one and you will surely love to know more about them.


Half-Orc Traits

Ability Score Increase: Your Strength score increases by 2, and your Constitution score increases by 1.

Age: Half-orcs mature slightly faster than humans, typically reaching adulthood by age 14. They rarely live beyond 75 years.

Alignment: Half-orcs lean towards their Chaotic nature passed down from their orc parents. Half-orcs raised among orcs are typically Evil.

Darkvision: Because of your orcish 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.

Endurance: This is the feature which you can utilize to gain more points and succeed till you can. You get 1 point for every level you move and zero points in case you lose.

Languages: The script followed for the orcs is the Dwarvish and involves a lot of difficult consonants due to which it is tricky to get used to the language. But can be managed and you can read and write the language without much ado.

Menacing: You have proficiency in the Intimidation skill.

Relentless Endurance: When you drop to 0 hit points but are not outright killed, you instead drop to 1 hit point. You can only use this feature once 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 an additional time and add it to the extra damage of the critical hit.

Size: Half-orcs are larger and bulkier than humans, ranging from 5 – 7 feet tall. Your size is Medium.

Speed: Your base walking speed is 30 feet.

Half-Orc Stats:

Size Medium
Type Humanoid

Half-Orc General Info:

Vision Darkvision
Average Lifespan 62–80 years
Homeland’s Amn, Chessenta, the Hordelands, the Moonsea, the North, Thesk, Northdark, Vaasa
Language’s Common, Orc
Skin Color Green or purple shades of gray

Physical Characteristics:

Average Height Male: 5′ – 6’10” (152–208 cm)

Female: 4’7″ – 6’5″ (140–196 cm)

Average Weight Male: 154–438 lbs. (70–199 kg)

Female:114–398 lbs. (52–181 kg)

Distinctions Small tusks, physically strong, agile, swift temper

Half-orc Attributes and Features

Apart from being strong as discussed above, they have great strength of mind as well as body. Whether by hook or crook, half-orcs know how to fight and fend for themselves. A few of these believe in fighting for their rights while there are some who love to be adventurous and enjoy their life to the fullest.


The half orcs are slightly taller than the humans as their height ranges from 5.9 feet to 6.4 feet. So is their weight which ranges between 155-225 pounds. Additionally, they have coarse, grayish skin, prominent teeth, strong body, jaws jutting out and sloping forehead. Without doubt, their hulking body makes them standout.

With time the half orcs develop a lot of blemishes and scars on their skin thus giving a clear indication of their age. But this does not bring any kind of fear in their mind as it gives them an edge over the others in terms of experience, knowledge and bravery. Earlier the half orcs used to hide their scar but today it is considered to be a sign of strong nature for them and thus they flaunt the same with pride.


Regardless of how much injured they may be, half-orcs remain fierce and fixated on achieving their goals. But with time the strength goes down and a sign of age is quickly seen in the half-orcs. This does not mean that they are weak, their abilities and skills are something to be used of and therefore the newer generation takes advantage of the same.

The half orcs have a quality to unite and fight for their self being. When two different clans of half orcs fight, you can see how terrible both the orcs become as it is the question of their survival. It is also said that the half orcs are not much intelligent but this is only partially correct as there are orcs who are extremely skillful as well as talented.

Despite being half-human, most of their characteristics come from the orc side. But still their endurance and self-determination is something to go for. There are a lot of human races which accept the half orcs easily but the vice-versa is not true. The orcs have their own tribes into which they fall and that is why follow the traditions of their tribe only.


The traits possessed by them are a combination of both and that is why it becomes easy for them to adapt to any situation. Half-orcs are a little short tempered and will make hasty decisions. However, despite their bruising appearance, half-orcs are cunning, free spirited, and love to do things which they like and love. It is not easy for them to understand things and this is what makes them different from the humans. So you can say that you have good half orcs while there are few who are bad as well.

Half Orc Names

The names of the half-orcs are based on the kind of culture they are brought up in and follow the similar pattern to both the males as well as females. A few names can be based on the humans as well but most of them depict the culture and tradition of their orc ancestry. Some of the examples that you will see are:-

Female names – Yevelda, Baggi, Volen, Myev, Emen, Shautha, Engong, Kansif, VolaNeega, Ovak, Ownka and Sutha.

Male names – Dench, Imsh, Thokk, Feng, Keth, Gell, Henk, Shump, Holg, Krusk, Mhurren and Ront.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Q: What color is a half orc?

A: Pale Green

Q: What do half orcs look like?

A: Actually, the half orcs are averagely around 6 feet tall, with the powerful builds and also the greenish or the greyish skin. Normally, their canine teeth frequently grow long enough to protrude from the mouths.

Q: How long do half orc live dnd?

A:  The half orc live 75 years long

Q: What color eyes do half orcs have?

A: They have dark eyes and dark skin.

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