Your dwarf character has an assortment of inborn
abilities, part and parcel of dwarven nature.
Ability Score Increase. Your Constitution score
increases by 2.

Age. Dwarves mature at the same rate as humans, but
they’re considered young until they reach the age o f 50.
On average, they live about 350 years.
Alignment. Most dwarves are lawful, believing firmly
in the benefits o f a well-ordered society. They tend
toward good as well, with a strong sense o f fair play and
a belief that everyone deserves to share in the benefits of
a just order.

Size. Dwarves stand between 4 and 5 feet tall and
average about 150 pounds. Your s ize is Medium.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 25 feet. Your
speed is not reduced by wearing heavy armor.
Darkvision. Accustomed to life underground, you
have superior vision in dark and dim conditions. You
can see in dim light within 60 feet o f you as if it w ere
bright light, and in darkness as if it were dim light. You
can’t discern color in darkness, only shades o f gray.
Dwarven Resilience. You have advantage on saving
throws against poison, and you have resistance against
poison damage (explained in chapter 9).
Dwarven Combat Training. You have proficiency
with the battleaxe, handaxe, throwing hammer,
and warhammer.

Tool Proficiency. You gain proficiency with the
artisan’s tools o f your choice: smith’s tools, brewer’s
supplies, or mason’s tools.
Stonecunning. Whenever you make an Intelligence
(History) check related to the origin o f stonework, you
are considered proficient in the History skill and add
double your proficiency bonus to the check, instead of
your normal proficiency bonus.

Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common
and Dwarvish. Dwarvish is full o f hard consonants and
guttural sounds, and those characteristics spill over into
whatever other language a dwarf might speak.

Subrace. Two main subraces o f dwarves populate the
worlds o f D&D: hill dwarves and mountain dwarves.
Choose one o f these subraces.

H i l l D w a r f

As a hill dwarf, you have keen senses, deep intuition,
and remarkable resilience. The gold dwarves of Faerun
in their mighty southern kingdom are hill dwarves, as
are the exiled Neidar and the debased Klar o f Krynn in
the Dragonlance setting.
Ability Score Increase. Your Wisdom score
increases by 1.
Dwarven Toughness. Your hit point maximum
increases by 1, and it increases by 1 every time you
gain a level.

M o u n t a in D w a r f

As a mountain dwarf, you’re strong and hardy,
accustomed to a difficult life in rugged terrain. You’re
probably on the tall side (for a dwarf), and tend toward
lighter coloration. The shield dwarves o f northern
Faerun, as w ell as the ruling Hylar clan and the noble
Daewar clan o f Dragonlance, are mountain dwarves.
Ability Score Increase. Your Strength score
increases by 2.
Dwarven Armor Training. You have proficiency with
light and medium armor.