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 Yuan-ti Pureblood D&D 5th Edition (5E)

Yuan-ti purebloods d&d 5e are the most human-seeming of all yuan-ti breeds. They are snake-human hybrids, which were created in the earliest days of civilization. Their culture fell from an advanced and enlightened state into cruelty and fanaticism. Purebloods are described as human-like with minor reptilian features like a forked tongue, snake-like eyes, and patches of scales on their skin. Their heights and weights range is same as humans. Purebloods usually speak the language of their race, which involves a great deal of rating noises and hissing that require a forked tongue to execute. Most of the purebloods also learn Common in order to blend into foreign areas.

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D&D 5e Yuan-ti Pureblood Traits

Your Yuan-ti Pureblood 5e character also called pureblood for short has the below mentioned racial traits:

Ability Score Increase – Your intelligence score increases by 1 and the charisma score increases by 2

Alignment – They are devoid of emotion and see others as manipulating tools. They are typically neutral evil and care little for the law.

Age – Purebloods get matured at the same rate as humans and lifespan is also similar in length to theirs.

Speed – The Base walking speed of your character is 30 feet

Size – The height and weight of the purebloods are same as humans. Your pureblood character’s size is medium.

Magic Resistance – You have an advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects

Darkvision – Your pureblood character can see in dim light within 60 feet as if it were a bright light and in darkness it can see as if it were dim light. You can’t discern color in darkness only shades of gray.

Poison Immunity – Your character is immune to poisoned condition and poison damage

Innate Spellcasting – You know the poison spray. cantrip. This trait help you to cast animal friendship (snakes only) an unlimited number of times. You can target only snakes with it. You can also cast suggestion with this trait at the 3rd level. After casting once, you will not be able to do so again until you finish a long rest. For these spells, Charisma is your spellcasting ability.

Language – Yuan-ti purebloods speak Yuan-ti language, Common, and any regional languages. They also can speak Draconic or Abyssal.

Statistics

SizeMedium
TypeHumanoid
Tag’sYuan-ti

General Info

VisionDarkvision
Average Lifespan80 – 120 years
Homeland’sChult, Hlondeth, Tashalar, Western Heartlands
Language’sYuan-ti, Common, Draconic, Abyssal
Favored ClimateWarm

Appearance

Average Height4’7″ – 6’6″
Average Weight90 – 280 lbs.
DistinctionsHuman appearance, with very subtle snake features, Slim hips, Fangs, Forked tongue, Patches of scaly skin, Snake eyes, Psionic abilities, Serpent form

D&D 5e Yuan-ti Pureblood History

Yuan-ti purebloods were created by The Sarrukh who was one of the creator races. Sarrukh created this race ages ago in precise magical breeding experiments by combining serpents, humans, and sarrukh themselves.

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Yuan-ti Pureblood Abilities

D&D Yuan-ti purebloods are not as powerful as yuan-ti forms but they have psionic powers. They can morph their bodies into the form of any viper by force of will alone and also they can easily sense the presence of any poison nearby. They are resistant to magic. They are not as intelligent as half-bloods but they are more intelligent on average than humans.



With psionic powers, Yuan-ti purebloods can charm other humanoids, entrance animals, to create darkness, to cause fear and to command plants to entangle opponents. Purebloods are very adept at impersonating humans, and often entered human settlements in disguise as spies.

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5e Yuan-ti Pureblood Life Cycle

Purebloods can mate with abominations or half-bloods but usually, they don’t. They hatched from eggs like the other yuan-ti. They reach adulthood around 12 years of age. Yuan-ti can live for up to 80 years but some rare can live for 120 years.

D&D Yuan-ti Pureblood Personality

Purebloods are thoroughly wicked but despite that, most of them have magnetic personalities. They tend to self-centered and arrogant like all yuan-ti.

Purebloods are the least likely of the true yuan-ti breeds to stay attached to their tribe. They can easily disguise themselves. Purebloods have the freedom to pursue their own interests wherever such things took them. They use grafts to modify their bodies. The new serpentine body parts can easily hide with underneath clothing or magic.

D&D 5e Yuan-ti Pureblood Combat

Yuan-ti purebloods 5e are perfectionists. They only use high-quality weapons. They would weaken a foe from a distance rather than engage in melee combat. If there is a fight, the purebloods would be sent as a more powerful and “valuable” yuan-ti. Purebloods often equipped with bore scimitars, studded leather armor, and heavy shield. They usually poisoned their arrows and blades. The ones who are trained in combat favor the skills of rangers.

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 Yuan-ti Pureblood Society

Yuan-ti purebloods serve a special role in their society by being agents, assassins, liaisons or spies as they can hide their serpentine features very easily.

 Yuan-ti Pureblood D&D 5e Religion

Most of the yuan-ti purebloods worship the god Sseth. Sometimes free-wandering purebloods worship the god varae instead of Sseth. Some of the sects are known to worship demons.

Notable Yuan-ti Purebloods (D&D 5e)

  • The Rhaunister family of Mhairhetel
  • Mruthlissk, a male yuan-ti shadowdancer
  • Tathtlass, a female yuan-ti assassin
  • Dmetiro Extaminos, leader of Hlondeth’s Cult of the Dragon
  • Iraska, the “Slime King”
  • Zaltys Serrat
  • Nhyris D’Hothek, possessor of the Crown of Horns
  • Netocris bin Shalah

 

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