Character Backgrounds for Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) Fifth Edition (5e) - D&D Beyond (2024)

Name

Feature

Proficiencies

Tags

  • Acolyte

    Basic Rules

    Shelter of the Faithful

    Insight, Religion

    Social, Religious

  • Acolyte - Baldur’s Gate

    Baldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus

    Shelter of the Faithful

    Insight, Religion

    Social, Religious

  • Anthropologist

    Tomb of Annihilation

    Adept Linguist

    Insight, Religion

    Social, Exploration

  • Archaeologist

    Tomb of Annihilation

    Historical Knowledge

    History, Survival

    Social, Exploration

  • Astral Drifter

    Spelljammer: Adventures in Space

    Divine Contact

    Insight, Religion

  • Athlete

    Mythic Odysseys of Theros

    Echoes of Victory

    Athletics, Acrobatics

    Utility

  • Azorius Functionary

    Guildmasters’ Guide to Ravnica

    Legal Authority

    Insight, Intimidation

    Guild

  • Boros Legionnaire

    Guildmasters’ Guide to Ravnica

    Legion Station

    Athletics, Intimidation

    Guild

  • Celebrity Adventurer’s Scion

    Acquisitions Incorporated

    Name Dropping

    Perception, Performance

  • Charlatan

    Player's Handbook

    False Identity

    Deception, Sleight of Hand

    Social, Deception

  • Charlatan - Baldur’s Gate

    Baldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus

    False Identity

    Deception, Sleight of Hand

    Social, Deception

  • City Watch / Investigator

    Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide

    Watcher’s Eye

    Athletics, Investigation, Insight

    Social, Detection, Combat

  • Clan Crafter

    Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide

    Respect of the Stout Folk

    History, Insight

    Social, Utility

  • Cloistered Scholar

    Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide

    Library Access

    History, Arcana, Nature, Religion

    Social, Utility

  • Courtier

    Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide

    Court Functionary

    Insight, Persuasion

    Social

  • Criminal - Baldur’s Gate

    Baldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus

    Criminal Contact

    Deception, Stealth

    Social, Exploration, Deception

  • Criminal / Spy

    Basic Rules

    Criminal Contact

    Deception, Stealth

    Social, Exploration, Deception

  • Dimir Operative

    Guildmasters’ Guide to Ravnica

    False Identity

    Deception, Stealth

    Guild

  • Entertainer

    Player's Handbook

    By Popular Demand

    Acrobatics, Performance

    Social, Utility

  • Entertainer - Baldur’s Gate

    Baldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus

    By Popular Demand

    Acrobatics, Performance

    Social, Utility

  • Faceless

    Baldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus

    Dual Personalities

    Deception, Intimidation

  • Faction Agent

    Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide

    Safe Haven

    Insight, Arcana, History, Investigation, Nature, Religion, Animal Handling, Insight, Medicine, Perception, Survival, Deception, Intimidation, Performance, Persuasion

    Social, Utility

  • Failed Merchant

    Acquisitions Incorporated

    Supply Chain

    Investigation, Persuasion

  • Far Traveler

    Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide

    All Eyes on You

    Insight, Perception

    Social

  • Feylost

    The Wild Beyond the Witchlight

    Feywild Connection

    Deception, Survival

  • Fisher

    Ghosts of Saltmarsh

    Harvest the Water

    History, Survival

    Social, Utility

  • Folk Hero

    Basic Rules

    Rustic Hospitality

    Animal Handling, Survival

    Social, Utility

  • Folk Hero - Baldur’s Gate

    Baldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus

    Rustic Hospitality

    Animal Handling, Survival

    Social, Utility

  • Gambler

    Acquisitions Incorporated

    Never Tell Me the Odds

    Deception, Insight

  • Gate Warden

    Planescape: Adventures in the Multiverse

    Planar Infusion

    Persuasion, Survival

  • Giant Foundling

    Bigby Presents: Glory of the Giants

    Strike of the Giants

    Intimidation, Survival

  • Gladiator

    Player's Handbook

    By Popular Demand

    Acrobatics, Performance

    Social, Combat

  • Golgari Agent

    Guildmasters’ Guide to Ravnica

    Undercity Paths

    Nature, Survival

    Guild

  • Gruul Anarch

    Guildmasters’ Guide to Ravnica

    Rubblebelt Refuge

    Animal Handling, Athletics

    Guild

  • Guild Artisan - Baldur’s Gate

    Baldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus

    Guild Membership

    Insight, Persuasion

    Social, Utility

  • Guild Artisan / Guild Merchant

    Player's Handbook

    Guild Membership

    Insight, Persuasion

    Social, Utility

  • Haunted One

    Curse of Strahd: Character Options

    Heart of Darkness

    Arcana, Investigation, Religion, Survival, Arcana, Investigation, Religion, Survival

    Utility, Combat

  • Hermit

    Player's Handbook

    Discovery

    Medicine, Religion

    Healing, Social, Utility

  • Hermit - Baldur’s Gate

    Baldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus

    Discovery

    Medicine, Religion

    Healing, Social, Utility

  • House Agent (Cannith)

    Wayfinder's Guide to Eberron

    House Connections

    Investigation, Persuasion

    Social, Utility

  • House Agent (Deneith)

    Wayfinder's Guide to Eberron

    House Connections

    Investigation, Persuasion

    Social, Utility

  • House Agent (Ghallanda)

    Wayfinder's Guide to Eberron

    House Connections

    Investigation, Persuasion

    Social, Utility

  • House Agent (Jorasco)

    Wayfinder's Guide to Eberron

    House Connections

    Investigation, Persuasion

    Social, Utility

  • House Agent (Kundarak)

    Wayfinder's Guide to Eberron

    House Connections

    Investigation, Persuasion

    Social, Utility

  • House Agent (Lyrandar)

    Wayfinder's Guide to Eberron

    House Connections

    Investigation, Persuasion

    Social, Utility

  • House Agent (Medani)

    Wayfinder's Guide to Eberron

    House Connections

    Investigation, Persuasion

    Social, Utility

  • House Agent (Orien)

    Wayfinder's Guide to Eberron

    House Connections

    Investigation, Persuasion

    Social, Utility

  • House Agent (Phiarlan)

    Wayfinder's Guide to Eberron

    House Connections

    Investigation, Persuasion

    Social, Utility

  • House Agent (Sivis)

    Wayfinder's Guide to Eberron

    House Connections

    Investigation, Persuasion

    Social, Utility

  • House Agent (Tharashk)

    Wayfinder's Guide to Eberron

    House Connections

    Investigation, Persuasion

    Social, Utility

  • House Agent (Thuranni)

    Wayfinder's Guide to Eberron

    House Connections

    Investigation, Persuasion

    Social, Utility

  • House Agent (Vadalis)

    Wayfinder's Guide to Eberron

    House Connections

    Investigation, Persuasion

    Social, Utility

  • Inheritor

    Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide

    Inheritance

    Survival, Arcana, History, Religion

    Social

  • Investigator

    Van Richten’s Guide to Ravenloft

    Official Inquiry

    Investigation, Insight, Perception, Investigation, Insight, Perception

    Social, Exploration

  • Izzet Engineer

    Guildmasters’ Guide to Ravnica

    Urban Infrastructure

    Arcana, Investigation

    Guild

  • Knight

    Player's Handbook

    Retainers

    History, Persuasion

    Social, Utility

  • Knight of Solamnia

    Dragonlance: Shadow of the Dragon Queen

    Squire of Solamnia

    Athletics, Survival

  • Knight of the Order

    Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide

    Knightly Regard

    Persuasion, Arcana, History, Nature, Religion

    Social

  • Lorehold Student

    Strixhaven: A Curriculum of Chaos

    Lorehold Initiate

    History, Religion

  • Mage of High Sorcery

    Dragonlance: Shadow of the Dragon Queen

    Initiate of High Sorcery

    Arcana, History

  • Marine

    Ghosts of Saltmarsh

    Steady

    Athletics, Survival

    Exploration, Combat

  • Mercenary Veteran

    Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide

    Mercenary Life

    Athletics, Persuasion

    Social, Utility

  • Noble

    Basic Rules

    Position of Privilege

    History, Persuasion

    Social, Utility

  • Noble - Baldur’s Gate

    Baldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus

    Position of Privilege

    History, Persuasion

    Social, Utility

  • Orzhov Representative

    Guildmasters’ Guide to Ravnica

    Leverage

    Intimidation, Religion

    Guild

  • Outlander

    Player's Handbook

    Wanderer

    Athletics, Survival

    Social, Utility

  • Outlander - Baldur’s Gate

    Baldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus

    Wanderer

    Athletics, Survival

    Social, Utility

  • Pirate

    Player's Handbook

    Bad Reputation

    Athletics, Perception

    Social, Utility, Exploration

  • Plaintiff

    Acquisitions Incorporated

    Legalese

    Medicine, Persuasion

  • Planar Philosopher

    Planescape: Adventures in the Multiverse

    Conviction

    Arcana

  • Prismari Student

    Strixhaven: A Curriculum of Chaos

    Prismari Initiate

    Acrobatics, Performance

  • Quandrix Student

    Strixhaven: A Curriculum of Chaos

    Quandrix Initiate

    Arcana, Nature

  • Rakdos Cultist

    Guildmasters’ Guide to Ravnica

    Fearsome Reputation

    Acrobatics, Performance

    Guild

  • Rewarded

    The Book of Many Things

    Fortune’s Favor

    Insight, Persuasion

    Buff

  • Rival Intern

    Acquisitions Incorporated

    Inside Informant

    History, Investigation

  • Ruined

    The Book of Many Things

    Still Standing

    Stealth, Survival

    Buff

  • Rune Carver

    Bigby Presents: Glory of the Giants

    Rune Shaper

    History, Perception

  • Sage

    Basic Rules

    Researcher

    Arcana, History

    Social, Utility

  • Sage - Baldur’s Gate

    Baldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus

    Researcher

    Arcana, History

    Social, Utility

  • Sailor

    Player's Handbook

    Ship’s Passage

    Athletics, Perception

    Social, Utility, Exploration

  • Sailor - Baldur’s Gate

    Baldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus

    Ship’s Passage

    Athletics, Perception

    Social, Utility, Exploration

  • Selesnya Initiate

    Guildmasters’ Guide to Ravnica

    Conclave’s Shelter

    Nature, Persuasion

    Guild

  • Shipwright

    Ghosts of Saltmarsh

    I’ll Patch It!

    History, Perception

    Utility

  • Silverquill Student

    Strixhaven: A Curriculum of Chaos

    Silverquill Initiate

    Intimidation, Persuasion

  • Simic Scientist

    Guildmasters’ Guide to Ravnica

    Researcher

    Arcana, Medicine

    Guild

  • Smuggler

    Ghosts of Saltmarsh

    Down Low

    Athletics, Deception

  • Soldier

    Basic Rules

    Military Rank

    Athletics, Intimidation

    Social, Exploration, Combat

  • Soldier - Baldur’s Gate

    Baldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus

    Military Rank

    Athletics, Intimidation

    Social, Exploration, Combat

  • Urban Bounty Hunter

    Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide

    Ear to the Ground

    Stealth, Insight, Deception, Persuasion, Stealth, Insight, Deception, Persuasion

    Social, Utility

  • Urchin

    Player's Handbook

    City Secrets

    Sleight of Hand, Stealth

    Social, Utility, Deception

  • Urchin - Baldur’s Gate

    Baldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus

    City Secrets

    Sleight of Hand, Stealth

    Social, Utility, Deception

  • Uthgardt Tribe Member

    Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide

    Uthgardt Heritage

    Athletics, Survival

    Social, Utility

  • Waterdhavian Noble

    Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide

    Kept in Style

    History, Persuasion

    Social

  • Wildspacer

    Spelljammer: Adventures in Space

    Wildspace Adaptation

    Athletics, Survival

  • Witchlight Hand

    The Wild Beyond the Witchlight

    Carnival Fixture

    Performance, Sleight of Hand

  • Witherbloom Student

    Strixhaven: A Curriculum of Chaos

    Witherbloom Initiate

    Nature, Survival

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