Kobold 5e (5th Edition) in D&D

Game kobold has its existence in the sprite from Germanic mythology which is surviving into the modern era in German folklore. Kobold has this ability to materialize in the form of an animal, human being, fire, and a candle. There is even another sort of kobold which haunts underground places which are like mines.

These Kobolds are fictional species that got featured in the Dungeons and Dragons role-playing game. They have this nature of being xenophobic, aggressive yet beautiful tiny humanoid creatures. Kobolds are already known for their skills at building their traps and preparing the surprise attacks. Kobolds are one of kind to find out in all climates.

Kobold 5e

They love dark, damp underground lairs and developed forests. Basically, they are industrious miners and known for carving out the heavy tunnel complexes.

Most of the lairs add a temple, shrine, an egg incubator, a kiln and a place where food can be stored. There are larger ones that store place for cultivated food and livestock.

Kobold Statistics

  • Size: Small
  • Type: Humanoid
  • Tag’s: Kobold


Kobold General Info

  • Vision: Darkvision
  • Average Lifespan: Usually up to 50 years, max 120 years
  • Diet: Omnivorous
  • Language’s: Common, Draconic, Yipyak
  • Subraces: Aquatic kobold, arctic kobold, desert kobold, dragon wrought kobold, earth kobold, jungle kobold


Kobold Appearance

  • Average Height: 2′ – 2’5″ ( 60 – 74 cm)
  • Average Weight: 35–45 lbs. (16–20 kg)
  • Distinctions: Small, aggressive, physically durable, industrious, nimble, stealthy

Characteristics of the kobold

Kobold has a decent height between 2’- 2 ‘8’ in 3.5 edition and 3.6 – 4.0 in every different edition. It has a bald head and long tails are there but weigh more than 30 pounds (14 kg) in 3.5 edition and about 40 pounds (18 kg). Males in the game are about 3 inches taller and ten pounds which is double than females.

The complexion of these characters rust-brown or the reddish-black colour along with ivory- coloured horns! The heads of these creatures as dog-like and looks are more such as crocodiles.

Their eyes are glowing which is in red and smells like a mixture of damp dogs and stagnant water. Kobolds are blooded; the scales cover the bodies similarly like an iguana or the other large lizard. They do not even wear shoes they are even fond of jewelry. 

They have this ability to shed their skin every week. Kobolds are known for well-groomed and they maintain themselves on a regular basis such as polishing horns, cleaning their teeth and claws.

Kobolds speak a draconic tongue and their voices resemble the sound of the tiny dogs barking. They learn to speak Orcish, Common, Goblin and under common. Their languages got developed since the times of dragons.

Final words

Kobolds are known for their feature and with time they are also becoming known names. They completely look different and give a feeling of a ghoul.

In fact, they are part of spirits as part of the spiritual realm and offer really some considerable amount of features which makes people fall for this game. So if you have not played till yet you should and if you have ever played this one you know why this game is liked this much.

The game has witnessed so many changes with time and every edition has been a new adventure for those who are constantly looking for something new. Many layers are there which would show something new every time you choose to play it.

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