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 in 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.

Kobold 5e (5th edition) race in dnd

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 of females.

The complexion of these characters rust-brown or the reddish-black color along with ivory- colored 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 the ability to shed their skin every week. Kobolds are known for being well-groomed and they maintain themselves on a regular basis by polishing horns and 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 a considerable amount of features that make people fall for this game. So if you have not played it 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.


FAQ’s


Q1.What is the personality of the offspring of a Dragonwrought Kobold? Is it a Half-dragon, a Dragonwrought, or a Kobold as usual?

  •  Ans: Dragonwrought Kobolds are quite rare among kobold populations, according to Races of the Dragon. Apparently, they do not breed as true kobolds.

Q2.Are Dragonwrought Kobolds able to use Dragon attacks?

  •  Ans: You cannot count as a true dragon if dragon wrought prevents you from doing so.

Q3.Do we have to take Kobold Breath when we take Adapted Ancestry?

  •  Ans: Rather, the Draconic Exemplar refers to a special ability that all Kobolds possess, which can be found in their main entries.

Q4.Does the Kobold Dragonshield ability score contain typos?

  •  Ans: Half of the level of the creature is included in those modifiers.

Q5.A campaign involving four Kobold PCs has to be balanced. How do you do this?

  •  Ans: Challenges should be buffed, not players. Make sure they can steamroll some recognizable enemies, so they feel that choosing Kobolds was the right decision.

Q6.Is ranged attack advantageous when used with the Pack Tactics feature of the Kobold race?

  •  Ans: Having a nearby ally with Pack Tactics would allow you to use this with any attack, including ranged spells and weapons.

Q7.” Growl, Cower, and Beg” becomes effective when you attain the racial trait of Kobold.

  •  Ans: A kobold is affected until the end of its next turn and for as long as it is in effect.

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