A character I am making is a Feral Tiefling (SCAG Variant, pg. 118). In the PHB (pg. 43) I saw the racial ability:

Hellish Resistance. You have resistance to fire damage.

I also saw in the “Unearthed Arcana: Feats for Races”:

Infernal Constitution

Prerequisite: Tiefling

Fiendish blood runs strong in you. You gain the following benefits:

  • Increase your Constitution score by 1, up to a maximum of 20.
  • You have resistance to cold and poison damage.
  • You have advantage on saving throws against being poisoned.

That's three resistances, to fire, cold, and poison. Does any other race (outside of magical items and classes, but feats are alright) have more resistances than this, or is this the most (and possibly a little OP)?

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    \$\begingroup\$ Are you looking at strictly 1st level, or ever in a character's career? \$\endgroup\$ – SevenSidedDie Oct 11 '17 at 17:59
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    \$\begingroup\$ And do you mean "is there some rules or design limit on number of resistances?" or do you mean "find me the thing with most resistances (so I can compare if this seems out of line)"? \$\endgroup\$ – mattdm Oct 11 '17 at 18:07
  • \$\begingroup\$ @SevenSidedDie thank you for the edits! During their career. \$\endgroup\$ – bubbajake00 Oct 11 '17 at 18:18
  • \$\begingroup\$ @mattdm I'm mainly looking for the most resistant a player can potentially be regardless of class and magical items. \$\endgroup\$ – bubbajake00 Oct 11 '17 at 18:18
  • \$\begingroup\$ But, why? What are you looking for that for? \$\endgroup\$ – mattdm Oct 11 '17 at 18:38

3, with the combination you mentioned

With Race/Class/Feat/Magic Item combos, it is relatively simple to rack up Resistance to an absurd range of damage types. But in terms of nothing but Race and Feat...

First place goes to a Tiefling with the Infernal Constitution Feat for 3 resistances

Second place goes to the Volo's Guide Aasimar with 2 resistances

Third Place is shared by Dwarves, Stout Halflings, Tieflings (without the UA Feat), Tritons, and Dragonborn with one resistance each

  • \$\begingroup\$ Great, thank you! I don't have access to Volo's so I didn't realize that the Aasimar were expanded upon in that. I need to get that already! \$\endgroup\$ – bubbajake00 Oct 11 '17 at 20:21
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    \$\begingroup\$ Hey the big bold "Nope" in your answer doesn't make sense since the title was edited. You might want to rephrase. \$\endgroup\$ – Rob Rose Oct 12 '17 at 16:12

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