Basic question from a newb: Do half-elves trance or sleep? Or both/either?

  • \$\begingroup\$ No worries. What books do you have for the 5e system? PHB? DMG? MM? If none, you can download the basic rules and the SRD from the WoTC website, for free. They have a lot of good basic information. \$\endgroup\$ – KorvinStarmast Aug 31 '16 at 18:04
  • \$\begingroup\$ Yeah, I was working from a download (I assume not entirely legal) of the PHB. Legal books ordered, anyone who might be checking.... \$\endgroup\$ – Silemon Aug 31 '16 at 18:09


The Half Elves' entry in the PHB(p.39) does not give them the Trance trait. Thus, they sleep as normal for most races.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Thanks. Wasn't sure if 'not mentioning it' was the same as 'not having it', I guess. \$\endgroup\$ – Silemon Aug 31 '16 at 18:09
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Silemon Normally, it should be. They're pretty specific about their use of language. \$\endgroup\$ – UrhoKarila Aug 31 '16 at 18:23

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