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I've recently started playing a play by post campaign as a player. It has occurred to me that Dragonborn Paladins are popular characters and so are a Tiefling Warlocks.What kind of challenges would I face with playing one of those race/class combo. I normally play half elf or human but would be open to try one of those . Pros and cons please. I used to play 3.5e all the time so 5th is new to me kinda

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closed as primarily opinion-based by Purple Monkey, Miniman, daze413, Wibbs, Quentin Oct 9 '16 at 8:49

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    \$\begingroup\$ These kinds of issues tend to depend on the setting, and are mostly up to what the DM decides to do with that -- it's mostly a matter of opinion and guesswork what they'll do, if anything, hence the closure. You'd probably be best off talking to your DM. \$\endgroup\$ – doppelgreener Oct 9 '16 at 12:25
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    \$\begingroup\$ This question would fit a discussion forum better than a Q&A site. Welcome to RPG.SE. Please take the tour and visit the help center to get an idea of how a Q&A site differs from a discussion forum. What problem are you trying to solve: in other words, are you the last person in your group to pick a character and you are not sure which of the two above choices is better for your group? Do you have a specific build template or objective for your character that needs help? Are you trying to optimize a build? \$\endgroup\$ – KorvinStarmast Oct 9 '16 at 12:37
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The only "problems" with these races are that they are considered "uncommon". All this means is that you are easily identified in a crowd, due to being a 6-foot tall lizard man, or a demonic creature. For the most part, the only disadvantage you might come across is that people might be wary of you in an interaction.

As for advantages, the Dragonborn has a breath weapon, which varies depending on your ancestry, and the Tiefling has access to a range of spells as the character levels up, such as Thaumaturgy and Hellish Rebuke. In addition, Tieflings get fire resistance as a racial trait and fire damage is one of the most common elemental damages.

You can discover more by reading the PHB; all of this is covered in the book, as well as all other playable races.

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    \$\begingroup\$ It also depends greatly on how your DM's world views these races, I don't allow Dragonborn because I don't have a place for them and Tieflings are essentially the untouchables of my world or simply killed at birth in most cases. I run a rather brutal and racially segregated world though, not the traditional fluffy cosmopolitan type. So disadvantages could be what @Ben says to outright lynch mobs :) \$\endgroup\$ – Slagmoth Oct 11 '16 at 17:40
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    \$\begingroup\$ How the races are portrayed in-game is a completely separate issue, and likely the reason why this was closed as opinion based. My description of these races comes directly from the descriptions provided in the PHB (p. 33) \$\endgroup\$ – Ben Oct 11 '16 at 21:37
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    \$\begingroup\$ I for one played a game that was nothing but uncommon races, and to make it a bit different, humans, dwarves and elves didn't exist. \$\endgroup\$ – Ben Oct 11 '16 at 21:38
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    \$\begingroup\$ Don't forget that Tieflings have resistance to fire which is really good. \$\endgroup\$ – Rob Rose Apr 23 '17 at 23:59
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    \$\begingroup\$ @RobRose yes, and Dragonborn also have resistances depending on their ancestry. However, I didn't list everything off, since this is all freely available in the PHB. \$\endgroup\$ – Ben Apr 24 '17 at 0:10

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