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Questions tagged [half-orc]

A fictional race found in some fantasy settings. Half-orcs are typically descended from both humans and orcs. They are frequently depicted as bearing traits from both sides of their ancestry, including large teeth and their hulking build. They often experience social stigma associated with their heritage.

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Does increasing your ability score affect your main stat?

The title might be confusing, I’m not really sure how to word it... I’m making a half orc character. It says that he gets ability score increases on Strength and Constitution. Does that just mean ...
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What feats and class features can grant a half-orc monk natural attacks?

I want to play a half-orc monk who specializes in combining unarmed strikes with natural attacks. By monk, I mean I'd at least like the character to be enough of a monk so that he benefits from the ...
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Half-orc cavalier, A lance seems rather un-orcish, Alternate item? [closed]

Currently a half-orc fighter 4 (Cavalier) and my DM told me i'll finally be getting a mount in the next module. From what i've read, a lance is basically the best weapon on a mount. But i feel it ...
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To what extent are half-breeds treated as humans?

I went through the first page of an extensive forum from 2010 that asks a similar question and doesn't get an answer. Now that there is more information on the subject, I'd like to know for a build I'...
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Can a Half Orc Barbarian use Relentless Endurance after failing to use Relentless Rage?

Relentless Rage allows you to avoid passing out with a successful Constitution saving throw. Starting at 11th level, your rage can keep you fighting despite grievous wounds. If you drop to 0 hit ...
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How does instant death work while wild shaped and using Orc's relentless endurance?

I'm playing a half orc druid, level 4, and I got knocked down a 250 ft pit. I was at full health and have a max HP is 34 life. My first thought was to transform into a Dire Wolf and hopefully mitigate ...
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What primal path should I take at 3rd level as a Half-Orc Barbarian? [closed]

I really can't decide what primal path to take. I hesitate between Path of the Totem Warrior and Path of the Ancestral Guardian. And I would be really happy if you can give me advice because I am ...
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Can I apply Expertise to a skill proficiency granted by background or racial?

Specifically related to 5E, can I use the Expertise ability granted by Rogue class ability to increase my proficiency in a skill that is granted by racial or background? Specifically, I am making a ...
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How does Great Weapon Fighting interact with Critical Hits and Savage Strike?

We know that GWF allows the rerolling of all 1 and 2s that come from a weapon taking the new roll. If a player using a Greatsword critical hits and gets 4d6, does the GWF count for all 4d6 or just ...
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What relationship do dwarves and half-orcs have in Golarion?

I am just writing an adventure around the dwarven and orc history. In my party I have a dwarf and a half-orc (we have not played yet). Reading the Pathfinder Handbook Dwarfes of Golarion it is quite ...
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Compatibility of races

Two of the races you're allowed to use in D&D are half-elf and half-orc. My first character was a half-elf. Usually the other half is human but is it possible to have a character who is half-elf ...
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Can a half-orc's Savage Attacks and a monk's unarmed strike work together?

I want to make a half-orc monk and I was wondering if the racial feature Savage Attacks from the half-orc race and unarmed strikes from the monk's Martial Arts feature work together. Or, is there some ...
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Half Orc Rogue sneak attack calculation

As a half-orc Fighter, I multi classed to rogue. At first rogue level with a rapier and shield, when applying the Savage Attack feature of a half orc, should do additional damage. Normal damage <...
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Feat planning breakdown for Half - Orc fighter. balance of damage and AC tank for Sword and Board Champion Fighter

Im new to D&D (just started 2 weeks ago) playing Curse of Strahd tier 1 I'm going to be hitting level 4 soon on Half-Orc Champion with Soldier background. my stats currently are: (orc racial ...
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How does the Half-Orc/Tiefling Favored Class Option for the Inquisitor interact with the Stern Gaze class feature?

First, the relevant rule excerpts. Favored Class Options Some of these alternate class rewards only add +1/2, +1/3, +1/4, or +1/6 on a roll (rather than +1) each time the reward is selected. When ...
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Does the half orc's Savage Attacks trait work when wild shaped?

Does the half-orc's Savage Attacks trait work while Wild Shaped in beast form? I have a plan for a half-orc Paladin/Druid build, but I want to make sure this aspect of the build works before I play ...