# Questions tagged [halfling]

For questions about halflings or hobbits, a fictional race that appears in a number of tabletop role-playing games (including D&D). The term "halfling" is an alternative name for J. R. R. Tolkien's hobbit; in RPGs, the term was first adopted in later printings of the OD&D boxed set to avoid legal issues with the Tolkien estate. Halflings are traditionally depicted as a friendly humanoid race, very similar to humans but only half their size.

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### How does the Dissonant Whispers spell interact with advantage from the halfling's Brave trait?

If someone casts the dissonant whispers spell on my halfling, how does it interact with the halfling's Brave trait? I roll 2d20 for the advantage, and this "succeed or fail the save" result ...
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### Is a lightfoot halfling obscured for the purposes of hiding while in the space of another creature?

Can a lightfoot halfling hide while in the space of some creature (like a Medium-sized or larger ally), and be hidden from an adjacent creature? The halfling is not trying to hide from the creature ...
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### How do I calculate d20 success probability using the Halfling 'lucky' trait with advantage?

Here is a comprehensive DPR calculator, and here is the mathematics behind it. I'm trying to follow along with the equations. At the bottom of the second page are formulas for success probability \\$L\...
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### I am looking for information and the physical description of Deep Halflings

I am looking for the physical description and information on the Deep Halflings race in 3.5 D&D. Can anyone fill me in or direct me to a source?
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### Can the Bountiful Luck halfling racial feat be used multiple times in one round?

I play a halfling who has the Bountiful Luck racial feat (XGtE, p. 73-74): When an ally you can see within 30 feet of you rolls a 1 on the d20 for an attack roll, an ability check, or a saving throw, ...
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### Do lightfoot halflings get +2 to Acrobatics?

I'm creating a lightfoot halfling bard via 5e Companion App, and it automatically added a proficiency to Acrobatics. Is that legit, or do I need to remove it?
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### Would a Ghostwise Halfling Druid be able to use Silent Speech to communicate while in Wild Shape?

A player in the campaign I am preparing to run has asked me if he could play a Ghostwise Halfling from Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide so he could mitigate not being able to communicate with the party ...
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### Would giving my halfling player characters darkvision significantly unbalance the game?

I have four PCs who have just reached level 4. They are an elf and a half-elf, who have darkvision, and two halflings, who do not. A significant portion of their adventuring occurs at night or in dark ...
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### Can a lightfoot halfling use the ability to hide behind a larger creature while otherwise being observed?

Lightfoot halflings have the Naturally Stealthy trait: You can attempt to hide even when you are obscured only by a creature that is at least one size larger than you. Can a lightfoot halfling use ...
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### As a level 4 halfling hexblade pact of the blade warlock, what are my options for high damage per round?

I play a halfling hexblade pact of the blade warlock. I recently learned exactly how hexblade/pact of the blade interaction work in this this question. I figured out that I can have 2 weapons that ...
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### Are targets aware they are targeted by Halfling Jinx?

This questions is probably similar to witch hexes and other mind-control spells, but seems different enough to ask. Halflings with this racial trait gain the ability to curse another creature ...
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### Does a halfling gunslinger's Lucky racial trait work with misfire on guns?

It is my first time playing D&D. I am playing a 3rd-level Halfling Fighter and am thinking of going gunslinger (the homebrew fighter subclass by Matt Mercer), as the Lucky racial trait seems to ...
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### Would Halfling Nimbleness allow a halfling to squeeze past a gelatinous cube without being engulfed?

Would a halfling be able to squeeze past a gelatinous cube (which it states it takes up its entire space) in a 10' high and wide corridor with its Halfling Nimbleness trait? Or would the poor halfling ...
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### Why aren't Halflings Hobbits?

Just curious, given how heavily from Tolkien D&D drew, and the fact that games like Wizardry used Hobbits, is there a good design reason why Gygax and company used Halflings (a term that also ...
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### Are Dark Sun halflings still a thing?

In D&D 5e do Dark Sun halflings still exist? Is it still part of the lore or was it scrapped with 4e?
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### Does using Speak with Animals with silent speech allow speaking telepathically to animals?

[Inspired by this question] Ghostwise halfling, a halfling subrace in the Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide has the racial ability silent speech. Silent Speech: You can speak telepathically to any ...
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### Can Silent Speech be used with invisible targets and ones behind full cover?

I'm thinking of creating a party of twin Ghostwise Halfling Rogue. They can infiltrate a castle and communicate with each other silently. If one of them went invisible, can the other use Silent ...
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### Can the Ghostwise Halfling's Silent Speech be used to telepathically intimidate using growls?

Ghostwise Halflings (SCAG, p. 110) have the Silent Speech trait: Silent Speech. You can speak telepathically to any creature within 30 feet of you. The creature understands you only if the two of ...
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### Does the Ghostwise Halfling Silent Speech allow two-way communication?

The description of the ghostwise halfling's Silent Speech trait (SCAG, p. 110) says: You can speak telepathically to any creature within 30 feet of you. The creature understands you only if the two ...
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### Can you reroll the dice on the same roll two or more times?

Few days ago, our hoity-toity halfling tried (yes, again!!) to impress people around him with his educated manners, his glamorous hat, his luxurious vest, pants and boots, his swanking jewelry and his ...
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### How does Halfling Luck affect the probability of surviving my death saves?

The probability of a mere human surviving a series of unmodified death saving throws has been established as 59.5125%. But Halfling Luck applies to death saving throws in a dramatic way: A roll of 1 ...
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### How to max out halfling Adaptable Luck?

I have a halfling who took the alternate racial feature Adaptable Luck (Advanced Race Guide), giving me a luck bonus to things +1 after a roll or +2 before. I took the trait Fate's Favored (Ultimate ...
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### Do (some) Halflings have pointy ears like Elves?

I was under the impression that Halflings in D&D look pretty much like little humans. But when I browse online concept art and fan art, I see a lot of Halfling images with Elf-like pointy ears... ...
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### Can a halfling bard with the Taunt feat use a Versatile Performance (Oratory) to demoralize an enemy?

Can a halfling bard with the Taunt feat use a Versatile Performance (Oratory) to demoralize an enemy via the Bluff skill?
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### Does the Lucky feat overrule the Halfling's Lucky trait?

Alright so I've heard talk of specific rules overruling generic rules, but both of these seem like specific rules to me. So the Halfling racial trait Lucky (which I'll call Halfling Luck from here on ...
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### When rolling with advantage do halflings get to apply their Luck trait and reroll a 1?

For example, a halfling has advantage on an attack and rolls an 8 and a 1. The 8 misses. Does he get to re-roll the 1 using Luck?
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### Does halfling luck apply to death saving throws?

The rule states that halfling luck applies to saving throws and the death rolls are called "death saving throws." Based on that I decided to allow it. Additionally, I thought allowing halfling luck ...
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### What does the “+½ hit point” favored class bonus mean?

I want to blame this on lack of sleep, but this is just making no sense to me. I'm building a level 10 halfling paladin. It's to replace a PC whose player had to leave for a bit for work, and didn't ...
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### What's a good build for a halfling rogue/assassin? 3.5 [closed]

My character is a halfling rogue lv5 and going to multiclass as a PrC assassin. I've gone over it with my DM and most likely going to level up next campaign, so he has some content written (involving ...
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### When is a Lightfoot Halfling obscured by another creature?

Naturally Stealthy: You can attempt to hide even when you are obscured only by a creature that is at least one size larger than you (PHB 28). I haven’t been able to find a game definition for ...
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### Can disengage be used for offence?

So a halfling thief uses disengage to dance past two lines of guards and attack an opponent in the back row then a bonus action to run(disengage) back through the line of guards to stand behind his ...
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### What can I do to help a pretty weak Halfling Barbarian?

So, in the Pathfinder Campaign I am running, we decided not to max out everything with "optimal builds". The players had a concept for their character in mind, which led to the group consisting of the ...
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### Anything to ignore weapon damage decrease due to being small?

I joined a recent 3.5e game as a complete newbie to the game system and chose a halfling without realizing they receive a nerf to their damage for being a small creature. I was just curious if ...
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### D&D editions where Halflings can see in the dark?

I mostly play Pathfinder nowadays, where Halfling Bards sing tragic ballads about the thieves and scouts who "coulda been a contender" if only they had dark- (or even low-light) vision. I was just ...
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### Should rogues play stealth or tank on D&D?

I am arguing with my D&D group about the following: I, as a halfling rogue, want to play stealth, but some member of my group are arguing that I should play as a tank (which doesn't make any ...
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### What damage does a Halfling's Staff Sling deal?

I'm about to play a Halfling in my 1st Pathfinder game and I'm a bit confused about the Halflings Staff Sling. Relevant information Under "Standard Racial Traits" for halflings it states: Size: ...