Questions tagged [tiefling]

For questions about tieflings, a race found in several editions of D&D that represents humans with an inherited devilish taint. They often have some combination of horns, tails, and reddish skin.

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Can tieflings be born without tails?

I’m new to dming and a player wants their tiefling to not have a tail. I think it’s probably ok but I just want to make sure it doesn’t break the game or anything.
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Can you add the same modifier to damage rolls multiple times if they come from different sources?

A friend of mine is wanting to do a specific build and as far as I am aware you cannot apply a modifier multiple times in this way. Can someone confirm if this is a RAW legal tactic? Scenario: level ...
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Does Arcane Abjuration affect a Tiefling or Aasimar?

The Arcana cleric's Arcane Abjuration feature may affect a celestial, elemental, fey, or fiend. A Tiefling has infernal heritage and an Aasimar has celestial heritage. Is this sufficient for them to ...
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Why is Jester blue and Lillith white in Critical Role?

I do not watch Critical Role and know very little about it. However, whilst looking into different skin colours for tieflings, I discovered the characters Jester Lavorre, who has blue skin, and ...
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What different skin colour can a tiefling officially have?

I'm interested in knowing how different colours a tiefling's skin may can be, with official backing. By official backing, I mean, there are plenty of fan-images out there of tieflings of all sorts of ...
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What lore exists to explain tieflings with blue skin?

Tieflings (in 5e, at least) have either "human skin colour", red skin, or somewhere in between. I think 4e changed how tieflings look between 2/3/3.5e and 5e, standardising the red skin/Asmodeus look, ...
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Can a Tiefling be turned into an undead creature?

Can a Tiefling (or any other race with the Outsider Native subtype) be turned into an undead creature? I've heard rumors from friends and done some research on other sites before, but am still unclear ...
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Status of Tieflings with the worldwound defenders?

With the worldwound defenders fighting against demons and corrupted members of their own ranks, I'm wondering how tieflings fit in. The only adventures I got from that area have tieflings as enemies. ...
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Are the Tiefling subraces from Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes specific to a particular campaign setting?

Are the Tiefling subraces from Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes specific to a particular campaign setting? In Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes (MTF) there is a section on Tiefling Subraces (p.21), which ...
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How can I replace a lost Horn? [duplicate]

So I play a tiefling phoenix sorcerer (lvl 9) and we had an encounter with two half-dragons in a forest. At first there was only one and me being a sorcerer I stayed back and used ranged attacks but ...
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Can a changeling be born from a Tiefling parent?

I am considering my next character to be a changeling with a tiefling parent. A child has a 50/50 chance of being either, when born to a human. Is there existing lore where a changeling and tiefling ...
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Can a tiefling have permanent ivory white skin?

I am planning on creating a tiefling build for an upcoming game and I am wondering if there is any feasible way for a level 5 tiefling cleric to permanently have an ivory white skin tone? I've talked ...
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How does the vulnerability from the Tomb of Levistus warlock invocation interact with the resistance from the tiefling's Infernal Legacy trait?

The description of the warlock's Tomb of Levistus eldritch invocation says (Xanathar's Guide to Everything, p. 57; emphasis mine): As a reaction when you take damage, you can entomb yourself in ice,...
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Can Infernal Tiefling Always Fly?

Swords of The Coast lists the flying ability for the Winged Tiefling. One player in a group I DM created a "Tiefling (Infernal) Warlock (Undying)" which he has been very specific and detailed about ...
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Can a Tiefling be born from two human parents?

Background of my Tiefling So I made a pretty in-depth background for my warlock that intertwines deeply with the bard in the party. Their family has a long-running pact with Graz'zt and due to this, ...
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Do warlocks with an infernal pact or tieflings have a place in the infernal hierarchy?

I'm doing some lore research before I start as a player (playing a warlock in a pact with levistus) in Descent into Avernus, and I'm curious whether there's any information about where mortal warlocks ...
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How to reconcile Tiefling's Infernal Legacy's Hellish Rebuke with melee warrior? [duplicate]

Infernal Legacy grants tieflings ability to cast Hellish Rebuke as a reaction at 3rd level, as if it was cast using a 2nd level spell slot. Hellish Rebuke as spell has Verbal and Somatic components. ...
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Does the benefit of the Flames of Phlegethos feat that allows rerolls of fire damage affect its final benefit?

The Flames of Phlegethos tiefling racial feat (XGtE, p. 74-75) reads, in part: When you roll fire damage for a spell you cast, you can reroll any roll of 1 on the fire damage dice and use the ...
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What did Tieflings look like before Asmodeus “claimed” them?

The Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide says in its section on tieflings (p. 118) that during the Time of Troubles, Asmodeus ascended to godhood and (with some help) "claimed" all tieflings as his own. ...
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Can a Tiefling have more than two horns?

I was trying to figure out if a tiefling could have more than two horns. The PHB doesn't specifically state how many horns they can have and most depictions just have two so I wasn't sure if that was ...
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Is there a way to determine what physical traits your character could have based on their Diabolic bloodline?

SCAG offers Tiefling Variant traits and appearances and MTOF offers Diabolic Bloodline Subraces for Tiefling for the D&D 5e PHB Tiefling race. The gist is that time has passed since Asmodeus made ...
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Does making a Feral Tiefling in AL require SCAG to be your “+1” book?

Does making a Feral Tiefling in AL require SCAG to be your "+1" book? My gut is leaning towards yes since those are variants on a PHB race, yes, but the variants themselves are only in that one book.
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Can a PC cast cantrips without being in a spellcasting class?

I am a new player creating a rogue tiefling which gives me the thaumaturgy cantrip. From my understanding you can't cast spells or cantrips without being something like a wizard. Can I cast this ...
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Can a Tiefling Subrace be Feral?

Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes offers the option to select a different heritage for a Tiefling by replacing the default Ability Score Increase with its own (as well as by replacing the Infernal Legacy ...
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What's the difference among Feral Tiefling, Variant Tiefling, and Variant Feral Tiefling on D&D Beyond?

In the D&D Beyond marketplace for Sword Coast Adventurers Guide, there is a Feral Tiefling race for purchase, but there are separate Variant Tiefling and Variant Feral Tiefling subraces for ...
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Is it possible for a tiefling warlock to cast Augury when they are first level?

I have started running D&D 5e just now, so I do not have an encyclopedic knowledge of character creation options. We played a first session, with half character generation and half low-key play. ...
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Do Tiefling subrace stats/abilities replace the base? [closed]

For instance; I am considering rolling a Mammon tiefling; I assume because it's ability score increase (+2 Cha and +1 Int) is the same as base nothing changes, but does Legacy of Minauros replace ...
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How do I disguise my low-level tiefling in a city hostile to tieflings?

I'm building a level 1 tiefling charlatan Pact of the Tome warlock named Dramos with a Fiend for an Otherworldly Patron, and I want to take advantage of the Eldritch Invocation Book of Ancient Secrets,...
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What's the difference between a Tiefling and a Cambion?

I always thought that Cambions (only considering Infernal Cambions here for simplicity) were half devils, whereas Tieflings were more distantly related to devils. From the PHB, pg. 42: Tieflings ...
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Are Lawful Evil Tiefling Paladins possible?

I'm creating my character for a new campaign, and as it's only my third campaign I'm struggling a bit. I have been wanting to make a Tiefling for a long time, initially I wanted her to be a warlock ...
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Would changing the damage type on a tiefling’s abilities affect the game too drastically?

The tiefling has Fire Resistance and Hellish rebuke, which both have to do with fire damage. If I were to replace that with Cold damage, Slashing damage, Necrotic damage, Radiant damage, Psychic ...
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How Flexible is a Tiefling tail?

How flexible is a Tiefling tail, and How much control do they have over it? What real world animal has a tail most similar to a Tiefling in terms of control, and not look?
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Is this homebrew Winged Tiefling balanced?

I’ve been working on making a homebrew winged tiefling subrace in the hopes that it would be more balanced than the one in SCAG, as many people are against players having flight speeds at first level. ...
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Tiefling-Hobgoblin Child?

Question from a DM: If a Tiefling and a Hobgoblin mate, what offspring does it produce? The situation is that a PC and NPC relationship looks like it will produce offspring. If there isn't ...
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Can Tieflings derive from stock other than human?

According to the 5e PHB: "Tieflings are derived from human bloodlines, and in the broadest possible sense, they still look human. However, their infernal heritage has left a clear imprint on their ...
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Does a Feral Tiefling's Vicious Mockery damage go up as normal?

The Devil's Tongue trait simply lists Vicious Mockery as being known, so I'd assumed the damage would increase as per usual (5th level [2d4], 11th level [3d4], and 17th level [4d4]), but it seemed ...
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How does spellcasting from class features affect a Tiefling's racial spellcasting?

I'm making a Feral Tiefling with the Devil's Tongue set of traits, and as written the spells gained from being a Tiefling use Charisma for spellcasting and a DC. Later, I'm going to be making him an ...
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Can a tiefling barbarian cast Hellish Rebuke while raging?

So, we have a Tiefling Barbarian in our campaign, who just gained access to Hellish Rebuke as a racial spell. The spell states that you point at a target that has attacked you, and they catch fire. ...
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Will a Tiefling be born to a Tiefling/Human couple?

Tieflings in 5th edition are a playable race but are tieflings specifically born to two tiefling parents? Or will a tiefling always beget a tiefling child if he/she mates with another (standard being ...
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Can a Tiefling self-mutilate to remove their horns/tail, and if so, does it do damage?

I'm wondering if removing horns and tail is possible for a Tiefling, and if so, if it causes damage and/or permanent hit point loss. I am also wondering if said horns and tail grow back in time. The ...
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Do I add my Proficiency Bonus to the Spell Save DC of a Tiefling's Hellish Rebuke?

The Infernal Legacy racial trait grants a Tiefling the ability to cast Hellish Rebuke as a 2nd level spell and the Handbook says that you use Charisma for the spellcasting ability of these spells. So ...
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Pathfinder favored class “using X level as Y level”

I have a Tiefling Arcanist with Variant Multiclass Oracle with Merciful Curse. Part of the curse reads "You gain the ability to lay on hands, as the paladin ability, using your curse level as your ...
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Tiefling - Explanation on the “Virtue” name “Carrion” as suggested in the 5e PHB

As you may (or may not) know, a Tiefling has often a "Virtue" name that embodies the Tiefling willingness to find a place in the world. Among those "Virtue" names the following are suggested in the ...
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D&D 5e races Dragonborn and Tieflings? [closed]

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 ...
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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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Can a Fiend Blade Magus use the Fiend Blade ability to gain an Unholy Fiend Blade at level 7?

A 7th level Fiend Flayer Magus uses the Fiend Blade arcana to manifest the weapon. Can the ability be used to add the Unholy ability at this level from the enhancement bonus 'pool' on activation? ...
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Is there a Tiefling counterpart to the Pathfinder Player Companion Blood of Angels?

The Pathfinder Player Companion Blood of Angels goes into detail on Aasimar with background, points of view, extra rules for different subtypes, a pair of charts to randomise your character and so on. ...
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Is the flight that a variant Tiefling (SCAG) has game breaking?

A Tiefling variant (SCAG) gains flight at 1st level. Is this game breaking? What kind of problems could this produce? I know that Fly is a 3rd level spell usually granted at 5th level, and draconic-...
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Can a tiefling use its darkness ability on itself?

Is it technically possible for a tiefling to use its darkness to affect a large object such as himself? If yes, could this be treated as a stealth bonus in the dark? My level 7 tiefling Dex-based ...
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Can a Paladin sense a Tiefling?

With respect to the Paladin's ability "Divine Sense" ability in 5th edition, would it be possible to argue that they could sense a Tiefling due to their infernal heritage? Both RAW and RAI points are ...