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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 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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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When a racial trait grants me use of a spell, does it have to also become a spell I know?

Infernal Legacy. You know the thaumaturgy cantrip. Once you reach 3rd level, you can cast the hellish rebuke spell once per day as a 2nd-level spell. Once your reach 5th level, you can also cast the ...
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Does the Tiefling mutation manifest at a greater probability per child in later generations?

In a comment thread elsewhere on RPG.SE, someone asserted that tiefling features manifest increasingly down the generations, citing the following text as his evidence: Tiefling says Most tieflings ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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Tiefling Sorcerer with Draconic bloodline?

So my son has decided to play a Tiefling Sorcerer with the Draconic bloodline class feature. Although our Encounters DM shrugged her shoulders when asked and he's already played two sessions with him. ...
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What stowed items can a Tiefling's prehensile tail retrieve?

The prehensile tail ability is written thus: Prehensile Tail: Many tieflings have tails, but some have long, flexible tails that can be used to carry items. While they cannot wield weapons with ...
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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...