Minotaur 5e (5th Edition) Race in D&D

Guide to playing Minotaur in the 5th Edition DND: DND has various races as playable characters like gith, kalashtar, etc. One such race is the Minotaur that has bullheads and is a menacing creature. In this article, we are going to see a few important facts about the minotaur 5e race.

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Minotaurs 5e

Minotaurs were considered to be pure evil monsters who ponder upon other humanoids for their flesh. Being humanoid themselves, minotaurs were introduced as a playable race in two DND versions. The versions where a player can assume the role of Minotaur are “Guildmaster’s Guide to Ravnica” and the Mythic Odysseys of Theros”. The only distinguishing feature that is seen between the minotaur’s of the above said versions is their history. Continue reading this article to know more about minotaur and their attributes.

Facts about Minotaur 5e race

Basically, minotaurs are carnivores and have heavily built humanoids. When we look at their culture, we have to view from three settings. One is the forgotten realm setting, the minotaur is depicted as a flesh-eating monster that slays anything that enters its territory. The second one is from the Ravnica set, the minotaur race is said to possess devious character and have crafty ways to achieve what they want.

Each minotaur belongs to a particular line whose ancestors are worshipped as heroes and gods. The third one is the minotaur of Theros which is divided into two and has different principles. One kind answers to the savagery while the other prides itself on being disciplined. Whichever minotaur 5e race you want to be, you can go through their personality traits and pick one while playing DND.

Physical traits of Minotaur

Minotaurs are fearful-looking race with a bull’s head in the place of a human head. However, these humanoids also have bovine tails that end with a tuft of hair. Hair also covers their neck and head and fades on its way to shoulders and torso. They are muscular in their build and have horns that can grow long and are adorned with rings and metal sheaths. Minotaur 5e race makes good barbarians and fighters. 

Attributes of Minotaur 5e variant

When it comes to minotaur 5e race attributes, the constitution score rises by one point and there is an increase of two points in strength score. Minotaurs are frontline warriors and this is clear from their attributes. Minotaur is of medium size and has 30 feet as walking speed. Hammering horns are the pride of minotaur which can cause 1d6 damage.

Comparing with other races whose natural weapons can cause only 1d4 damage, this is a plus point if you choose to play as a minotaur. Another significant feature is the goring rush through which you don’t have to waste a turn when you are getting somewhere quickly using Dash action. Also, intimidation or persuasion is the key skill that minotaur is proficient in. The language that can be spoken and written by minotaur is the only one that is Common.

They can also read in the language of Common. Ravnicaminotaurs tend to be evil if they are with the cult of Rakdos or Gruul and lawful with Boros legion. In Theros, those within Skophos abide by the law, and who leave it will be leading a chaotic lifestyle.

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