Ability Score Increase. Your Dexterity score
increases by 2.
Age. Although elves reach physical maturity at about
the same age as humans, the elven understanding of
adulthood goes beyond physical growth to encompass
worldly experience. An elf typically claims adulthood
and an adult name around the age of 100 and can live
to be 750 years old.
Size. Elves range from under 5 to over 6 feet tall and
have slender builds. Your size is Medium.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Darkvision. Accustomed to twilit forests and the night
sky, you have superior vision in dark and dim conditions.
You can see in dim light within 60 feet of you as if it
were bright light, and in darkness as if it were dim light.
You can’t discern color in darkness, only shades of gray.
Keen Senses. You have proficiency in the
Perception skill.
Fey Ancestry. You have advantage on saving throws
against being charmed, and magic can’t put you to sleep.
Trance. Elves don’t need to sleep. Instead, they
meditate deeply, remaining semiconscious, for 4
hours a day. (The Common word for such meditation
is “trance.”) While meditating, you can dream after a
fashion; such dreams are actually mental exercises that
have become reflexive through years of practice. After
resting in this way, you gain the same benefit that a
human does from 8 hours of sleep.
Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common
and Elvish.

Elves of Waterdeep

Elves in Waterdeep are primarily comprised of High Elves which have a few additional features detailed below. They normally occupy high seats in temples or clandestine organizations where they can pull strings and affect changes without revealing their near immortality. Elves in Waterdeep are not prolific, The Veil appears to have and effect on their procreation.

High Elf Traits

Ability Score Increase. Your Intelligence score
increases by 1.
Elf Weapon Training. You have proficiency with the
Riffle, Revolver, and Bayonet
Cantrip. You know one cantrip of your choice from
the wizard spell list. Intelligence is your spellcasting
ability for it.
Extra Language. You can speak, read, and write one
extra language of your choice.

Other subraces of Elf exist in Faerun, though not native to Waterdeep. If you purchase the PHB additional options are available. You may select another subrace and a background such as Outsider or Dignitary to explain your appearance withing Waterdeep


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