Half-Dragon Species in KELLDORIA (DRAGON REALMS) | World Anvil
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  When a dragon in polymorphed from mates with another creature, the union sometimes produces half-dragon offspring. A creature might also transform into a half-dragon as a result of a mad wizard's spell or a ritual bath in dragon's blood. In all these cases, the result is a creature that combines the essence of a dragon with the form of its original race. Regardless of origin, all half-dragons have similar appearances and special abilities.    
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Draconic Nature

  Half-dragons can't procreate. Those that wish to do so must almost always resort to magic. By way of compensation, half-dragons are blessed with long life. A typical half-dragon's life span is twice that of its non draconic line, so that a half-dragon human might live more than a century and a half.   Half-dragons inherit personality traits common to their draconic heritage. For example, half-gold dragons are often shy and secretive, while half-copper dragons are impish and playful. Half-green dragons are deceitful, while half-white dragons are often dim-witted brutes. These traits are tempered by a half-dragon's other lineage, but greed, arrogance, and paranoia are qualities that even good-aligned half-dragons often possess.  
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Sample Half-Dragon

  Here the half-Red dragon template has been applied to a human veteran who wears Plate Armour below:    
Half-Red Dragon by forgottenrealms.fandom

Additional Information

Perception and Sensory Capabilities

  • Blindsight 10ft radius, and
  • Darkvision 60ft radius.

Civilization and Culture

Major Language Groups and Dialects

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Humanoid (Human)

Half-Dragon Template

  A beast, humanoid, giant, or monstrosity can become a half-dragon. It keeps its statistics, except as follows.   Challenge   To avoid recalculating the creature's challenge rating, apply the template only to a creature that meets the optional prerequisite in the Breath Weapon Table below.   Senses   The half-dragon gains Blindsight with a radius of 10 feet and Darkvision with a radius of 60 feet.   Resistances   The half-dragon gains Resistance to a type of Damage based on its colour.
Colour Damage Resistance
Black or Copper Acid
Blue or Bronze Lightning
Brass, Gold, or Red Fire
Green Poison
Silver or White Cold
    Languages   The half-dragon speaks Draconic, in addition to any other languages it knows.
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Half-Red Dragon Veteran CR: 5 (1,800XP)

Medium humanoid (human), any
Armor Class: 18 (Plate)
Hit Points: 65 (10D8+20)
Speed: 30 ft


16 +3


13 +1


14 +2


10 +0


11 +0


10 +0

Skills: Athletics +5, and Perception +2.
Damage Resistances: Fire.
Senses: Blindsight 10ft, Darkvision 60ft, and Passive Perception 12.
Languages: Draconic, and Kelldorian (Common), or Amorian (Northern Common).
Challenge Rating: 5 (1,800XP)

Breath Weapon

The half-dragon has the breath weapon of its dragon half. The half-dragon's size determines how this action functions.  
Size Breath Weapon Optional Prerequisite
Large or Smaller As a Wyrmling Challenge 2 or Higher
Huge As a Young Dragon Challenge 7 or Higher
Gargantuan As an Adult Dragon Challenge 8 or Higher



The veteran makes two Longsword Attacks. If it has a Shortsword drawn, it can also make a Shortsword Attack.    


Melee Weapon Attack: +5 To Hit, Reach 5ft, One Target. Hit: 7 (1D8+3) Slashing Damage, or 8 (1D10+3) Slashing Damage if used with two hands.    


Melee Weapon Attack: +5 To Hit, Reach 5ft, One Target. Hit: 6 (1D6+3) Piercing Damage.    

Heavy Crossbow

Ranged Weapon Attack: +3 To Hit, Range 100/400ft, One Target. Hit: 6 (1D10+1) Piercing Damage.    

Fire Breath (Recharge 5-6)

The veteran exhales fire in a 15-foot Cone. Each creature in that area must make a DC 15 Dexterity Saving Throw, taking 24 (7D6) Fire Damage on a Failed Save, or half as much Damage on a Successful one.      


Author's Notes

The Original Article from The Monster Manual 5e By Wizards of The Coast (WoTc).

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