July 23, 2021 9 min read
Author:Rhenn Anthony Taguiam
Meta Description:Centaurs in Dungeons & Dragons 5e usually end up being NPC characters - but in this D&D 5e guide, we'll show you how to make an interesting Centaur for your adventure.
Centaurin Dungeons & Dragons 5e usually get bad rep as random encounter monsters, or even as goons working for a minor villain for a forest-based adventure. After all, Centaurs in D&D 5e don't necessarily belong in the "mainstream" ancestries such as Dwarves, Elves, and Humans. However, if your Dungeon Master allows Centaurs in your game, you should seize the opportunity to make a memorable character that's not the stereotypical Centaur archer.
However, with so little information about Centaurs in the 5e Player's Handbook, how exactly should you approach this? This quick guide will give you the data you'll need to make a Centaur for your D&D 5egame.
Players who make Centaurs will enjoy Ability Score bonuses assigned to Strength and Wisdom, making them perfect for roles that rely on muscle and gathering information based on insight. Centaurs also enjoy the following traits:
Centaurs are commonly depicted as denizens and guardians of forests and wildlife, making them ideal protectors and vanguards of their tribes and the Fey. They can possess just enough strength to wrestle with the mightiest of intruders and with a dash of wisdom to know how to deal with various threats.
Flavor-wise, Centaurs find themselves attuned and attracted to roles and positions that tap into their love for exploration and nature. As such, here are some of the most ideal Classes for players who want to make a Centaur for their adventure:
The Centaur’s love for the forests and wildlife make them extremely knowledgeable about the wild and how to navigate its various threats. Moreover, their intimate relationship with nature makes them very inclined to take on roles devoted to spirituality and honing their knowledge on the natural arts. Despite the burly appearance, Centaurs may also grow to be wise and extremely intelligent creatures, often possessing knowledge that other studious folk would need years to practice and learn.
Players interested in making a Centaur may be interested in trying out these character background options for their adventure: