August 23, 2021 11 min read
Genasilet players become the children of genies and mortals, making them capable of exploring the Elemental Planes where ordinary mortals would perish. In Dungeons & Dragons 5e, Genasi are the most prominent “planetouched” ancestries in the Forgotten Realmscampaign setting, alongside the Tiefling and Aasimar. Players who make a Genasi become attuned to one of the four elements, giving them unique perks and interesting storylines.
If you’re interested in dabbling in the powers of genies, you can read this quick guide to make yourself a Genasi for your D&D 5ecampaign.
Players who choose to be Genasi can come from one of the four Elemental Planes, all of which grants different abilities depending on their choice.
As Air Genasi, players descend from Djinn and, like their ancestors, inherit their aloof and moody personalities. They have light blue eyes, hair, and skin. They speak with breathy voices that have faint echoes, with some growing crystals from their scalps or weird patterns in their flesh. They gain these traits:
As Earth Genasi, players descend from the Dao and inherit their cunning. They appreciate solid power and superior strength and often think about decisions very carefully and considering everything. They often have bits of dust that fall off their body or even seem polished and shiny as gemstones or maybe have smooth metallic skin. Others have fissures that emit faint light or even embedded crystals. They gain these traits:
As Fire Genasi, players descend from the efreet - taking along their volatile mood, making them snappy and impatient. They are extremely hot, as though they’re burning inside, as reflected by their ash-gray, coal-black, or flaming-red skin tones. Some have fiery red hair which glows when they feel extreme and others even have fire instead of hair. They gain these traits:
As Water Genasi, players take pride in their independence and love to wander freely like the ocean and the seas. Most Water Genasi look as though they’re freshly bathed, smelling of clean water or fresh rain. They have large eyes, as well as green and blue skin. Their hair seems as though it floats freely, like underwater. They gain these traits: