August 23, 2021 10 min read
The Githare an ancestry formerly enslaved by the Illithids which are, after their freedom, divided into two kinds: the strong and agile githyanki and the wise and intelligent githzerai. Players of Dungeons & Dragons 5einterested in ancestry with a rich and conflicted history can find a compelling character in the form of the Gith. If your Dungeon Master has room for a Gith, your character’s racial history and your upbringing within a community of untrusting and wary people can make for interesting interactions with your fellow characters.
This quick guide will help you make a skillful githyanki or a cunning githzerai. Moreover, we’ll share enough of Gith culture and history for you to have a grasp of just how different Gith are from other ancestries in D&D 5e.
Players who choose to be Gith have the option to be part of the warrior-like Githyanki or the more philosophical Githzerai.
As Githyanki, players can take on the role of legendary warriors that are known to plunder world after world with their red dragons and astral vessels. They have these qualities:
As Githzerai, players can be more systematic and logical compared to their Githyanki counterparts. Most Githzerai focus their efforts learning the mystic arts, giving them these qualities: