August 27, 2021 9 min read
Author: Rhenn Anthony Taguiam
Goliathsare proud mounter dwellers, using their attunement to the cold winds and hard rocks to build their fortitude and physical prowess. They see their lives as an effort to make their tribes proud of their achievements and they see everything as a challenge. Goliaths aren’t always first choices in terms of character ancestries, but they can make for very compelling and interesting characters. Your Goliath can give a renewed sense of adventure to your Dungeons & Dragons 5ecampaign.
This quick guide will give you everything you need to make a proud Goliath that can stand tall amidst any challenge and obstacle.
Goliaths pride in their size and health, often ending up becoming hardened warriors and experienced fighters. Thanks to their Strength and Constitution, they become excellent protectors and defenders of their tribes and even their respective teams. Moreover, they have endurance like no other, enabling them to outlast even their enemies in battle.
Thanks to their size and stature, Goliaths become easily perfect for roles that require a lot of muscle. They can become vicious and battle-hardened Barbarians or Fighters, nimble and strong Monks, stalwart Paladins, or even punchy Sorcerers. Given their Strength, it’s normal for Goliaths to be typecasted into roles that fight Tanks or Melee DPS, but this doesn’t mean they can’t be versatile in battle. Here are some of the best Classes for Goliaths and how to maximize their perks and traits:
Due to the Goliath’s sheer size, it’s reasonable for people to assume that they’re soldiers, warriors, or mercenaries for hire. However, despite these assumptions, Players who want to roll a Goliath may want to expand their character’s background beyond having a penchant for fighting. In fact, Players who want to follow this route may even try to take a spin with their Goliath’s connections with mercenary groups or people they fight with - as they might like fighting, but they may even have a reason to do so. Are they doing this for the money? Are they seeking new experiences? Or perhaps are they doing this for the glory of their tribe?