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Of all the plane-touched, none precipitate as much fascination - or as much fear - as tieflings. Whereas aasimar are obviously touched by a celestial spark, and genasi have the potency of the elements running through their veins, tieflings are enshrouded with the mysteries of an unnamed heritage.

Obviously human and "something-else" crossbreeds, the "something-else" in the tieflings case is usually assumed to be lower-planar. That stigma follows all tieflings through their lives. Loners by nature, they make their own paths out of necessity; no tiefling culture exists to aid the outcasts, since no two tieflings are alike. As distinctive from humans as they are from each other, tieflings tend to be wary and distrustful due to the reactions they come to expect from others. Tieflings take care of themselves, for they learn early that no one will take care of them.

But rather than withdraw into individual hermitages, tieflings challenge the multiverse with everything in their independent spirits. Determined to create their own fates, they dare things others might not even dream of and defy anything that stands in their way.

Racial Traits

  • +2 Dexterity, +2 Intelligence
  • Cold, Electricity, and Fire resistance 5
  • Darkvision: Tieflings can see in the dark up to 60 feet. Darkvision is black and white only, but it is otherwise like normal sight, and tieflings function just fine wtih no light at all.
  • Skill Affinity: A tiefling receives a +2 racial bonus to the Bluff and Hide skills.
  • Darkness: Tieflings can use darkness once per day.
  • Level Adjustment +1

NOTE: By default, a Tiefling is only allowed one single trait. Characters with more than one trait from the below table without the 'Bloodline' feat will be asked to remove any excess traits. Characters with the 'Bloodline' feat gain an additional trait, and characters with the 'Outsider Wings' feat may have two traits in addition to their wings, for a total of three traits including wings. Information written in your character's description box should adhere to these guidelines. Unless approved by a DM you cannot select other traits from those listed below.

Tiefling Appearance Choices
Small horns on forehead Small feathers rather than hair on 10-100% of body Small horns on temples
Single horn on forehead Green-tinted skin Long, thin face
Fangs Blue-tinted skin All teeth are pointed
Forked tongue Red-tinted skin Pointed ears
Fanlike ears Ashy odour surrounds body Extremely long nose
Very small (almost unnoticeable) nose Sulphurous odour surrounds body Extremely long eyelashes
Red eyes Rotting odour surrounds body Black eyes (no whites)
Feline eyes Skin exudes ashy grit Extremely deep-set eyes
Green hair Body casts no shadow Blue hair
Multicoloured hair Body has no reflection in mirror Six fingers (including thumb)
Three fingers (including thumb) Prolonged touch withers normal plants Arms six inches longer than normal
Legs six inches longer than normal Fingers are claws Horselike legs -- Requires Bloodlines feat.
Goatlike legs -- Requires Bloodlines feat. Odd skin that is hard to the touch Goatlike hooves
Long, thin tail Scaly skin Horselike tail
Monkey Feet Leathery skin Spiny ridge on back
Spiny ridges all over body Hairless body Body covered in short fur or long hair

Example Tiefling Art from the Sourcebooks