Halfling 5e

Published on November 30, 2020, Last modified on May 5th, 2022

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Artificer: Nothing here for an Artificer.

Barbarian: The +2 to DEX and +1 to CON provided by the Stout Halfling may make enough of a case to use it for a Barbarian build. Lucky doesn't hurt either.

Bard: +1 to CHA and +2 to DEX is an attractive array for Bards. The rest of the racial abilities, whether you choose MoH or Lightfoot are icing on the cake.

Cleric: +2 DEX and +1 WIS is a solid start for light armor Clerics.

Druid: +2 DEX and +1 WIS is a solid start for Druids.

Fighter: +2 DEX and +1 CON, is a great start for a DEX based Fighter build. Lucky is particularly helpful because of all the attack rolls you will be making.

Monk: +2 DEX and +1 WIS is the ideal starting array for Monks. Lucky will help you as much as Fighters because of all the melee attacks you'll be making and Halfling Nimbless will allow you to move freely around the battlefield.

Paladin: Paladins really want to be focusing more on STR, CON, and CHA more than the Halflings ASIs provide.

Ranger: +2 DEX and +1 WIS is the ideal starting array for Rangers. Lucky will help you with your attacks and you can ride your beast master companion into battle as long as it's a medium creature or larger.

Rogue: +2 DEX is exactly what Rogues are looking for. Halfling nimbleness will help you move around the battlefield and Lucky will help make sure you don't crit fail on your Sneak Attacks. +2 DEX and +1 WIS is the ideal starting array for Monks. Lucky will help you as much as Fighters because of all the melee attacks you'll be making.

Sorcerer: Only a +1 to CHA will make Halflings a tough choice for Sorcerers.

Warlock: Only a +1 to CHA will make Halflings a tough choice for Warlocks.

Wizard: No INT for Wizards.

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