Lightfoot Guide 5e

Published on April 25, 2022, Last modified on May 16th, 2022

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What is this guide?

This guide is meant to give you an idea of whether or not the lightfoot will be right for your 5e character build.

The color code below has been implemented to help you identify, at a glance, how good that option will be for your lightfoot. This color coding isn’t a hard and fast rule; there are plenty of sub-optimized options out there that will be viable to your party and will be fun to play.

  • Black is a trait shared by many races and or will not impact the effectiveness of your character build
  • Red isn’t going to contribute to the effectiveness of your character build at all
  • Orange is an OK option
  • Green is a good option
  • Blue is a great option, you should strongly consider this option for your character
  • Sky Blue is an amazing option. If you do not take this option your character would not be optimized

Tasha's Cauldron of Everything Update

Tasha's Cauldron of Everything has added the "Customizing Your Origin" option that may affect the ability score increases, languages, and proficiencies in this guide. To read more about this, visit our D&D Race Guide.

Ability Score Increase: +1 CHA makes this a reasonable choice for CHA based casters, especially if they will be using the +2 DEX for more than light armor.

Naturally Stealthy: Using your party or other creatures for cover opens up amazing opportunities for bonus action hiders like Rogues.

What are Lightfoot in 5e?

Source: Player's Handbook

Which 5e Classes Work With Lightfoot?

Sources Used in This Guide

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