Vital Statistics
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The tables in this section extend the information about generating starting and maximum age, height, and weight for player characters (presented in chapter 6 of the Player’s Handbook) to include all of the races detailed here.

Age

You can choose or randomly generate your character’s age. If you choose it, it must be at least the minimum age for the character’s race and class (see the table below). Your character’s minimum starting age is the adulthood age of his or her race plus the number of dice indicated in the entry corresponding to the character’s race and class on the table.

Alternatively, refer to this table and roll dice to determine how old your character is:

Random Starting Ages

Race Adulthood Barbarian
Rogue
Sorcerer
Bard
Fighter
Paladin
Ranger
Cleric
Druid
Monk
Wizard
Human 15 years +1d4 +1d6 +2d6
Dwarf (any) 40 years +3d6 +5d6 +7d6
Elf (any) 110 years +4d6 +6d6 +10d6
Gnome, deep 20 years +4d6 +6d6 +9d6
Gnome, rock 40 years +4d6 +6d6 +9d6
Half-elf 20 years +1d6 +2d6 +3d6
Half-orc 14 years +1d4 +1d6 +2d6
Halfling 20 years +2d4 +3d6 +4d6
Planetouched (any) 15 years +1d6 +1d8 +2d8

With age, a character’s physical ability scores decrease and his or her mental ability scores increase (see the table below). The effects of each aging step are cumulative. However, none of a character’s ability scores can be reduced below 1 in this way.

When a character reaches venerable age, secretly roll his or her maximum age, which is the number from the Venerable column on the table below plus the result of the dice roll indicated on the Maximum Age column on that table, and record the result, which the player does not know. A character who reaches his or her maximum age dies of old age at some time during the following year.

The maximum ages are for player characters. Most people in the world at large die from pestilence, accidents, infections, or violence before getting to venerable age.

Aging Effects

Race Middle Age1 Old2 Venerable3 Maximum Age
Human 35 years 53 years 70 years +2d20 years
Dwarf (any) 125 years 188 years 250 years +2d% years
Elf, sun 210 years 315 years 420 years +6d% years
Elf, other 175 years 263 years 350 years +4d% years
Gnome, deep 80 years 120 years 160 years +2d% years
Gnome, rock 100 years 150 years 200 years +3d% years
Half-elf 62 years 93 years 125 years +3d20 years
Half-orc 30 years 45 years 60 years +2d10 years
Halfling 50 years 75 years 100 years +5d20 years
Planetouched (any) 45 years 68 years 90 years +3d20 years

Height and Weight

The dice roll given in the Height Modifier column determines the character’s extra height beyond the base height. That same number multiplied by the dice roll or quantity given in the Weight Modifier column determines the character’s extra weight beyond the base weight.

Random Height and Weight

Race Base Height
Male
Base Height
Female
Base Height
Modifier
Base Weight
Male
Base Weight
Female
Base Weight
Modifier
Human, Calishite4 4' 9" 4' 4" +2d10 115 lb. 80 lb. x (2d4) lb.
Human, Chondathan5 5' 0" 4' 7" +3d6 120 lb. 85 lb. x (2d4) lb.
Human, Damaran6 4' 10" 4' 5" +2d10 120 lb. 85 lb. x (2d4) lb.
Human, Illuskan7 5' 2" 4' 9" +2d8 140 lb. 105 lb. x (2d4) lb.
Human, Mulan8 4' 11" 4' 6" +2d10 120 lb. 85 lb. x (2d4) lb.
Human, Rashemi9 4' 10" 4' 5" +2d8 130 lb. 95 lb. x (2d4) lb.
Human, Tethyrian10 4' 10" 4' 5" +2d10 125 lb. 90 lb. x (2d4) lb.
Dwarf, gold 3' 9" 3' 7" +2d4 130 lb. 100 lb. x (2d6) lb.
Dwarf, gray 3' 9" 3' 7" +2d4 110 lb. 80 lb. x (2d4) lb.
Dwarf, shield 4' 2" 4' 0" +2d4 145 lb. 110 lb. x (2d6) lb.
Elf, drow 4' 5" 4' 5" +2d6 85 lb. 80 lb. x (1d6) lb.
Elf, moon 4' 10" 4' 5" +2d10 90 lb. 70 lb. x (2d4) lb.
Elf, sun 4' 10" 4' 5" +2d10 90 lb. 70 lb. x (2d4) lb.
Elf, wild 4' 10" 4' 5" +2d10 100 lb. 80 lb. x (2d4) lb.
Elf, wood 4' 10" 4' 5" +2d10 100 lb. 80 lb. x (2d4) lb.
Gnome, deep 2' 10" 2' 8" +2d4 40 lb. 35 lb. x 1 lb.
Gnome, rock 3' 0" 2' 10" +2d4 40 lb. 35 lb. x 1 lb.
Half-elf, drow 4' 7" 4' 5" +2d8 100 lb. 80 lb. x (2d4) lb.
Half-elf, other 4' 10" 4' 5" +2d10 110 lb. 80 lb. x (2d4) lb.
Half-orc 4' 10" 4' 5" +2d12 150 lb. 110 lb. x (2d6) lb.
Halfling 2' 8" 2' 6" +2d4 30 lb. 25 lb. x 1 lb.
Planetouched, aasimar 4' 10" 4' 5" +2d10 120 lb. 85 lb. x (2d4) lb.
Planetouched, air genasi 4' 10" 4' 5" +2d10 120 lb. 85 lb. x (1d6) lb.
Planetouched, earth genasi 4' 10" 4' 5" +2d10 120 lb. 85 lb. x (2d6) lb.
Planetouched, fire genasi 4' 10" 4' 5" +2d12 120 lb. 85 lb. x (2d4) lb.
Planetouched, tiefling 4' 10" 4' 5" +2d10 120 lb. 85 lb. x (2d4) lb.
Planetouched, water genasi 4' 10" 4' 5" +2d8 120 lb. 85 lb. x (2d4) lb.
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