Because they are descended from evil outsiders, those who know of their ancestry immediately considers most tieflings evil and untrustworthy. Not all tieflings are evil or untrustworthy, but enough are that the prejudice tends to cling. Some tieflings have a minor physical trait suggesting their heritage, such as pointed teeth, red eyes, small horns, the odor of brimstone, cloven feet, or just an unnatural aura of wrongness. Those descended from an infernal minion of a Faerûnian deity often carry a birthmark of the deity’s holy symbol or another trait related to that evil faith.


Tieflings are most common in Mulhorand because the Mulhorandi deities sometimes beget offspring with mortals. They are also found in Unther and Thay, lands with long, dark traditions of infernal dealings.

Racial Traits

  • +2 Dexterity, +2 Intelligence, -2 Charisma. Tieflings are gifted with heightened reflexes and cunning, but tend to disturb people with whom they interact.
  • Medium size. As Medium creatures, tiefling have no special bonuses or penalties due to their size.
  • Tiefling base land speed is 30 feet.
  • Resistance to cold 5, fire 5, and electricity 5.
  • Darkness (Sp): Tiefling can use darkness once per day as cast by a sorcerer of their character level.
  • Tiefling have a +2 racial bonus on Spot and Listen checks.
  • Darkvision: Tiefling can see in the dark up to 60 feet. Darkvision is black and white only, but it is otherwise like normal sight, and tiefling can function just fine with no light at all.
  • +2 racial bonus on Bluff and Hide checks.
  • Planetouched: Planetouched are humanoids (not outsiders) with the planetouched subtype. They are susceptible to spells and effects that specifically target both humanoids and outsiders. Charm person works against them, and so does banishment. This trait replaces the outsider entry in each planetouched description.
  • Favored Class: Rogue. A multiclass tiefling’s rogue class does not count when determining whether she takes an experience point penalty for multiclassing.

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