Well, don’t we seem to be getting wild? The Fairy from Wild Beyond the Witchlight is a new race option for this tumultuous circus environment. And what a great player race to have on your side! From incredible acts of Fey trickery to generally stellar moments of revelry, Fairies are going to be hilarious to play with. So, our Fairy 5E Guide will tell you about them.
Fairy 5E Guide
Fairies make up one of the two new races from Wild Beyond the Witchlight. The Fairy race might be one of the most powerful races that has been introduced to Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition. To know exactly why, one might need to dig a little bit deeper into their race.
Fairies are the gateway between the world of the Feywild and common folk from human settlements. Through their brief time interacting with humans, many Fairies have learned Common. Thus they can be potent messengers between the insane world that they inhabit and our own.
They have not forgotten their roots, however. Much like the smaller Pixie and Sprite, the Fairy has nearly infinite energy that they use to carry out fey tricks. This manifests in their insanely potent natural magic, which many fairies use for protection or humiliation.
Fairies tend to slip out of the Feywild to prey on innocent humans commonly, but that doesn’t mean they are cruel by nature. They are mirthful, easy to have fun with, and love a good song or folk tale. But, when they or their friends are in danger, their jests will turn to barbs quickly.
While the Fairy lost some of their magic in the process of becoming playable, that doesn’t mean they didn’t take anything over. The Fairy is a Fey creature, allowing it to dodge the powerful Hold Person and Dominate Person spells. In addition, they are Small – limiting their use of Heavy weaponry – with 30 feet of walking speed.
Ability Score Increases
The Fairy has very flexible ability score increases; +2 in one stat and +1 in another, or three +1 stat boosts across three different statistics. This allows for insanely flexible builds, from Wizards and Sorcerers to Fighters and Rogues. Just make sure that +2 lands on an Attribute that makes you build shine!
Fairy Magic is a traditional scaling magic racial trait. It starts with Druidcraft, then gains Faerie Fire at level 3. Finally, you get Enlarge/Reduce at level 5. This spell list is fun, but not insanely helpful in every situation. However, you get free casts of them, and actually learn them if you have a spell list. That can be handy as you trample your way through the Witchlight! Surely some fancy magic will catch the imagination of passersby.
Finally, you get a Fly speed. In order to have this fly speed, you can’t be in medium or heavy armor, and the flight is equal to your walking speed. Still, this is fantastic! You become effectively immune to melee damage, and can place yourself in the perfect position to ignore cover. This is insanely handy, but you are slower than an Aarakocra; the other flying race. You might not be breaking the sound barrier, but boy will you keep yourself safe. Perfect for any class with ranged capabilities, and especially good for casters and Warlocks alike.
Wrapping Up The Fairy 5E Race
The Fairy race is actually incredibly strong! Try it out the next time you want Flight early on in your career. That being said, the Harengon shouldn’t be ignored! Check them out too, if you want some fey spirit in your campaign.