Warforged Names | Examples and Naming Conventions for 5E

warforged names 5e

A soul is built directly into the body. Sometimes, quite literally. Warforged are partially robotic creatures, built to fight in Eberron: Rising from the Last War. Not quite sentient, not quite construct. Warforged exist in nearly any vaguely humanoid shape. Often built from wood and steel, Warforged are given a hinged jaw and crystal eyes. Their design is likely based on what purpose they were designed for in the last war. As one wanders Eberron, it can either take the name that was given to it, or adapt a new one. If you wish to know what your Warforged is more likely to do, check out this Warforged Names guide!

Warforged Names 5E Guide

Warforged are deeply driven, extremely strange creatures. Given their status as constructed beings, many didn’t get a designation. Other warforged lived with a designation that did not mean anything at all. That means a Warforged changes their name almost entirely based on the people and places it’s around. Please, think of your background for your Warforged before selecting a name. Their existence is a huge part of them.

How Do You Name Warforged?

Originally, Warforged had little more than a weapon and orders to kill. They were soldiers, existing to serve and battle. They were encouraged to focus entirely on the reason they were built, and punished if they deviated.

Now, with Warforged officially considered living entities, they still have trouble fully adapting to society. Barred from expressing emotions, they tend to just stick to a single purpose and go with it. As Warforged grow and mature around others, they start expressing themselves and exploring their personalities more and more. They can even find a new religion, or practice magic.

Warforged have trouble committing to standard relationships. It is impossible for them to start a family. However, if they acquire a gender identity or a specific design for their bodies that they prefer, they can have an Artificer adapt them. That lets them better fit into whatever society they wander to.

Warforged can also be identifiable by their quirks. Some have horrid design problems from their time at war; a Warforged made as a tactician, for example, might have trouble not identifying exit plans. Or a Warforged made as an arcane bombardier might see the first solution to problems as “explode it.”

See Also: Tabaxi Names Guide

Do Warforged Pick Their Names?

At the time of their creation, Warforged were typically given numbers instead of names. This represents the view that they were little more than tools of war, at least at first. Over time, the Warforged earned their freedom. With that freedom comes the ability to choose their own name. Other warforged might retain a name that they were given by their creator.

Examples of Warforged Names

Originally, Warforged had only a number to better organize them for war. Now that they are free, they tend to adopt names from friends, nearby objects, signposts, religions… Anything that they find suits their needs.

Warforged Names

  • Ash
  • Bastion
  • Bow
  • Crunch
  • Cudgel
  • Cutlass
  • Dagger
  • Deadbolt
  • Deadman
  • Dent
  • Ding
  • Five
  • Glaive
  • Harvester
  • Iron
  • Mace
  • Oak
  • Pants
  • Pillar
  • Pit
  • Rod
  • Scout
  • Slash
  • Spade
  • Smith
  • Stab
  • Strong
  • Temple
  • Vault
  • Whizzer

Concluding Our Warforged Names Guide

That’s it for our Warforged Names guide! Warforged are one of the best options for any class, because they’re so versatile and unique! I highly suggest trying one out, if your DM allows you to! They are a great fit in any Eberron game but also can make sense in a range of settings like Exandria, Faerun, or Dragonlance.

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