DnD 5E Boros Legionnaire Background

From this blog post we are going to discuss about the boros legionnaire background 5e which is found in the guild masters’ guide to ravnica(ggr). Commonly the GGR backgrounds were met with a decent amount of controversy just because they do extend the spell list. I don’t think it’s too big of a deal personally. However some dm’s i’ve spoken with had got a little bit upset about it but i don’t know it’s upto the DM i guess. But for the most part i don’t see too too much of an issue with them. Before we start this current topic we would like to share with you our official page where all the dnd backgrounds explained anyway if you would like to you can go now or you can go there after quickly move on to the description below.


Being a member of the Boros Legion, and your life has been devoted for the services of angels and even consecrated for the work of establishing justice and peace on the streets of Ravnica too. Probably, you might have been a true believer and inspired by an example of some angels, those are moved by the plight of the downtrodden, and of course it has been devoted for the cause of justice. Or else you can be a cynic in some of the ranks, probably because of you reluctantly followed in footsteps of a Boros parent, succumbed either to a persuasion of a charismatic recruiter’s lofty promises, or were drawn in by the prospect of a life of an action.

  • Skill Proficiencies: Athletics, Intimidation
  • Tool Proficiencies: One type of gaming set
  • Language Proficiencies: Choose one of Celestial, Draconic, Goblin, or Minotaur
  • Equipment: A Boros insignia, a feather from an angel’s wing, a tattered piece of a Boros banner (a souvenir from a famous battle), a set of common clothes, and a belt pouch containing 2gp (Boros-minted 1-zino coins)

Feature: Boros Guild Spells

Prerequisite: Spellcasting or Pact Magic class feature

For your sake, the spells on the Boros Guild Spells table are included for the spell list of your spellcasting class (any way, if you are a multiclass character with the multiple spell lists and these spells are added to all of them.)

Spell LevelSpells
CantripFirebolt, Sacred Flame
1stGuiding Bolt, Heroism
2ndAid, Scorching Ray
3rdBeacon of Hope, Blinding Smite
4thDeath Ward, Wall of Fire

Al though, your magic often features the dramatic bursts of flame or the radiance. Whenever you cast some of the beneficial spells upon your allies, they shall appear momentarily surrounded with the halos of bright fire.

Suggested Characteristics

Here the Boros Legion is a zealous army and full of righteous energy tempered with the military discipline. Its the members of share that it is leadership’s devotion to the ideals of justice, or else they are find satisfaction in a more warfare-oriented aspects of the legion’s work.

Personality Trait

d8Personality Trait
1I approach every task with the same high degree of military precision.
2I am always the first into the fray.
3I bear any injury or indignity with stoic discipline.
4My righteous wrath is easily inflamed by the slightest iniquity.
5My honor is more important to me than my life.
6Dangerous work is best accomplished by an orderly group working with common purpose.
7I treat my weapon, uniform, and insignia with reverence, for they are gifts of the angels.
8I pace when standing and fidget incessantly when forced to sit.


1Guild: My guild is all that really matters. (Any)
2Justice: Achieving justice requires establishing fair, equitable, and compassionate relationships within a community. (Good)
3Protection: It isn't right for innocents to suffer because of the arrogance of the powerful. (Good)
4Solidarity: It is most crucial to act with a single will, marching side by side in perfect accord. (Lawful)
5Order: Society functions only if people do their duty and respect the chain of command. (Lawful)
6Conviction: Anything worth doing is worth doing with your whole heart. (Lawful)


1I would lay down my life for Aurelia and the angels.
2I owe my life to the Boros captain who took me in when I was living on the streets.
3My fellow legionnaires are my family.
4I wield the same Boros weapon my grandparent did, for the honor of our family.
5I ran with the Rakdos in my youth, and I'm striving to atone for my past misdeeds.
6I do what I can to help out the spouse of a comrade who died in battle.


1I act bravely when I'm in a group, but I'm a coward when I'm alone.
2I see everything in clear-cut black and white.
3I'm just a little fascinated by the ways of the Gruul.
4I trust the chain of command more than anything - more even than my closest friends.
5I'm slow to trust members of other guilds.
6I've been known to turn a blind eye to injustice, with the help of a modest bribe.

Feature: Legion Station

As per this feature you do have an established place in a hierarchy of the Boros Legion. Of course you can be a requisition simple equipment for the temporary use, and of course you could gain an access for any Boros garrison in Ravnica, wherever you do can rest in the safety and also receive an attention of medics. Even though, you’re also paid a salary of 1 gp (a Boros-minted 1 zino coin) per week, which (combined with some free lodging in your garrison) enables you for maintaining a poor lifestyle in between the adventures.


Here the ordered structure of a Boros Legion offers an abundant opportunities for making friends – and rivals – in the higher places. You might have been into close with your friends in the other guilds which share the Boros emphasis on order and community, or else bitter enemies among to the guilds which represent chaos and destruction.

You can roll twice on the Boros Contacts table (for an ally and a rival) and once on the Non-Boros Contacts table.

Boros Contacts
1A former comrade in arms was promoted into the prestigious Sunhome Guard.
2One of my parents is a ranking Boros officer.
3A close friend serves abroad the Parhelion II, a flying fortress.
4I had a tangled affair with a Boros garrison captain.
5I have maintained a relationship with one of my instructors at Horizon Military Academy.
6I competed with a fellow student for the attention of a mentor at Horizon Military Academy.
7The person who recruited me into the legion changed the course of my life.
8A Boros angel knows my name.
Non-Boros Contacts
1One of my siblings is an Azorius arrester.
2Roll an additional Boros contract; you can decide if the contact is an ally or a rival.
3I showed mercy to an injured, now-grateful Dimir spy.
4I suspect someone I know is a Golgari assassin, but I can't prove it.
5An adolescent relative ran off to join the Gruul in an act of rebellion and has not yet returned.
6I once befriended an Izzet scientist, and we're still cordial though the relationship ended messily.
7I owe a monetary debt to an Orzhov syndic.
8A Rakdos blood witch seems to enjoy harassing me.
9I tried to recruit a friend who ended up joining the Selesnya.
10I keep running into a particular Simic biomancer, and I enjoy the arguments that inevitably result.

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