Inheritor 5E Background

Today we have in store another interesting background to say the least not really so much in terms of its execution but in terms of its customizability. There are a handful of backgrounds that are incredibly customizable and the inheritor which we are talking about today is certainly one of them. The inheritor background is found under the sword coast adventurer’s guide which is an older book. So, i’m assuming most people have access to it and if you don’t i’d consider it worth getting it didn’t really add too too much in the way of min maxin optimization but it did go a long way in terms of adding flavor and a couple other options to the game. Now let’s take a quick look at it’s description and other informational aspects. But before we check its details we have a quick announcement here if you haven’t checked our official dnd backgrounds yet we highly recommend you to check them once because you must be update yourself with the latest information.


As an inheritor 5e you’re a heir for being something of a great value-but for not a mere coin or wealth, but of course an object which has been entrusted for you and you also be alone. Probably, your inheritance might have been come directly for you from any of the member of your family, by simply right of birth, or else it have left for you by a friend, a mentor, a teacher, or someone else important in your personal life.

The revelation of your inheritance which has been changed your life and it might have been set you on a path for adventure, but it could have also been come with many types of dangers, which includes those whoever covet your gift and also would like to take it from you- by utilizing its force, if need be.

  • Skill Proficiencies: Survival, plus one from among Arcana, History, and Religion
  • Tool Proficiencies: Your choice of a gaming set or a musical instrument
  • Languages: Any one of your choice
  • Equipment: Your inheritance, a set of traveler’s clothes, the tool you choose for this background’s tool proficiency, and a pouch containing 15 gp

Feature: Inheritance

You can simply select or else randomly reconcile your inheritance via among any of its possibilities which has shown below table. You must work with your DM to come with some details. The main question is Why is your inheritance so important, and what is its full story? You might have been preferred for the DM for being invent these kind of details being a part of the game, also allowing you for learning much more about your inheritance like what your character does.

Actually, the DM is free for using your inheritance like a story hook, also sending you on the quests for being learn more about its history or else true nature, or even confronting you by the foes those whoever want to claim it for themselves or it might be prevent you from your learning procedure of whatever you seek. Although, the dungeon master can also determine the properties of your inheritance and even how they figure out into the item’s history and also its importance.

D8Object or Item
1A document such as a map, a letter, or a journal
2-3A trinket
4An article of clothing
5A piece of jewelry
6An arcane book or formulary
7A written story, song, poem, or secret
8A tattoo or other body marking

For an example, the object might not be a major, that could be a minor magic item, or else one that begins by a modest ability and also enhances in the potency with a passage of time. Or else, the original nature of your inheritance may not be apparent at the first and also it has revealed only whenever some of the certain conditions are met.

Whenever you have begun your adventuring career, and also you can decide either to tell your companions regarding your inheritance right away. Rather than being attracting attention for yourself, you might wanted to be keep your inheritance a secret until you do learn more about what it means to you and what it can do for you.

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Suggested Characteristics Of D&D Inheritor Background

For this inheritor background 5e suggested Characteristics you can use the folk hero background tables also, like the basis of your traits and also the motivations, by modifying the entries whenever it is appropriate to suit your identity.

Personality Traits

D8Personality Traits
1I judge people by their actions, not their words.
2If someone is in trouble, I’m always ready to lend help.
3When I set my mind to something, I follow through no matter what gets in my way.
4I have a strong sense of fair play and always try to find the most equitable solution to arguments.
5I’m confident in my own abilities and do what I can to instill confidence in others.
6Thinking is for other people. I prefer action.
7I misuse long words in an attempt to sound smarter.
8I get bored easily. When am I going to get on with my destiny?


1Respect: People deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. (Good)
2Fairness: No one should get preferential treatment before the law, and no one is above the law. (Lawful)
3Freedom: Tyrants must not be allowed to oppress the people. (Chaotic)
4Might: If I become strong, I can take what I want—what I deserve. (Evil)
5Sincerity: There’s no good in pretending to be something I’m not. (Neutral)
6Destiny: Nothing and no one can steer me away from my higher calling. (Any)


1I have a family, but I have no idea where they are. One day, I hope to see them again.
2I worked the land, I love the land, and I will protect the land.
3A proud noble once gave me a horrible beating, and I will take my revenge on any bully I encounter.
4My tools are symbols of my past life, and I carry them so that I will never forget my roots.
5I protect those who cannot protect themselves.
6I wish my childhood sweetheart had come with me to pursue my destiny.


1The tyrant who rules my land will stop at nothing to see me killed.
2I’m convinced of the significance of my destiny, and blind to my shortcomings and the risk of failure.
3The people who knew me when I was young know my shameful secret, so I can never go home again.
4I have a weakness for the vices of the city, especially hard drink.
5Secretly, I believe that things would be better if I were a tyrant lording over the land.
6I have trouble trusting in my allies.

Of course your bond might have directly been related to your inheritance, or else to the person from whomever you’ve received it. Your ideal might have been influenced by whatever you know about any of your inheritance, or else by whatever you intended to do with your gift once you could realize what it is capable of.

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