DnD 5E Investigator Background

From this article we deeply discuss about the latest DnD 5E Investigator Background. If you have missed in checking out our other previous backgrounds then here is our full page which contains all the official ones so let’s move on to it and check them once. Now let us start our today’s topic by starting with its description.


Still there are many those who are primarily blind to what is going on their surroundings. But you are not one of them. It is introduced in Van Richten’s Guide to Ravenloft, all the investigators are those more interested enough about the world for never ever accept a simple answer.

Of course they do dig deeper, and also they wish to pursue their goals until the law and of course those around of them shall accept it. However, all of these could be some of the most dangerous adventurers are alive, or even the more useful. You can find all the details about how to make your investigator pop in this dnd 5e investigator background guide.

Investigator 5E Background for Ravenloft

All the investigators are concerned with the mysteries in the world. No matter whether all of those mysteries infest in their personal lives, or else are simply around them, is a part of history.

Basically, this background has been designed around the small list of good skills and also they are getting some strong tool proficiencies.


Here you can gain two skills from the given list: Insight, Investigation, or Perception. We strognly recommend that you take Perception all the time, after that take Insight or Investigation depending on if you plan on talking (Insight) or looking (Investigation) more frequently.

Being this background trait, you are always proficient with the Disguise Kit and Thieves Tools. Of course the Disguise Kits are more fun but they are not horrifically useful. The thieve’s tools are by a large margin the most useful toolkit in the game.

You do start with the magnifying glass, a trinket from a case, a set of common clothes, and 10 gold.

So overall, very much strongest proficiencies and a flexible amount of money. We can say this is one of the best backgrounds! you shall not feel as you’re not strong just because you’re taking this.

Feature: Official Inquiry

You can get the access to either a particular place or an individual if you’re investigating them as a part of crime. But those who are not involved within an investigation get out of your way or even help you out. The authority either loves or hates you.

Probably, this is more helpful if your DM may allow you to quickly change whatever the case you may investigate. But if, for an instance, you shall get a message from a mayor about the serial killer, of course you can even start investigating it quickly and negate some dice rolls by just… getting the access to a specific location.

Anyhow, if a DM puts obstacles in any way of changing your case, then this shall be a bit annoying to use effectively in a particular campaign around a crime that your character is looking for.

First Case

All the Investigators have had their start somewhere. Of course you might be still investigating your first case, or else it is far more behind of your career. So, either way, this table may spark some of the inspiration concerning your characters’ curious nature. Or else, you could be just select one straight-up; these are some great sounding cases mentioned below!

d8First Case Options
1A friend was wrongfully accused of murder. You tracked down the actual killer, proving your friend’s innocence and starting your career as a detective.
2You’re told you went missing for weeks. When you were found, you had no memory of being gone. Now you search to discover what happened to you.
3You helped a spirit find peace by finding its missing corpse. Ever since, other spectral clients have sought you out to help them find rest.
4You revealed that the monsters terrorizing your home were illusions created by a cruel mage. The magic-user escaped, but you’ve continued to uncover magical hoaxes.
5You were wrongfully accused and convicted of a crime. You managed to escape and seek to help others avoid the experience you suffered, even while still being pursued by the law.
6You survived the destructive use of a magic device that wiped out your home. Members of a secret organization found you. You now work with them, tracking down dangerous supernatural phenomena and preventing them from doing harm.
7You found evidence of a conspiracy underpinning society. You tried to expose this mysterious cabal, but no one believed you. You’re still trying to prove what you know is true.
8You got a job with an agency that investigates crimes that local law enforcement can’t solve. You often wonder which you value more, the truth or your pay.

Suggested Characteristics

There are no suggested characteristics available for this Investigator background. Anyway, there some particular traits an Investigator should be consider like they make their character. The queries are as follows:

  • How has your curious lifestyle changed you?
  • Do you look for every lie that a person tells you?
  • Do you glance around a room to look for it’s secrets whenever you can?
  • Are you telling people about contradictions in their speech while sipping a martini?
  • How have your ideals changed with constant travel and secret-delving?
  • Do you no longer value promises as much, if they inhibit the search for the truth?
  • Do you value the truth more than your well-being?
  • More than the well-being of someone else?
  • Investigator work brings a lot of clients. Do you care about any of them?
  • How about any of the criminals that you’ve caught?
  • Do you feel any empathy for the people that you put behind bars?
  • How about for any of the authority figures that may have helped you out?
  • Or even the ones that have the gall to step in your way?
  • What has your history of searching and seeking done to your mind?
  • Do you have a nervous tick whenever someone directly addresses you?
  • Have you developed a drug habit to cope with the constant pressure put on you by your clients?
  • Do you never fully build a trusting relationship because anyone could be stabbing you in the back?

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