Sage Background D&D 5E

Hello adventurers! to day from this article we are going to be talking about sage. This is found in the player’s handbook and is pretty good overall at least relative to a lot of the other player’s handbook. It is replaced by one of the ravnican backgrounds but we’ll get into that one a little bit later on in this dnd backgrounds 5e series here. By the way if you haven’t checked out our other backgrounds yet and you’d like to check all out then please do visit the home page. In any case let’s dive into the sage by first checking out its description.


As per so many dnd 5e backgrounds you’ve learned so many aspects as a Sage Background 5E by spending so many years in learning the lore of the multiverse. Al though, you’ve scoured manuscripts, studied scrolls, and also listened to the greatest experts on the subjects which interest you. Of course your efforts can be made you a master in your fields of the study.

  • Skill Proficiencies: Arcana, History
  • Tool Proficiencies: None
  • Languages: Two of your choice
  • Equipment: A bottle of black ink, a quill, a small knife, a letter from a dead colleague posing a question you have not yet been able to answer, a set of common clothes, and a belt pouch containing 10 gp

From this link you can read knight of the order 5e background.

Feature: Specialty

To actually determine the nature of your scholarly training, roll a d8 or else chose from the options in below mentioned table.

3Discredited academic
7Wizard's apprentice

Suggested Characteristics

The Sage Background in DnD 5E  are defined by their extensive studies, and also their features would reflect such  life of study.  So devoted to scholarly pursuits, a sage always values knowledge highly-sometimes it its own right, sometimes as a means toward other ideals.

You can check all of Sage Background D&D 5E characteristics in the below mentioned tables.

Personality Traits

D8Personality Traits
1I use polysyllabic words that convey the impression of great erudition.
2I've read every book in the world's greatest libraries – or I like to boast that I have.
3I'm used to helping out those who aren't as smart as I am, and I patiently explain anything and everything to others.
4There's nothing I like more than a good mystery.
5I'm willing to listen to every side of an argument before I make my own judgment.
6I… speak… slowly… when talking… to idiots,… which… almost… everyone… is… compared… to me.
7I am horribly, horribly awkward in social situations.
8I'm convinced that people are always trying to steal my secrets.


1Knowledge. The path to power and self-improvement is through knowledge. (Neutral)
2Beauty. What is beautiful points us beyond itself toward what is true. (Good)
3Logic. Emotions must not cloud our logical thinking. (Lawful)
4No Limits. Nothing should fetter the infinite possibility inherent in all existence. (Chaotic)
5Power. Knowledge is the path to power and domination. (Evil)
6Self-Improvement. The goal of a life of study is the betterment of oneself. (Any)


1It is my duty to protect my students.
2I have an ancient text that holds terrible secrets that must not fall into the wrong hands.
3I work to preserve a library, university, scriptorium, or monastery.
4My life's work is a series of tomes related to a specific field of lore.
5I've been searching my whole life for the answer to a certain question.
6I sold my soul for knowledge. I hope to do great deeds and win it back.


1I am easily distracted by the promise of information.
2Most people scream and run when they see a demon. I stop and take notes on its anatomy.
3Unlocking an ancient mystery is worth the price of a civilization.
4I overlook obvious solutions in favor of complicated ones.
5I speak without really thinking through my words, invariably insulting others.
6I can't keep a secret to save my life, or anyone else's.

Feature: Researcher

At any time you can learn or recall a piece of lore so whenever you attempt to do this and if you do not know that specific information and then you often know where and even from whom you can obtain it. Normally, this type of information comes from the library, scriptorium, university or even a sage or any other learned person or creature.

Probably, your DM might rule that the knowledge which you’ve seek has secreted away in an almost inaccessible place, or of course it can not be found. So unearthing the deepest secrets of multiverse able to require either an adventure or even a whole campaign.

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