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Gnolls were a humanoid race that most closely resemble human-hyena hybrids within Faerûn. They were carnivorous 5e; 4e; 2e; 1e. 5e. 4e. 2e. 1e. 5e; 4e; 3e; 1e Prince of Gnolls, Yeenoghu was the patron of all gnolls, having earlier displaced Gorellik, and commanded the servitude of ghouls through. So I’m playing a gnoll in a game soon, hopefully. If anyone has some advice for me on how to go about the RP angle, I would appreciate it.

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Gnolls are natural predators, and they love the thrill of the chase and the challenge of the hunt. His infernal powers have continued to grow, but he has sought to defy destiny by using these gifts for noble purposes; nonetheless, he can feel the darkness of the demon roiling within him, and he fears what he could become.

A gnoll might have gleaming red eyes, or black fur with fiery orange spots; a wide range of variation is possible. Pick up a handful of rituals, and RP how he’s trying to use divine power for good – something almost none of his kind have ever done.

At its most basic level this tendency leads many gnolls to collect trophies that remind them of past victories, items sometimes grisly though just as often simple and mundane, [1] Gnoll trackers sometimes use this to their benefit, keeping scraps of clothing or other objects with the scent of their prey on them, which they use to point them in the direction of their quarry.

However, a gnoll is fiercely loyal to its comrades, to the point of laying down its life for its chosen pack. You charge, and deal an extra 2 damage on a successful attack.

Power Score: Dungeons & Dragons – A Guide to Gnolls

The result of this is that most gnolls rely on the other races as their source of wealth and technology. Or perhaps you’re going for him to try to become a good human.


They’re also matrilinear and egalitarian, following the leadership of the strongest gnoll in the clan regardless of their sex – and in many clans, it’s the women who grow bigger and stronger than the men. They’re more likely to be described as nocturnal, in recent days, and often their barbarity is tied into their worship of malevolent deities – see Religion below.

[4e] Gnoll Advice

Though if he gboll wants to make a break e4 his roots, Avandra would be a great choice. Given the dearth of details on gnollish culture, and the rather limited focus of what we’re told, it should be of no surprise that we don’t know much of how gnolls gnlll the next generation.

That said, all gnolls have a “pack” mentality, and it is difficult for them to be alone. Another common trait of gnolls, that of scavenging, is taken to new levels by gnolls who live in the wild as most do. That said, it also notes that in many clans, female gnolls are the larger gender, which gives an inferral that many clans function in an incidental matriarchal fashion by simple “rule of might”.

Navigation Main page Recent changes Random page Help. Whilst they may struggle for position in the pack, to an extent depending on the sourcebook, they always gnokl together to defend themselves against anyone not in the pack. Posting Quick Reply – Please Wait. Ironically, this leads to them having better relationships with minotaurswho also claim to be children of Lamashtu.

Slaves who accept their fate often live short and brutal lives ended with their own devourment. It’s implied these aspects even hold true for the demon-worshipping gnolls.

PC Gnoll (4e Conversion) [PEACH]

They are 4r, shunning the sun as a cruel and evil god who wants to wipe out all life, and worshipping the six moons of their world as benevolent and caring protective goddesses. They might initially gnpll other members of the party to establish a clear social hierarchy. Then again, if orcsgoblins and kobolds can be rescued from the Always Chaotic Evil niche, why not gnolls?


In 4th and 5th edition, gnolls were directly tied to Yeenoghu and given status as his creations; a fusion of demon and hyena that he engineered in 4e, and hyenas that spontaneously transformed after scavenging from his kills in 5e.

Posted By Morrus Friday, 28th December, They were the more rational and reasonable gnoll-kin, and had a dedicated Dragon Magazine article, “The Sociology of the Flind”, in issue Strength, hunger and fear are the three concepts that every Gnoll extols.

As the last of his clan, Dagnyr opposed all demon cultists—both the gnolls who slaughtered his pack and humans who follow the infernal path. Thus, to play a Gruugrakh Gnoll, use the Elf class, save for the following changes:. Though gnolls are not necessarily evil the craving of the hunt and primal bloodlust that inhabit the gnoll mind make many of the race lean towards chaotic evil by reflex.

Gnoll (4e Racial Trait Variant)

Gnolls tower over humans, with the average gnoll standing over 7 feet tall. Pack and family bonds are important to them, and while they might squabble to establish lines of dominance, between such challenges gnolls are steadfast allies. The section about “Kill from a Distance” implies gnlll always scavenge and carry bows with them bnoll those they have killed. That said, he’s not -against- the idea of a God, just hesitant.

Unfortunately, they don’t look to getting more mainstream any time soon. If you can’t tell, I’m not so much a fan of the primal classes.