Races

races

Races

Races in Forge of Legends allow a player to customize player characters in some important ways. All races can give access to special abilities, attribute changes, skill bonuses, or resistances, depending what subrace is selected. Below is a list of races, subraces, and the bonuses or weaknesses they grant to a character.


Human

Humans are the most adaptable of the races.They are ever willing to explore, fight, build, and seize opportunity. Humans are found in every corner in the world, and can fill any role in an adventuring party.

Unlike the other races, humans do not select a racial subtype. Rather, they benefit from a bonus to experience gained, allowing human characters to level faster than any others.

[ SPECIAL ]
Increased Experience Gain


Elf

An ancient race, elves can be found in every corner of the world. The first elves loved the stars and the trees, and were friends to all races. Over thousands of years, elves diversified into many subraces, not all of which are as pleasant as their forefathers. Three elf subraces are playable in Forge of Legends.

Subrace: Wood Elf

Wood Elves still love the forests of their ancient past. They are the most common elf race, and are generally friendly to outsiders. They value nature and woodcraft, and retain special skill with bows.

[ ATTRIBUTE MODIFIERS ]
Reflex: +1 Dexterity: +1 Spirit: +1

[ RESISTANCE MODIFIERS ]
Poison: +2

[ SKILL MODIFIERS ]
Bow / Crossbow: +10

Subrace: Dark Elf

The Dark Elf is a being who has strayed far from what the first elves personified. Over the ages they gradually evolved from loving the night sky, to loving the night, to loving darkness. The have a special affinity for things of shadow, and have honed a deadly speed surpassed by no other race.

[ ATTRIBUTE MODIFIERS ]
Reflex: +3

[ RESISTANCE MODIFIERS ]
Shadow: +2

[ SPECIAL ]
Finger of Shadow

Subrace: High Elf

High Elves are the elders of the elf race. They are the most ancient and learned of elvenkind. They prize mental prowess, even to the point of sacrificing physical power. Additionally, all High Elves are trained in lore.

[ ATTRIBUTE MODIFIERS ]
Strength: -1 Resilience: -1 Reflex: +1 Willpower: +1
Intellect: +1 Spirit: +1

[ SKILL MODIFIERS ]
Lore: +10

[ SPECIAL ]
Arcane Resistance: 2


Dwarf

A race nearly as ancient as the Elves, Dwarves are hardy inhabitants of mountains and mines. They are stalwart and tough, though not all Dwarves choose the same path through life. When there is a tough, dirty job to be done, look to a Dwarf to hammer through obstacles and forge a victory!

Subrace: Dwarven Defender

Called fearless by many, the Dwarven Defender prides himself on preventing harm from coming to those he wishes to protect. Able to withstand punishment that would break members of other races, a Dwarven Defender is a welcome sight to those around him.

[ ATTRIBUTE MODIFIERS ]
Resilience: +2

[ SKILL MODIFIERS ]
Shield: +15

[ SPECIAL ]
Alchemical Resistance: 2
Physical Resistance: 2

Subrace: Dwarven Builder

Dwarven society does not center entirely around combat. The Dwarven Builder is one whose background includes engineering, construction, and crafts that make civilization possible. These Dwarves can often be found serving as craftsmen in cities and towns, but can also fill multiple roles in an adventuring party.

[ ATTRIBUTE MODIFIERS ]
Resilience: +1 Dexterity: +1 Intellect: +1 Spirit: +1

[ SKILL MODIFIERS ]
Axe: +5 Hammer / Mace / Flail: +10 Lore: +2

[ SPECIAL ]
Alchemical Resistance: 2
Physical Resistance: 2
Craft Masterpiece

Subrace: Dwarven Rager

Some Dwarves are patient, but other Dwarves are eager to smash the skulls of their enemies and grind his bones to dust! Such is the case with Dwarven Ragers. A Rager is a Dwarf who solves problems the old-fashioned way: with hard steel!

[ ATTRIBUTE MODIFIERS ]
Resilience: +1

[ SKILL MODIFIERS ]
Axe: +15

[ SPECIAL ]
Alchemical Resistance: 2
Physical Resistance: 2
Rage


Gnome

Gnomes are small, whimsical, and touched by magic. While some live only to find mischief, others lead the lives of scholars. Most Gnomes are in possession of good spirits and shiny baubles in equal amounts, and love a good adventure!

Subrace: Mercurial Gnome

A Mercurial Gnome is deft at cracking both jokes and locks. He is easily fascinated and distracted, but lives life with a constant good humor.

[ ATTRIBUTE MODIFIERS ]
Reflex: +1 Dexterity: +2 Willpower: -2 Spirit: -1

[ SKILL MODIFIERS ]
Dagger: +10 Simple Ranged: +10

[ SPECIAL ]
Light Hearted

Subrace: Gnome Ancient

Sometimes nicknamed "The Loremasters" by other races, Gnome Ancients have refined studying ancient mysteries to an art. They have unsurpassed intellects, but are quite frail.

[ ATTRIBUTE MODIFIERS ]
Dexterity: +1 Intellect: +3

[ SKILL MODIFIERS ]
Lore: +15

[ SPECIAL ]
Physical Vulnerability: 10
Scroll Cache


Faerie

Faerie are magical beings, created by the twinkling of stars, rustling leaves on a clear night, or the passing thoughts of ancient dragons. They are much less common than the other races, and only the bravest of them associate with those not of their kind. They are slight of frame, and tiny to behold. However, they can still be potent under the right circumstances.

Subrace: Faerie of the Leaf

These Faerie are bound to the force that drives all life. Their hearts are filled with the desire to see life flourish, and can be tenacious in their opposition to those that threaten it.

[ ATTRIBUTE MODIFIERS ]
Strength: -3 Resilience: -1 Dexterity: +1

[ RESISTANCE MODIFIERS ]
Poison: +15

[ SKILL MODIFIERS ]
Wands: +15

[ SPECIAL ]
Faerie of the Leaf Equipment
Spring Breeze
Glimmer
Cannot wear most armor
Barred class: Shade

Subrace: Faerie of the Flame

A Faerie of the Flame is a being of passion: quick to anger, and fearsome as an enemy. They are quite comfortable with fire, but equally vulnerable to cold.

[ ATTRIBUTE MODIFIERS ]
Strength: -3 Resilience: -1 Dexterity: +1

[ RESISTANCE MODIFIERS ]
Heat: +50 Cold: -50

[ SKILL MODIFIERS ]
Wands: +15

[ SPECIAL ]
Faerie of the Flame Equipment
Ignite
Glimmer
Cannot wear most armor

Subrace: Faerie of Twilight

These Faerie are an expression of magic in its purest form. They are not tied to any particular element, but resonate with all magic.

[ ATTRIBUTE MODIFIERS ]
Strength: -3 Resilience: -1 Dexterity: +1

[ SKILL MODIFIERS ]
Wands: +15

[ SPECIAL ]
Faerie of Twilight Equipment
Augmented Magic
Glimmer
Cannot wear most armor
Spiritual Resistance: 5
Arcane Resistance: 5


Jotunn

Jotunn, or "The Giant Ones", come from unknown origins. Some say they were once men, but little of their past is known for certain. What is known is that they are strong -- brutally strong. Standing from 7 to 9 feet tall, they tower over the other races. They tend to be simple-minded, though, often tossing aside wisdom for the sake of a lust for battle.

Subrace: Jotunn Juggernaut

Bred to be savage and warlike, the Jotunn Juggernaut strikes fear into his enemies with his raw power. It takes a brave soul indeed to stand toe-to-toe against this dreaded warrior.

[ ATTRIBUTE MODIFIERS ]
Strength: +3 Dexterity: -1 Intellect: -2 Spirit: -1

[ SPECIAL ]
Intimidate

Subrace: Jotunn Thrall

Bred to work as slaves, Jotunn Thralls are as strong as their Juggernaut cousins, and can take a bit more physical abuse. They lack some of the fearsome demeanor of the Juggernaut, however.

[ ATTRIBUTE MODIFIERS ]
Strength: +3 Resilience: +1 Dexterity: -1 Intellect: -2