The Yuan-Ti Purebloods were created in the early days of civilization. They have character and physical attributes that are a mixture of humans and snakes. Some of the snake-like physique in the Yuan-Ti Purebloods 5e include their patches of scales, forked tongues, and snake-like eyes.

The Yuan-ti-Pureblood is known for its intelligence, resistance, knowledge of the use of magic and also their sense of smell. They can pick up a scent from a far distance. Yuan-ti Purebloods are mostly used as spies, assassins and agents in the society due to their ability to disguise their physique easily.

D&D 5e Yuan-ti Purebloods General Info

  • Languages: Common, Yuan-ti, Abyssal, Draconic
  • Average Life Span: 120 years
  • Activity Circle: Dark
  • Favored Climate: Warm
  • Place of Birth: Western Heartlands, Chult, Tashalar, Hlondeth
  • Favored Terrain: …
  • Size: Medium and slender
  • Tag: Yuan-ti
  • Type: Humanoid
  • Vision: Darkvision 60 feet

D&D 5e Yuan-ti Purebloods Appearance Summary

  • Weight: 120 Kg
  • Height: 6 feet
  • Distinct Physique: Snake eyes, Forked Tongue, Serpent form, slim hips, fangs, psionic abilities
  • Clans: Distant rain, Snoring Mountain, Bright Cliffs, Rumbling River.
  • Religion: Yuan-ti Purebloods are known to worship Sseth, demons and Varae.

Breakdown of Yuanti Pureblood Character Race

These are all you need to know about the racial traits of the 5e Yuanti Pureblood race

Ability Score Increase: Charisma increases by 2. Intelligence increases by 2. Dexterity increases by 2. You gain +5 racial bonus when a Yuan-ti Trueblood is on human impersonation mode.

Alignment: The Yuanti Purebloods are usually manipulative. They only see others as tools and they don’t have emotions. They care very little about the law and they are neutral evil.

Age: They can live as long as 120 years.

Magic Resistance: When using this character in the game, you can save throws against any magical effect include spells.

Language: The Yuanti-blood speaks any of the following languages Common, Yuan-ti, Abyssal, Draconic.

Spellcasting: When using this character, you can cast the suggestion spell. Note that you won’t be able to cast a similar spell until you have had a long rest. Also, you have the ability to do the poison spray cantrip. With this, you can cast animal friendship spells as many times as you want.

Poison Immunity: The Yuanti pureblood has immunity against any poison damage or effect. You can always use this to your advantage in the game.


Vision: Since the Yuanti pureblood race has a snake-like feature, it is only natural that they can see well in the dark. The Yuanti pureblood can see objects of characters up to 60 feet away in the dark. When it is dark, the Yuanti pureblood sees things as if it’s with Dim light and when it is dim light, they see as if it is with bright light. That is how sharp their vision is. Also, know that the Yuanti pureblood can’t make out colors in the dark. Everything appears as shades of gray.

D&D Yuan-ti Pureblood Physical Attributes

The Yuan-ti pureblood share physical traits with humans and snakes. Some of the physical traits they share with humans are, they have the same lifespan of up to 120 years, and they also stand on both feet and are intelligent. The physical traits they share with snakes include Snake eyes, Forked Tongue, Serpent form, slim hips, fangs, psionic abilities. Also, they are born as an egg instead of a child as a human.

Yuan-ti Pureblood Personality

The Yuan-ti Purebloods are considered as a very self-centered and wicked race. Despite that, they have a charming and magnetic personality. They have the ability to disguise themselves and are the least liked of the Yuan-ti tribe. Yuan-ti purebloods have a way of using grafts and clothes to hide their bodies.

Yuan-ti Pureblood Unique Abilities

The psionic powers the Yuan-ti Purebloods possess gives them an edge over other Yuan-ti tribes. With this power, they can cause fear, entrance an animal, charm other humanoids and cause a plan to strangle an attacker. They are immune to the effects of poison and magic.

The Yuan-ti Purebloods are more intelligent than humans although the Yuan-ti half-bloods are more intelligent than they are. Finally, they have the ability to use their willpower to change their bodies to that of a viper.

Yuan-ti Pureblood Origin

The Yuan-ti Purebloods were created ages ago by the Sarrukh via a magical experiment. The experiment was from the combination of Sarrukh, snakes and humans. Little wonder the Yuan-ti Purebloods and humans have many similarities.

Yuan-ti Pureblood Life Cycle

The Yuan-ti Pureblood are hatched from eggs just like serpents. They can mate with half-bloods but they avoid doing that most times. By the age of 12, the Yuan-ti Pureblood is said to have attained adulthood and they can live up to 120 years. The average lifespan is just 80 years, similar to that of humans.

Yuan-ti Pureblood Names

The Yuan-ti Purebloods names are known to sound like hissing sounds. You will typically hear the following sounds in the Yuan-ti Pureblood names SH, S, T, Z, L, H, TH and V.

Yuan-ti Pureblood Female Names

  • Caress
  • Daisha
  • Ashissa
  • Salah
  • Sadai
  • Saaveed
  • Pyrrha
  • Ivaniss
  • Ibisis
  • Veeshis
  • Nysia
  • Suehra
  • Thassia
  • Zivlil
  • Ydriss

Yuan-ti Pureblood Male Names

  • Sellak
  • Akris
  • Shanastar
  • Ischyros
  • Kress
  • Athanos
  • Silass
  • Shiraal
  • Tithian
  • Thaxos
  • Sarek
  • Zureth
  • Xutan
  • Xamres
  • Zorai
  • Oshphim
  • Maris
  • Selanu
  • Thaxos

Yuan-ti Pureblood In Combat

Yuan-ti Purebloods has this tactic of weakening an opponent from a distance before engaging in melee combat. They do this to weaken the opponent and easily defeat the enemy. They use high-quality weapons too. Also, being resistant to poison, the Yuan-ti Pureblood won’t hesitate to use poison as a weapon to fight an opponent. They make use of poisoned blades and arrows.

These are some of the notable Yuan-ti Purebloods you should know if you are to use the character in the game.

  • Nhyris D’Hothek, possessor of the Crown of Horns
  • Iraska, the “Slime King”
  • Netocris bin Shalah
  • The Rhaunister family of Mhairhetel
  • Tathtlass, a female yuan-ti assassin
  • Mruthlissk, a male yuan-ti shadowdancer
  • Dmetiro Extaminos, leader of Hlondeth’s Cult of the Dragon

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