Gith

At your DM’s option, you can create a gith character, using the following rules to create it. See the Monster Manual for information on the history of the gith.

Gith Traits

Gith feature a number of common traits.

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  • Ability Score Increase. Your Intelligence score increases by 1.
  • Age. Gith reach adulthood in their late teens and live for about a century.
  • Size. Gith are taller and leaner than humans, with most a slender 6 feet in height.
  • Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
  • Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common and Gith.
  • Subrace. There are two kinds of gith, githyanki and githzerai. Choose one of these subraces.

Githyanki

The brutal githyanki are trained from birth as warriors.

  • Ability Score Increase. Your Strength score increases by 2.
  • Alignment. Githyanki tend toward lawful evil. They are self-centered, violent, and arrogant, yet they remain the faithful servants of their lichqueen, Vlaakith. Renegade githyanki tend toward chaos as they have forsaken her will.
  • Decadent Mastery. You learn one language of your choice, and you are proficient with one skill or tool of your choice. In the timeless city of Tu’narath, githyanki have bountiful time to master odd bits of knowledge.
  • Martial Prodigy. You are proficient with light and medium armor. Your people are ever ready for war.
  • Githyanki Psionics. You know the mage hand cantrip. When you reach 3rd level, you can cast jump once with this trait, and you regain the ability to do so when you finish a long rest. When you reach 5th level, you can cast the misty step spell once with this trait, and you regain the ability to do so when you finish a long rest. Intelligence is your spellcasting ability for these spells. You can cast all of them without components.

Githzerai

In their fortresses within Limbo, the githzerai hone their minds to a razor’s edge.

  • Ability Score Increase. Your Wisdom score increases by 2.
  • Alignment. Githzerai tend toward lawful neutral. Their rigorous training in psychic abilities requires an implacable mental discipline.
  • Monastic Training. You gain a +1 bonus to AC while you aren’t wearing medium or heavy armor and aren’t using a shield. All githzerai receive basic training from monks, and the monks among them are unmatched in their defensive abilities.
  • Githzerai Psionics. You know the mage hand cantrip. When you reach 3rd level, you can cast shield once with this trait, and you regain the ability to do so when you finish a long rest. When you reach 5th level, you can cast the detect thoughts spell once with this trait, and you regain the ability to do so when you finish a long rest. Wisdom is your spellcasting ability for these spells. You can cast all of them without components.
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