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This illustration of a gnome by Sławomir Maniak accompanied the "Winning Races: Gnomes" article in Dragon issue #390.
Abilities Intelligence, and either
Dexterity or Charisma
Skills Arcana
Size Small
Speed Low average
Vision low-light
Languages Common and Elven
Traits Fey Origin
Master Trickster
Reactive Stealth
Trickster's Cunning
Fade Away
Avg. height 3'4"–3'8"
102–112 cm
Avg. weight 50–75 lbs.
23–34 kg

Gnome is a player character race in Dungeons & Dragons 4th edition as one of the races in the second Player's Handbook.[MM:277][PH2:10]

Racial Traits

  • Fey Origin: Your ancestors were native to the Feywild, so you are considered a fey creature for the purpose of effects that relate to creature origin.
  • Master Trickster: Once per encounter, you can use the wizard cantrip ghost sound as a minor action.
  • Reactive Stealth: If you have any cover or concealment when you make an initiative check, you can make a Stealth check.
  • Trickster's Cunning: You have a moderate racial bonus to saving throws against illusions.
  • Fade Away: You can use fade away as an encounter power.

Favored Classes

Race-Specific Feats

Gnome Paragon paths

Refer to the Gnome section of the paragon paths page.