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A half-orc male and female
Abilities Dexterity, and either
Strength or Constitution
Skills +2 Endurance
+2 Intimidate
Size Medium
Speed see description
Vision Low-Light
Languages Common, Giant
Traits Furious Assault
Half-Orc Resilience
Swift Charge
Avg. height 5´ 9˝–6´ 4˝
Avg. weight 155–225 lb.

Half-orc is a player character race in Dungeons & Dragons 4th edition as one of the races in the second Player's Handbook.[PH2:14][HotFK:258]

Racial traits[]



  • Furious Assault: You gain the furious assault racial power.
  • Half-orc Resilience: The first time you are bloodied during an encounter, you gain a moderate amount of temporary hit points. The temporary hit points by this same amount at 11th level and at 21st level.
  • Swift Charge: You gain a +2 bonus to speed when charging.

Favored classes[]

Paragon Paths[]

Half-orc feats[]

These feats have the half-orc race as a prerequisite. Additional prerequisites are noted.

Heroic tier (any level) Paragon tier (11th level or higher)
Epic tier (21st level or higher)
  • Ferocious Critical[PH2:194]