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Dwarf Racial Stats:

  • Average Height: 4´ 3˝–4´ 9˝
  • Average Weight: 160–220 lb.
  • Ability Scores: +2 Constitution, +2 Strength or Wisdom
  • Size: Medium
  • Speed: 5 squares
  • Vision: Low-light
  • Languages: Common, Dwarven
  • Skill Bonuses: +2 Dungeoneering, +2 Endurance


  • Cast-Iron Stomach: +5 racial bonus to saving throws against poison.
  • Dwarven Resilience: You can use your second wind as a minor action instead of astandard action.
  • Dwarven Weapon Proficiency: You gain proficiency with the throwing hammer and the warhammer.
  • Encumbered Speed: You move at your normal speed even when it would normally be reduced by armor or a heavy load. Other effects that limit speed (such as difficult terrain or magical effects) affect you normally.
  • Stand Your Ground: When an effect forces you to move—through a pull, a push, or a slide—you can move 1 square less than the effect specifies. This means an effect that normally pulls, pushes, or slides a target 1 square does not force you to move unless you want to.
    • In addition, when an attack would knock you prone, you can immediately make a saving throw to avoid falling prone.

Shield Dwarf Background/Changes:[]

Shield dwarves have a long history of struggle for survival in the wilderness of the North, fighting against orcs, giants, and their own kind. To aid in such conflicts, they have found the native languages of the North useful.

Associated Skills: Dungeoneering, Endurance, Nature

Associated Languages: Chondathan, Giant


Shield Dwarf Weapon Proficiency: Shield dwarves spend more time aboveground and in forested areas than their gold dwarf cousins. This has led to them relying on axes as tools and weapons.

Benefit: You gain proficiency with the hand axe and the battleaxe. This benefit replaces Dwarven Weapon Proficiency.

Shield Proficiency: Besieged by numerous threats such as orcs and goblins, the shield dwarves take the name of their people seriously. Many are trained to use a shield regardless of duty or station.

Benefit: You gain proficiency with the light shield. This benefit replaces Dwarven Weapon Proficiency.