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Abilities +2 Dexterity
and either
+2 Strength or
+2 Wisdom
Skills +2 Athletics
+2 Nature
Size Medium
Speed 7 (35 feet)
Vision Normal, Darkvision
Languages Common, Thri-Kreen
Traits Multiple Arms
Natural Jumper
Thri-Kreen Claws
Avg. height 5'4"–6'6"
162–198 cm
Avg. weight 180–240 lbs.
82–109 kg

Alien to most people of Athas, these desert-dwelling creatures live for the thrill of the hunt.[DSCS:22]

Thri-Kreen is a player character race in Dungeons & Dragons 4th edition.[DSCS:22]

Thri-Kreen are humanoid mantids with 4 arms, though 2 arms are smaller and weaker than the others. The thri-kreen share no interest in other races other than for hunting and therefore are usually a neutral alignment. Although they are savages, they share a hive mind and can communicate telepathically with others in their tribe. The thri-kreen have an average lifespan of 30 years, however this short time is counteracted by the fact that thri-kreen do not require sleep and can live out all moments of their 30 years.

The main weapons of the thri-kreen consist of the gythka, a pole-arm with a maple leaf shaped blade on each end, and the chatkcha, a large, three-sided throwing star 12 inches in diameter. All their weapons are poisoned by dasl, a poison made from their venomous saliva which is altered by the zik-thok plant in an unknown matter since it is a secret known only to thri-kreen.

Racial traits[]



  • Multiple Arms: Once per turn, the thri-kreen can draw or sheathe a weapon (or retrieve or store an item) as a free action instead of a minor action.
  • Natural Jumper: A thri-kreen is always considered to have a running start when jumping.
  • Torpor: Rather than sleep, thri-kreen enter a torpid state. In this state, they remain aware of their surroundings and only require 4 hours of torpor (rather than 7 hours of sleep) to gain the benefit of an extended rest.
  • Thri-Kreen Claws: Thri-kreen have the Thri-kreen claws power.

Thri-Kreen Paragon Paths[]

Refer to the Thri-Kreen section in the Paragon Path page or the Thri-Kreen Paragon Paths category.

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