For example, they might have a smooth jawline lacking in humans or pointy ears like an elf, but these features are relatively subtle

A half-elf has a high resistance to disease and poison as well. 

Typically, a half-elf is between six to eight feet tall, but be sure if you're using it as a player character that they're actually not a dwarf standing on tiptoe.

What's in a name? That which we call a half-elf by any other name would smell as sweet; but what's in a last name? Ah, there's the rub. 

No matter how you slice it, a last name is important. It's the key to your heritage, and gives you a sense of identity and belonging.

Knowing who your parents are gives you insights into your own path in life. 

Last names can be as mysterious as magic, or tell tales of old around the hearth, while others lend credence to superstitious folk exclaiming "I'd never forget a name like that!"

Half Elves in D&D

Half elves are a popular race in Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition. The official player’s handbook has an entire section dedicated to the race. 

The reason for the popularity of the half elf is due to their ability to be charismatic, strong, skilled artisans, and capable magic users. 

These traits make half elves very useful in any D&D party. This article is going to break down everything you need to know about half elves in D&D 5th edition so that you can use them as characters or NPCs.

Half Elf Features

Half-Elf is a d&d character meant to be a representation of myself in the Dungeons & Dragons universe. This has been a project spanning 5 years as I’ve continually updated him as my own views of myself have changed over time. 

My character is built on might/wisdom/charisma attributes and wears chainmail armor with a shield. He wields a Bastard Sword, Bastard Axe, Light Crossbow, Longbow and Short Sword during combat.