Noble background 5e – DnD 5e backgrounds

Noble background 5e is one of the 5e backgrounds a bit like we have introduced sage background 5e. It’s better to know all its features, especially its Specialty, Position of Privilege, Suggested Characteristics if you want to try this dnd 5e background.

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Noble background 5e

In the d&d 5e noble background, you are familiar with the taste of wealth, power and privilege. You take the title of the aristocracy, your family controls the territory and collects taxes and profoundly affects society and politics. You can be an aristocrat who doesn’t know the hardships of the people, can be a businessman who has just stepped into the ranks of the aristocracy or a rogue who has lost his inheritance but retains a lot of power.

You can also be a hard-working and enthusiastic landlord, and at the same time seriously respond to the people on the territory. Work with your DM to discuss a suitable title for that background and the power that the title represents.

The title of aristocracy is not just an isolated concept, but a whole family. Whatever title you hold, you have a responsibility to pass it on to future generations. Not only do you decide what the noble title is, but you also work with the DM to design your family and its impact on you.

The topic you discussed with your DM includes:

  • Is your family ancient and strong, or has it just entered the noble circle recently?
  • How big is the clan’s influence, and which site does it occupy?
  • What is the reputation of the family among the neighbors? What do ordinary people think of them?
  • What is your status in the family? Are you the son of a family leader?
  • How do you feel about the obligation to inherit noble titles? Or are you so far away from the inheritance that nobody cares unless you shame your family?
  • What do family leaders think of your adventure career?
  • Are your family members willing to get along with you, or are they afraid to avoid them?
  • Does your family have a shield? Do you need to wear a family seal? Do I need to wear a specific color?
  • Is there an animal that is considered a symbol of your family blood, and even considered a spiritual family member?

These details can help you design the appropriate family and title, and integrate it into the world setting of the battle.

Skill Proficiencies History and lobbying
Tool Proficiency A type of gaming set
Language Your own chosen language
Equipment A signet ring, a pedigree scroll, and a 25 gp purse, A set of fine clothes.

Feature: Position of Privilege

Because of your noble blood, this feature with natural advantages as following:

people will always give you preferential treatment. The higher society is willing to accept you, and people agree that you have the right to go wherever you want.

The civilians will do their best to meet your requirements and avoid any discomfort. And those who are equally noble will regard you as someone in the same social circle. You can also visit any local aristocracy if necessary.

Suggested Characteristics

Personality Trait 5e

D8Personality Trait
1My eloquent flattery makes everyone I talk to feel like the most wonderful and important person in the world.
2 Ordinary people love me because of my kindness and generosity.
3 Looking at my regal bearing, no one will doubt that I am a member of the unwashed masses.
4I do my best to keep myself in top shape and keep up with the latest trends.
5I don’t like soiling my hands, and I won’t die in inappropriate living.
6Despite my noble birth, I did not place myself above others. We all have the same bloodline.
7Once my favor is lost, it is lost forever.
8If you hurt me, I will crush you, destroy your name, and salt your fields.


1I secretly think that everyone is under me.
2I hid a real scandal that could ruin my family forever.
3I have an infinite desire for physical pleasure.
4I have an insatiable desire for carnal pleasures.
5Actually, the world does rotate around me.
6Through words and deeds, I often shame my family.


1Respect: Respect is due to me because of my position, but everyone, regardless of their position, should be treated with dignity. (Good)
2Responsibility: It is my responsibility to respect the authority of those above me, just as those below me must respect me. (that’s nice)
3Independence: I must prove that I can handle myself without the hassle of my family. (chaotic)
4Power: If I can get more power, no one will tell me what to do. (evil)
5Families: blood is thicker than water. (any)
6Noble obligation: It is my responsibility to protect and take care of the people below me. (it is good)


1To get the approval of my family, I will face any challenge.
2We must maintain our family’s alliance with another noble at all costs.
3Nothing is more important than the other members of my family.
4I am in love with the family heirs that my family despises.
5My loyalty to the monarch is unwavering.
6The ordinary people must see me as the hero of the people.

The Variant Noble: Knight

A knight is one of the lowest noble titles in most societies in noble background 5e, but his status can still be promoted. If you choose a knight background, use the domestic servant feature instead of the privileged status feature.

One of the obedient domestic servants will be replaced by an obedient who serves you. And its support to you will be one of your own training in the way to the knight. Your other two domestic servants can include a groom who cares for the horses, and a servant who cares for the armor even can also help you dress.

As a symbol of knighthood and a model of knightly love, you may install flags on your equipment to represent a noble Lord who you swore allegiance-representing a pure dedication.

The variant Feature: Retainers

When your character chooses a noble background 5e, you can also use that noble background property instead of the privileged status property.

You will receive three domestic servants who are loyal to your family. These servants can work as followers or messengers, and one of them can also be a housekeeper.

Your domestic servants are civilians and can do some common tasks for you, but they cannot fight for you and cannot follow you into obviously dangerous areas, such as dungeons. Once you often abuse or threaten them, they will leave you.

Voices about noble background 5e from socials

  • How to use the Knight variant for your character?
  • How would this background work if I played the role of a noble family, and had escaped and hid? They will have the same level of proficiency, but will they remove the place of privileged functions?
  • Does choosing this d&d 5e noble background mean having to live at least comfortably?

I bet you must have a well answers to the above questions if have read all the detail information of noble background 5e.

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D&D Paladin Spell List 5e

Name LevelCast TimeSchoolRitualComp-
Aura of Life4thActionAbjurationnoVyes
Aura of Purity4thActionAbjurationnoVyes
Aura of Vitality3rdActionEvocationnoVyes
Banishing Smite5thBonus ActionAbjurationnoVyes
Blinding Smite3rdBonus ActionEvocationnoVyes
Branding Smite2ndBonus ActionEvocationnoVyes
Ceremony1st1 hourAbjurationyesVSMgpno
Circle of Power5thActionAbjurationnoVyes
Compelled Duel1stBonus ActionEnchantmentnoVyes
Create Food and Water3rdActionConjurationnoVSno
Crusader's Mantle3rdActionEvocationnoVyes
Cure Wounds1stActionEvocationnoVSno
Death Ward4thActionAbjurationnoVSno
Destructive Wave5thActionEvocationnoVno
Detect Evil and Good1stActionDivinationnoVSyes
Detect Magic1stActionDivinationyesVSyes
Detect Poison and Disease1stActionDivinationyesVSMyes
Dispel Evil and Good5thActionAbjurationnoVSMyes
Dispel Magic3rdActionAbjurationnoVSno
Divine Favor1stBonus ActionEvocationnoVSyes
Elemental Weapon3rdActionTransmutationnoVSyes
Find Greater Steed4th10 minutesConjurationnoVSno
Find Steed2nd10 minutesConjurationnoVSno
Geas5th1 minuteEnchantmentnoVno
Holy Weapon5thBonus ActionEvocationnoVSyes
Lesser Restoration2ndActionAbjurationnoVSno
Locate Creature4thActionDivinationnoVSMyes
Locate Object2ndActionDivinationnoVSMyes
Magic Circle3rd1 minuteAbjurationnoVSMgpno
Magic Weapon2ndBonus ActionTransmutationnoVSyes
Protection from Evil and Good1stActionAbjurationnoVSMyes
Protection from Poison2ndActionAbjurationnoVSno
Purify Food and Drink1stActionTransmutationyesVSno
Raise Dead5th1 hourNecromancynoVSMgpno
Remove Curse3rdActionAbjurationnoVSno
Searing Smite1stBonus ActionEvocationnoVyes
Shield of Faith1stBonus ActionAbjurationnoVSMyes
Staggering Smite4thBonus ActionEvocationnoVyes
Thunderous Smite1stBonus ActionEvocationnoVyes
Wrathful Smite1stBonus ActionEvocationnoVyes
Zone of Truth2ndActionEnchantmentnoVSno