Avians include many variants of different bird-folk species. For every nonsentient type of bird, there is a sentient variant, so avians can display all manner of heads, faces, plumage, and colors. Unlike other races, which harbor animosity toward others of their species for superficial physical differences, avians work together, regarding all birdfolk as their kin.


Ability Score Increase. Your Dexterity score increases by 2, and your Wisdom score increases by 1.

Age. Avians age at the same rate as humans, reaching adulthood in their teens. They rarely live more than 80 years.

Alignment. Avian show a range of personalities and tend toward no particular alignment.

Rarity. Common.

Size. Avian are human-sized. Your size is Medium.

Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.

Animal Mind. Although you are humanoid, you can add your proficiency bonus to saving throws against any effect that normally renders only humanoids charmed or frightened. If you have proficiency in such a saving throw, your proficiency bonus is doubled for these purposes.

Talons. You have talons, and so your unarmed strikes can deal ld3 slashing damage. Your talons have the light and finesse weapon properties, and you have proficiency with them.

Weak Wings. You have wings, but they aren’t yet strong enough to grant you full flight. Provided you have space double what you require (usually 10 feet), you can flap your wings to jump as if you had a 1O-foot running start. If you can do so and have a 10-foot start, double the distance you jump. When you fall, provided you have double your space to open them, you can use your wings to slow your fall to 60 feet per round, taking no damage from falling. Also, for every 10 feet you fall, you can move 10 feet horizontally. Each foot you move horizontally this way counts as 1 foot of movement. You have access to the Improved Wings and Strong Wings feats.

Languages. You speak, read, and write Common.

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