Cactae are cactusfolk who thrive in regions too harsh for other plant races. They require less food and water than other organic beings, which makes them suitable explorers and laborers in some of Arcanis most dangerous locations. Their bodies are covered in sharp needles, which they can shoot at enemies if they so desire.


Ability Score Increase. Your Constitution score increases by 2, and your Strength score increases by 1.

Age. Cactae age as humans but live twice as long.

Alignment. Cactae do not wish harm to befall others, but they are not really inclined to put themselves in harm’s way. Cactae tend to be neutral.

Rarity. Uncommon.

Size. Cactae are built like burly humans. Your size is Medium.

Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.

Enduring. Triple the length of time you can go without food. You can add your proficiency bonus to any saving throw to avoid exhaustion. If you have proficiency in such a saving throw, your proficiency bonus is doubled to avoid exhaustion.

Heritage (Plant). You are humanoid, but you are considered to be a plant creature when it is detrimental for you.

Needles. You have needles all over you, and so your unarmed strikes can deal ld4 piercing damage. In addition, you can throw your needles with a normal range of 20 feet and a maximum range of 60 feet. Your needles have the light and finesse weapon properties, and you have proficiency with these attacks.

Cactae Toughness. Your tough skin grants you additional protection from damage. At 1st level, your hit point maximum increases by 1, and it increases by 1 every time you gain a level thereafter.

Thirst Resistant. You can go without water for a number of days equal to 3 + your Constitution bonus. When you go without water thereafter, you must succeed on a DC 15 Constitution saving throw each day or suffer one level of exhaustion. The saving throw DC increases by 2 each day you go without water after you start attempting saving throws.

Languages. You speak, read, and write Common and Sylvan.

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