Kenku are a fictional race of bird-like, humanoid creatures in the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy roleplaying game. They have appeared in multiple editions in the. Benefit: You gain a +3 to attack rolls while flanking instead of +2, or you grant a + 3 bonus to attack rolls or skill checks when aiding another instead of the normal. So I signed up for D&Di to play with the character builder and noticed that Kenku is playable race. After reading a little bit about them online.

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In general, “cannot speak” races are And they have that iconic mimicry that Kenku have had since 3rd Edition.

So Kenkus are more or less Bumblebee from the Transformers movie. A kenku can perfectly mimic familiar sounds, voices, and accents.

You should not rp it just as a “gray human with strange nose”. Their flock effect abilities and mimicry are carried over from the previous edition—you get a sense of a very close-knit, secretive group about whom little is known. They had slight magic resistance and were typically treated as thieves and tricksters, with a neutral or chaotic alignment.

It’s be fun for them to not be able to read at all.

Subscribe to Our Free Newsletter. Which takes us into 5th Edition. In their Ecology article, it’s said that kenkus began their existence as giant ravens who fell afoul of a plague, and took to stealing from humanoid races, for which they were hunted almost to extinction. I would happily play one. Saturday, 27th March, It has birdlike talons instead of hands and feet, and beneath the cowl of its robe you can discern avian features—beady black eyes, a black beak, and russet-brown feathers.


The kenku most recently appears in the fifth edition in the Monster Manualdns the Dungeon Master’s Guide[13] and as a playable race in Volo’s Guide to Monsters.

Retrieved from ” https: Change the name also URL address, possibly the category of the page. Kenku kebku Poorly thought out race no matter how cool I like the Kenku, I like the picture drawn and I like the options when playing them.

Do I have a soul? They are light for their size due to their hollow bones. At age nine, a young adult kenku leaves the home-nest forever and strikes out on its own, usually falling in with small groups of like-minded kenkus. You can either assume they are taught that at spell school or that they have to be taught in the future.

Were they left out only top be added back in 4e? e4


Githzerai – Minotaur – Shardmind – Wilden. They’re just copying what someone else has written, after all. Zambrano November 29, Kenku living in the eastern nations of Veldorn and Estagund trace their ancestry even farther east, to Kara-Tur.

Click here to toggle editing of individual sections of the page if possible. Become a Redditor and subscribe to one of thousands of communities. In 5th edition, kenku finally received a promotion and appeared in the very first monster manual, and were updated to a PC race in Volo’s Guide to Monsters.


Click here to edit contents of this page. They are mischievous tricksters who love to mess with people, both for fun and for profit; deception, robbery and kidnapping are their favorite ways of funding themselves. And finally, the Kenku Assassin, who is a swift and deadly attacker that can slow and poison and spring on unsuspecting enemies. In either Monster Manual 2 or 3 they are listed as a playable race.

Kenku – Eberron Unlimited

Is it simply an appearance in the Monster Manual? Errors The following errors occurred with your submission. But yes, I am actually intimidate to play one because I don’t think I could due it justice or otherwise figure out how to communicate with the group. I’d want to think about Scrolls. Do not use URL shorteners. In later editions, however, kenku lost their wings, a trait that plays into their racial backstory. How many more birdpeople can you name?

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