Pathfinder 2: Races

Pathfinder 2

Races

  • pf2-rb-cr PF2 Core Rulebook
  • pf2-lo-leg Lost Omens Legends

Here I am showcasing what I have done with Races for Pathfinder 2.

Available Races

Source: PF2 Lost Omens Character Guide (pf2-locg)

Common Base Race: Dwarven (rb-cr-34), Elven (rb-cr-38), Gnome (rb-cr-42), Halfling (rb-cr-50), Human (rb-cr),

Uncommon Base Race (Requires GM Approval): Goblin (rb-cr-46), Lizardfolk (lo-cg),

Rare Base Race (Requires GM Approval): Kobold (rb-apg-13), Lizardfolk (lo-cg-57), Orc (gm, rb-apg-17), Ratfolk (gm, rb-apg-21),

Unknown in Region Race (not available): Catfolk (rb-apg-9), Hag (gm), Hobgoblin (lo-cg), Leshies (lo-cg), Shadowkin (gm), Tengu (rb-apg-25),

A character gains ALL the character build mechanics of the mothers race and is identifiable as that race.

PF2 Source – Advanced Player’s Guide (rb-apg), Core Rulebook (rb-cr), Lost Omens (Character Guide (lo-cg), World Guide (lo-wg))
U – Uncommon Option, R – Rare Option

Available Half-Breeds

Common Half-Race: Half-Elf, Half-Orc

Uncommon Half-Race (Requires GM Approval): Half-Gnome, Half-Hag, Half-Halfling, Half-Human

Rare Half-Race (Requires GM Approval): Half-Dwarf, Half-Goblin, Half-Hobgoblin, Half-Leashie, Half-Lizardfolk, Half-Ratfolk, Half-Shadowkin

Special (Requires GM Approval): Aasimar (rb-apg-35), Changeling (rb-apg-31), Dhampir (rb-apg-33), Duskwalker (rb-apg-38), Tiefling (rb-apg-40),

They are designed to use with my Half-Breed rules where any race can mix with any race, the mother sets the core details (including attributes) and the father provides additional bonuses.

PF2 Source – Advanced Player’s Guide (rb-apg), Core Rulebook (rb-cr), Lost Omens (Character Guide (lo-cg), World Guide (lo-wg))
U – Uncommon Option, R – Rare Option

PF2 Races – Half-Dwarf – Rare Heritage

  • Traits: Dwarf, Half-Breed
  • Your father was a dwarf or half-dwarf. You have a strong beard, broad nose and other tell-tale signs of dwarf heritage. You gain the following:
  • Perception: Darkvision.
  • Language: Dwarven
  • You can select Dwarf, Half-Breed and Half-Dwarf feats on top of your existing ancestry feats.
  • Note: If you are already an Dwarf Taking Half-Dwarf only qualifies you for the Dual Heritage Ancestry Feat and does not gain the Half-Breed trait. You can be a Dwarf Half-Dwarf making you descendant from two different types of dwarves and qualify for the Dual Heritage Ancestry Feat allowing you to take the traits of two dwarven cultures (select two dwarven heritage options).

PF2 Races – Half-Elf – Heritage

  • Traits: Elf, Half-Breed
  • Your father was an elf or half-elf. You have pointed ears and other tell-tale signs of elf heritage. You gain the following:
  • Perception: low-light vision.
  • Language: Elven
  • You can select Elf, Half-Breed and Half-Elf feats on top of your existing ancestry feats.
  • Note: If you are already an Elf Taking Half-Elf only qualifies you for the Dual Heritage Ancestry Feat and does not gain the Half-Breed trait. You can be a Elven Half-Elven making you descendant from two different types of elves and qualify for the Dual Heritage Ancestry Feat allowing you to take the traits of two dwarven cultures (select two elven heritage options).

PF2 Races – Half-Gnome – Uncommon Heritage

  • Traits: Gnome, Half-Breed
  • Your father was a gnome or half-gnome. You have pointed ears, small size and other tell-tale signs of gnome heritage. You gain the following:
  • Perception: Low-light Vision
  • Language: Gnomish
  • Size: Small (if mother is medium or large, a half gnome is always small)
  • You can select Gnome, Half-Breed and Half-Gnome feats on top of your existing ancestry feats.
  • Note: If you are already an Gnome Taking Half-Gnome only qualifies you for the Dual Heritage Ancestry Feat and does not gain the Half-Breed trait. You can be a Gnome Half-Gnome making you descendant from two different types of gnomes and qualify for the Dual Heritage Ancestry Feat allowing you to take the traits of two gnome cultures (select two gnome heritage options).

PF2 Races – Half-Goblin – Rare Heritage

  • Traits: Goblin, Half-Breed
  • Your father was a goblin or half-goblin. You have pointed ears, green skin, small size and other tell-tale signs of goblin heritage. You gain the following:
  • Perception: Darkvision.
  • Languages: Goblin
  • Size: Small (if mother is medium or large, a half goblin is always small)
  • You can select Goblin, Half-Breed and Half-Goblin feats on top of your existing ancestry feats.
  • Note: If you are already an Goblin Taking Half-Goblin only qualifies you for the Dual Heritage Ancestry Feat and does not gain the Half-Breed trait. You can be a Goblin Half-Goblin making you descendant from two different types of goblins and qualify for the Dual Heritage Ancestry Feat allowing you to take the traits of two goblin cultures (select two gobin heritage options).

PF2 Races – Half-Hag – Uncommon Heritage

  • Traits: Hag, Half-Hag (Changeling), Half-Breed
  • Your father was a hag or half-hag known as changelings. You have difficult to pick up tell-tale signs of hag heritage. You have the following:
  • Perception: Darkvision
  • Language: Aklo
  • You can select Hag, Half-Breed and Half-Hag feats on top of your existing ancestry feats.
  • Note: If you are already an Hag Taking Half-Hag only qualifies you for the Dual Heritage Ancestry Feat and does not gain the Half-Breed trait. You can be a Hag Half-Hag making you descendant from two different types of hags and qualify for the Dual Heritage Ancestry Feat allowing you to take the traits of two hag cultures (select two hag heritage options).

PF2 Races – Half-Halfling – Uncommon Heritage

  • Traits: Halfling. Half-Breed
  • Your father was a halfling or half-halfling. You have hairy feet and don’t need shoes, small size and other tell-tale signs of halfling heritage. You have the following:
  • Languages: Halfling
  • Size: Small (if mother is medium or large, a half halfling is always small)
  • You can select Halfling, Half-Breed and Half-Halfling feats on top of your existing ancestry feats.
  • Note: If you are already an Halfling Taking Half-Halfling only qualifies you for the Dual Heritage Ancestry Feat and does not gain the Half-Breed trait. You can be a Halfling Half-Halfling making you descendant from two different types of halflings and qualify for the Dual Heritage Ancestry Feat allowing you to take the traits of two halfling cultures (select two halfling heritage options).

PF2 Races – Half-Hobgoblin – Rare Heritage

  • Traits: Hobgoblin, Half-Breed
  • Your father was a Hobgoblin or half-hobgoblin. You have short legs with a longer back, long ears and other tell-tale signs of hobgoblin heritage. You gain the following:
  • Perception: Darkvision.
  • Language: Goblin
  • You can select Hobgoblin, Half-Breed and Half-Hobgoblin feats on top of your existing ancestry feats.
  • Note: If you are already an Hobgoblin Taking Half-Hobgoblin only qualifies you for the Dual Heritage Ancestry Feat and does not gain the Half-Breed trait. You can be a Hobgoblin Half-Hobgoblin making you descendant from two different types of hobgoblins and qualify for the Dual Heritage Ancestry Feat allowing you to take the traits of two hobgoblin cultures (select two hobgoblin heritage options).

PF2 Races – Half-Human – Uncommon Heritage

  • Traits: Human, Half-Breed
  • Your father was a Human or half-human. You have rounded ears and other tell-tale signs of human heritage. You have the following:
  • Language: Your human cultural language.
  • You can select Human, Half-Breed and Half-Human feats on top of your existing ancestry feats.
  • Note: If you are already an Human Taking Half-Human only qualifies you for the Dual Heritage Ancestry Feat and does not gain the Half-Breed trait. You can be a Human Half-Human making you descendant from two different types of humans and qualify for the Dual Heritage Ancestry Feat allowing you to take the traits of two human cultures (select two human heritage options).

PF2 Races – Half-Leshie – Rare Heritage

  • Traits: Leasie, Half-Breed.
  • Your father was a leshie or half-leashie. You have plant life growing out of your skin, of small size and other indicators of leashie heritage. You have the following:
  • Racial Feature: plant nourishment.
  • Language: Sylvan
  • You can select leashie, half-breed or half-leshie feats whenever you gain an ancestry feat.
  • Note: If you are already an Leshie Taking Half-Leshie only qualifies you for the Dual Heritage Ancestry Feat and does not gain the Half-Breed trait. You can be a Leashie Half-Leashie making you descendant from two different types of leashies and qualify for the Dual Heritage Ancestry Feat allowing you to take the traits of two leashie cultures (select two leachie heritage options).

PF2 Races – Half-Lizardfolk – Rare Heritage

  • Traits: Lizardfolk, Half-Breed
  • Your father was a lizardfolk or half-lizardfolk. You have scales with your skin, a tail and other indicators of lizardfolk heritage. You gain the following:
  • Racial Feature: Aquatic adaptation.
  • Languages: Iruxi
  • You can select lizardfolk, half-breed or half-lizardfolk feats whenever you gain an ancestry feat.
  • Note: If you are already an Lizardfolk Taking Half-Lizardfolk only qualifies you for the Dual Heritage Ancestry Feat and does not gain the Half-Breed trait. You can be a Lizardfolk Half-Lizardfolk making you descendant from two different types of lizardfolk and qualify for the Dual Heritage Ancestry Feat allowing you to take the traits of two lizardfolk cultures (select two lizardfolk heritage options).

PF2 Races – Half-Orc – Heritage

  • Traits: Orc, Half-Breed
  • Your father was an orc or half-orc. You have a green tinge to your skin and other indicators of orc heritage. You gain the following:
  • Perception: low-light vision.
  • Language: Orcish
  • You can select orc, half-breed or half-orc feats whenever you gain an ancestry feat.
  • Note: If you are already an Orc Taking Half-Orc only qualifies you for the Dual Heritage Ancestry Feat and does not gain the Half-Breed trait. You can be a Orc Half-Orc making you descendant from two different types of orc and qualify for the Dual Heritage Ancestry Feat allowing you to take the traits of two orc cultures (select two orc heritage options).

PF2 Races – Half-Ratfolk – Rare Heritage

  • Traits: Ratfolk, Half-Breed
  • Your father was a ratfolk or half-ratfolk. You have fur mixed with your normal appearance, small of size. You gain the following:
  • Perception: darkvision.
  • Language: extra language of your choosing
  • Size: Small (if mother is medium or large, a half ratfolk is always small)
  • You can select ratfolk, half-breed or half-ratfolk feats whenever you gain an ancestry feat.
  • Note: If you are already an Ratfolk Taking Half-Ratfolk only qualifies you for the Dual Heritage Ancestry Feat and does not gain the Half-Breed trait. You can be a Ratfolk Half-Ratfolk making you descendant from two different types of ratfolk and qualify for the Dual Heritage Ancestry Feat allowing you to take the traits of two ratfolk cultures (select two ratfolk heritage options).

PF2 Races – Half-Shadowkin – Rare Heritage

  • Traits: Shadowkin, Half-Breed
  • Your father was a shadowkin (or commonly known as fetchling). You have either a darkness to your skin (if mother light coloured) or a lightness making you stand out among your mothers’ people, and other indicators of your shadow touched heritage. You gain the following:
  • Perception: darkvision.
  • Language: You gain a language known by your father
  • You can select shadowkin, half-breed or half-shadowkin feats whenever you gain an ancestry feat.
  • Note: If you are already an Shadowkin Taking Half-Shadowkin only qualifies you for the Dual Heritage Ancestry Feat and does not gain the Half-Breed trait. You can be a Shadowfolk Half-Shadowfolk making you descendant from two different types of shadowfolk and qualify for the Dual Heritage Ancestry Feat allowing you to take the traits of two shadowfolk cultures (select two shadowfolk heritage options).

Half-Breed Feats

For using the Half-Breed further, I have all the Half-Breed Feats referenced in one place with additional ones created for my campaigns. There is a difference between a Heritage and an Ancestry, so if your building a character in my game and are unsure what the difference is feel free to ask.

Feats found in other sourcebooks:

Level 1 – Claws of the Hag (Half-Hag), Dual Heritage (U Half-Breed), Earned Glory (Half-Elf, rb-apg-48), Elf Atavism (Half-Elf, rb-cr-58), Hag’s Sight (Half-Hag), Monstrous Peacemaker (Half-Orc, rb-cr-59), Orc Sight (Half-Orc, rb-cr-59), Overlooked Mastermind (Half-Orc, lo-cg-15), Round Ears (Half-Elf, lo-cg-15), Sociable (Half-Elf, lo-cg-15), Tusks (Half-Orc, lo-cg-15),

Level 5 – Dual Ancestry (U Half-Breed), Inspire Imitation (Half-Elf, rb-cr-58), Supernatural Charm (Half-Elf, rb-cr-58),

Level 9 – Greater Dual Ancestry (U Half-Breed), Pinch Time (Half-Elf, rb-apg-48),

Level 13 – Make the Choice (Half-Hag), Supreme Dual Ancestry (U Half-Breed),

Level 17Azarsi’s Roads (Rare Hobgoblin, lo-leg-28),

PF2 Source – Advanced Player’s Guide (rb-apg), Core Rulebook (rb-cr), Lost Omens (Character Guide (lo-cg), World Guide (lo-wg))
U – Uncommon Option, R – Rare Option

PF2 Races – Hag – Claws of the Hag – Uncommon Ancestry 1

  • Souce: GM created
  • Requirements: You must have taken the Half-Hag Heritage
  • Traits: Half-Breed
  • You grow fingernails long and hard enough to serve as claws dealing slashing damage.

PF2 Races – Half-Race – Dual Heritage – Uncommon Ancestry 1

  • Source: GM Created
  • Requirement: Must be taken at first level.
  • Traits: Half-Breed
  • You can select a heritage feat from each of your racial parent heritages (one from each) as long as they belong to different races, if they belong to the same race, you lose the Half-Breed trait, and are simply a mixed version of the one race and cannot take anymore Half-Breed feats.

PF2 Races – Hag – Hag’s Sight – Uncommon Ancestry 1

  • Requirements: You must have taken the Half-Hag Heritage
  • Traits: Half-Breed
  • You gain darkvision.

PF2 Races – Half-Race – Dual Ancestry – Uncommon Ancestry 5

  • Traits: Half-Breed
  • You can select a level 1 ancestry feat from each of your heritages, these must come from different races, meaning half-race or half-breed feats are not available for these choices.

PF2 Races – Half-Races – Greater Dual Ancestry – Uncommon Ancestry 9

  • Traits: Half-Breed
  • You can select a level 5 ancestry feat from each of your heritages, these must come from different races, meaning half-race or half-breed feats are not available for these choices.

PF2 Races – Hag – Make the Choice – Uncommon Ancestry 13

  • Requirements: Must have taken the Half-Hag Heritage.
  • Traits: Half-Breed
  • You have made the choice to become a Hag and your nature takes complete control of you and overwhelms the other race making you a full member of the Hag race as well as changing you to female. The opposite of this is also possible, where you choose to be the other race, removing all Hag related abilities and becoming a member of that race.

PF2 Races – Half-Race – Supreme Dual Ancestry – Uncommon Ancestry 13

  • Traits: Half-Breed
  • You can select a level 9 ancestry feat from each of your heritages, these must come from different races, meaning half-race feats are not available for these choices.

Converting Races from Pathfinder 1 to 2

For my Jade Regent game I had a few characters that were built using Pathfinder 1 rules that did not have an equivalent conversion in Pathfinder 2 so I built my own.

They are designed to use with my Half-Breed rules where any race can mix with any race, the mother sets the core details (including attributes) and the father provides additional bonuses.

Content Updates

  • 2022-04-10 – Added extra options from Advanced Player’s Guide.
  • 2022-04-08 – Updated based on 4th level, adding in Half-Race Heritage and Ancestry feats.
  • 2021-12-20 – Added in feat references.
  • 2020-12-20 – Layout cleanup.
PF2 Races

Common Races: Dwarves, Elven, Gnomes, Halfling, Human

Uncommon Races: Goblin

Rare Races: Hag, Orcs, Ratfolk, Shadowkin

Also see: Half-Breeds, Half-Breed Feats

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