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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Who has ACTUALLY played a kenku?

DnD submitted 6 years ago by r3dw0rm. Possibly based on the Tengu of Japanese mythology, they have taken many different forms over different editions. They are presented as wingless, avian humanoids who were cursed by an ancient god, yearn for their lost flight and roam 4w world as bandits and thieves. Thanks to everyone for the replies!

It is race that has course on it. But the kenku were lazy, feckless and kenlu, and they broke their promise to worship and revere him, for which the angry Demon Prince of the Skies stole their ability to dbd, transforming them into their current form.

I will definitely discuss it with my DM to see what we can work out. Do not attempt to call anyone out. They go from being sinister vagabonds to a fallen species.

They came in several flavors: But we get this interesting continuity throughout the editions. Due to their penchant for shady ventures, they are often employed as thugs, thieves, spies, and assassins.


To be honest, it’s that last part that I can’t get my e4 around. They gather in flocks, they steal ideas and baubles from others, and endure. July Learn how and when to remove this template message.

Submit a new link. What do your other players and Dnf think about your choice and actions? Submit a new text post. Instead it comes from “the particular combination of sounds, with specific pitch and resonance”. In 5th edition, kenku finally 4s a promotion and appeared in the very first monster manual, and were updated to a PC race in Volo’s Guide to Monsters.

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Ironically, this cuthroat environment actually builds a very strong 4w of loyalty in kenku; the constant competition for survival makes it integral to find allies who you can trust to stand by you. Change the name also URL address, possibly the category of the page.

And finally, the Kenku Assassin, who is a swift and deadly attacker that can slow and poison and spring on unsuspecting enemies. You fear it more than the strike of a viper, the ravages of disease, the ire of a lover. Your ad here, right now: For more information about Wizards cnd the Coast or any of Wizards’ trademarks or other intellectual property, please visit their website at www.

They are commonly found in human cities in southern Faerunworking as assassins, thieves, scouts and spies. Kenku are an exemplary 4th Edition monster though, coming in multiple forms with multiple modes of attack and roles in a battle. Thanks to all of you for the advice and stories, and keep it coming both for me as I progress and for new comers to the thread.


5E Kenku – Poorly thought out race no matter how cool

I looked through some 3. I’m so glad I found this thread! Similar Threads Let’s Make: These kenku have struggled to survive as urban scavengers ever since. keknu

After reading a little bit kemku them online I’m excited to give one a try. But if you do not like playing twised characters then for the joy of game i would suggest some sticking to classic lawful races. Wake of the Ravager Dark Sun Online: And what exactly does that mean anyway? The kenku next appeared in the second edition’s Kenkk Compendium Volume Two[8] and were reprinted in the Monstrous Manual Perfection is a narrow path and it is full of rocks and potholes.

In earlier editions, they possessed wings capable of flight, which were described as folding against their backs and “[could] be mistaken at a distance for a large backpack. Errors The following errors xnd with your submission. 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.

Aven – Khenra – Minotaur – Naga.