5e Languages D&D (5th Edition) of 2022 – Dungeons and Dragons

In dungeons and dragons (D&D) 5th edition game our character can speak some default 5e languages which are indicated by your race and also your character background might give you the access to get one or some additional languages depends on your choice. You must use the D&d 5e character sheet to note these languages. The 5th edition of D&D is in a class by itself. It’s the first version to feature the actual languages themselves rather than just their codes, which makes it easier to learn and play in ways never seen before.

If you want to chose any of d&d 5e languages then you need to chose the language which is common in your campaign otherwise you can chose any of your wishing languages from the d&d 5e Standard languages table. But whenever we want to chose a language for our character from the d&d 5e Exotic languages table you must have a permission of the GM’s, so with this permission you also have a chance to get the secret language like thieves can’t or tongue of druids.

LanguageScriptTypical Speakers
AbyssalInfernalDemons, chaotic evil outsiders
AquanElvishWater-based creatures
AuranDraconicAir-based creatures
CelestialCelestialCelestials (angels, devas)
CommonCommonHumans, halflings, half-elves, half-orcs
Deep SpeechMind flayers, beholders
DraconicDraconicKobolds, troglodytes, lizardfolk, dragons, dragonborn
DruidicDruidicDruidicDruids (only)
GiantDwarvishOgres, giants
GoblinDwarvishGoblinoids, hobgoblins, bugbears
IgnanDraconicFire-based creatures
InfernalInfernalDevils, Tieflings
SylvanElvishFey creatures (dryads, brownies, leprechauns)
TerranDwarvenXorns and other earth-based creatures
UndercommonnElvishDrow, Underdark traders

From these dnd 5e languages are basically families of languages which has many dialects, for instance the primordial language has included the Terran dialects, Auran, Aquan, Ignan and one for each of the four elemental planes. The creatures which has the knowledge to speak in different dialects of the similar language can communicate easily with one another.

The D&D 5E Best Languages

Actually, there is no separate category for the best 5e languages and it comes from your experience with your character and how many 5e backgrounds you have used and also races,..etc with all these aspects you will gather some 5e languages, so they will be the best and useful dnd languages in your campaign.

We have some of the best d&d 5e languages and useful languages in our campaign and we mentioned them below.

  1. Deep Speech
  2. Sylvan Language 5e
  3. Demon Language
  4. Obscure Languages
  5. Drow Language
  6. Infernal Language
  7. Goblin Language
  8. Primordial 5E
  9. Draconic Language
  10. Gnoll
  11. Giant
  12. D&D 5e ORC

From the above list of the 5e best languages we can use the “Ignan” as the “obscure languages” and it will serve you its level best unless you’re at the sea.

How To Chose A New Language From 5e Languages

We can get so many languages, when we have the below specifications with us and once you chose the new 5e language then you can easily interact with your families before of your enemies. So let us start the steps to get a new language for you d&d character.

    1. To begin “First Level” we have to know at least any of the “Two 5e Languages”
    2. Your Character Default language will be indicated by your “Race”
    3. If you have picked up “Half-Elf” or any other different “Race” then there you can access more languages.
    4. For instance you’ve picked up the “Half-Elf”, so you can approach the “Dungeon Master” and he will provide some “Additional Learning Languages”. You no need to worry about your “INT Score” because it won’t “Affect”.
    5. With your “Background” also you can get the access to chose one or more “Extra Languages”. But it does use for the “Particular Task”
    6. It’s mandatory to maintain the “Character Sheet” to write the details of that “Initial Languages” after you’ve selected
    7. From the Standard Languages Table only you have to chose your language, but the language should be “Common In Your Campaign”
    8. If you want to chose the language from the Exotic Languages Table, you should get the “Consent From The Dungeon Master”.
    9. The Exotic Languages Table will provide the language which “Thieves And Other Oppositions Unable To Speak Or Understand”
    10. “Speak Language Skill” is better to purchase than getting the rank through the any skill you have.

By learning more languages you have to enhance your character levels. So the above procedure is the only way to get more learning languages and you have great chances to chose the best 5e languages either from the Standard Languages or from the Exotic Languages.

Best Sources To Get The 5E Languages

If you don’t know from where we can get our favorite d&d 5E languages then we are giving the sources from the below lines and we can easily search and get our favorite languages without having any interruptions.

  1. SCAG = Swords Coast Adventurer’s Guide
  2. PHB = Players Hand Book (123 page)
  3. MToF = Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes
  4. VGtM = Volo’s Guide to Monsters
  5. MM = Monsters Manual

So from the above mentioned sources we can easily get our favorite languages and from there you can learn their rules and regulations more deeply than we explained in the above paragraph.

From the below lines we can get to know what are the languages we can learn from the above mentioned sources, so have a look at them and the below lines will help you a lot. So get the below languages which we’ve mentioned not only standard languages sources but also exotic languages sources and also Forgotten Realms Human Languages too. So get them now.

List of languages in D&D

Here is a list of all the languages used in Dungeons & Dragons. There are total sixteen languages in D&D. Eight are standard and eight are exotic. Draconic, Celestial, Gnomish, Primordial, Sylvan, Common, Deep Speech, Dwarvish, Abyssal, Goblin, Undercommon, Halfling, Elvish, Orc,G iant, and Infernal. It contains information about each language, including their origin, history, and usage. 

Standard Languages:

From the below list you can get the best standard languages and exotic languages in dungeons and dragons role playing game and your conversion with your campaign members.

  1. Common (PHB)
  2. Dwarvish (PHB)
  3. Elvish (PHB)
  4. Giant (PHB)
  5. Gnomish (PHB)
  6. Goblin (PHB)
  7. Halfling (PHB)
  8. Orc (PHB)

Standard Languages(Ravnica):

  1. Abyssal 5e (PHB)
  2. Celestial 5e (PHB)
  3. Common 5e (PHB)
  4. Draconic 5e (PHB)
  5. Elvish 5e (PHB)
  6. Giant 5e (PHB)
  7. Kraul 5e (GGtR)
  8. Loxodon 5e (GGtR)
  9. Merfolk 5e (GGtR)
  10. Minotaur 5e (GGtR)
  11. Sphinx 5e (MM)
  12. Vedalkin 5e (GGtR)

Exotic Languages:

  1. Abyssal (PHB)
  2. Celestial (PHB)
  3. Draconic (PHB)
  4. Deep Speech (PHB)
  5. Infernal (PHB)
  6. Primodial (PHB)

      7. Sylvan (PHB)

     8. Undercommon (PHB)

exotic languages

Race/Class-Specific Languages:

  1. Aarakocra (VGtM)
  2. Druidic (PHB)
  3. Gith (MToF)
  4. Thieves’ Cant (PHB)

Forgotten Realms Human Languages (It requires GM permission):

The forg0tten realms human languages are available in the Swords Coast Adventurer’s Guide only, so you can all the below languages in this book but the main aspect you have to remember is the Game Master or the Dungeon Master permission is mandatory.

  1. Dambrathan
  2. Bedine
  3. Alzhedo
  4. Chondathan
  5. Damaran
  6. Waelan
  7. Guran
  8. Halruaan
  9. Illuskan
  10. Roushoum
  11. Chessentan
  12. Mulhorandi
  13. Untheric
  14. Thayan
  15. Rashemi
  16. Shaaran
  17. Shou
  18. Tuigan
  19. Turmic
  20. Uluik

These are the d&d 5e languages and you can get the above mentioned languages such as exotic and standard category. We hope with the above mentioned sources such as players handbook and Swords Coast Adventurer’s Guide and also all other sources.

So you can use those sources to have an exciting experience with your dungeons and dragons role playing game by using the different 5e character sheets.

FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions)

What is D&D?

D&D is a role playing game. It’s played with a group of friends and is similar to the television show, “Friends.” 

What Is The Rarest Language In D&D ?

The Dwarvish is the oldest language in d&d.

What is D&D?

D&D is a roleplaying game. It’s played with a group of friends and is similar to the television show, “Friends.”

What Are the official Languages in dnd 5th edition?

Standard Languages, Standard Languages(Ravnica), Exotic Languages. You can check all these categorized languages from above lines.

How Many Languages Are There In D&D?

There are sixteen D&D languages these are divided into two parts. 8 Standard languages and 8 Exotic Languages. as you can observe in the above steps. 

How many editions of D&D are there?

A: There are three different editions of D&D: AD&D (the original), AD&D2E (the second edition), and D&D5 (the fifth edition). 

How old do half-elves live?

A: The half-elves live 180 years.

What language do wizards speak?

A: standardised languages of magic.

What’s the difference between AD&D and D&D5?

The biggest difference between AD&D and D&D5 is that D&D5 is more story-based than AD&D. 

Why is D&D5 called “Dungeons & Dragons” and not “Dungeon & Dragons”?

The name “Dungeons & Dragons” was already taken by another company. So, the company that made D&D5 changed the name to “Dungeons & Dragons” to avoid a lawsuit. 

How does D&D work?

D&D is played with a group of friends. Each player takes on the role of a character (a wizard, a cleric, a fighter, a thief, etc.) and controls their character during the game.

What’s the difference between a monster and a foe?

A monster is something that you want to fight. A foe is something that you want to avoid. 

What’s the difference between a player and a PC?

A player is someone who plays in a D&D game. A PC is a player’s character. 

What’s the difference between a class and a level?

Classes are what you choose to play as in a D&D game. Levels are how much experience you have in a class. 

What’s the difference between a feat and a class feature?

Feats are abilities that you have that you can use in a D&D game. Class features are abilities that are part of your class. 

What’s the difference between a monster and an encounter?

Monsters are the creatures you fight in a D&D game. An encounter is a group of monsters. 

What’s the difference between an attack, a spell, and a class feature?

An attack is when you try to hit your opponent with a weapon. Spells are magical attacks. Class features are things that you have as part of your class. 

What are the differences between armor, weapons, and items?

Armor is the protection you wear. Weapons are the tools you use to fight with. Items are things you can use to help you fight. 

What is the difference between 5E and 4E?

There are a lot of differences between the two editions. The biggest change is that there are no classes. Instead, you choose your class at character creation. 

What are the differences between classes?

In 4E, you had to choose one of the four classes: Barbarian, Cleric, Fighter, and Wizard.  In 5E, you choose between three classes: Rogue, Ranger, and Warlock. 

What are the differences between races?

Races in 5E are more diverse than in 4E. There are a lot of options, and you can be anything you want. 

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