Abilities +2 Con, and either
+2 Wis or +2 Cha
Skills +2 Diplomacy
+2 Insight
Size Medium
Speed 6
Vision low-light
Languages Common
choice of one other
Traits Dual Heritage
Group Diplomacy
Choice of;

Knack for Success

Avg. height 5'5"–6'2"
165–188 cm
Avg. weight 130–170 lbs.
59–86 kg

Half-elf is a player character race in 4th edition Dungeons & Dragons.[PH:42][HotFK:252]

Racial traitsEdit



  • Dual Heritage: You can take feats that have either elf or human as a prerequisite (as well as those specifically for half-elves), as long as you meet any other requirements.
  • Group Diplomacy: You grant allies within 10 squares of you a +1 racial bonus to Diplomacy checks.
  • Your choice of:

Favored classesEdit

Race-specific featsEdit

The following feats may only be taken by half-elf characters. Half-elves may also take feats that are normally available to humans and elves.

Feat Prerequisite Benefit
Adept Dilettante Multiclass Can use Constitution, Wisdom or Charisma modifier to determine attack roll and damage roll bonuses for the Dilettante power. Counts as class-specific Multiclass feat for the class from which your Dilettante racial trait power comes. [Dr385:68]
Combat Virtuoso Bard Uses Charisma ability score to make attack roll for Dilettante or multiclassed powers. Damage determined normally. [AP:124]
Defending Dabbler - When you hit with the power gained from your dilettante racial trait, you mark the target until the end of your next turn. [Dr385:68]
Dilettante's Mark Warden When you hit with the dilettante power, mark the enemy until the end of your next turn. [Dr379:45]
Effortless Dilettante Melee attack power from Dilettante Once per encounter, can use dilettante power as a melee basic attack against a target as part of a charge or opportunity attack.[Dr385:68]
Group Insight - Allies within 10 squares receive a +1 racial bonus to Insight checks and initiative checks
Half-Elf Soul Revenant Gain Dilettante racial feature. In a given encounter, can use power choice for Dilettante, or the Dark Reaping power.[Dr376:40]
Holy Dilettante Divine class Once per encounter, when using dilettante power, can deal radiant damage with that power instead of the normal damage type.[Dr385:68]
Martial Dilettante Martial class If the dilettante power is a martial power, it can be used twice per encounter.[MP2:137]
Religious Dabbler divine class Choose a 1st-level at-will attack power from a divine class other than your own. Can use that power in place of the power normally gained through Dilettante.[DP:136]
Revitalizing Dabbler - When you hit at least one target with the dilettante power, until the end of your next turn, any creature that regains hit points from one of your healing powers regains 3 extra hit points.[Dr385:69]
Spare Infusion Artificer, Healing Infusion class feature Once per day, can expend half-elf dilettante power as free action to use a healing infusion one extra time during the encounter. [Dr387:35]
Thaliessan Blood - Considered an aquatic creature. Gain a swim speed of 5, breathe underwater, and gain a +2 bonus to attack rolls during aquatic combat against nonaquatic creatures.[Dr401:Nerathi Legends]
Velvet Blade Trick Assassin, Assassin's shroud power Once per encounter, when using the power granted by dilettante, subject the target of your assassin's shroud power to another shroud. [Dr379:27]
Versatile Master 11th level Selected dilettante power becomes at-will. In addition, a paragon multiclass can choose powers from any class. Can spend an action point to regain use of a used encounter attack power.[PH2:193]
Wild Dilettante Druid, dilettante implement power You can treat the power selected for Dilettante racial trait as though it has the beast form keyword.[Dr385:69]