D&D Fisher 5E Background

Hello everyone! i hope everybody has been looking forward to release into our website, so finally we’ve released it. If you would like to checkout all of our other backgrounds in dnd then you can do it now. In any case, this background was added into this dnd 5th edition through the ghosts of salt marsh release. But usually many DM’s doesn’t like it to have in their group of background, but i am not aware that much why it is.

I’ve seen and played and i like it so much, it was written very well and it mainly includes and offers to its players with four backgrounds and of course as of my knowledge not a lot of people know about this feature so this must be cool. Of course it is one of my interested ones. However, let us check out its full description from the below paragraph.


As a dnd 5e fisher background you have been spend your life aboard fishing the vessels or even combing to the shallows for the bounty of an ocean. Probably you were to be born into a family of fisher folk and also working with your kit to be feed of your village.

However it might be the job that was means to an end-of course a way out of an undesirable circumstance which forced you to take up the life abroad a ship. So regardless of  how you had begun, you shall be soon fell in love with various things of surrounded you such as the sea, the art of fishing, and the promise of the eternal horizon. Also check out student background 5e.

  • Skill Proficiencies: History, Survival
  • Languages: One of your choice
  • Equipment: Fishing tackle, a net, a favorite fishing lure or oiled leather wading boots, a set of traveler’s clothes, and a belt pouch containing 10 piece of gold.

These are the three mechanics which are used as the main pillars of this background. So be careful with these skill proficiencies, languages and the equipments that its provided. If you need any doubts regarding of this mechanics then proceed to the comment box and share your thoughts there.

Harvest the Water

As of this you can get a chance to gain some advantage on ability checks which is made by using the fishing tackle. Suppose, if you have the best access to the body of water which could sustain the marine life, at that time you can manage the moderate lifestyle during working like the fisher, and of course you can simply catch abundant food in order to feed yourself and even though up to ten other people each day.

Feature: Fishing Tale

However you can easily tell the compelling tale, whether it is tall or true, in order to impress and even to entertain others. Probably once a day, you can fluently tell your story in order to willing the listeners.

However at the dm’s discretion, some of the number of those listeners could become friendly towards you; probably this is not the magical effect, and even it shall be continued amicability upon their part depends on your specific actions. You can also roll on the below given table for helping in determine a theme of your tale or else you can choose one that best fits your character. Alternatively, work with your DM to create your own fishing tale.

1Lobster Wrestling. You fought in hand-to-hand combat with an immense lobster.
2It Dragged the Boat. You nearly caught a fish of monstrous size that pulled your boat for miles.
3Fins of Pure Gold. You caught a sea animal whose fins were made of pure gold, but another fisher stole it.
4Ghost Fish. You are haunted by a ghostly fish that only you can see.
5Nemesis Clam. A large clam containing a pearl the size of your head claimed one of your fingers before jetting away; one day, you'll find that clam.
6It Swallowed the Sun. You once saw a fish leap from the water and turn day into night.
7Dive into the Abyss. You found yourself in an underwater cave leading to the Abyss, and your luck has been sour ever since.
8 Love Story. You fell in love with a creature of pure water, but your brief romance ended tragically.

Suggested Characteristics

Of course one of the dnd 5e backgrounds these fishers are succeed when only if they spend their time at their jobs. As such, most of those fishers have a strong work ethic in their minds, and also they admire others those who do earn their living honestly.

However the fishers tend to be superstitious and even forming some attachments for the specific fishing lures or even a specific special fishing spots. Even though they have a connection for the bodies of water in which they do fish and also they do think poorly of those whose actions adversely affect their livelihood.

Personality Trait

d8Personality Trait
1I am unmoved by the wrath of nature.
2My friends are my crew; we sink or float together.
3I need long stretches of quiet to clear my head.
4Rich folk don't know the satisfaction of hard work.
5I laugh heartily, feel deeply, and fear nothing.
6I work hard; nature offers no handouts.
7I dislike bargaining; state your price and mean it.
8Luck favors me, and I take risks others might not.


1Camaraderie. Good people make even the longest voyage bearable. (Good)
2Luck. Our luck depends on respecting its rules—now throw this salt over your shoulder. (Lawful)
3Daring. The richest bounty goes to those who risk everything. (Chaotic)
4Plunder. Take all that you can and leave nothing for the scavengers. (Evil)
5Balance. Do not fish the same spot twice in a row; suppress your greed, and nature will reward you. (Neutral)
6Hard Work. No wave can move a soul hard at work. (Any)


1I lost something important in the deep sea, and I intend to find it.
2Someone else's greed destroyed my livelihood, and I will be compensated.
3I will fish the many famous waters of this land.
4The gods saved me during a terrible storm, and I will honor their gift.
5My destiny awaits me at the bottom of a particular pond in the Feywild.
6I must repay my village's debt.


1I am judgmental, especially of those I deem homebodies or otherwise lazy.
2I become depressed and anxious if I'm away from the sea too long.
3I have lived a hard life and find it difficult to empathize with others.
4I am inclined to tell long-winded stories at inopportune times.
5I work hard, but I play harder.
6I am obsessed with catching an elusive aquatic beast, often to the detriment of other pursuits.


I really like this background guys, if you are also like this background as well then please feel free to share your thoughts, and any queries regarding of this dnd background. We hope we will be back in a while with another useful backgrounds including in our website. So keep checking this website and have a wonderful day and as always happy adventuring my friends.

Leave a Comment