Lorehold Student Background 5E

Hello everyone! Today we’re going to be talking about the lorehold student background dnd 5e which is available in the Strixhaven: A Curriculum of Chaos. This is one of my favorite ones in terms of its description and its mechanics. So if you’re curious about this background alike then make sure to check out the below lines and you’ll find an amazing stuff guys! So without further ado let’s get started. First and foremost its description reads as followed.


You have passed your young age era preparing to be a student of lorehold college and reading every book on your college’s recommended studying list for prospective students. However your academic passions are in a broad field of history. Of course you might be dreaming of using the magic to contact great historical figures or else your own ancestors or of recreating the mighty magic of a distant age.

So as per the above description you have got plenty of knowledge by reading so many books in your college. This is a great background and great description. I hope you also like it as me. In any case you can also check out this silverquill background 5e.


  • Skill Proficiencies: History, Religion
  • Languages: Two of your choice
  • Equipment: A bottle of black ink, an ink pen, a hammer, a hooded lantern, a tinderbox, a tome of history, a school uniform, and a pouch containing 15 gp.

Under skill proficiencies you can see history and religion and under languages you can get any two of your choice so pick any two you want. Under equipment you will get some decent amount of items such as A bottle of black ink, an ink pen, a hammer, a hooded lantern, a tinderbox, a tome of history, a school uniform, and a pouch containing 15 gp.

Basically this background has a feature which is known as Lorehold Initiate. If you want to check out its decsription and how it works for this background then make sure to check out its stats and overview down beneath.

Feature: Lorehold Initiate

Being a lorehold initiate feature you gain the strixhaven initiate feat and also should select the Lorehold within it. So in an addition to that, if you have a spellcasting or even a pact magic feature then the spells on the lorehold spells table are being added to the spell list of your spellcasting class. (suppose if you are a multiclass character with multiple spell lists, these spells are added to all of them.)

Spell LevelSpells
1stComprehend Languages, Identify
2ndBorrowed Knowledge, Locate Object
3rdSpeak with Dead, Spirit Guardians
4thArcane Eye, Stone Shape
5th Flame Strike, Legend Lore

Here you need to consider that customizing how your spells seems when you can cast them. Of course your Lorehold spells might be create displays of golden light. You might utilise a tome or a scroll as a spellcasting focus, and even your spell effects may be reflect the visibility of the reference books you study.

Building a Lorehold Character

Any type of class or a subclass which deals with some awareness of the past could be the good fit for Lorehold. Of course the bards could thrive in the lorehold, and the wizards (specifically those of the School of Divination) are the numerous between its students. However the clerics (frequently with the Knowledge or Light domains) are too too quite common.

Suppose for a more unusual take on the Lorehold student, you could be said playing the Barbarian with a primal connection to the past (probably adopting the Path of the Ancestral Guardian) or a Paladin whose Oath of the Ancients gives a concrete link to the history.

Suggested Characteristics

Here the methodical historians and even daring adventurers alike could be found among the ranks of Lorehold college. The Lorehold Personality Traits table suggests a different type of traits that you might adopt for your character. So let’s check them out now. Also read what do backgrounds do in d&d?

Lorehold Personality Traits

d6Personality Trait
1I thrive on esoteric lore. The more obscure the historical references I can include in everyday conversation, the better.
2By searching for these lost artifacts, I hope to find who I really am along the way.
3I can barely go a minute without talking about my research. I have so much knowledge in my head, and it needs to be let out somewhere!
4The spirits of the dead are so much more interesting to talk with than living classmates.
5I can speak eloquently about the historical ramifications of an ancient war. But ask me to add two-digit numbers together, and I'm a mess.
6In the end, it's all just entropy. Everything falls apart someday.

Lorehold Trinkets: Whenever you make your character, you might roll once on the Lorehold Trinkets table, instead of on the Trinkets table in the Player’s Handbook, for your starting trinket.

Lorehold Trinkets

1A map made of concentric circles that can be rotated around the page
2A puzzle box bedecked with amber
3A dented brass compass with a red needle
4The head of a broken statue that houses the consciousness of a snarky sage
5A sheet of parchment embossed with Tactile lettering, glowing red
6A broken dagger with a wavy blade and a serpentine hilt

I hope you’ve got an idea on what is a lorehold student? If you like this article then make sure to leave a feedback down below in the comment section and of course if you have any cool stories, thoughts, ideas, comments, or any concerns regarding of this dnd background then make sure to write them down beneath in the comment section. Also read quandrix student background | witherbloom student background 5e | prismari student background 5e |

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