Now that they’ve been up for a good solid while, Wizards is looking for your feedback on the Eladrin and the Gith.
Presented in this month’s Unearthed Arcana, the Eladrin and the Gith present some flavorful new options for characters looking to try out a new race–including some new mechanics that allow for Eladrin to have shifting personalities and abilities (their powers depend on their moods) and the psionics of the Githyanki and the Githzerai.
Here’s a quick recap of them, and you can find a more in-depth look in our archives:
Eladrin are an Elven subrace, which means they get all the standard ‘Elf’ traits, but then they gain a bonus (and a personality trait) depending on their mood. It shifts to one of the four seasons depending on which emotion they’re experience, and this in turn determines what cantrip they’ve got access to.
Githyanki and Githzerai are both subspecies of the singular race Gith, which means they have a lot more in common than you’d think. The Githyanki diverge focusing more on strength and martial mastery, gaining proficiency with light and medium armor, as well as access to psionics, represented in this iteration as a selection of spells.
Finally the Githzerai bring their monastic training to the table, giving them a boost to unarmored defense and a less athletic suite of psionic spells.
And now that these have been out in the wild, Wizards of the Coast would like your feedback. As we’ve seen previously (in particular with their changes to Warlock patrons) this feedback can make a marked difference on the final product. So if you want to see these guys in the game, and want to make sure they’re awesome, take a minute or two to click on the link at the end of this article, and give them your feedback on how the Eladrin and/or Gith have been working for you.
Here’s hoping we see these make their way through playtesting and into an upcoming supplement sooner rather than later.