Arctic Dwarf
Arctic Dwarf
Type Dwarf
Application Needed No
Location The Great Glacier, Damara, the North, Vaasa
Languages Dwarf, Common

Native from mountains at the heart of the great glacier and other northerly regions, arctic dwarves are little known to the outside world. Unlike other dwarves, arctic dwarves have little interest in mining or crafts, instead devoting themselves to hunting, raising children and leisure. Traditional dwarven strictures, such as those imposed by family and clan hold little weight in arctic dwarf society. Arctic Dwarves are squat and hardy, with blocky bodies, pinched faces and stubby legs. They rarely exceed 3 feet in height and are nearly as broad as they are tall. They eyes are bright blue and their skin white, almost bluish.

PRC Information


Arctic Dwarven Ability Adjustments: +4 Str, +2 Con, -2 Cha, -2 Dex.
Favored Class (Ranger): A multiclass arctic dwarf's ranger class does not count when determining whether he suffers an XP penalty for multiclassing.

  • Stonecunning: +2 racial bonus on Search checks made in subterranean areas.
  • Darkvision: Dwarves are able to see in the dark.
  • Hardiness vs. Poisons: +2 racial bonus on saving throws against poisons.
  • Hardiness vs. Spells: +2 racial bonus on saving throws against spells.
  • Offensive Training vs. Orcs: +1 racial bonus on attack rolls against orcs.
  • Offensive Training vs. Goblinoids: +1 racial bonus on attack rolls against goblinoids (goblins, hobgoblins, and bugbears).
  • Defensive Training vs. Giants: +4 dodge bonus to AC against giants.
  • Skill Affinity (Lore): +2 racial bonus to Lore checks.
  • Skill Affinity (Craft): +2 racial bonus to Craft Armor and Craft Weapon checks.
  • Skill Affinity (Appraise): +2 racial bonus to Appraise checks.
  • Immunity to Cold: Arctic Dwarves are immunity to the effects of cold and cold-based spells.
  • Small Stature:

+1 size bonus to attack rolls. +1 size bonus to AC. +4 size bonus to Hide checks.

  • Dwarven: Arctic Dwarves count as Dwarves for the purpose of spells.

Racial Feats

  • Battle Training vs. Giants
  • Battle Training vs. Goblins
  • Battle Training vs. Orcs
  • Darkvision
  • Dwarven
  • Hardiness vs. Poisons
  • Hardiness vs. Spells
  • Immunity to Cold
  • Skill Affinity (Appraise)
  • Skill Affinity (Craft Armor)
  • Skill Affinity (Craft Weapon)
  • Skill Affinity (Lore)
  • Small Stature
  • Stonecunning

Dwarven Available Races

Races of Faerûn
Arctic DwarfDuergarDwarf (Shield)Gold DwarfWild Dwarf
Other Sources
Fireblood DwarfUrdunnir