D&D: Best Race for Every Class

D&D Best Race
Elven rangers are a common sight in the D&D universe.

What's The Best D&D Race for You?

The 5th Edition of Dungeons and Dragons has introduced some fabulous chances to play different races as Player Characters. 

Monsters who previously had room only as NPCs, now can become part of the adventure permanently and become the star of the show. That is perfectly progressive, and so, to celebrate this racial diversity, I present to you my choices for the best race to be played for every class in D&D.

Please note that I am not including multi-class or specialist classes, only the basic ones.  Please also note that I am using all the expansion races. 

In my search for the best combos of race/class, I found a great deal of debate and very few facts, so these combos are based, in part on game mechanics, but mostly on my own opinion.  Also, in 5e, Humans are the most advantageous race of all with a +1 on all their statistics.

So I am not discussing why humans are the best race to play. That. Is. Boring. Instead, I've arranged the combos from most popular to least popular class, as determined by the D&D Beyond list of most popular character classes and races.

1.  Fighter 

Best Stat Based Choice: Human, Goliath or Dwarf 

Fighters are the shock troops of Dungeons and Dragons. Neither particularly intelligent, nor skilled in other tasks, fighters are experts in all types of combat, and their entire lives are lived in the perfection of their craft. Their job is to kill and kill quickly, but they must also be able to follow orders and work in large armies. 

My choice:  With +2 Strength, +1 Constitution and Stone´s endurance make Goliaths great fighters. Goliaths are a giant-race who live in the mountains and rocky hills, and who are highly competitive. As such, a Goliath fighter not only has natural benefits, which are highly useful but also a strong drive to become the "best" fighter among his kin. Their lawful natures make them excellent team players, another important skill for a good fighter.  

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