Thri-kreen are mantis-like humanoids that hunt in packs throughout the wastelands. They have adapted to the harsh climate and are experts at surviving with only scarce resources. They experience the full range of emotions but aren't as prone to emotional outbursts as humans. Thri-kreen consider all other living creatures as potential nourishment, and they love the taste of elf flesh in particular. If a creature might be useful for something other than food, the thri-kreen aren't likely to attack it on sight; thri-kreen kill to survive, never for sport.

Thri-Kreen Features

Ability Score Increase. Your Dexterity score increases by 2, and your Wisdom score increases by 1.

Age. Thri-kreen have short life spans and rarely reach 30 years of age.

Alignment. Acting spontaneously, thri-kreen are generally unpredictable, and nearly always of chaotic alignment, showing no inclination toward good or evil. These traits make them utterly alien and inscrutable to other races, and folk unfamiliar with them might regard them as savage and brutal monsters. However, thri-kreen view themselves as noble hunters.

Size. Thri-kreen range from five to seven feet tall. Your size is Medium.

Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.

Darkvision. Your insectoid senses give you superior vision in dark and dim conditions. You can see in dim light as if it were bright light, and in darkness as if it were dim light. You can't discern color in darkness, only shades of gray.

Sleepless. Thri-kreen don't require sleep and can rest while remaining alert and performing light tasks. By spending 4 hours a day resting in this way, you gain the same benefit a human would from 8 hours of sleep. Magic can't put you to sleep.

Four Arms. Once per turn, you can draw or sheathe a weapon (or retrieve or stow an item stored on your person) as a free action instead of a bonus action.

Additionally, when you use the Attack action, you can make one weapon attack as a bonus action. You can use this feature a number of times equal to your Wisdom modifier (a minimum of once). You regain all expended uses when you finish a long rest.

Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common and Thri-Kreen. The native language of the Thri-kreen consists mostly of clicks and chitters, making it nearly unpronounceable to other races.

HB This is a homebrew 5e version of the 2e/4e Thri-Kreen.