Best D&D 5E Languages (Dungeons and Dragons)

The characters in Dungeons and Dragons Fifth Edition (5th edition)  game can speak a few common 5E languages which are corresponding by their race. Also, the character background will give access to a few additional languages which is purely dependent on your own choice. You must use the D&D 5e character sheet to note these DND languages.

D&D 5e Languages in Dungeons and Dragons Game

The usage of D&D 5E languages can be selected depending upon the common language used in your campaign. If not you can choose from the D&D 5E Standard languages table, please select your preferred languages.

D&D 5E Standard Languages

From these Dungeons & Dragons, 5e languages are basically families of languages which has many dialects, for instance, the primordial language has included the Terran dialects, Auran, Aquan, Ignan, and one for each of the four elemental planes.

The 5E Standard languages are used by a few typical speakers and they are derived as follows. Orcs speak Orc, Halflings speak Halfing, Goblinoids speak Goblin, Gnomes speak Gnomish, Giants or Ogres speak Giant, Elves speak Elvish, Dwarves speak Dwarvish, and Human speaks Common language.

LanguageTypical SpeakersScript
GiantOgres, GiantsDwarvish

The creatures which have the knowledge to speak in different dialects of a similar language can communicate easily with one another.

Exotic Languages

If you wish to select the D&D 5E Exotic languages from the table for your character then you need to get permission from your Game Master (GM). After seeking permission from GM, you can select the secret language as the tongue of druids or thieves can’t.

LanguageTypical SpeakersScript
DraconicDragons, dragonbornDraconic
Deep SpeechAboleths, cloakers-
SylvanFey creaturesElvish
UndercommonUnderworld tradersElvish

The 5E Exotic languages are used by a few typical speakers and they are derived as follows. Druids speak the Druidic language, Underdark Traders speak Undercommon, Fey speak Sylvan, Elementals speak Primordially, Devils speak Infernal, and Demons speak Abyssal languages.

D&D 5E (Fifth Edition) Best Languages

Actually, there is no separate category for the best D&D 5E languages and it comes from your experience with your character and how many 5E backgrounds you have used and also races, etc with all these aspects you will gather some 5E languages, so they will be the best and useful 5E languages in your campaign.

D&D 5e Languages

We have some of the best D&D 5E languages and useful languages in our campaign and they are as follows: D&D 5E Orc, Giant, Gnoll, Draconic language, Primordial 5E, Goblin language, Infernal language, Drow language, Obscure languages, Demon language, Sylvan 5E language, and Deep Speech.

Apart from the above list of best languages, you can select the Ignan from the Obscure language which will help you to achieve the best level while you are at the sea.

Choosing a New language from 5E languages

There are multiple languages available in D&D 5E (Fifth edition) game. You can select the new language from the list which will ease your family interaction even in front of your enemies. Please follow the below guidelines to select a new language for your character in D&D 5E (Fifth edition) game.

You need to know at least any two fifth edition (5E) languages to start with the first level. Your Race will indicate your Character’s default language. If you choose the Half-Elf race or any other sort of different race then you will be granted access to more languages.

To contact the Dungeon Master to provide access for additional learning language, you need to select the Half-Elf race as a preferred one. By doing so, it won’t even affect the INT score. You can also get access to extra languages depending upon your Background selection. Only for Particular task, the extra languages can be used.

The details of selected Initial languages should be tracked under the Character sheet which is a mandatory one. You have the option to select only the common campaign language from the Standard Languages Table. If you wish to select the languages from Exotic Languages Table then you need to contact the Dungeon Master to grant access.

There are many languages available in the Exotic Languages table, which the Oppositions or Thieves unable to understand or speak. Instead of using your skills to achieve the rank, it is always better to purchase the Speak Language Skills.

Advantages of D&D 5E Languages

The Dungeons and Dragons 5E (Fifth Edition) is an adventure role-playing game. Each and everywhere you will have multiple campaigns and some creatures may be suppositions and some of them may be enemies.

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However, you need to know multiple languages’ knowledge for better protection and not revealing your secrets. If you are familiar with the new language then it will be helpful to escape from or fight with the enemies using your language skill. Also, it is helpful for easier communication with your campaigns. These are the advantages of using D&D Fifth Edition (5E) languages.

Few Important 5E Languages

We would like to inform you that it is always best to learn or practice the non-common human or regional dialects fifth edition (5E) languages for your survival. A few of them are as follows:


This the 5E language maintained and spoken by Dwarves (typical speakers). They are really short-tempered, but kind and nice race. Also, they are extremely common to meet.

dwarven 5e language

Due to these features, Dwarven is a worthy language and interested to learn. Very often, you can utilize this language and in good terms to showcase your good temper as well.


In most games and worlds, it is called Magic of 5E languages. It is commonly found in scrolls and ancient traps, which is very useful for the Mage Spellcaster.

Draconic 5e language

It is similar to Elven language and the Draconic is written by using really old texts. To consider, the Draconic written texts are extremely important.


This is one of the best fifth edition (5E) languages to learn since this language was spoken by Elves (typical speakers). This is the very old and common race which has more knowledge about Elven language and the same was stored in books.

They are specialized in Magic and you can get useful scrolls and spellbooks in Elven language to improve your knowledge and skills.

This is not a mandatory language to learn since if you do not have them in your campaign. But it is an essential one when you are campaigning in Elven lands.


We are happy to inform you that the above-provided information helps you to understand the importance of D&D 5E (Fifth Edition) languages and their advantages. Also, please follow the guidelines to select the new languages either from Standard or Exotic languages table.

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