Language (INT or CHA)

Represents your vocabulary. It affects the number of languages you know, as shown in the Language Table.

If you are using your Intelligence for the skill, it means that you have learned languages by studying them through books. If you are using your Charisma for the skill, it means that you have learned languages by talking to multiple people who eventually taught you those languages.

If your character tries to grasp the meaning of some other language they don’t understand, your GM might ask you to roll a Language Check.

Learning or forgetting languages: If your Language bonus changes, the number of languages you know could also change. This would represent your character either learning or forgetting a language, for example

Language Table
Language Bonus Number of languages
-5 or -4
You can't speak
-3 or -2
1 Language
-1 to +1
2 Languages
+2 to +4
3 Languages
+5 to +7
4 Languages
+8 to +10
8 Languages
+11 or more
All Languages
Language List

Here are all Languages you can learn. We strongly recommend that you learn the Common language, since it’s the language that most people can speak.

Standard Languages Alphabet
Common
Common
Dwarvish
Dwarvish
Elvish
Sylvan
Goblish
Orcish
Gnomish
Sylvan
Halfic
Dwarvish
Jotun
Elemental
Orcish
Orcish
Exotic Languages Alphabet
Abyssal Speech
None
Celestial Speech
Divine
Dark Common
Common
Draconic
Draconic
Elemental Speech
(Aquan, Auran, Ignan, Terran)
Elemental
Infernal Speech
Divine
Sylvan
Sylvan
Special Languages Special Trait
Braille
This is a written language that Blind creatures can read through touch.
Far Speech
This is a language that causes insanity for those who hear and understand it. It manifests itself through dreams and hallucinations.
Druidic
This is the primordial language of nature, which magically uses sounds, sight, smells and tastes to communicate vague ideas.
Sign Language
Deaf creatures can still understand this language, and you produce no sound with it
Thieves' cant
These are symbols and cryptic messages that vary from region to region. Only those who know them can understand