So, you've chosen to be a Genasi? No other race offers your flexibility. Those humans or Half-elves might run around with other powers, but you? You represent something far different. Some of you manifest the power of the storm, agressive and fast. Others of you, the grace of the wind. Still others the strength, and resilience of the earth. If you want a race of versatile (very few classes are truly bad in your hands), powerful, and fun choices, you've come to the right place.
The original Genasi, introduced in the FRPG are called "elemental Genasi" and they consist of the Earthsoul, Firesoul, Stormsoul, Watersoul, and Windsoul.
Abyssal Genasi are ones that have been twisted by the Abyss (and could provide for some very interesting RP aspects). They were introduced in Dragon #380 and consist of the Cindersoul, Causticsoul, Plaguesoul, and Voidsoul
Others were introduced in Dragon #396 and are the "Desert Genasi" include the Embersoul, Magmasoul, Sandsoul, and Sunsoul. If anyone could alert me on the official name of this group, much appreciated!
Gold choices are dominant, and warrant altering your previous choices for these.
Sky Blue choices are best suited for you, a dominant choice
Blue choices, while not dominant, but still very strong
Black choices are definately workable, and especially if you're optimizing around a theme.
Purple choices can work, but to be sub-par overall
Red choices are hardly useful, usually a bad option.
Table of Contents
02) Genasi Traits & Choosing Manifestation
03) Genasi Feats & PPs
04) Martial Genasi
05) Arcane Genasi
06) Divine Genasi
07) Primal Genasi
08) Psionic Genasi
09) Shadow Genasi
Player's Handbook = PH1
Player's Handbook 2 = PH2
Player's handbook 3 = PH3
Heroes of the Fallen Lands = HotFL
Heroes of the Forgotten Kingdoms = HotFK
Heroes of Shadow= HoS
Forgotten Realms Player's Guide = FRPG
Eberron Player's Guide = EPG
Dark Sun Campaign Setting = DCSC
Martial Power = MP1
Martial Power 2 = MP2
Arcane Power = AP
Divine Power = DP
Primal Power = PP
Psionic Power = PsP
Dragon Articles = D###
Special thanks to:
Those who created class guides/handbooks
Jay_Ibero_911 for keeping me on my toes in my ratings and alerting me to Desert's Voice+Windwalker
Mithrus and Mellored for some combos
Lord_Ventnor-his Dragonborn guide was the formatting basis for my own guide