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Angel, Astral Deva

Astral Deva CR 14 (Combatant)

XP 38,400
NG Medium outsider (angel, extraplanar, good)
Init +4; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +25
Aura protective aura (20 ft.)


HP 250
EAC 28 (30 vs. evil); KAC 30 (32 vs. evil)
Fort +16; Ref +16; Will +14; +4 vs. evil and poison
DR 10/evil; Immunities acid, cold, petrification; Resistances electricity 10, fire 10; SR 25


Speed 50 ft., fly 100 ft. (Su; good)
Melee disruptive holy meteoric hammer +28 (11d6+22B plus stun), or slam +28 (2d8+22B)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 14th)

At willremove affliction, smite opposition (good only, DC 18)*
3/daydeath ward, discern lies, mystic cure IV, restoration
1/daybreak enchantment, mystic cure V

*see Starfarer’s Companion


Str +8; Dex +4; Con +6; Int +4; Wis +4; Cha +4
Skills Acrobatics +25, Diplomacy +25, Mysticism +30, Sense Motive +25
Languages Celestial, Draconic, Infernal; truespeech
Other Abilities change shape (humanoids)
Gear disruptive holy meteoric hammer


Stun (Su)

A creature struck with the astral deva’s melee weapons must make a DC 20 Fortitude saving throw or be stunned for 1d6 rounds.


Environment any good-aligned plane
Organization solitary, pair, or squad (3-6)

Angels are the servants of the gods of goodness. They do not concern themselves with the petty squabbles of order and anarchy, seeking to only serve goodness for the sake of good. These beings are unquestioning in their service, performing whatever deed their divine masters set upon them with utter loyalty. Some may think angles cruel in some of their deeds, which has included the slaying of innocent beings and the destruction of cities. But in all of these instances, it has been done to serve the greater good for a long-term goal of one god or another.

Angels are among the eldest beings of the universe.

They were created to act as the servants of the good deities before the creation of mortals. Indeed, these celestial outsiders predate the creation of even demons and devils.

Devils are fallen angels who have turned to evil. Demons are in no way related to angels, being formed whole-cloth from the chaos and strife of the Abyss.

The appearance of angels varies widely. On the celestial planes in which they inhabit, angels have unusual forms. These forms can include flocks of one hundred wings attached to no particular thing, hoops of fire, six-winged beings with multiple heads including cherubs, lions, and other such appearances. When an angel appears to a mortal, they often take a form that mortals can understand; usually as an incredibly beautiful humanoid creature with massive wings. Their forms can appear male or female, based on the whim of the individual angel or the god they serve. Some use strictly male forms, while others are strictly female.

Some angels combine the appearance of both or none; assuming an androgynous or sexless appearance.

Besides the gods themselves, angels are among the most powerful being in the universe; often far stronger than their devil or demon counterparts. The fiendish outsiders are aware of this fact and will rarely face an angel unless they can assure a victory.

Large groups of angels are referred to as “choirs.”

Astral devas like to watch over powerful mortals and steer them towards good causes. They serve as guardians for planar travelers and guides to mortals who have left their world to explore other dimensions.

They tend to let mortals discover things on their own, trying to interfere as little as possible.

Gods will often create astral devas from the souls of powerful good mortals, which may explain why these creatures live to serve as custodians to mortals.

An astral deva appears to be an incredibly beautiful humanoid creature with flowing robes and large, white-feathered wings. These creatures stand over 7 feet tall and weigh 250 pounds (25 bulk).

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