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Angel, Solar

Solar CR 23 (Combatant)

XP 819,200
NG Large outsider (angel, extraplanar, good)
Init +5; Senses darkvision 60 ft., detect alignment, low-light vision, true seeing; Perception +38
Aura protective aura (20 ft.)


HP 600
EAC 39 (41 vs. evil); KAC 41 (42 vs. evil)
Fort +23; Ref +23; Will +21; +4 vs. evil and poison
Defensive Abilities regeneration 15 (evil weapons and spells); DR 15/–; Immunities acid, cold, petrification; Resistances electricity 10, fire 10; SR 34


Speed 50 ft., fly 150 ft. (Su, good)
Melee holy dimensional slice longsword +38 (14d8+36S), or slam +38 (24d6+36B)
Ranged slaying arrow +35 (14d10+23P plus snuff life)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Offensive Abilities animate sword
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 20th)

Constanttrue seeing
At will–dismissal (DC 25), mystic cure IV
3/daycall cosmos, remove condition, greater, smite opposition (good only, DC 26)*
1/day-blade barrier (DC 27)*, flame strike (DC 27)*, gravitational singularity, plane shift

*see Starfarer’s Companion


Str +13; Dex +5; Con +11; Int +7; Wis +7; Cha +7
Skills Acrobatics +38, Diplomacy +38, Mysticism +43, Sense Motive +38
Languages Celestial, Draconic, Infernal; truespeech
Other Abilities change shape (humanoids)
Gear holy dimensional slice longsword, bow


Animate Sword (Su)

As a swift action, the solar can animate its sword. When animated, the sword has a supernatural flying speed of 30 ft. (perfect maneuverability) and attacks one creature of the solar’s choice within 5 feet of the sword. The animated sword uses the solar’s attack bonus and damage modifiers. The solar can use a swift action to move the animated sword to another spot within 30 feet of the solar and attack a different creature. After 1 minute, the animated sword flies back to the solar and returns to its hand. If the solar has no hands free, the sword falls to the ground at the solar’s feet.

The animated sword also ceases to be animated and falls to the ground if it or the solar move more than 30 feet from each other.

Slaying Arrow (Su)

A solar’s bow needs no ammunition, and automatically creates an arrow when drawn. When a creature takes damage from this arrow, the creature is affected as if by the snuff life spell (DC 27).


Environment any good-aligned plane
Organization solitary or pair

The solars are the most powerful members of the angelic choirs. They often serve as the direct hand of the divine being to whom they owe their allegiance and seek to spread the influence of their patron god throughout the universe.

A solar appears to be a powerfully-built humanoid with flawless skin and beautiful features. Their body sometimes appears to be made of gold, silver, or some other precious metal. They typically have many pairs of wings (usually three).

Solars are often sent into battle alone, as their powers are so great that only one is needed to slay even the greatest evil of beings in the world. Few, if any, can match the power of these angels. Their senses can track a quarry across any distance and bring divine retribution once it has been found. Fiends fear the power of these angels, as only the greatest of the arch-devils and demon-lords can stand against a solar’s might.

Solars are often given multiple names. These names– sometimes called “words” – have power with the creatures; often describing great deeds they have performed or a function for which they exist. A solar with the name of “Peace-Bringer” will be a created devoted to keeping peace and stability in the world.

Should peace be broken, the solar would work towards a swift recovery towards peace, organizing heroes and other beings who could either negotiate peace or fight whatever menace was disrupting the peace. Just the same, a solar with the name of “Fire-Bearer” would be an angel devoted to the powers of fire; not only its destructive nature but also its good attributes: warmth, light, and the purifying power fire possesses. Solars that have such names are given even greater magical and divine powers by their patron gods beyond those normally possessed by these angels.

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