School conjuration (summoning)
Casting Time 1 round
Range medium (100 ft. + 10 ft./level)
Effect one or more summoned creatures
Duration 1 round/level (D)
Saving Throw none; Spell Resistance no
This spell summons an extraplanar creature (typically an elemental, magical beast native to another plane, or outsider, but also occasionally even extraplanar constructs). The summoned creature appears where you designate and acts immediately on your turn. It attacks your opponents to the best of its ability. If you can communicate with the creature, you can direct it to not attack, to attack particular enemies, or to perform other actions.
When you gain this spell as a spell known, select four creatures from the appropriate list in Table 8: Summon Creature for each level at which you can cast this spell. For example, for the 1st-level summon creature spell, you could choose Tiny air, earth, fire, and water elementals. Note that a particular alignment or class is sometimes required to choose certain creatures, as listed in Table 8. In place of a single selection, you can choose a creature from a lower-level summoning list; doing so allows you the option of summoning multiple such creatures at a time. Each time you gain a character level, you can change these selections.
You can gain summon creature a second time at the highest spell level you know, selecting four additional appropriate creatures at each level you can cast this spell.
You choose which of the selected creatures you summon each time you cast the spell.
|1st||When you cast summon creature as a 1st-level spell, you summon one creature from your selection of creatures from the 1st-level summoning list.|
|2nd||When you cast summon creature as a 2nd-level spell, you summon one creature from your selection of creatures from the 2nd-level summoning list. If the chosen creature is from a lower-level summoning list, you summon three such creatures instead.|
|3rd||When you cast summon creature as a 3rd-level spell, you summon one creature from your selection of creatures from the 3rd-level summoning list. If the chosen creature is from a lower-level summoning list, you summon three such creatures instead.|
|4th||When you cast summon creature as a 4th-level spell, you summon one creature from your selection of creatures from the 4th-level summoning list. If the chosen creature is from a lower-level summoning list, you summon three such creatures instead.|
|5th||When you cast summon creature as a 5th-level spell, you summon one creature from your selection of creatures from the 5th-level summoning list. If the chosen creature is from a lower-level summoning list, you summon three such creatures instead.|
|6th||When you cast summon creature as a 6th-level spell, you summon one creature from your selection of creatures from the 6th-level summoning list. If the chosen creature is from a lower-level summoning list, you summon three such creatures instead.|
A summoned creature can’t use teleportation or planar travel abilities or magical divination abilities. Creatures can’t be summoned into an environment that can’t support them (such as summoning a breathing creature into a vacuum). Creatures summoned using this spell can’t use spells or spell-like abilities that duplicate spells that require expending Resolve Points or expensive materials to cast (such as raise dead).
To generate statistics for a summoned creature, first check the Stat Block column of Table 8: Summon Creature.
Otherwise, if the entry is Tiny, Small, Medium, Large, Huge, or elder, use the elemental stat block of the same name and apply the appropriate graft, listed in the Applied Graft column. Non-elemental creatures lose elemental immunities and do not gain an elemental graft.
For example, to get the statistics of an angel from the 1st-level list, you use the tiny elemental stat block and apply the angel summoning graft.
|1st Level||Stat Block||Applied Graft||Summoner Requirements|
|Agathion||Tiny||See creature details||Nonevil|
|Archon||Tiny||Summoning||Nonchaotic and nonevil|
|Azata||Tiny||Summoning||Nonevil and nonlawful|
|Demon||Tiny||Summoning||Nongood and nonlawful|
|Devil||Tiny||Summoning||Nonchaotic and nongood|
|Fey Plane beast||Tiny||Summoning||Mystic|
|Skittermander whelp||See creature details||Simple template*||None|
|2nd Level||Stat Block||Applied Graft||Summoner Requirements|
|Archon||Small||Summoning||Nonchaotic and nonevil|
|Azata||Small||Summoning||Nonevil and nonlawful|
|Demon||Small||Summoning||Nongood and nonlawful|
|Devil||Small||Summoning||Nonchaotic and nongood|
|Fey Plane beast||Small||Summoning||Mystic|
|Security robot, observer-class||See creature details||Simple template*||Technomancer|
|3rd Level||Stat Block||Applied Graft||Summoner Requirements|
|Archon||Medium||Summoning||Nonchaotic and nonevil|
|Azata||Medium||Summoning||Nonevil and nonlawful|
|Crest-eater||See creature details||Simple template*||None|
|Demon||Medium||Summoning||Nongood and nonlawful|
|Devil||Medium||Summoning||Nonchaotic and nongood|
|Fey Plane beast||Medium||Summoning||Mystic|
|Haan||See creature details||Simple template*||None|
|Ksarik||See creature details||Simple template*||None|
|4th Level||Stat Block||Applied Graft||Summoner Requirements|
|Archon||Large||Summoning||Nonchaotic and nonevil|
|Azata||Large||Summoning||Nonevil and nonlawful|
|Demon||Large||Summoning||Nongood and nonlawful|
|Devil||Large||Summoning||Nonchaotic and nongood|
|Fey Plane beast||Large||Summoning||Mystic|
|Mountain eel||See creature details||Simple template*||None|
|Orocoran||See creature details||Simple template*||None|
|5th Level||Stat Block||Applied Graft||Summoner Requirements|
|Archon||Huge||Summoning||Nonchaotic and nonevil|
|Azata||Huge||Summoning||Nonevil and nonlawful|
|Demon||Huge||Summoning||Nongood and nonlawful|
|Devil||Huge||Summoning||Nonchaotic and nongood|
|Fey Plane beast||Huge||Summoning||Mystic|
|Surnoch||See creature details||Simple template*||None|
|6th Level||Stat Block||Applied Graft||Summoner Requirements|
|Archon||Elder||Summoning||Nonchaotic and nonevil|
|Azata||Elder||Summoning||Nonevil and nonlawful|
|Demon||Elder||Summoning||Nongood and nonlawful|
|Devil||Elder||Summoning||Nonchaotic and nongood|
|Fey Plane beast||Elder||Summoning||Mystic|
* When this creature is summoned, it gains the celestial simple template graft if you are good, the fiendish simple template graft if you are evil, or the astral simple template graft if you are neither.
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