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Solar (Archangel)

Solars are among the greatest of all angels, ranking just below empyreal lords. Many solars serve at the right hand of a deity or champion a cause that benefits an entire world. Most archangels resemble humanoids, but not all—they can adopt more unusual forms as needed. A typical solar is about 9 feet tall and weighs about 500 pounds, with a commanding voice that is impossible to ignore. Most have silvery or golden skin.

Solars are legendary trackers; the most masterful of them are said to be able to follow the centuries-old passage of a pit fiend flying through the Astral Plane.

Recall Knowledge - Celestial (Religion): DC 51

SolarCreature 23

RareNGLargeAngelCelestial
Source Bestiary 2 pg. 16
Perception +40; darkvision, true seeing
Languages Celestial, Draconic, Infernal; tongues
Skills Arcana +38, Athletics +43, Diplomacy +43, Religion +43, Stealth +36, Survival +46
Str +10, Dex +6, Con +8, Int +5, Wis +9, Cha +10
Items +3 major striking greatsword, +3 major striking longbow
AC 49; Fort +40, Ref +34, Will +37; +1 status to all saves vs. magic
HP 500, regeneration 20 (deactivated by evil); Weaknesses evil 25
Aura of Protection (abjuration, aura, divine) 20 feet. Allies in the solar's aura gain a +2 status bonus to AC against evil creatures and a +2 status bonus to saves against effects from evil creatures. The bonus increases to +4 against control by evil creatures and attacks by evil summoned creatures. When the solar or an ally is hit by an attack from a creature in the aura, that foe must succeed at a DC 43 Will save or be blinded for 1 minute (this is an incapacitation effect). It's then temporarily immune for 1 minute.
Speed 35 feet, fly 100 feet
Melee Single ActionSingle Action holy greatsword +44 [+39/+34] (good, magical, versatile P), Damage 4d12+22 slashing plus 2d6 goodRanged Single ActionSingle Action holy longbow +40 [+35/+30] (deadly d10, good, magical, propulsive, range increment 100 feet, volley 30 feet), Damage 4d8+17 piercing plus 2d6 good and arrow of mortalityDivine Innate Spells DC 46, spell attack +38; 10th charm, power word stun, remove curse, remove disease, revival; 9th dispel magic (at will), heal, overwhelming presence, power word blind, power word kill, sunburst; 7th plane shift, remove fear (at will); 6th restoration (at will); 5th breath of life, death ward; 4th dimensional anchor (at will); 2nd invisibility (at will; self only); Constant (10th) detect alignment (evil only), tongues, true seeing
Rituals DC 46; 8th freedom, imprisonment; 5th call spirit, resurrect; 2nd animate object; 1st angelic messenger
Animate Weapon ReactionReaction Trigger The solar hits with a melee weapon Strike while Animate Weapon is not already in effect; Effect The solar's weapon leaps into the air and moves with the solar as if held with both hands. The weapon gains the effects of the dancing weapon rune for 1 minute.Arrow of Mortality The solar doesn't need to provide ammunition for their bow. When they draw their bow, they create a magical arrow of light that sheds bright light in a 20-foot radius until the end of the solar's next turn. On a critical hit with the arrow, if the target has 75 or fewer Hit Points after taking the damage, it drops to 0 Hit Points and becomes dying 1 (or, if it was already dying, increases its dying value by 3).Change Shape Single ActionSingle Action (concentrate, divine, polymorph, transmutation) The solar can take on the appearance of any Small or Medium humanoid. This doesn't change their Speed or Strikes.Holy Armaments (divine, evocation) Any weapon gains the effect of a holy property rune while a solar wields it.

Sidebar - Additional Lore Solar Genesis

Unlike most angels, solars are created from divine energy, sometimes blended with good souls. They are joined in this distinction by the ancient empyrean angels.

All Monsters in "Angel"

NameLevel
Astral Deva (Emissary Angel)14
Balisse (Confessor Angel)8
Cassisian (Archive Angel)1
Choral (Choir Angel)6
Monadic Deva (Soul Angel)12
Movanic Deva (Guardian Angel)10
Planetar (Justice Angel)16
Solar (Archangel)23

Angel

Source Bestiary pg. 16
The celestial hosts of angels are messengers and warriors, divided into choirs based on their abilities and purviews. The majority of angels are neutral good and live in Nirvana, the plane of virtue and enlightenment. However, some angels, including several angelic deities, have different alignments, and some even dwell on other planes. Regardless of alignment, angels remain benevolent messengers possessed with magical auras to aid their allies.

Sidebar - Additional Lore Angelic Divinities

The most powerful angels belong to a category of demigods known as the empyreal lords—a title shared with other powerful good-aligned demigods among the host of archons, azatas, and other inhabitants of the celestial planes. The most powerful and most well-known of the angelic empyreal lords is Sarenrae.

Sidebar - Locations Angelic Locations

Angels normally live on Nirvana or other celestial planes, but their missions can bring them to the Material Plane. Spellcasters can conjure them for aid or advice in times of need, and they can even be found, if rarely, crusading against fiends in Hell, the Abyss, or anywhere in between.

Sidebar - Treasure and Rewards Angelic Treasure

Many angels wear exquisite armor or wield beautiful and often magical weapons. While they are not hampered by mortal sins like greed or pride (save for the very rare and tragic exception), they do enjoy the beauty of fine clothing, exquisite jewelry, and works of art.

Sidebar - Related Creatures Other Angels

The most powerful angels are known as the solars, but numerous others can be found in Nirvana working their own missions or goals. Angels generally appear as beautiful, often somewhat androgynous humanoids, and the most powerful often possess two or even four sets of feathered wings.

Sidebar - Additional Lore What is a Deva?

Three types of devas exist among the angelic host, all of which serve as angelic “field agents.” Of the types of angels, devas are the ones most likely to be encountered dwelling somewhere other than Nirvana, as these angels focus their work on cultivating and protecting goodness in mortal souls, be they living or dead.