Holy Knight (3.5e Template)

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Author: Sulacu (talk)
Date Created: April 5, 2015
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Holy Knight[edit]

Holy knights are divinely appointed agents endowed with longevity and unique abilities by a patron true celestial.

Holy knights are powerful mortals who have been approached by a patron divinity, and endowed with powers beyond that of other mortals. These powers follow a certain theme, and allow them to perform their divine-given duties.

Creating a Holy Knight[edit]

The Holy Knight template is generally acquired, though depending on the setting or the aims of the DM the template may be available to all mortals of sufficient level or training. Generally however, the template can only be appointed by the DM, as any added special Holy Knight powers follow no ruleset.

Size and Type[edit]

Creature size remains the same, though its type becomes Outsider with the Native subtype. Do not recalculate Base attack bonus or saves.

Hit Dice[edit]

All Hit Dice increase by 1 step (d4 to d6, d6 to d8, and so forth). Any Hit Dice that are already d12 instead grant the creature 2 additional hit points. All Hit Dice are maximized. Holy knights gain a +1 divine bonus to hit points per Hit Die.


The base creature's base land speed changes to the appropriate value listed in Table: True Celestial Speeds.

Armor Class[edit]

Holy knights gain a +1 divine bonus and a +2 natural armor bonus to Armor Class.


Base creature retains all natural weapons and proficiency with manufactured weapons. It gains a +1 divine bonus to attack and damage rolls.

Special Attacks[edit]

The save DC for all of the base creature's special attacks, either already existing or gained from this template, gain a +1 divine bonus.

Special Qualities[edit]

Holy Knights gain resistance 30 to two energy types (usually the two types the patron true celestial has immunity to).


Holy knights gain a +6 racial bonus to two ability scores, a +4 racial bonus to two other ability scores, and a +2 racial bonus to the remaining two ability scores. These bonuses stack with pre-existing racial modifiers to ability scores.

Skills and Checks[edit]

Holy knights gain a +1 divine bonus to all skill, ability and initiative checks, as well as any caster, initiator, or manifester level checks..

Challenge Rating[edit]


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AuthorSulacu +
CR1 +
Identifier3.5e Template +
RatingUnrated +
SubtypeNative +
SummaryDivinely appointed agents endowed with longevity and unique abilities. +
TitleHoly Knight +
TypeOutsider +