SRD:Archon Subtype

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Archon Subtype[edit]

Archons are a race of celestials, or good outsiders, native to lawful good-aligned Outer Planes.


An archon possesses the following traits (unless otherwise noted in a creature’s entry).

  • Darkvision out to 60 feet and low-light vision.
  • Aura of Menace (Su): A righteous aura surrounds archons that fight or get angry. Any hostile creature within a 20-foot radius of an archon must succeed on a Will save to resist its effects. The save DC varies with the type of archon, is Charisma-based, and includes a +2 racial bonus. Those who fail take a –2 penalty on attacks, AC, and saves for 24 hours or until they successfully hit the archon that generated the aura. A creature that has resisted or broken the effect cannot be affected again by the same archon’s aura for 24 hours.
  • Immunity to electricity and petrification.
  • +4 racial bonus on saves against poison.
  • Magic Circle against Evil (Su): A magic circle against evil effect always surrounds an archon (caster level equals the archon’s Hit Dice). (The defensive benefits from the circle are not included in an archon’s statistics block.)
  • Teleport (Su): Archons can use greater teleport at will, as the spell (caster level 14th), except that the creature can transport only itself and up to 50 pounds of objects.
  • Tongues (Su): All archons can speak with any creature that has a language, as though using a tongues spell (caster level 14th). This ability is always active.


SRD Monsters with the Archon Subtype

Creature Entry CR Type and Subtypes Size
Hound Archon 4 Outsider [Archon, Extraplanar, Good, Lawful] Medium
Hound Archon Hero 16 Outsider [Archon, Extraplanar, Good, Lawful] Medium
Lantern Archon 2 Outsider [Archon, Extraplanar, Good, Lawful] Small
Trumpet Archon 14 Outsider [Archon, Extraplanar, Good, Lawful] Medium

SRD Races with the Archon Subtype

Race Name Summary Favored Class Ability Adjustments LA ECL
Archons, Hound Paladin +4 Strength, +2 Constitution, +2 Wisdom, +2 Charisma 5 11

Homebrew Monsters with the Archon Subtype

Homebrew monsters using this type appear below. These are not part of the SRD, and are presented for ease of reference only.

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