Celestial creatures dwell in the upper planes, realms of good, although they resemble beings found on the Material Plane. They are more regal and more beautiful than their earthly counterparts.
Celestial creatures often come in metallic colors (usually silver, gold, or platinum). They can be mistaken for half-celestials, more powerful creatures that are created when a celestial mates with a non-celestial creature.
Creating A Celestial Creature
"Celestial" is a template that can be added to any corporeal creature of non-evil alignment (referred to hereafter as the "base creature"). Animals with this template become magical beasts, but otherwise the creature type is unchanged.
A celestial creature uses all the base creature's statistics and special abilities except as noted here.
Special Attacks: A celestial creature retains all the special attacks of the base creature and also gains the following.
Smite Evil (Su): Once per day the creature can make a normal attack to deal additional damage equal to its HD total (maximum of +20) against an evil foe.
Special Qualities: A celestial creature retains all the special qualities of the base creature and also gains the following ones:
- Darkvision with a range of 60 feet.
- Acid, cold, and electricity resistance (see the table below).
- Damage reduction (see the table below).
- SR equal to double the creature's HD (maximum 25).
|Hit Dice||Acid, Cold, Electricity Resistance||Damage Reduction|
If the base creature already has one or more of these special qualities, use the better value.
Saves: Same as the base creature
Abilities: Same as the base creature, but Intelligence is at least 3.
Skills: Same as the base creature
Feats: Same as the base creature
Climate/Terrain: Any land and underground
Organization: Same as the base creature
Challenge Rating: Up to 3 HD, as base creature
4 HD to 7 HD, as base creature +1
8+ HD, as base creature +2
Treasure: Same as the base creature
Alignment: Always good (any)
Advancement: Same as the base creature
Sample Celestial Creature: Celestial Lion.