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In First Edition D&D, Unearthed Arcana 1985 made the Paladin into a subclass of a new class called the Cavalier.

What creatures is "Immune to Fear" effective against and how does it work?

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-1 You need to be more specific, mate. What edition? What aspects of demons are you specifically wondering about? Complete sentences also help, but external editing can fix that. – Brian Ballsun-Stanton Apr 21 '11 at 3:26
Okay, looking through your comments from your previous question, I think this is what you're asking. – Brian Ballsun-Stanton Apr 21 '11 at 3:48
+1 @Brian, with your editing applied the question became a good one. – Erik Burigo Apr 21 '11 at 7:00

The Cavalier is immune to anything fear based.

The Unearthed Arcana states on p15

A cavalier makes all saving throws as a fighter. Such characters are, however, immune to fear (magical or otherwise) of any sort.

The immunity to magical fear is the key. At a brief glance through the books, all items in the DMG (including artifacts) that cause fear use the mechanics of the spell Cause Fear which would trigger the immunity.

  • Monsters cause fear as the Fear Wand (Beholder, demons, devils).
  • The Dragon aura is noted as a fear effect so Cavaliers should be immune to it as well.
  • A cavalier of under 5th level would not have to run in fear from a lich. (Although it might be a good idea anyways!)
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+1 especially that last bit of advice--run away from the lich is one of my favorite "powers" from First Edition. – Galieo Apr 21 '11 at 16:33

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