Consider the angelkin aasimar. If I make an angelkin character which ability score bonuses do I get? The normal aasimar ones, the angelkin ones, or both? What about the other abilities listed?

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    \$\begingroup\$ Possible duplicate of Does Scion of Humanity allow for Dual Talent? \$\endgroup\$ Commented Oct 3, 2017 at 6:31
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    \$\begingroup\$ I suggest we outright answer this one. Although there is an answer to this featured in that dupe question, it's not the same question, and the answer is literally buried at the bottom. I feel that we'd be better reproducing that here. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Oct 3, 2017 at 9:33

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You get the bonuses from the variant, plus the Aasimar ones that are not replaced.

In the intro of "Variant Aasimar Heritages": (emphasis mine)

Players may choose one of the following six heritages for their aasimar characters in place of the traditional aasimar racial features. Each heritage presents new ability modifiers, spell-like abilities, and skill modifiers that replace the default aasimar racial traits, as well as a pair of custom traits. Each entry also discusses the most common (though by no means ubiquitous) personality traits, physical features, and places of origin of aasimars with that particular heritage.

So you keep everything from Aasimar except ability modifiers, spell-like ability and skill modifiers. For those you take the ones from Angelkin.

  • \$\begingroup\$ I know this answer exists somewhere else, but it is buried so deeply in other considerations that I think it doesn't hurt to put it clearly here. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Oct 3, 2017 at 9:31
  • \$\begingroup\$ The header text at the start of this answer is not in-line with the specific question; it might be worth an edit to make it more clearly address the replacement of ability scores. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Dec 15, 2017 at 14:19
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    \$\begingroup\$ better like that? \$\endgroup\$ Commented Dec 15, 2017 at 14:30

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