Questions tagged [aasimar]

For questions about the aasimar race that exists in several editions of Dungeons & Dragons. Aasimar are usually humanoids who are descended from or have a strong connection to celestial beings.

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What is the Aasimar Trait?

I make my first PF2e character and choose an Aasimar Heritage. Now they write in the description: You gain the aasimar trait, in addition to the traits from your ancestry. But I cannot find an ...
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Can a level 17 Aasimar Light Domain Cleric cause every saving throw for their damaging spells to be made with disadvantage?

Reading through the features of the light domain Cleric I've discovered: Corona of Light which states (Emphasis added): Starting at 17th level, you can use your action to activate an aura of ...
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Does Arcane Abjuration affect a Tiefling or Aasimar?

The Arcana cleric's Arcane Abjuration feature may affect a celestial, elemental, fey, or fiend. A Tiefling has infernal heritage and an Aasimar has celestial heritage. Is this sufficient for them to ...
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What are the ramifications of Aasimar PCs being Outsider (Native)?

I'm playing an Aasimar. They are the type Outsider (Native). I wanted to find out what impact that has on the game. So I looked up outsiders, and I saw this: Proficient with all simple and martial ...
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How do the Aasimar Favored Class Rewards work, specifically for Paladin?

Title says it all. I'm building an Aasimar Paladin, and the Favored Class Reward in the Advanced Race Guide says the following: "Add +1/6 to the morale bonus on saving throws provided by the paladin’...
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Can a Scourge Aasimar fly?

One of my players is a scourge aasimar. I see absolutely no indication anywhere that he can fly but he created the character thinking he could, indeed, fly. At this point, he's level one and hasn't ...
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Would a 6th-level Aasimar Celestial-patron Warlock be able to add twice their Charisma mod to the damage of the Eldritch Blast spell?

Aasimar (at least Scourge and Protector) get an ability that allows them to add their level in radiant damage to any damage roll they make, and the Celestial Warlock gets to add their Charisma ...
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Does Resist Energy stack with racial traits granting energy resistances?

The Aasimar race has a trait that grants the following: Celestial Resistance: Aasimars have acid resistance 5, cold resistance 5, and electricity resistance 5. If I cast Resist Energy on an ...
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Do the subraces of the playable Aasimar race come with alignment restrictions?

This question, in addition to a player of mine who recently wanted to play a Lawful Neutral Fallen Aasimar (but ended up doing something different), got me thinking about something... Playable ...
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Balance Implications of Divine Smite Doing Necrotic Damage?

I have a True Neutral Paladin that is also a Fallen Aasimar. He has fully embraced darkness, letting it into his heart and spurned his celestial heritage. He hasn't gone fully evil purely because he ...
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What deity do celestials/aasimars worship?

I am creating an aasimar character who is devoted not only to her father's (celestial) faith but also to the preservation of nature. However, while making this character, I realized that, although I ...
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Can an aasimar warlock's celestial patron and angelic guide be the same being?

Would an aasimar's celestial guide whose connection to the aasimar only functions through dreams be a fair choice as a celestial patron for a warlock or would the connection being only dream-based be ...
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Can Aasimar derive from stock other than human?

Inspired by this question: Can Tieflings derive from stock other than human? Separated out from this question: Can Genasi derive from stock other than human? Crudely speaking, tieflings are half-human,...
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Can an Aasimar grow their wings in an Antimagic Field? [duplicate]

One of my players wants to play a Protector Aasimar (VGtM, p. 105) but wondered if he'd be able to use his racial ability, Radiant Soul, in an antimagic field. Would an antimagic field block the ...
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Can a scourge aasimar's Radiant Consumption dispel magical darkness?

Scourge aasimar (Volo's Guide to Monsters, p. 105) have the Radiant Consumption trait, part of which states: Starting at 3rd level, you can use your action to unleash the divine energy within ...
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Does a Scourge Aasimar take half damage from its own Radiant Consumption effect?

In Volo's Guide to Monsters, the Aasimar playable race has the following trait (pg. 105): Celestial Resistance. You have resistance to necrotic damage and radiant damage. So they take only half ...
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Can an Aasimar use a Lance one-handed while flying?

Lance: You have disadvantage when you use a lance to attack a target within 5 feet of you. Also, a lance requires two hands to wield when you aren’t mounted. That's pretty straight forward, but, ...
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Would a winged Aasimar fall if it could not flap its wings?

I have a player who has an Aasimar character. My player argues that the book does not state the Aasimar has to flap its wings, and instead can hover because the wings don't use concentration. This ...
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Does PFS provide any rules for gaining access to variant Aasimar abilities/physical features?

Aasimar have a list of variant abilities and physical features, for which you would normally roll percent dice. My understanding is that you don't roll for anything PFS. If that's the case, is it ...
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Are Aasimars of alternate heritage required to be the typical alignment?

The Aasimar listings for alternate racial heritages list typical alignments. Do you need to match that alignment to take that alternate racial heritage, or is it just a suggestions? Is there a ...
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Strategies for handling age of maturity dissonance for Aasimar (or other plane-touched) born to humans?

I find the fact that elves don’t reach adulthood until they are 110 relatively straightforward to work with, since the children and parents are aging at the same rate and their cultures are built ...
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