Angel, Variant (5e Race)

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Angels appear from the heavens in the shape of humans to watch over all life. Some are here to protect, some are here to destroy, and some to guide. They vary from innocent and peaceful to unyielding and wrathful in nature. Angels as guardian beings created from the divinity of good-aligned gods are loyal to their home and while their power in the material plane is limited to some extent even the weakest of their kin are strong enough to overpower most mortals. While the Assamir are rare creatures, angels, even minor ones, are practically unheard of walking among mortals. However, sometimes gods create and send young and minor angels to the material plane with some sort of divine purpose.

Physical Description

Angels stand taller than the average man. Their hair can range in shades even though they tend to have lighter colors between white and light brown. Angels have blue to green and gold to hazel eyes that range from light to darker tones. They are naturally slim and muscular, forming an ideal body. Angels have large feathery wings that span equal to their height and can be white, brown, silver or black, the average angel has 2 wings but higher level or particularly blessed angels may have 4 or even 6.


Angels avoid interacting with the mortal world as their Gods do and the short lives of most mortals as well the darkness of their fragile and innocent souls leaves little for such beings of purity and light to desire there. However, few in the past have been given permission to wander the material realm and in times when the world requires the presence of an angel to snuff the flames of evil.


Angelic society is largely unknown and largely dependent on the god the Angel serves. A general consensus is that Angels are the guardians of the heavens and tend to the souls of the dead after they have passed into the afterlife but beyond that, not much detail is known about the specific day to day life of an Angel that isn't on a mission from their god.

Angel Names

Male: Albo, Alexander, Auriel, Azrael, Calidon, Castian, Castiel, Demetry, Destian, Gabriel, Helel, Izunal, Jacob, Michael, Orion, Perisis, Raemond, Raphael, Samual, Tyriel

Female: Aysa, Camisa, Elisa, Gavrial, Hannah, Iris, Itherael, Jane, Jordan, Keyrea, Lucky, Lucy, Meryn, Teryn

Angel Traits

Angels are a powerful race of creatures created by good-aligned Gods.
Ability Score Increase. Your Strength, Constitution and Charisma scores all increases by 1.
Age. You do not age.
Alignment. As creatures made by good deities, angels are almost always good, but some times are neutral. This doesn't include angels that have fallen.
Size. Angels are the same size as humans. Your size is Medium.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Angelic Resistance. As a divine being, you have resistance against radiant and necrotic damage.
Celestial. Your creature type is celestial for the purpose of spell and effects. In addition, when you are killed or when you take actions against or that are counter to your deity, you can be immediately returned to them. When this happens, your deity may do anything from wiping you from existence, putting you on trial, or resurrecting you at their nearest temple.
Celestial Wings. You have a pair of white feathered wings that grant you a flying speed of 30 feet. These wings are extensions of your celestial soul and as such can be made incorporeal, and as such can be made invisible to most senses at will. While your wings are a sight to behold they are not as magnificent or as grand as other more established celestials. If you are wearing armor you are not proficient in or any medium or heavy armor, you may not fly.
Communion. Angels don't need to sleep. Instead, they enter a state of prayer, remaining semiconscious, for 4 hours a day. After resting in this way, you gain the same benefit that a human does from 8 hours of sleep.
Darkvision. While you may not be strong enough to have truesight your divine senses grant you, superior vision in dark and dim conditions. You can see in dim light within 60 feet of you as if it were bright light, and in darkness as if it were dim light. You can't discern color in darkness, only shades of grey.
Languages. You can speak, read and write Common and Celestial.

Random Height and Weight

Table: Random Height and Weight
Base Height Height Modifier Base Weight Weight Modifier
5′ 6″ +2d6 150 lb. × (10) lb.

Suggested Characteristics

When creating an angel character, you can use the following table of traits, ideals, bonds, and flaws to help flesh out your character. Use these table in addition to or in place of your background's characteristics.

Archangel by Lorenz-basuki
d8 Personality Trait
1 Pompous, yet radiant.
2 Fierce and willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done.
3 Charitable towards the less fortunate, often feeling sorry for others.
4 I am tolerant (or intolerant) of other faiths and respect (or condemn) the worship of other gods.
5 Takes immediate and instinctive command of every emergency situation.
6 I have a strong sense of fair play and always try to find the most equitable solution to arguments.
7 My eloquent flattery makes everyone I talk to feel like the most wonderful and important person in the world.
8 I can be relied on, no matter what.
d6 Ideal
1 Faith. I trust that my deity will guide my actions. I have faith that if I work hard, things will go well. (Lawful)
2 Charity. I always try to help those in need, no matter what the cost. (Good)
3 Change. We must strive to bring about the changes the gods are constantly working towards in the mortal world. (Chaotic)
4 Redemption. There's a spark of good in everyone. (Good)
5 Aspiration. I seek to prove myself worthy of my god's favor by matching my actions against their teachings. (Any)
6 Order. While the laws of man should be respected and taken into account while in their care, the laws of God are never to be broken. (Lawful)
d6 Bond
1 I would die to recover a long lost artifact of my god.
2 I will someday get revenge on the corrupt temple of my deity who branded me a heretic.
3 I seek to preserve the sacred texts and traditions of my faith.
4 I idolize a hero of the heavens and measure my deeds against that person's.
5 I entered seclusion because I loved someone I could not have.
6 My loyalty to my sovereign is unwavering.
d6 Flaw
1 I am suspicious of most mortals and suspect the worst of them.
2 I'd risk everything to comeplete my quest.
3 Unlocking an ancient mystery or recovering a sacred relic is worth the price of a civilization.
4 I follow orders, even if I think they're wrong.
5 I'll say anything to avoid having to interact with mortals.
6 I obey the law, even if the law causes misery.
(8 votes)

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