Whether descended from a celestial being or infused with heavenly power, aasimar are mortals who carry a spark of the Upper Planes within their souls. They can fan that spark to bring light, ease wounds, and unleash the fury of the heavens.
Aasimar can arise among any population of mortals. They resemble their parents, but they live for up to 160 years and often have features that hint at their celestial heritage. These often begin subtle and become more obvious when the aasimar gains the ability to reveal their full celestial nature. The Aasimar Celestial Features table has examples you can choose or use as inspiration to create your own.
Aasimar celestial features
d6 Celestial Feature
- 1 A dusting of metallic, white, or charcoal freckles
2 Metallic, luminous, or dark eyes
3 Starkly colored hair
4 An unusual hue tinting your shadow
5 A ghostly halo crowning your head
6 Rainbows gleaming on your skin
As an aasimar, you have the following racial traits.
Creature Type. You are a Humanoid.
Size. You are Medium or Small. You choose the size when you select this race.
Speed. Your walking speed is 30 feet.
Celestial Resistance. You have resistance to necrotic damage and radiant damage.
Darkvision. 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 discern colors in that darkness only as shades of gray.
Healing Hands. As an action, you can touch a creature and roll a number of d4s equal to your proficiency bonus. The creature regains a number of hit points equal to the total rolled. Once you use this trait, you can’t use it again until you finish a long rest.
Light Bearer. You know the light cantrip. Charisma is your spellcasting ability for it.
Celestial Revelation. When you reach 3rd level, choose one of the revelation options below. There after, you can use a bonus action to unleash the celestial energy within yourself, gaining the benefits of that revelation. Your transformation lasts for 1 minute or until you end it as a bonus action. Once you transform using your revelation below, you can’t use it again until you finish a long rest:
Necrotic Shroud. Your eyes briefly become pools of darkness, and ghostly, flightless wings sprout from your back temporarily. Creatures other than your allies within 10 feet of you that can see you must succeed on a Charisma saving throw (DC 8 + your proficiency bonus + your Charisma modifier) or become frightened of you until the end of your next turn. Until the transformation ends, once on each of your turns, you can deal extra necrotic damage to one target when you deal damage to it with an attack or a spell. The extra damage equals your proficiency bonus.
Radiant Consumption. Searing light temporarily radiates from your eyes and mouth. For the duration, you shed bright light in a 10-foot radius and dim light for an additional 10 feet, and at the end of each of your turns, each creature within 10 feet of you takes radiant damage equal to your proficiency bonus. Until the transformation ends, once on each of your turns, you can deal extra radiant damage to one target when you deal damage to it with an attack or a spell. The extra damage equals your proficiency bonus.
Radiant Soul. Two luminous, spectral wings sprout from your back temporarily. Until the transfor-mationends, you have a flying speed equal to your walking speed, and once on each of your turns, you can deal extra radiant damage to one target when you deal damage to it with an attack or a spell. The extra damage equals your proficiency bonus.
Frequently Asked Question of Aasimar
Aasimar is an interesting race, but most people have a few questions regarding it. Listed below are the answers;
1. What Class Is Best For An Aasimar?
Druid. The Aasimar works for the Druid for the same reasons that it works for the Cleric. Radiant Consumption is really only useful for Circle of Spores, but Radiant Soul is still the best for the majority of druids.
2. Does Aasimar Have 5e Wings?
If you want a permanent flying aasimar, the best thing to do is to compare them with Tieflings (who also get wings as a racial variant). Tieflings need to give up their Infernal Legacy feature for it. This is basically a cantrip, two 1/day lvl 2 spells. That’s not something to take lightly.
3. Can You Play As An Aasimar?
You can also play an aasimar whose destiny is never really made clear, whose guide is largely unhelpful or so removed from the reality of the material plane that their advice is useless.
4. Can Aasimar Fly With Heavy Armor?
The wings are incorporeal, so there is no reason they cannot be used through clothing and armour.
5. How Are Aasimar Born 5e?
Aasimars may be born from the union of the half-celestial with another mortal being. The possibility of an aasimar birth continues to many generations after that union, even when two mortals have children, so long as one of the mortals is a direct descendant of the half-celestial.
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