Lantern Archon

Family: Archon

Tiny celestial, lawful good

Armor Class 13
Hit Points 10 (3d4+3)
Speed 0 ft., fly 60 ft. (hover)

3 (-4) 16 (+3) 13 (+1) 8 (-1) 12 (+1) 15 (+2)

Skills Insight +3, Perception +3, Persuasion +4
Damage Resistances radiant; bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical attacks
Damage Immunities electricity, poison
Condition Immunities charmed, exhaustion, frightened, petrified, poisoned
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 14
Languages All
Challenge 1 (200 XP)
Proficiency Bonus +2


  • Illumination. The lantern archon sheds bright light in a 20-foot radius and dim light in an additional 20 feet.
  • Magic Resistance. The lantern archon has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.


  • Light Ray. Ranged Spell Attack: +5 to hit, range 30 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d4+3) radiant damage.


A ball of light as large as your head floats itself between you and the cleric. A voice like tinkling glass vibrates from it saying, “Put down your weapons and leave us in peace.” Lantern archons are natives to outer planes associated with lawful good deities. Such faiths proclaim that the souls of faithful followers will be incarnated as lantern archons in the afterlife. Similarly, these religions say through bravery and good works, lantern archons can ascend to higher forms.

Kind but Brave. Lantern archons are almost universally friendly and compassionate. Some mistake this for naivete and try to take advantage of their kindness, but lantern archons are nobody’s dupe, and refuse to be used for evil. They abhor violence, but when they see no other choice, will fight bravely.

Servants of the Gods. Most lantern archons spend their entire existence on the outer planes. Those who find their way to the material plane are often called by faithful servants of their patron deity, and some even form long-term bonds with pious adventurers.

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