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Holy Avenger

Medium humanoid (any race), lawful good

Armor Class 20 (plate, shield)
Hit Points 112 (15d8 + 45)
Speed 30 ft.

Str Dex Con Int Wis Cha
20 (+5) 12 (+1) 16 (+3) 11 (+0) 16 (+3) 18 (+4)

Saving Throws Con +7, Wis +7, Cha +8
Skills Insight +7, Intimidation +8, Perception +7, Religion +4
Senses passive Perception 17
Languages Common, Celestial, and two others
Challenge 10 (5,900 XP)

Special Traits

  • Aura of Courage. The holy avenger and any allies within 10 feet of the holy avenger can’t be frightened when they are conscious.
  • Aura of Protection. The holy avenger and any allies within 10 feet of the holy avenger add +4 to their saving throws.
  • Holy Immunity. The holy avenger is immune to disease and poison.
  • Spellcasting. The holy avenger is a 14th-level spellcaster. Its spellcasting ability is Charisma (spell save DC 16). It has the following spells:


  • Multiattack. The holy avenger makes three attacks with its sword or one with its crossbow.
  • The Blade of the Angels. Melee Weapon Attack: +12 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 12 (1d8 + 8) slashing damage. A bonus action can be used to cast bright light in a 30-foot radius. Evil humanoids that can see the sword must make a DC 16 Wisdom saving throw or become frightened for 1 minute. This magical sword can also be immediately summoned from anywhere in the multiverse.
  • +1 Heavy Crossbow. Ranged Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, range 100/400 ft., one target. Hit: 7 (1d10 + 2) piercing damage.
  • Lay on Hands. The holy avenger has access to a healing pool of 50 hit points. They can use an action to heal an ally or themselves from this pool. This healing power also heals any disease. The pool recharges after a long rest.


The holy avenger is an extremely powerful knight. They can rule large areas of land, even kingdoms. At times these powerful holy warriors will serve a sovereign or good high priest. They might also command a contingent of knights.

A Mission from God. These heroes are fully devoted to their mission. They serve lawful good deities and dedicate their lives to truth and justice. Loyal members of their church are close allies of this ardent warrior.

Patient Path. Holy avengers move with purpose and don’t waste their energy. They trust they are on the correct path and act with supreme confidence. Their faith is clear and they have no interest in other opinions.

Legendary Sword. Their deity has armed them with the Blade of the Angels. This powerful magical longsword can strike fear on the battlefield. Most evil humanoids will flee if they see this shining sword.

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