Living Star

A huge, glowing figure of churning, crackling energy bobs curiously above the battle, watching two warriors attack each other with sword and spear. The battle comes to a swift end when the figure flares, and both warriors slump to the ground, senseless.

Huge celestial, any alignment

Armor Class 19 (natural armor)
Hit Points 207 (18d12 + 90)
Speed 0 ft., fly 60 ft.

24 (+7) 22 (+6) 21 (+5) 21 (+5) 19 (+4) 22 (+6)

Saving Throws Dexterity +12, Constitution +11, Wisdom +10
Skills Acrobatics +12, Insight +10, Perception +10, Persuasion +12
Damage Resistances bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical attacks
Damage Immunities necrotic, poison, radiant
Condition Immunities charmed, frightened, poisoned, stunned
Senses truesight 120 ft., passive Perception 20
Languages Celestial, Common
Challenge 19 (22,000 XP)

Special Traits

  • Magic Resistance. The living star has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.
  • Resize. As a bonus action, the living star can change its size. This trait works like the enlarge/reduce spell, except it deals 2d4 extra damage when enlarged and 2d4 less damage when reduced.
  • Starshine. A creature that starts its turn within 30 feet of the living star must make a DC 19 Intelligence saving throw. On a failed save, the creature is blinded for 1 minute. If a creature’s saving throw is successful or the effect ends for it, the creature is immune to the living star’s Starshine for the next 24 hours.
  • Supernova. When a living star dies, it erupts, and each creature within 30 feet of it must make a DC 19 Dexterity saving throw, taking 56 (16d6) radiant damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one. A creature reduced to 0 hp by this damage dies.


  • Multiattack. The living star makes three starflare attacks. It can use its Silvered Ray in place of one starflare attack.
  • Starflare. Melee Weapon Attack: +13 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 20 (3d8 + 7) bludgeoning damage plus 14 (4d6) radiant damage.
  • Silvered Ray. Ranged Spell Attack: +12 to hit, range 150 ft., one target. Hit: 28 (4d10 + 6) radiant damage, and the target must succeed on a DC 19 Charisma saving throw or be stunned until the end of its next turn.


Born of the Sun. As the sun moves across the sky, it sheds smalls bits of itself. Most of these motes of solar energy die out within days, burning themselves to oblivion. But on rare occasions, these bits of star stuff last long enough to gain sentience. They become living stars.

The Life of a Living Star. Living stars begin as young and immature balls of energy. They roam the heavens, observing the worlds below them. Based on those observations and interactions, they take on personalities and represent larger themes and domains-not unlike gods. The living stars may even insert themselves into the mortal realm, gaining worshippers and interfering in the lives of the creatures of the world.

Radiant Nature. A living star doesn’t require air, food, drink, or sleep.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

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