NPC, Apostle

Family: NPC

Medium humanoid (any), any

Armor Class 15 (breastplate)
Hit Points 117 (18d8 + 36)
Speed 30 ft.

12 (+1) 13 (+1) 15 (+2) 10 (+0) 18 (+4) 14 (+2)

Saving Throws Wis +7, Cha +5
Skills Insight +7, Persuasion +5, Religion +3
Senses passive Perception 10
Languages any two languages
Challenge 6 (2,300 XP)
Proficiency Bonus +3


  • Divine Weapons. When the apostle hits with any weapon, the weapon deals an extra 2d8 necrotic or radiant damage (included in the attack), the apostle’s choice.
  • Faith’s Reward. When the apostle casts the bless spell, it gains the benefit of the spell even if it doesn’t include itself as a target. In addition, when the apostle restores hp to another creature, it regains hp equal to half that amount.


  • Multiattack. The apostle makes three Mace or Divine Bolt attacks. It can replace one attack with a use of Spellcasting.
  • Mace. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 4 (1d6 + 1) bludgeoning damage plus 9 (2d8) necrotic or radiant damage (the apostle’s choice).
  • Divine Bolt. Ranged Spell Attack: +7 to hit, range 120 ft., one target. Hit: 13 (2d8 + 4) necrotic or radiant damage (the apostle’s choice).
  • Destroy Undead (2/Day). The apostle presents its holy symbol and intones a prayer. Each undead within 30 feet of the apostle that can see or hear it must make a DC 15 Wisdom saving throw, taking 28 (8d6) radiant damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.
  • Spellcasting. The apostle casts one of the following spells, using Wisdom as the spellcasting ability (spell save DC 15):


Apostles are powerful clerics who serve as both the defenders and healers of their flock. In metropolitan areas where larger temples and churches are found, several apostles might represent a given faith. In rural areas, an apostle is often the only representative of a faith and might oversee multiple small temples and shrines.

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