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Athena: God of Wisdom and Warfare

Medium celestial (divinity), neutral

Armor Class 21 (Aegis)
Hit Points 255 (30d8 + 120)
Speed 50 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
20 (+5) 24 (+7) 18 (+4) 14 (+2) 28 (+9) 18 (+4)

Saving Throws Str +12, Dex +14, Wis +16
Skills Acrobatics +14, Athletics +12, History +9, Insight +16, Religion +9
Damage Resistances bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical attacks
Condition Immunities charmed, exhaustion, frightened
Senses truesight 60 ft., passive Perception 19
Languages Celestial, Common; telepathy 60 ft.
Challenge 23 (50,000 XP)

Special Traits

  • Legendary Resistance (3/day). If Athena fails a saving throw, she can choose to succeed instead.
  • Godly Weapons. Athena’s weapon attacks are magical.
  • The Art of War. Once per turn, when Athena hits a target with an attack she can use one of the following manoeuvers on top of dealing damage:
    • Disarm: The target must succeed on a DC 22 Strength saving throw or an object they are holding (of Athena’s choice) is sent flying 20 feet in a random direction.
    • Swipe the Legs: The target has to succeed on a DC 22 Strength saving throw or be knocked prone.
    • Surgical Aim: Athena’s Spear attack deals an additional 7 points of piercing damage.
  • Spell Mirroring Aegis. Any time Athena is targeted by magic missile, a line spell, or a spell that requires a ranged attack roll, roll a d6. On a 1 to 4, Athena is affected normally. On a 5 to 6, Athena is unaffected, and the spell is reflected back at the caster as though it originated from Athena, turning the caster into the target.

Actions

  • Dancing Blade (recharges 5-6). Athena moves up to her movement speed without provoking opportunity attacks. She makes an attack roll against every creature of which she passes within 10 feet, dealing 43 (8d8+7) piercing damage.
  • Multiattack. Athena makes 3 Spear attacks. or 2 Spear attacks and 1 Aegis Bash attack.
  • Spear. Melee Weapon Attack: +14 to hit, reach 10 ft. or range 60/180 ft., one target. Hit: 24 (5d6 + 7) piercing damage.
  • Aegis Bash. Melee Weapon Attack: +12 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 12 (3d4 + 5) bludgeoning damage. On a hit, the target has to make a DC 20 Constitution saving throw or be stunned until the end of its next turn.

Reactions

  • Counter Strike. Athena adds 4 to her AC against one melee attack that would hit. To do so, Athena must see the attacker and be wielding a melee weapon. If the attack is blocked, she can make a Spear attack against her attacker

Legendary Actions

Athena can take 3 legendary actions, choosing from the options below. Only one legendary action option can be used at a time and only at the end of another creature’s turn. Athena regains spent legendary actions at the start of her turn.

  • Attack. Athena makes 1 Spear attack or Aegis Bash attack.
  • Move. Athena moves up to half her movement speed.
  • Defensive Stance (Costs 3 Actions). Athena’s AC increases by 2 until the start of her next turn. While in this stance she cannot make opportunity attacks, but can take as many reactions as she wants.

About

Athena, also referred to as Athene, is a god of many things. She is the god of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, strategic warfare, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill. She is known most specifically for her strategic skill in warfare and is the patron god of heroic endeavour.

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