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Pathfinder: Summon Monster IX Unchained

Today we made it to the end of the this series. I hope you enjoyed it thus far. If this is the first in the Summon Monster Unchained series, please check out I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, and VIII.

This is the pinnacle, the highest level summon monster spell there is. What you summon here should be freaking awesome. This should demonstrate you prowess and power as a spellcaster. You should be summoning creatures that not only are perfect for the situation but also make you look cook at the same time. This spell is as powerful as miracle and wish. Only the most elite and dedicated spellcasters make it this far and this list of creatures should be suitably impressive.

So how many creatures can a good caster summon with the base list? Three. Yea, that’s why this is necessary. That is why we have been doing this.

Table 9: Summon Monster XI

9th Level Subtype
Astral Deva (angel) Good
Ghaele azata Chaotic, Good
Glabrezu (demon) Chaotic, Evil
Ice devil Evil, Lawful
Nalfeshnee (demon) Chaotic, Evil
Trumpet archon Good, Lawful
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 2
Thanadaemon (daemon) Evil
Handmaiden devil (gylou) Evil, Lawful
Augnagar (qlippoth) Chaotic, Evil
Giant white whale*
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 3
Shipwrecker crab*
Tarry demodand Chaotic, Evil
Sepid (div) Evil
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 4
Morrigna (psychopomp)
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 5
Rishi Manu (manasaputra) Good, Lawful
Bestiary 6
Temerdaemon (daemon) Evil
Oolioddroo (demon) Chaotic, Evil
Giganotosaurus (dinosaur)*
Titanoboa (megafauna)*
Oshageros (protean) Chaotic
Behimiron (qlippoth) Chaotic, Evil

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Pathfinder: Summon Monster VIII Unchained

Book of Beasts: Legendary Foes (PFRPG)

Considering that Halloween was earlier this week, it really has been the perfect time to discuss monsters that you can bring out of nowhere to do your bidding. If this is the first in the Summon Monster Unchained series, please check out I, II, III, IV, V, VI, and VII.

An elder elemental. What about it? Well according to the list of monsters that is the only thing a good spellcaster can summon with the core Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. Frankly, with all the thousands of other Pathfinder Compatible supplements released to date, I am highly surprised that this issue was not addressed years ago. This one list alone literally screams that it needs addressing a compatible publisher to come along and do something about it. You get a demon, a devil, and an elder elemental. No giant animals or dinosaurs to add a template. No other outsiders without a type or just an element. All you get is a more powerful chunk of rock, ocean wave, bonefire, or tornado. The previous spell has almost three times as many creatures on it. This one, is just sad.

Which is why we are here, to add more monsters to that list for you. Who wants a Valkyrie or an aerial servant? You want a celestial dinosaur, you gone one! A lion-headed agathion? There’s one on this list! This is a list worthy of a serious spellcaster, and one that you should use in your game.

Table 8: Summon Monster VIII

8th Level Subtype
Barbed devil Evil, Lawful
Elemental (elder) Elemental
Hezrou (demon) Chaotic, Evil
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 2
Akhana (aeon)
Leonal (agathion) Good
Monadic deva (angel) Good
Derghodaemon (daemon) Evil
Meladaemon (daemon) Evil
Omax (demon) Chaotic, Evil
Kolyarut (inevitable) Lawful
Chernobue (qlippoth) Chaotic, Evil
Shining child Chaotic, Evil
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 3
Aghasura (asura) Evil, Lawful
Baregara Evil, Chaotic
Doloxus (demon) Chaotic, Evil
Spinosaurus (dinosaur)*
Shira (div) Evil
Sapphire jellyfish*
Interlocutor (kyton) Evil, Lawful
Basilosaurus (megafauna)*
Valkyrie Chaotic
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 4
Diplodocus (dinosaur)*
Dorvae Evil
Giant emperor scorpion*
Goliath spider*
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 5
Aerial servant Air
Exscinder (archon) Good, Lawful
Cameroceras*
Heresy devil (ayngavhaul) Evil, Lawful
Manu (manasaputra) Good, Lawful
Blue whale*
Bestiary 6
Erodaemon (daemon) Evil
Spiny eurypterid*
Gongorinan (qlippoth) Chaotic, Evil
Razormouth (solifugid)*

When you run a high level game, you need lots of high level monsters, and most monster books do not have that many. The Book of Beasts: Legendary Foes consists only of monsters from CR 15 to 25. This is the monster book you need for your high level game. Download it today at the JBE Shop.

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5e: Conjure Fey

Book of Heroic Races: Player Races 1 (5e)

Today we come to the final conjure spell. Previously, we discussed conjure animals, conjure celestial, conjure minor elementals, conjure woodland beings, and conjure elemental. As always, let’s read the spell’s text:

Conjure Fey

6th-level conjuration

Casting Time: 1 minute
Range: 90 feet
Components: V, S
Duration: Concentration, up to 1 hour

You summon a fey creature of challenge rating 6 or lower, or a fey spirit that takes the form of a beast of challenge rating 6 or lower. It appears in an unoccupied space that you can see within range. The fey creature disappears when it drops to 0 hit points or when the spell ends.

The fey creature is friendly to you and your companions for the duration. Roll initiative for the creature, which has its own turns. It obeys any verbal commands that you issue to it (no action required by you), as long as they don’t violate its alignment. If you don’t issue any commands to the fey creature, it defends itself from hostile creatures but otherwise takes no actions.

If your concentration is broken, the fey creature doesn’t disappear. Instead, you lose control of the fey creature, it becomes hostile toward you and your companions, and it might attack. An uncontrolled fey creature can’t be dismissed by you, and it disappears 1 hour after you summoned it.

The GM has the fey creature’s statistics.

At Higher Levels: When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 7th level or higher, the challenge rating increases by 1 for each slot level above 6th.

This spell is quite similar to conjure elemental except it requires a higher level to cast, but it also brings a higher level creature to the table. In fact, it brings a of equal CR to one you could call upon with the conjure elemental spell if cast at the same level. This stands in sharp contrast with conjure celestial in that it uses a high spell slot that this spell requires but conjures a lower level creature.

Enough analysis of the spell itself, how about the creatures that can be summoned? Well, everything that you can bring to the table with conjure woodland beings as well as conjure animals plus:

6th-level: Ankylosaurus (dinosaur), triceratops (dinosaur), green hag, night hag, giant crocodile, giant scorpion, giant shark, killer whale, mammoth
7th-level: Giant ape
8th-level: Tyrannosaurus rex (dinosaur)
9th-level: —

I will admit that when I was preparing the list of conjurable creatures for this list, I missed that it allowed beasts as well. So my original list of creatures was just the green hag and the night hag. I couldn’t believe that the list was this short so I went back and read it again and discovered that it allowed beasts as well. That different saved the spell. It goes from 2 summomable creatures to 11. Just like conjure elemental, you do not have any creatures you can summon using a 9th-level spell slot, but at least your hero has 7th- and 8th-level options with this spell.

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Pathfinder: Summon Monster VII Unchained

Be sure to check out all the expanded summon monster lists: summon monster I, summon monster II, summon monster III, and summon monster IV, summon monster V, and summon monster VI.

Summon monster VII is where you start to get crazy powerful. Celestial dire crocodiles and giant squids, fiendish mastodons, tyrannosauri and brachiosauruses. Not to mention greater elementals, bone devils, vrocks, bebilith, and … that’s it. While these creatures and rarely seen because they are so high level, we are rapidly losing variety. This is why the list of creatures needs expanded. And here you are:

Table 7: Summon Monster VII

7th Level Subtype
Bebilith Chaotic, Evil
Bone devil Evil, Lawful
Brachiosaurus (dinosaur)*
Dire crocodile*
Dire shark*
Elemental (greater) Elemental
Giant squid*
Mastodon (elephant)*
Roc*
Tyrannosaurus (dinosaur)*
Vrock (demon) Chaotic, Evil
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 2
Avoral (agathion) Good
Movanic deva (angel) Good
Shield archon Good, lawful
Titan centipede*
Leukodaemon (daemon) Evil
Piscodaemon (daemon) Evil
Kalavakus (demon) Chaotic, Evil
Behemoth hippopotamus*
Zelekhut (inevitable) Lawful
Jyoti (without breath of life)
Imentesh (protean) Chaotic
Nyogoth (qlippoth) Chaotic, Evil
Giant anaconda (snake)*
Giant snapping turtle*
Whale*
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 3
Upasunda (asura) Evil, Lawful
Ghawwas (div) Evil
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 4
Einherji Chaotic
Sacristan (kyton) Lawful, Evil
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 5
Raelis (azata) Chaotic, Good
Therizinosaurus (dinosaur)*
Moon dog Good
Pakalchi (sahkil) Evil
Giant mantis shrimp*
Vescavor queen Chaotic, Evil
Bestiary 6
Sangudaemon (daemon) Evil
Leng hound Chaotic, Evil
Elasmotherium (megafauna)*
Mokele-mbembe*
Shoki (psychopomp)
Gorgoros (qlippoth) Chaotic, Evil
Zohanil (Sahkil) Evil
Siren’s Bed Anemone (sea anemone)*

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5e: Conjure Elemental

Today we come to what I consider to be the main conjuring spell: conjure elemental. Previously we covered conjure animals, conjure celestial, conjure minor elementals, and conjure woodland beings.

Conjure Elemental

5th-level conjuration

Casting Time: 1 minute
Range: 90 feet
Components: V, S, M (burning incense for air, soft clay for earth, sulfur and phosphorus for fire, or water and sand for water)
Duration: Concentration, up to 1 hour

You call forth an elemental servant. Choose an area of air, earth, fire, or water that fills a 10-foot cube within range. An elemental of challenge rating 5 or lower appropriate to the area you chose appears in an unoccupied space within 10 feet of it. For example, a fire elemental emerges from a bonfire, and an earth elemental rises up from the ground.

The elemental disappears when it drops to 0 hit points or when the spell ends.

The elemental is friendly to you and your companions for the duration. Roll initiative for the elemental, which has its own turns. It obeys any verbal commands that you issue to it (no action required by you). If you don’t issue any commands to the elemental, it defends itself from hostile creatures but otherwise takes no actions.

If your concentration is broken, the elemental doesn’t disappear. Instead, you lose control of the elemental, it becomes hostile toward you and your companions, and it might attack. An uncontrolled elemental can’t be dismissed by you, and it disappears 1 hour after you summoned it.

The GM has the elemental’s statistics.

At Higher Levels: When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 6th level or higher, the challenge rating increases by 1 for each slot level above 5th.

Like conjure celestial, conjure elemental brings one creature to your side. The list of creatures you can conjure includes everything you can summon with conjure minor elementals plus:

5th-level: Air elemental, earth elemental, fire elemental, water elemental, salamander, water weird, xorn
6th-level: Galeb duhr, invisible stalker
7th-level: —
8th-level: —
9th-level: —

As you can see, there are no creatures above 6th level that you can bring to the table, making this a useless spell above 6th level. At one level, I can understand such few options this because of how few 7th-, 8th-, and 9th-level spells casters receive. Having said that, they should still have at least some options. We will be working on that in the future. Have no fear.

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Pathfinder: Summon Monster VI Unchained

Thank you for joining us as we expand the summon monster tables. If this is your first time, check out the expanded lists for summon monster I, summon monster II, summon monster III, and summon monster IV, and summon monster V.

The megafauna, or regular animals that are incredibly huge and powerful, entered the expanded summon monster list during the last expansion.  Their addition is simple: animals make up a much smaller part of the list than they did at lower level. The list already includes “dire” and “giant” animals. Megafauna is just the next logical step for these. Now someone that wants to summon only animals has more options and can build a theme around the creatures they want to summon.

Ultimately, that is why we are doing this: so someone can build the character they want instead of the only what is available. That is why there are so many classes and archetypes. This way, you can play how you want instead of only with what the core book as to offer.

Table 6: Summon Monster VI

6th Level Subtype
Dire bear*
Dire tiger*
Elasmosaurus (dinosaur)*
Elemental (Huge) Elemental
Elephant*
Erinyes (devil) Evil, Lawful
Giant octopus*
Invisible stalker Air
Lillend azata Chaotic Good
Shadow demon Chaotic, Evil
Succubus (demon) Chaotic, Evil
Triceratops (dinosaur)*
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 2
Theletos (aeon)
Animated dream Evil
Axiomite Lawful
Goliath stag beetle*
Chaos beast Chaotic
Hydrodaemon (daemon) Evil
Denizen of Leng Chaotic, Evil
Allosaurus (dinosaur)*
Tylosaurus (dinosaur)*
Hellcat Evil, Lawful
Hound of Tindalos Evil
Giant jellyfish*
Arsinoitherium (megafauna)*
Mihstu Air, Evil
Naunet (protean) Chaotic
Shoggti (qlippoth) Chaotic, Evil
Sceaduinar Evil
Soul eater Evil
Giant tarantula (spider)*
Tenebrous worm
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 3
Legion archon Good, Lawful
Adhukait (asura) Evil, Lawful
Caulborn
Shark-eating crab*
Pairaka (div) Evil
Baluchitherium (megafauna)*
Megalania (megafauna)*
Deadfall scorpion*
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 4
Drowning devil (sarglagon) Evil, Lawful
Vanth (psychopomp)
Immense tortoise*
Emperor walrus*
Xenopterid*
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 5
Balisse (angel) Good
Megaprimatus (ape)*
Dire polar bear*
Warmongerdevil (levaloch) Evil, Lawful
Uintatherium (megafauna)*
Psychemental
Veela Elemental
Bestiary 6
Duspiridaemon (daemon) Evil
Quetzalcoatlus (dinosaur)*
Brontotherium (megafauna)*
Deinotherium (megafauna)*
Pelagastr (protean) Chaotic
Utukku (qlippoth) Chaotic, Evil
Ichkoh (Sahkil) Evil
Hookfang worm (sea worm)*
Giant starfish*

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5e: Conjure Woodland Beings

Deadly Delves: Doom of the Sky Sword (5e)

Now that we’ve covered the lowest level conjuring spells for the three classes that can summon assistance. First we covered conjure animals. Then we skipped to the highest level conjure spell: conjure celestial. Last week we talked conjure elemental. Today we talk the next logical step up from conjure animals: conjure woodland beings. First let’s take a look at the spell itself.

Conjure Woodland Beings

4th-level conjuration
Casting Time: 1 action
Range: 60 feet
Components: V, S, M (one holly berry per creature summoned)
Duration: Concentration, up to 1 hour

You summon fey creatures that appear in unoccupied spaces that you can see within range. Choose one of the following options for what appears:

  • One fey creature of challenge rating 2 or lower
  • Two fey creatures of challenge rating 1 or lower
  • Four fey creatures of challenge rating 1/2 or lower
  • Eight fey creatures of challenge rating 1/4 or lower

A summoned creature disappears when it drops to 0 hit points or when the spell ends.

The summoned creatures are friendly to you and your companions. Roll initiative for the summoned creatures as a group, which have their own turns. They obey any verbal commands that you issue to them (no action required by you). If you don’t issue any commands to them, they defend themselves from hostile creatures, but otherwise take no actions. The GM has the creatures’ statistics.

At Higher Levels: When you cast this spell using certain higher-level spell slots, you choose one of the summoning options above, and more creatures appear: twice as many with a 6th-level slot and three times as many with an 8th-level slot.

So what precisely can you conjure with this spell? Well, from the MM, you can summon:
CR 2: Sea hag
CR 1: Dryad
CR 1/2: Pixie, satyr
CR 1/4: Sprite, blink dog

Like conjure celestial, the list of creatures to magically bring to the table is remarkably thin. Even then, a sea hag is going to not be a desirable creature to be summoned many players, it being chaotic evil.

That means that this spell has much needed room for expansion as far as creatures to conjure. Be sure to come back to JonBrazer.com every Wednesday for new monsters, some you can conjure with spells like conjure woodland beings or the other spells we are covering in this series. Support our efforts to cover spells like this and other exciting articles by downloading Deadly Delves: Doom of the Sky Sword for your Fifth Edition game today at JonBrazer.com.

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Pathfinder: Summon Monster V Unchained

We are now officially half way through the summon monster lists and this is where expanding the list of creatures to summon changes from a “want” to a problem that needs to be addressed. If you have not seen our previous expanded lists, check out summon monster I, summon monster II, summon monster III, and summon monster IV.

For summon monster at lower levels, the number of monsters on the list that requires a template dominate, making the number of creatures a good or evil spellcaster can summon to be close to equal. However, summon monster V is where the number of creatures with a predetermined subtype that do not get a template increases and the number of templated creatures drops. Compared to the original summon monster IV list, the number of template-requiring monsters on summon monster V drops by nearly 60% and the number of subtyped monsters increase by 75%. The problem is: there are a whole lot less creatures with the Good subtype rather than the Evil subtype, and this problem persists for all the rest of the summon monster lists. The reason why is very simple: The original Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary was loaded with monsters for a typical adventuring party to fight. Subsequent Bestiaries rounded out the world by describing their good counterparts, but those creatures were never added to the summon monster list. Evil outsiders still outnumber the good outsiders, but by expanding the list, a good character summoning monsters now has options that they did not have before.

Table 5: Summon Monster V

5th Level Subtype
Ankylosaurus (dinosaur)*
Babau (demon) Chaotic, Evil
Bearded devil Evil, Lawful
Bralani azata Chaotic, Good
Dolphin (orca)*
Dire lion*
Elemental (Large) Elemental
Giant moray eel*
Kyton Evil, Lawful
Salamander Evil, Fire
Woolly rhinoceros*
Xill Evil, Lawful
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 2
Achaierai Evil, Lawful
Vulpinal (agathion) Good
Giant queen bee*
Belker Air, Evil
Ceustodaemon (daemon) Evil
Giant gar*
Hippopotamus*
Gylptodon (megafauna)*
Megatherium (megafauna)*
Mercane Lawful
Giant Mosquito*
Rast Fire
Emperor cobra (snake)*
Glacier toad*
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 3
Giant adult ant lion*
Cerberi Evil, Lawful
Incubus (demon) Chaotic, Evil
Iguanodon (dinosaur)*
Achelon (megafauna)*
Shadow mastiff Evil
Ogre spider*
Tojanida Water
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 4
Host devil (magaav) Evil, Lawful
Styracosaurus (dinosaur)*
Hypnalis
Ostiarius (kyton) Evil, Lawful
Mudlord Earth, Water
Owb Evil
Catrina (psychopomp)
Killer seahorse*
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 5
Othaos (aeon)
Choral (angel) Good
Megapon ant*
Great assassin bug*
Polar bear*
Ceratosausus (dinosaur)*
Frog father*
Chalicotherium (megafauna)*
Kaprosuchus (megafauna)*
Wihsaak (sahkil) Evil
Giant scarab*
Bestiary 6
Giant hellgrammite (aquatic insect)*
Yamah (azata) Chaotic, Good
Venedaemon (daemon) Evil
Brimorak (demon) Chaotic, Evil
Yaenit (demon) Chaotic, Evil
Devil monkey*
Amargasaurus (dinosaur)*
Kentrosaurus (dinosaur)*
Dunkleosteus (fish)*
Azuretzi (protean) Chaotic

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5e: Conjure Minor Elementals

Deadly Delves: Along Came a Spider (5e)

Today we come to the third major group of conjuring creatures to your side: conjuring elementals. If you haven’t read conjure animals and conjure celestial, be sure to check them out.

Conjure Minor Elementals

4th-level conjuration
Casting Time: 1 minute
Range: 90 feet
Components: V, S
Duration: Concentration, up to 1 hour
You summon elementals that appear in unoccupied spaces that you can see within range. You choose one the following options for what appears:

  • One elemental of challenge rating 2 or lower
  • Two elementals of challenge rating 1 or lower
  • Four elementals of challenge rating 1/2 or lower
  • Eight elementals of challenge rating 1/4 or lower.

An elemental summoned by this spell disappears when it drops to 0 hit points or when the spell ends.
The summoned creatures are friendly to you and your companions. Roll initiative for the summoned creatures as a group, which has its own turns. They obey any verbal commands that you issue to them (no action required by you). If you don’t issue any commands to them, they defend themselves from hostile creatures, but otherwise take no actions.
The GM has the creatures’ statistics.
At Higher Levels: When you cast this spell using certain higher-level spell slots, you choose one of the summoning options above, and more creatures appear: twice as many with a 6th-level slot and three times as many with an 8th-level slot.

Between conjure animals and conjure celestial, this one more closely resembles the former. Like the druid/ranger spell, it brings a number of lower powered creatures.

This spell let’s a wizard do something similar to their nature-loving counterparts, having cannon fodder to attack in their stead. However, the kinds of creatures you can someone with this spell gives the wizard far more options. Creatures like an azer, fire snake, gargoyle, or magmin possess both a small measure of intelligence and hands. So the creatures summoned to a wizard’s side, while no more powerful than those conjured with the druidic spell, provides more options. Not only can they attack on the character’s behalf, they can build and they can provide information to the conjurer. If monsters are coming to attack, you can prepare and have additional help. If the characters are stuck, these conjured creatures can help provide answers.

If these is one problem with this spell is a lack of options. Unless you desire something of the fire or earth elements, your option is a mephit. This is an issue that we at JBE wish to see rectified. Every Wednesday, we share a monster, either a new creature or one from our adventures. Stop by every week; we will be creating creatures for you to conjure.

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Pathfinder: Summon Monster IV Unchained

These past two weeks, we shared with you our take on expanding the summon monster lists. Find the expanded lists for summon monster I, summon monster II, and summon monster III by clicking on these spells. Today we are sharing with you the list for summon monster IV. Make sure to share these with your friends. These are a great help to many spellcasters.

Summon monster IV is where we move into the more fun monsters. Between lions, dire apes and wolves, and giant ants, we are well beyond the animals most people encounter and are into the dangerous animals. Add on a celestial or fiendish template and these creatures are downright scary. Of all the lists that need expanding, this one needs it the least, at least in my own opinion. The reason being is that the players can get summon monster IV by 7th level and not many games survive many levels beyond this. This makes it all the more important that these monster be darn cool, which the base list achieves. Having said that, it can be cooler. With giant chameleons, vultures, and seahorses, dire weasels, and a great white shark you have your choice of awesome templated animals to tackle your enemies with.

Table 4: Summon Monster IV

4th Level Subtype
Ant, giant (drone)*
Bison (herd animal)*
Deinonychus (dinosaur)*
Dire ape*
Dire boar*
Dire wolf*
Elemental (Medium) Elemental
Giant scorpion*
Giant wasp*
Grizzly bear*
Hell hound Evil, Lawful
Hound archon Good, Lawful
Lion*
Mephit (any) Elemental
Pteranodon (dinosaur)*
Rhinoceros*
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 2
Slicer beetle*
Giant whiptail centipede*
Crysmal Earth
Accuser devil (zebub) Evil, Lawful
Parasaurolophus (dinosaur)*
Giant dragonfly*
Giant dragonfly nymph*
D’ziriak
Gloomwing
Howler Chaotic, Evil
Megaloceros (megafauna)*
Sandman Earth, Evil
Albino cave solifugid*
Giant black widow spider*
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 3
Vulnudaemon (daemon) Evil
Schir (demon) Chaotic, Evil
Dimetrodon (dinosaur)*
Pachycephalosaurus (dinosaur)*
Aghash (div) Evil
Giant chameleon (lizard)*
Magmin Chaotic, Fire
Giant rot grub (parasite)*
Shae
Giant skunk*
Giant vulture*
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 4
Comozant wyrd Air
Giraffe (herd animal)*
Giant locust*
Giant seahorse*
Great white shark*
Shulsaga
Walrus*
Dire weasel*
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 5
Reptial (agathion) Good
Ahkhat Earth
Knight ant*
Giant assassin bug*
Gancanagh (azata) Chaotic, Good
Blood caterpillar*
Abrikandilu (demon) Chaotic, Evil
Digmaul*
Goliath frog*
Lamhigyn Chaotic, Evil
Spear urchin*
Giant termite*
Narwhal (whale)*
Wolliped*
Bestiary 6
Giant belostomatid (aquatic insect)*
Lacridaemon (daemon) Evil
Vermlek (demon) Chaotic, Evil
Crimson jellyfish*
Ourdivar (protean) Chaotic
Esobok (psychopomp)
Viduus (psychopomp)
Hydraggon (qlippoth) Chaotic, Evil

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5e: Conjure Celestial

Book of Beasts: Monsters of the Forbidden Woods (5e)

Last week, we took a look at the lowest level spell to conjure monsters to fight on your behalf: conjure animals. Today, we are skipping to the opposite extreme and going to the highest level spell that lets you have help from beyond (other than gate): conjure celestial.

Conjure Celestial

7th-level conjuration
Casting Time: 1 minute
Range: 90 feet
Components: V, S
Duration: Concentration, up to 1 hour
You summon a celestial of challenge rating 4 or lower, which appears in an unoccupied space that you can see within range. The celestial disappears when it drops to 0 hit points or when the spell ends.
The celestial is friendly to you and your companions for the duration. Roll initiative for the celestial, which has its own turns. It obeys any verbal commands that you issue to it (no action required by you), as long as they don’t violate its alignment. If you don’t issue any commands to the celestial, it defends itself from hostile creatures but otherwise takes no actions.
The GM has the celestial’s statistics.
At Higher Levels: When you cast this spell using a 9th-level spell slot, you summon a celestial of challenge rating 5 or lower.

First point to notice about this spell versus conjure animals is that you can only bring one creature. With conjure animals, you can bring a greater number of lower level creatures, using them as cannon fodder if need be. This spell, however, you can only call in one creature. So you are going to want to make sure it is exactly the creature you want for the situation.

The next point to note is that you are limited to creatures of challenge 4 or below (5 if you cast it as a 9th level spell). As a 7th-level spell (which you have to be 13th level to cast in the first place), you can either call upon a single celestial for 1 hour that is of a difficulty that your group was defeating 9 levels prior. At a time when you can cast plane shift, regenerate, and resurrection, this spells seems under-powered. However, this can be countered be a large number of creatures with a wide variety of abilities that you can call upon. Which brings me to the most important point concerning with this spell…

There are not that many creatures that qualify for this spell. Like I mentioned you are limited to Challenge 4 and below (5 if you don’t need to use true resurrection today). In the MM, these are all the creatures this spell can conjure: couatl (Challenge 4), pegasus (Challenge 2), and a unicorn (Challenge 5). That’s it. If there were a spell called conjure fiend for an evil cleric (which, I assume there is), that cleric would have 11 creatures to summon (16 if cast as a 9th-level spell). That is more than 5 times as many. Sure the MM is designed with things to kill in mind, but there should be more options available.

That is a large oversight that needs corrected. Follow us at JonBrazer.com as we create some celestials just for you. Every Wednesday we showcase either a new monster or one from our adventures or monster books. We are working on some monsters for your to conjure (whether for this spell or the others that we are coming here).

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Pathfinder: Summon Monster III Unchained

Today we share with you the third in our Summon Monster Unchained series. The first in the series can be found here, and the second in the series is here.

It is about this time I should point out several omissions from this list. For those wanting a more Asian-influenced game will not find the oni on the summoned monster lists, the first of them should appear on this list just as many archons, angels, azatas and other outsiders are making their first appearances. It is rather unfortunate that these and similar outsiders are not on this list. The reason for their absence lies in the fact that they are native outsiders instead of extraplanar outsiders. This matters in that aasimars, tieflings, couatl, genies, and similar outsider creatures are all of the native outsider variety and not a one are on the original summon monster. Following this pattern other native outsiders are excluded from this list. Custom spells should be allowed to summon such creatures, but this series of spells should not do so.

We hope you enjoy this list.

Table 3: Summon Monster III

3rd Level Subtype
Ant, giant (soldier)*
Ape
Aurochs (herd animal)*
Boar*
Cheetah*
Constrictor snake*
Crocodile*
Dire bat*
Dretch (demon) Chaotic, Evil
Electric eel*
Giant lizard*
Lantern archon Good, Lawful
Leopard (cat)*
Shark*
Wolverine*
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 2
Paracletus (aeon)
Silvanshee (agathion) Good
Cassisian (angel) Good
Lyrakien (azata) Chaotic, Good
Azer Fire, Lawful
Dire badger*
Cacodaemon (daemon) Evil
Arbiter (inevitable) Lawful
Voidworm (protean) Chaotic
Cythnigot (qlippoth) Chaotic, Evil
Thoqqua Earth, Fire
Giant toad*
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 3
Harbinger archon Good, Lawful
Tripurasura (asura) Evil, Lawful
Axe beak*
Doru (div) Evil
Augur (kyton) Evil, Lawful
Giant porcupine*
Giant sea anemone*
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 4
Velociraptor (dinosaur)*
Mammoth flea*
Nosoi (psychopomp)
Bull shark*
Soulsliver Evil
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 5
Cambion (demon) Chaotic, Evil
Plesiosaurus (dinosaur)*
Moa (megafauna)*
Esipil (sahkil) Evil
Wysp Elemental
Bestiary 6
Giant tube worm (sea worm)*

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