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Archon, Legion

This celestial knight bears a flaming blade as it flies through the air on metallic wings that seem to grow from its armor.

Legion Archon CR 7

XP 3,200
LG Medium outsider (archon, extraplanar, good, lawful)
Init +1; Senses darkvision 60 ft. detect evil, low-light vision; Perception +13
Aura aura of menace (DC 17)

DEFENSE

AC 23, touch 11, flat-footed 22 (+9 armor, +1 Dex, +3 natural; +2 deflection vs. evil)
hp 76 (8d10+32)
Fort +10, Ref +3, Will +8; +4 vs. poison, +2 vs. evil
DR 10/evil; Immune electricity, petrification; SR 18

OFFENSE

Speed 40 ft., fly 90 ft. (average)
Melee +1 flaming burst greatsword +13/+8 (2d6+5/17-20 plus 1d6 fire)
Ranged +1 flaming javelin +10 (1d6+4 plus 1d6 fire)
Special Attacks flames of faith
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 8th; concentration +11)

Constantdetect evil, magic circle against evil
At willaid, continual flame, greater teleport (self plus 50 lbs. of objects only), message
3/dayalign weapon, mirror image, versatile weapon

STATISTICS

Str 16, Dex 12, Con 19, Int 10, Wis 15, Cha 17
Base Atk +8; CMB +11; CMD 22
Feats Improved Bull Rush, Improved Critical (greatsword)B, Power Attack, Vital Strike, Weapon Focus (greatsword), Whirlwind AttackB
Skills Diplomacy +14, Fly +12, Intimidate +14, Knowledge (religion) +11, Perception +13, Sense Motive +9, Survival +9
Languages Celestial, Draconic, Infernal; truespeech
SQ second skin

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Flames of Faith (Ex)

A legion archon can manifest a +1 flaming burst greatsword or +1 flaming javelin as a move-equivalent action. The legion archon’s sword vanishes if it leaves its hand, and its javelin vanishes after striking or missing its target.

Second Skin (Ex)

A legion archon is proficient in all forms of armor. It takes no reduction to its speed or any armor check penalties from wearing any sort of armor. Most legion archons wear full plate armor. Where shield archons are the bulwarks of the armies of Heaven, legion archons are the swords, sent in file after file to match evil’s boundless hordes.


ECOLOGY

Environment any (Heaven)
Organization solitary, pair, or squad (3-12)
Treasure standard (masterwork full plate, other treasure)

Legion archons stand 6-1/2 feet in height and weigh 200 pounds. Beneath their helmets and armor, they have pale or nearly jet-black hairless skin. Their eyes burn bright with the flames of their faith, flaring brightest when they conjure forth their weapons. Regardless of the armor they choose to wear, their metallic wings merge with and extend beyond the armor, allowing them flight even when wearing the heaviest of protection.

Despite their warlike mien, legion archons prefer errands of peace and mercy. Their masters dispatch unarmed legion archons as celestial envoys, though still clad in their heavenly armor. In this fashion, they spread the word and love of Heaven to widely scattered realms.

Section 15: Copyright Notice
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 3, © 2011, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors Jesse Benner, Jason Bulmahn, Adam Daigle, James Jacobs, Michael Kenway, Rob McCreary, Patrick Renie, Chris Sims, F. Wesley Schneider, James L. Sutter, and Russ Taylor, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, and Skip Williams.