Archon, Exscinder

This massive humanoid figure has no mouth, and carries a burning sword that matches its flaming wings.

Exscinder CR 12

XP 19,200
LG Huge outsider (archon, extraplanar, good, lawful)
Init +8; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision, true seeing; Perception +28


AC 29, touch 12, flat-footed 25 (+4 Dex, +17 natural, –2 size, +2 deflection vs. evil)
hp 147 (14d10+70)
Fort +16, Ref +10, Will +16; +4 vs. poison
DR 10/evil; Immune acid, cold, fire, electricity, petrification; SR 23


Speed 30 ft., fly 90 ft. (good)
Melee +3 flaming longsword +25/+20/+15 (3d6+15/19–20 plus 1d6 fire)
Space 15 ft.; Reach 15 ft.
Special Attacks censor text
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 15th; concentration +20)

Constantdetect evil, true seeing
At willcure light wounds, detect thoughts (DC 17), discern lies (DC 19), hold monster (DC 20), holy smite (DC 19), invisibility (self only), locate creature, locate object, modify memory (DC 19), protection from evil (DC 16), repress memory (DC 21), stabilize, zone of truth (DC 17)
3/daydispel evil (DC 20), fireball (DC 18), flame strike (DC 20), plane shift (DC 20)
1/daydiscern location (DC 23), find the path (DC 21)


Str 30, Dex 19, Con 20, Int 16, Wis 25, Cha 21
Base Atk +14; CMB +26; CMD 40
Feats Alertness, Cleave, Combat Reflexes, Great Fortitude, Improved Initiative, Lightning Reflexes, Power Attack
Skills Intimidate +22, Knowledge (arcana, history, planes, religion) +20, Knowledge (geography) +17, Linguistics +10, Perception +28, Sense Motive +28, Spellcraft +10
Languages Abyssal, Aklo, Celestial, Common, Draconic, Dwarven, Elven, Gnome, Infernal; telepathy 100 ft., truespeech
SQ change size, no breath


Censor Text (Su)

An exscinder can attempt to magically steal or modify any text within 100 feet as a standard action.

Against an unattended text, it automatically succeeds. A creature in possession of a text can attempt a DC 22 Will save to negate this ability. A stolen text teleports directly into the exscinder’s hand. A modified text is permanently revised according to the exscinder’s wishes—this change is detectable with magic, but can’t be dispelled or reversed short of a wish or miracle. The save DC is Charisma-based.

Change Size (Su)

An exscinder can change its form to a Large, Medium, or Small version of itself. This does not change its ability scores; it adjusts only its size (and thus its weapon damage).


Environment any (Heaven)
Organization solitary, pair, or inquisition (3–6)
Treasure standard (+3 flaming longsword, other treasure)

Exscinders are Heaven’s censors, scouring the planes for texts containing information too evil or dangerous to be allowed to exist. Exscinders care little for individual lives or everyday heresies, remaining staunchly focused on protecting mortalkind as a whole from corruption.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

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