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Hand of the Inheritor

This masculine, golden-skinned angel stands taller than the greatest human champion. His halo is a spinning wheel of blades above his head, and with a gesture it flies to his left arm like a deadly spiked shield, while great wings of brilliant energy manifest from his back.

Hand Of The Inheritor CR 15

XP 51,200
LG Large outsider (angel, extraplanar, good, herald, lawful)
Init +9; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +28
Aura courage, protective aura (20 ft.)


AC 32, touch 14, flat-footed 27 (+5 Dex, +14 natural, +4 shield, –1 size; +4 deflection vs. evil)
hp 207 (18d10+108); regeneration 10 (evil effects or weapons)
Fort +17, Ref +16, Will +13; +4 vs. poison, +4 resistance vs. evil
DR 10/evil; Immune acid, cold, fear, petrification; Resist electricity 10, fire 10; SR 26


Speed 50 ft., fly 150 ft. (good)
Melee +2 holy longsword +23/+18/+13/+8 (2d6+9/19–20), +2/+2 heavy steel shield +27 (1d6+5 plus bull rush)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 18th; concentration +24)

At willaid, detect evil, dispel magic, lesser restoration, magic weapon, plane shift (DC 23), remove fear
3/daybull's strength, burst of glory*, cure moderate wounds, flame strike (DC 21), holy smite (DC 20), mark of justice (DC 21), order's wrath (DC 20), power word stun, prayer, raise dead, resist energy, see invisibility
1/dayblade barrier (DC 22), death ward, dispel evil (DC 21), greater magic weapon, greater restoration, heal


Str 25, Dex 21, Con 22, Int 22, Wis 24, Cha 23
Base Atk +18; CMB +26; CMD 41
Feats Cleave, Improved Initiative, Improved Shield Bash, Power Attack, Shield Master, Shield Slam, Two-Weapon Fighting, Weapon Focus (longsword), Weapon Focus (heavy shield)
Skills Craft (weapons) +27, Diplomacy +15, Fly +6, Heal +16, Intimidate +27, Knowledge (arcana) +24, Knowledge (history) +24, Knowledge (nobility) +27, Knowledge (planes) +27, Knowledge (religion) +27, Perception +28, Sense Motive +28, Spellcraft +27, Swim +24
Languages Celestial, Common, Draconic, Infernal; truespeech
SQ divine trigger, lay on hands (15/day, 9d6 hit points, as an 18th-level paladin)


Aura of Courage (Su)

The Hand of the Inheritor radiates an aura of courage identical to that of an 18th-level paladin.

Divine Trigger (Su)

The Hand of the Inheritor can activate any paladin spell from a spell trigger item as if he were an 18thlevel paladin.

Protective Aura (Su)

Against attacks made or effects created by evil creatures, this ability provides a +4 deflection bonus to AC and a +4 resistance bonus on saving throws to anyone within 20 feet of the angel. Otherwise, it functions as a magic circle against evil effect and a lesser globe of invulnerability, both with a radius of 20 feet (caster level equals angel’s HD). The defensive benefits from the circle are not included in an angel’s statistics block.

Truespeech (Su)

The Hand of the Inheritor can speak with any creature that has a language, as though using a tongues spell (caster level equal to angel’s Hit Dice). This ability is always active.