A winged unicorn rises into the air on ivory pinions, a paragon of grace and beauty.

Half-Celestial Unicorn CR 4

XP 1,200

CG Large outsider (native)

Init +4; Senses darkvison 60 ft., low-light vision, scent; Perception +14

Aura magic circle against evil*


AC 17, touch 13, flat-footed 13 (+4 Dex, +4

natural, –1 size; +2 deflection vs. evil)

hp 42 (4d10+20)

Fort +9, Ref +8, Will +8; +4 vs. poison

DR 5/magic; Immune charm, compulsion, disease, poison; Resist acid 10, cold 10, electricity 10; SR 15


Speed 60 ft., fly 120 ft. (good)

Melee gore +10 (1d8+6), 2 hooves +7 (1d3+3)

Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.

Special Attacks smite evil 1/day (+7 attack, +4 damage), powerful charge (gore, 2d8+12)

Spell-Like Abilities (CL 9th)

At will—detect evil, light

3/day—cure light wounds, protection from evil

1/day—aid, bless, cure moderate wounds, greater teleport (within its territory*), neutralize poison


Str 22, Dex 19, Con 20, Int 13, Wis 25, Cha 26

Base Atk +4; CMB +11; CMD 25 (29 vs. trip)

Feats Multiattack, Weapon Focus (horn)

Skills Acrobatics +11, Fly +13, Knowledge (planes) +5, Perception +14, Sense Motive +14, Stealth +11, Survival +14 (+17 forests); Racial Modifiers +3 Survival in forests, +4 Stealth

Languages Common, Sylvan

SQ magical strike*, wild empathy +18*


Environment temperate forests

Organization solitary, mated pair, or blessing (3–6)

Treasure none

*Unicorn ability

Most half-celestials are born of a mortal who loved a good outsider, but powerful holy magic can also create one.

Creating a Half-Celestial

“Half-celestial” is an inherited or acquired template that can be added to any living, corporeal creature with an Intelligence score of 4 or more. A half-celestial creature retains the base creature's statistics and special abilities except as noted here.

CR: HD 5 or less, as base creature + 1; HD 6–10, as base creature + 2; HD 11 or more, as base creature + 3.

Alignment: Any good.

Type: The creature's type changes to outsider (native). Do not recalculate HD, BAB, or saves.

Armor Class: Natural armor improves by +1.

Defenses/Qualities: It gains darkvision 60 feet; immunity to disease; +4 racial bonus on saves vs. poison; acid, cold, and electricity resist 10; DR 5/magic (if HD 11 or less) or 10/magic (if HD 12 or more); and SR equal to CR + 11 (maximum 35).

Speed: Unless the base creature flies better, the half-celestial flies at twice the base creature's land speed (good maneuverability).

Special Abilities: A half-celestial gains the following.

Smite Evil (Su): Once per day as a swift action the half-celestial can smite evil as a paladin of the same level as its Hit Dice. The smite persists until the target is dead of the half-celestial rests.

Spell-Like Abilities: A half-celestial with an Int or Wis score of 8 or higher has a cumulative number of spell-like abilities depending on its Hit Dice. Unless otherwise noted, an ability is usable once per day. Caster level equals the creature's HD (or the caster evel of the base creature's spell-like abilities, whichever is higher).

1–2Pro. evil 3/day, bless
3–4 Aid, detect evil
5–6 Cure ser. wounds, neut. poison
7–8Holy smite, remove disease
9–10 Dispel evil
11–12Holy word
13–14 Holy aura 3/day, hallow
15–16 Mass charm monster
17–18Summon monster IX (celestials only)
19–20 Resurrection

Abilities: A half-celestial gains a +4 bonus on three ability scores of its choice and a +2 bonus on the other three.

Skills: A half-celestial with racial Hit Dice has skill points per racial Hit Die equal to 6 + its Intelligence modifier. Racial class skills are unchanged from the base creature's. Skill ranks from class levels are unaffected.