I have a player who has an Aasimar character. My player argues that the book does not state the Aasimar has to flap its wings, and instead can hover because the wings don’t use concentration. This statement and assumption has led to odd arguments. If his character is knocked out or falls unconscious, do the wings stay? If the character is stunned, does it fall?
One of my players wants to play a Protector Aasimar (VGtM, p. 105) but wondered if he’d be able to use his racial ability, Radiant Soul, in an antimagic field.
Would an antimagic field block the protector aasimar’s Radiant Soul feature, or would he be unaffected?
Inspired by this question: Can Tieflings derive from stock other than human?
Separated out from this question: Can Genasi derive from stock other than human?
Crudely speaking, tieflings are half-human, half-devil. However, as the answer to the other question (the one about tieflings) points out, non-human half-devils/demons exist, such as the Fey’ri, who are half-elven, half-demon.
Aasimar are half-human, half-angel (again, crudely speaking; it’s more like mostly human and a tiny fraction part-angel, as I understand it). Taken from Volo’s Guide to Monsters, pg. 104, here are some quotes that explain why I believe them to be so:
They are descended from humans with a touch of the power of Mount Celestia, the divine realm of many lawful good deities. Aasimar are born to serve as champions of the gods, their births hailed as blessed events. They are a people of otherworldly visages, with luminous features that reveal their celestial heritage.
Despite its celestial origin, an aasimar is mortal and possesses free will.
Hence I conclude that they are part angel, even if it’s not necessarily down to genetics (that is not what this question is about anyway). This question is about the human part, and whether that must always be the case.
Are there any non-human half-angels races, such as a half-elven, half-angel race?
I’m not that interested in a specific setting, but if setting matters, let’s go with the Forgotten Realms (or at the very least, not Eberron/Ravnica).
Lance: You have disadvantage when you use a lance to attack a target within 5 feet of you. Also, a lance requires two hands to wield when you aren’t mounted.
That’s pretty straight forward, but, by “my player’s” interpretation of the rules, the reason this is worded like this in the game mechanics is that a Lance unlike a Spear is designed to be used from horseback, would an Aasimar of the Protector variant which has a 30ft flying speed for 1 minute…
Radiant Soul: Starting at 3rd level, you can unleash the divine energy as an action. When you do so, your eyes glimmer and two luminous, ghost-like wings emerge from your back and you gain a flying speed of 30 feet. The transformation lasts for 1 min, and once on each of your turns you can deal extra radiant damage equal to your level, whenever you damage a creature with an attack or spell. You can cancel Radiant Soul with a bonus action, and cannot use it again until you take a long rest.
…Could the Aasimar’s “flying speed” substitute the “mounted” requirement for the lance to be used one-handed?
(I guess that the Aarakocra natural flying speed or a “Fly” spell cast on any non-flying creature could have a similar effect).
Aasimar (at least Scourge and Protector), get an ability that allows them to add their level in radiant damage to any damage roll they make, and the Celestial Warlock gets to add their charisma modifier to any radiant damage they do.
Additionally, if that warlock has Agonizing Blast, that also makes their eldritch blast do additional damage equal to the character’s charisma modifier.
Would all three features stack (once per turn) on an eldritch blast that hits, so that it does extra damage equal to twice the warlock’s charisma mod+level?
If two Aasimar were to ever have children together, would that child be:
- a full celestial?
- a half celestial?
- a normal human with celestial bloodline?
If half or full, would they gain both bloodline advantages or is the relation to the celestial ancestor pointless?
Since tables don’t exist for celestial bloodline, that I am aware of, my question covers all lore in general. I know that in 3.5 Edition, an Aasimar can be a descendant of a celestial with human parents. Yet nothing is said for the Aasimar’s children.
If you are a Aasimar warlock who’s otherworldly patron is The Celestial you will know the light cantrip from both race and class. Additional once your reach 6th level in warlock you will have have resistance to radiant damage from both race and class.
Is there any ruling on what happens when you have overlapping class and race features?