Archives of Nethys

Pathfinder | Starfinder

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Mystic | Technomancer


Summon Creature

Source Alien Archive pg. 144
Classes Mystic 1-6, Technomancer 1-6
School conjuration (summoning)
Casting Time 1 round
Range medium
Effect one or more summoned creatures
Duration 1 round/level
Saving Throw none; Spell Resistance no

Description

This spell summons an extraplanar creature (typically an elemental, magical beast native to another plane, or outsider, but also occasionally even extraplanar constructs). The summoned creature appears where you designate and acts immediately on your turn. It attacks your opponents to the best of its ability. If you can communicate with the creature, you can direct it to not attack, to attack particular enemies, or to perform other actions.

When you gain this spell as a spell known, select four creatures from the appropriate list in Table 8: Summon Creature for each level at which you can cast this spell. For example, for the 1st-level summon creature spell, you could choose Tiny air, earth, fire, and water elementals. Note that a particular alignment or class is sometimes required to choose certain creatures, as listed in Table 8. In place of a single selection, you can choose a creature from a lower-level summoning list; doing so allows you the option of summoning multiple such creatures at a time. Each time you gain a character level, you can change these selections.

You can gain summon creature a second time at the highest spell level you know, selecting four additional appropriate creatures at each level you can cast this spell.

You choose which of the selected creatures you summon each time you cast the spell.

1st: When you cast summon creature as a 1st-level spell, you summon one creature from your selection of creatures from the 1st-level summoning list.

2nd: When you cast summon creature as a 2nd-level spell, you summon one creature from your selection of creatures from the 2nd-level summoning list. If the chosen creature is from a lower-level summoning list, you summon three such creatures instead.

3rd: When you cast summon creature as a 3rd-level spell, you summon one creature from your selection of creatures from the 3rd-level summoning list. If the chosen creature is from a lower-level summoning list, you summon three such creatures instead.

4th: When you cast summon creature as a 4th-level spell, you summon one creature from your selection of creatures from the 4th-level summoning list. If the chosen creature is from a lower-level summoning list, you summon three such creatures instead.

5th: When you cast summon creature as a 5th-level spell, you summon one creature from your selection of creatures from the 5th-level summoning list. If the chosen creature is from a lower-level summoning list, you summon three such creatures instead.

6th: When you cast summon creature as a 6th-level spell, you summon one creature from your selection of creatures from the 6th-level summoning list. If the chosen creature is from a lower-level summoning list, you summon three such creatures instead.

A summoned creature can’t use teleportation or planar travel abilities or magical divination abilities. Creatures can’t be summoned into an environment that can’t support them (such as summoning a breathing creature into a vacuum). Creatures summoned using this spell can’t use spells or spell-like abilities that duplicate spells that require expending Resolve Points or expensive materials to cast (such as raise dead).

To generate statistics for a summoned creature, first check the Stat Block column of the below tables. If the stat block is "Alien", use the creature’s stat block on that link, though it is altered slightly depending on your alignment. Otherwise, if the entry is Tiny, Small, Medium, Large, Huge, or elder, use the elemental stat block of the same name and apply the appropriate graft, listed in the Applied Graft column. Non-elemental creatures lose elemental immunities and do not gain an elemental graft. For example, to get the statistics of an angel from the 1st-level list, you use the tiny elemental stat block and apply the angel summoning graft.

1st LevelStat BlockApplied GraftSummoner Requirements
AeonTinySummoningNeutral-aligned
AgathionTinySummoningNonevil
AngelTinySummoningNonevil
ArchonTinySummoningNonchaotic and nonevil
AzataTinySummoningNonevil and nonlawful
DaemonTinySummoningNongood
DemonTinySummoningNongood and nonlawful
DevilTinySummoningNonchaotic and nongood
Elemental, AirTinyElementalNone
Elemental, EarthTinyElementalNone
Elemental, FireTinyElementalNone
Elemental, WaterTinyElementalNone
First World BeastTinySummoningMystic
InevitableTinySummoningNonchaotic
ProteanTinySummoningNonlawful
RobotTinySummoningTechnomancer
Shadow CreatureTinySummoningNone
Skittermander WhelpAlienSimpleNone


2nd LevelStat BlockApplied GraftSummoner Requirements
AeonSmallSummoningNeutral-aligned
AgathionSmallSummoningNonevil
AngelSmallSummoningNonevil
ArchonSmallSummoningNonchaotic and nonevil
AzataSmallSummoningNonevil and nonlawful
DaemonSmallSummoningNongood
DemonSmallSummoningNongood and nonlawful
DevilSmallSummoningNonchaotic and nongood
Elemental, AirSmallElementalNone
Elemental, EarthSmallElementalNone
Elemental, FireSmallElementalNone
Elemental, WaterSmallElementalNone
First World BeastSmallSummoningMystic
InevitableSmallSummoningNonchaotic
ProteanSmallSummoningNonlawful
RobotSmallSummoningTechnomancer
Security Robot, Observer-ClassAlienSimpleTechnomancer
Shadow CreatureSmallSummoningNone


3rd LevelStat BlockApplied GraftSummoner Requirements
AeonMediumSummoningNeutral-aligned
AgathionMediumSummoningNonevil
AngelMediumSummoningNonevil
ArchonMediumSummoningNonchaotic and nonevil
AzataMediumSummoningNonevil and nonlawful
Crest-EaterAlienSimpleNone
DaemonMediumSummoningNongood
DemonMediumSummoningNongood and nonlawful
DevilMediumSummoningNonchaotic and nongood
Elemental, AirMediumElementalNone
Elemental, EarthMediumElementalNone
Elemental, FireMediumElementalNone
Elemental, WaterMediumElementalNone
First World BeastMediumSummoningMystic
HaanAlienSimpleNone
InevitableMediumSummoningNonchaotic
KsarikAlienSimpleNone
ProteanMediumSummoningNonlawful
RobotMediumSummoningTechnomancer
Shadow CreatureMediumSummoningNone


4th LevelStat BlockApplied GraftSummoner Requirements
AeonLargeSummoningNeutral-aligned
AgathionLargeSummoningNonevil
AngelLargeSummoningNonevil
ArchonLargeSummoningNonchaotic and nonevil
AzataLargeSummoningNonevil and nonlawful
DaemonLargeSummoningNongood
DemonLargeSummoningNongood and nonlawful
DevilLargeSummoningNonchaotic and nongood
Elemental, AirLargeElementalNone
Elemental, EarthLargeElementalNone
Elemental, FireLargeElementalNone
Elemental, WaterLargeElementalNone
First World BeastLargeSummoningMystic
InevitableLargeSummoningNonchaotic
Mountain EelAlienSimpleNone
OrocoranAlienSimpleNone
ProteanLargeSummoningNonlawful
RobotLargeSummoningTechnomancer
Shadow CreatureLargeSummoningNone


5th LevelStat BlockApplied GraftSummoner Requirements
AeonHugeSummoningNeutral-aligned
AgathionHugeSummoningNonevil
AngelHugeSummoningNonevil
ArchonHugeSummoningNonchaotic and nonevil
AzataHugeSummoningNonevil and nonlawful
DaemonHugeSummoningNongood
DemonHugeSummoningNongood and nonlawful
DevilHugeSummoningNonchaotic and nongood
Elemental, AirHugeElementalNone
Elemental, EarthHugeElementalNone
Elemental, FireHugeElementalNone
Elemental, WaterHugeElementalNone
First World BeastHugeSummoningMystic
InevitableHugeSummoningNonchaotic
ProteanHugeSummoningNonlawful
RobotHugeSummoningTechnomancer
Shadow CreatureHugeSummoningNone
SurnochAlienSimpleNone


6th LevelStat BlockApplied GraftSummoner Requirements
AeonElderSummoningNeutral-aligned
AgathionElderSummoningNonevil
AngelElderSummoningNonevil
ArchonElderSummoningNonchaotic and nonevil
AzataElderSummoningNonevil and nonlawful
DaemonElderSummoningNongood
DemonElderSummoningNongood and nonlawful
DevilElderSummoningNonchaotic and nongood
Elemental, AirElderElementalNone
Elemental, EarthElderElementalNone
Elemental, FireElderElementalNone
Elemental, WaterElderElementalNone
First World BeastElderSummoningMystic
InevitableElderSummoningNonchaotic
ProteanElderSummoningNonlawful
RobotElderSummoningTechnomancer
Shadow CreatureElderSummoningNone