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Archon, Hound

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This canine-headed humanoid's well-groomed appearance and polished greatsword show it to be more than a common beast.

Hound Archon CR 4

XP 1,200
LG Medium outsider (archon, extraplanar, good, lawful)
Init +4; Senses darkvision 60 ft., detect evil, low-light vision, scent; Perception +10
Aura aura of menace (DC 16), magic circle against evil


AC 19, touch 10, flat-footed 19 (+9 natural; +2 deflection vs. evil)
hp 39 (6d10+6)
Fort +6, Ref +5, Will +5; +4 vs. poison, +2 resistance vs. evil
DR 10/evil; Immune electricity, petrification; SR 15


Speed 40 ft.
Melee bite +8 (1d8+3), slam +8 (1d4+1) or mwk greatsword +9/+4 (2d6+3), bite +3 (1d8+2)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 6th)

Constantdetect evil, magic circle against evil
At Willaid, continual flame, greater teleport (self plus 50 lbs. of objects only), message


Str 15, Dex 10, Con 13, Int 10, Wis 13, Cha 12
Base Atk +6; CMB +8; CMD 18
Feats Improved Initiative, Iron Will, Power Attack
Skills Acrobatics +9, Intimidate +10, Perception +10, Sense Motive +10, Stealth +13, Survival +14; Racial Modifiers +4 Stealth, +4 Survival
Languages Celestial, Draconic, Infernal; truespeech
SQ change shape (beast shape II)


Change Shape (Su)

A hound archon can assume any canine form of Small to Large size, as if using beast shape II. While in canine form, the hound archon loses its bite, slam, and greatsword attacks, but gains the bite attack of the form it chooses. For the purposes of this ability, canines include any dog-like or wolf-like creature of the animal type.


Characters with ranks in Knowledge (the planes) can learn more about hound archons. When a character makes a successful skill check, the following lore is revealed, including the information from lower DCs.

Knowledge (the Planes)

DC Result

14 This powerfully built, dog-headed humanoid is a hound archon, a celestial being with a pure heart and a protective nature. This result reveals all outsider and archon traits.

19 As well as its aura of menace and a selection of spell-like abilities, a hound archon can also take on the shape of any dog-like or wolf-like animal.

24 Some hound archons can grow to a great size, and these creatures are a much more powerful foe, whilst other hound archons gain experience in character classes, with many who do so taking naturally to the role of the paladin.

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