July 26, 2021 11 min read
Author:Rhenn Anthony Taguiam
Meta Description:Aasimar are one of the most popular ancestries in Dungeons & Dragons 5e outside of the Player's Handbook. And with this D&D 5e guide, we'll explore some of the best ways to play them.
In Dungeons & Dragons 5e, the Aasimarhave a link to beings of celestial or divine origin. As plane touched and descended from divine creatures, the Aasimar often find themselves linked to some higher purpose, more often than not missions in dreams. Players in a campaign dealing with different planes and celestials might find themselves comfortable with an Aasimar, as they have a natural disposition for prophetic visions, dreams, and feelings. Be warned though, just because Aasimar tend to be linked with good-aligned creatures doesn’t mean they’re good all throughout.
This quick guide will elaborate how you can create an Aasimar for your D&D 5ecampaign. And if you want to create an Aasimar character outside of the conventional “prophetic seer,” then we’ll teach you how to make your Aasimar a more engaging member of your party.
Given their Divine nature, the Aasimar have extremely unique appearances and abilities. As such, players may want to take full advantage of these qualities on a technical level or perhaps use them to further develop an Aasimar character that fits the flavor of their chosen adventure. Moreover, Aasimar have different variants that players may choose from, depending on the backstory that their Aasimar would eventually have. Here are the Aasimar’s basic traits:
Players can also become other kinds of Aasimar. On the one hand, they can become Protector Aasimar, who are agents of Good specifically tasked in staying vigilant against evil and defending the innocent. They generally receive these orders at a young age. Protector Aasimar receive these additional benefits:
However, players can also become Scourge Aasimar, wherein divine energy consumes the Aasimar with a desire to destroy all evil. These Aasimar tend to wear masks to contain their power. They receive these additional benefits:
Lastly, players can opt to become Fallen Aasimar,whose inner light has become consumed by darkness. They receive these additional benefits:
Thanks in part to their Divine nature, Aasimar often find themselves undertaking Classes and professions that are Divine and Celestial in nature. After all, these professions are extremely likely to help them communicate much more efficiently with their Higher Powers. However, some Aasimar may opt to choose their innate Strength, Wisdom, or Constitution to take on more technical roles that help them take full advantage of their specialization.
Here are some interesting Class options for your Aasimar that takes into account their innate qualities and traits, as well as potential flavor:
An Aasimar’s Celestial background allows both Players and Dungeon Masters to assign interesting stories tied to their personal arcs. Aasimar don’t always need to be in close contact with their Higher Powers, as they may even opt for a more clandestine approach to their mission. They may be an Aasimar who has fallen out of touch from the Divine or an Aasimar bent on fulfilling their purpose in whatever means necessary.
Regardless of the reason, Aasimar are likely travelling in order to find their true purpose and they may travel as one of the many backgrounds below: