Summoned Monster (CR 24)
Neutral - Medium - Outsider
- A Summoned Monster is an ally creature created, or summoned, or coerced, into existence when a Summon Monster spell (and all related summoning abilities) are used. A Summoned Monster can have nearly any appearance, as the summoning creature (player) is allowed to define what their preferred ally looks like, how it acts, and how it comports itself.
- Some summoned monsters may look like swarms of insects, forest creatures, or even trees and bushes. Others look like noble stags, moose, or other sylvan creatures. Yet others look like fanciful silver-frosted great wolves, or ghostly tigers, red-eyed bulls, or terrifying eagles of ice. Summoned monsters can look like mundane monsters, such as standard-seeming orcs, obedient goblins, or helpful ogres. Yet others look like glowing outlines of celestial beings, inky blots of smoky darkness, gold-plated statues, animated chairs, masses of tentacles, rolling wheels full of eyes, scarecrows, or any of a thousand other forms.
- In general, the player and the referee should decide together on the summoned creature's appearance. If the player wants to have a 'signature' creature that they always summon, that is perfectly allowed, or they can allow the GM to assign the appearance of the summoned monster every time it shows up. In all cases, no matter the appearance, a summoned monster ALWAYS has ONLY the powers and abilities ascribed to it by the write-up below. Summoning a Roc does not mean the creature is vast and able to fly, unless the summoner has some way of giving the creature those characteristics. Mechanically, every summoned monster has access to the same attacks and abilities. Without using feats or other modifiers, all summoned monsters of a given CR, no matter their appearance, have the same combat efficacy.