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D&D 5th Edition

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Archmage

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Archmages are powerful (and usually quite old) spellcasters dedicated to the study of the arcane arts. Benevolent ones counsel kings and queens, while evil ones rule as tyrants and pursue lichdom. Those who are neither good nor evil Sequester themselves in remote towers to practice their magic without interruption.

An archmage typically has one or more apprentice mages, and an archmage’s abode has numerous magical wards and guardians to discourage interlopers.

Traits

Magic Resistance: The archmage has advantage on Saving Throws against Spells and other magical Effects.

Spellcasting: The archmage is an 18th-level spellcaster. Its Spellcasting ability is Intelligence (spell save DC 17, +9 to hit with spell attacks). The archmage can cast Disguise Self and Invisibility at will and has the following Wizard Spells prepared:

Cantrips (at will): Fire Bolt, light, Mage Hand, Prestidigitation, Shocking Grasp
• 1st level (4 slots): Detect Magic, Identify, mage armor*, Magic Missile
• 2nd level (3 slots): Detect Thoughts, Mirror Image, Misty Step
• 3rd level (3 slots): Counterspell,fly, Lightning Bolt
• 4th level (3 slots): Banishment, Fire Shield, stoneskin*
• 5th level (3 slots): Cone of Cold, Scrying, Wall of Force
• 6th level (1 slot): Globe of Invulnerability
• 7th level (1 slot): Teleport
• 8th level (1 slot): mind blank*
• 9th level (1 slot): Time Stop
* The archmage casts these Spells on itself before Combat.

Actions

Dagger: Melee or Ranged Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft. or range 20/60 ft., one target. Hit: 4 (1d4 + 2) piercing damage.

Attributes

AC
12 (15 With Mage Armor)
Alignment
Any Alignment
CHA
16
CON
12
Challenge Rating
12
DEX
14
HP
99 (18d8+18)
INT
20
Languages
Any Six Languages
Passive Perception
12
Resistances
Damage From Spells; Non Magical Bludgeoning, Piercing, And Slashing (From Stoneskin)
Roll 0
Dagger 1d20 + 6 1d4+2
STR
10
Saving Throws
Int +9, Wis +6
Size
Medium
Skills
Arcana +13, History +13
Speed
30 ft.
Spell Book
Fire Bolt, Light, Mage Hand, Prestidigitation, Shocking Grasp, Detect Magic, Identify, Mage Armor, Magic Missile, Detect Thoughts, Mirror Image, Misty Step, Counterspell, Fly, Lightning Bolt, Banishment, Fire Shield, Stoneskin, Cone Of Cold, Scrying, Wall Of Force, Globe Of Invulnerability, Teleport, Mind Blank, Time Stop
Type
humanoid (any race)
WIS
15
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