Summon Monster I

School conjuration (summoning) [see text]
Level bard 1, cleric/oracle 1, sorcerer/wizard 1


Casting Time 1 round
Components V, S, F/DF (a tiny bag and a small candle)


Range close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels)
Target one summoned creature
Duration 1 round/level (D)
Saving Throw none; Spell Resistance no


This spell summons an extraplanar creature (typically an outsider, elemental, or magical beast native to another plane). It 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 not to attack, to attack particular enemies, or to perform other actions. The spell conjures one of the creatures from the 1st Level list on Table 10–1. You choose which kind of creature to summon, and you can choose a different one each time you cast the spell.

A summoned monster cannot summon or otherwise conjure another creature, nor can it use any teleportation or planar travel abilities. Creatures cannot be summoned into an environment that cannot support them. Creatures summoned using this spell cannot use spells or spell-like abilities that duplicate spells with expensive material components (such as wish).

When you use a summoning spell to summon a creature with an alignment or elemental subtype, it is a spell of that type. Creatures on Table 10–1 marked with an “*” are summoned with the celestial template, if you are good, and the fiendish template, if you are evil. If you are neutral, you may choose which template to apply to the creature. Creatures marked with an “*” always have an alignment that matches yours, regardless of their usual alignment. Summoning these creatures makes the summoning spell's type match your alignment.

Table: Summon Monster
1st Level Subtype
Dire rat* -
Dog* -
Dolphin* -
Eagle* -
Fire beetle* -
Poisonous frog* -
Pony (horse)* -
Viper (snake)* -
2nd Level Subtype
Ant, giant (worker)* -
Elemental (Small) Elemental
Giant centipede* -
Giant frog* -
Giant spider* -
Goblin dog* -
Horse* -
Hyena* -
Lemure (devil) Evil, Lawful
Octopus* -
Squid* -
Wolf* -
3rd Level Subtype
Ant, giant (soldier)* -
Ape* -
Aurochs (herd animal)* -
Boar* -
Cheetah* -
Constrictor snake* -
Crocodile* -
Dire bat* -
Dretch (demon) Chaotic, Evil
Electric eel* -
Giant lizard* -
Lantern archon Good, Lawful
Leopard (cat)* -
Shark* -
Wolverine* -
4th Level Subtype
Ant, giant (drone)* -
Bison (herd animal)* -
Deinonychus (dinosaur)* -
Dire ape* -
Dire boar* -
Dire wolf* -
Elemental (Medium) Elemental
Giant scorpion* -
Giant wasp* -
Grizzly bear* -
Hell hound Evil, Lawful
Hound archon Good, Lawful
Lion* -
Mephit (any) Elemental
Pteranodon (dinosaur)* -
Rhinoceros* -
5th Level Subtype
Ankylosaurus (dinosaur)* -
Babau (demon) Chaotic, Evil
Bearded devil Evil, Lawful
Bralani azata Chaotic, Good
Dire lion* -
Elemental (Large) Elemental
Giant moray eel* -
Kyton Evil, Lawful
Orca (dolphin)* -
Salamander Evil
Woolly rhinoceros* -
Xill Evil, Lawful
6th Level Subtype
Dire bear* -
Dire tiger* -
Elasmosaurus (dinosaur)* -
Elemental (Huge) Elemental
Elephant* -
Erinyes (devil) Evil, Lawful
Giant octopus* -
Invisible stalker Air
Lillend azata Chaotic, Good
Shadow demon Chaotic, Evil
Succubus (demon) Chaotic, Evil
Triceratops (dinosaur)* -
7th Level Subtype
Bebelith Chaotic, Evil
Bone devil Evil, Lawful
Brachiosaurus (dinosaur)* -
Dire crocodile* -
Dire shark* -
Elemental (greater) Elemental
Giant squid* -
Mastadon (elephant)* -
Roc* -
Tyrannosaurus (dinosaur)* -
Vrock (demon) Chaotic, Evil
8th Level Subtype
Barbed devil Evil, Lawful
Elemental (elder) Elemental
Hezrou (demon) Chaotic, Evil
9th Level Subtype
Astral Deva (angel) Good
Ghaele azata Chaotic, Good
Glabrezu (demon) Chaotic, Evil
Ice devil Evil, Lawful
Nalfeshnee (demon) Chaotic, Evil
Trumpet archon Good, Lawful

*This creature is summoned with the celestial template if you are good, or the fiendish template if you are evil; you may choose either if you are neutral.

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