Dungeons & Dragons creature
Alignment usually good
Type Outsider
Source books
First appearance

An aasimar is a creature in the fantasy role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons. Aasimar are "planetouched"; that is, they are mortal creatures that have in their blood some otherworldly characteristics. Aasimar are descended from devas, angels and other creatures of pure good alignment; although their celestial ancestor may be many generations removed, their presence still lingers. Aasimar are predisposed to Good alignments, but they are by no means always good.

The evil-alignment-derived counterparts to aasimar are called tieflings.

Planetouched are considered native outsiders.



Planetouched are considered native outsiders.

Typical physical characteristics[]

Aasimars often have some quality hinting to their otherworldly heritage, such as golden eyes, an unusually intense stare, silver hair, and the like.


Aasimars are predisposed to good alignments, but other alignments, including evil, exist. The infernal counterparts of aasimars are called tieflings.

Aasimar in the Forgotten Realms[]

In the Forgotten Realms campaign setting aasimar are most common in the eastern lands of Unther and Mulhorand, where they are the descendants of the good deities who walked among the mortals there.

Aasimar in Planescape[]

In the Planescape campaign setting, aasimar are a race available to player characters, though they are often viewed with contempt or fear by creatures not of good alignment.

Aasimar in Urban Arcana[]

Aasimar are a common race in Urban Arcana, which is based on the premise that races from Dungeons and Dragons have been pulled through The Plane of Shadow to Earth. Due to conceptual reality and their relatively humanoid appearance, Aasimar appear as beautiful humans to the uninitiated "Mundanes", or regular humans.


  • Baker, Richard. Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix II. TSR, 1995.
  • Cook, Monte. The Planewalker's Handbook. TSR, 1996.
  • Perkins, Christopher. Warriors of Heaven. TSR, 1999.
  • Williams, Skip, Jonathan Tweet, and Monte Cook. Monster Manual. Wizards of the Coast, 2000.

External links[]

  • Aasimard20 System Reference Document entry