Malakim are the first and lowest choir of angels, the celestial race native to the good-aligned Outer Planes. Though individual malakim may espouse a more lawful or chaotic approach to good, the choir as a whole serves all upper planes equally.

Malakim are messengers for the Upper Realms and allied deities, primarily noted for their interaction with mortals. Where the Compact prevents direct contact, malakim are able to convey messages through dreams and visions.

Native members of the choir include the lantern, hound, metrist, and trumpet.

Malakim Traits

Traits: A malak possesses the following traits (unless otherwise noted in a creature’s entry).
• Darkvision out to 60 feet and low light vision.
• Immunity to petrification and one of acid, cold or electricity.
• +4 racial bonus on saves against poison.
• Magic Circle against Evil (Su): A magic circle against evil effect always surrounds a malak (caster level equals the malak’s Hit Dice). (The defensive benefits from the circle are not included in a malak’s statistics block.)
• Teleport (Su): Malakim can use greater teleport at will, as the spell (caster level 14th), except that the creature can transport only itself and up to 50 pounds of objects.
• Tongues (Su): All malakim can speak with any creature that has a language, as though using the tongues spell (caster level 14th). This ability is always active.
• Divine Messenger (Su): Malakim, as the appointed intermediaries between the mundane and supermundane worlds, have an innate gift for diplomacy and discussion. A malak gains a +2 racial bonus on diplomacy and sense motive checks. Additionally, any sonic or language based power utilized by a malak gains a +2 racial bonus to the save DC. Finally, all malakim have the ability to whisper a message at will, as per the spell (caster level 14th).
• Angel: Malakim are considered angels for all purposes.


The following 3e creatures have been reinterpreted as malakim: lantern archons (lantern malakim), hound archons (seeker malakim), trumpet archons (trumpet malakim).

The choir also includes the metrist.

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