Ritual Creatures & Subtype

Ritual Creatures
Any creature with ritual based powers has the ritual subtype. A ritual creature can be born with the subtype or can gain the subtype during its life.

A creature meeting any one of the following criteria has the ritual subtype:
  • Creatures with the ability to use rituals or ritual-like abilities, including characters who have levels in a character class that grants them the ability to use rituals.
  • Creatures that have abilities described as "ritual" or “ritual-wielding”.
  • Creatures that possess abilities able to affect the flow of time. Often, these will have "Ritual-" as part of the name.

Traits: Other than the fact that all ritual creatures have at least one of the criteria listed above, ritual creatures have no specific traits. The ritual subtype serves to identify creatures that may be vulnerable to rituals, spells, and effects targeting ritual creatures.

The Ritual Subtype
The ritual subtype applies to creatures that can use rituals, abilities or that have the ability to create rituals. It also applies to creatures from other sources that can affect rituals, or are labelled as "ritual" or “ritual-wielding”.

Characters who have levels in any class that grants the use of rituals, or who have these same abilities as racial traits, gain the ritual subtype.

Traits: Other than the fact that all ritual creatures have at least one of the criteria listed above, ritual creatures have no specific traits. The ritual subtype serves to identify creatures that may be vulnerable to rituals, spells, and effects targeting ritual creatures.