[RPG] Can an Aasimar grow their wings in an Antimagic Field?


One of my players wants to play a Protector Aasimar (VGtM, p. 105) but wondered if he'd be able to use his racial ability, Radiant Soul, in an antimagic field.

Would an antimagic field block the protector aasimar's Radiant Soul feature, or would he be unaffected?

Best Answer

Yes, Aasimar can use this ability in an antimagic field

Only magic and magical effects are affected by an anti-magic field as indicated in the description of the spell:

Spells and other magical effects, except those created by an artifact or deity, are suppressed in the sphere and can't protrude into it.

Sage Advice gives us tests for determining if something is considered magical. I will go through and apply these tests to the Radiant Soul ability.

  • Is it a magic item?


  • Is it a spell? Or does it let you create the effects of a spell that’s mentioned in its description?

It is not a spell and no spell is mentioned in its description. See this Q&A for a description of how to tell if something is a spell.

  • Is it a spell attack?

It isn't a spell or an attack so no.

  • Is it fueled by the use of spell slots?

It uses no spell slots.

  • Does its description say it’s magical?

Nowhere in the description does it say it is magical.

The Aasimar ability Radiant Soul passes none of these tests and is thus not magical. Since it is not magical it is not affected by antimagic field.