A quasi-deity was immortal and superior to any mortal creature.
A quasi-deity's mundane movement speed was superior to that of a mortal creature.
A quasi-deity was completely immune to every attempt to tamper with its mind, sap its vitality, or force it into a different form. It had a strong defense against magic but only a limited defense against heat. Weapons not enchanted with magic of an epic scope could not hurt a quasi-deity without problems. These defenses against magic, heat, and non-magical physical attacks grew stronger as a deity rose in rank.
Quasi-deities were subdivided in three categories:
- Creatures born of the union between a deity and a mortal. This was the weakest form of quasi-deity.
- These creatures were created by deities. Titans could come into being deliberately, such as through being forged or willed into existence by a deity or as the offspring of two deities; or unwittingly, such as the blood spilled by a deity.
- Deities who had lost their followers and became nearly powerless. They were regarded as "dead" by mortals, but could still be contacted and still possessed some latent power.
If a quasi-deity amassed a sufficiently high number of followers, it could then ascend to true godhood.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Eric L. Boyd, Erik Mona (May 2002). Faiths and Pantheons. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 5–6. ISBN 0-7869-2759-3.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford, Christopher Perkins, James Wyatt (2014). Dungeon Master's Guide 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 11. ISBN 978-0786965622.
- ↑ Skip Williams, Rich Redman, James Wyatt (April 2002). Deities and Demigods. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 26. ISBN 0-7869-2654-6.
- ↑ Eric L. Boyd, Eytan Bernstein (August 2006). Dragons of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 92. ISBN 0-7869-3923-0.
- ↑ Andy Collins, David Noonan, James Wyatt (2002-01-01). D&D v.3.5 Accessory Update Booklet. Wizards of the Coast. p. 6. Retrieved on 2016-12-16.
- ↑ Andy Collins, James Wyatt, and Skip Williams (November 2003). Draconomicon: The Book of Dragons. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 90–92. ISBN 0-7869-2884-0.
- ↑ Eric L. Boyd, Eytan Bernstein (August 2006). Dragons of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 39, 92. ISBN 0-7869-3923-0.