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Shadow

Barely seen out of the corner of the eye, this wisp of shadow is vaguely humanoid in outline and writhes with unholy life.

Shadow CR 3

XP 800

CE Medium undead (incorporeal)

Init +2; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +8

Defense

AC 15, touch 15, flat-footed 12 (+2 deflection, +2 Dex, +1 dodge)

hp 19 (3d8+6)

Fort +3, Ref +3, Will +4

Defensive Abilities incorporeal, channel resistance +2; Immune undead traits

Offense

Speed fly 40 ft. (good)

Melee incorporeal touch +4 (1d6 Strength damage)

Special Attacks create spawn

Statistics

Str —, Dex 14, Con —, Int 6, Wis 12, Cha 15

Base Atk +2; CMB +4; CMD 17

Feats Dodge, Skill Focus (Perception)

Skills Fly +11, Perception +8, Stealth +8 (+12 in dim light, +4 in bright light); Racial Modifiers +4 Stealth in dim light (–4 in bright light)

Ecology

Environment any

Organization solitary, pair, gang (3–6), or swarm (7–12)

Treasure standard

Special Abilities

Create Spawn (Su) A humanoid creature killed by a shadow's Strength damage becomes a shadow under the control of its killer in 1d4 rounds.

Strength Damage (Su) A shadow's touch deals 1d6 points of Strength damage to a living creature. This is a negative energy effect. A creature dies if this Strength damage equals or exceeds its actual Strength score.

The sinister shadow skirts the border between the gloom of darkness and the harsh truth of light. The shadow prefers to haunt ruins where civilization has moved on, where it hunts living creatures foolish enough to stumble into its territory. The shadow is an undead horror, and as such has no goals or outwardly visible motivations other than to sap life and vitality from living beings.

Shadow, Greater

This shadowy figure sways and moves with an erratic grace, as if lit by an unseen fire.

Greater Shadow CR 8

XP 4,800

CE Medium undead (incorporeal)

Init +5; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +13

Defense

AC 18, touch 18, flat-footed 12 (+2 deflection, +5 Dex, +1 dodge)

hp 58 (9d8+18)

Fort +5, Ref +8, Will +7

Defensive Abilities incorporeal, channel resistance +2; Immune undead traits

Offense

Speed fly 40 ft. (good)

Melee incorporeal touch +11 (1d8 Strength)

Special Attacks create spawn (as per shadow), strength damage

Statistics

Str —, Dex 20, Con —, Int 6, Wis 12, Cha 15

Base Atk +6; CMB +11; CMD 24

Feats Dodge, Flyby Attack, Mobility, Skill Focus (Perception, Stealth)

Skills Fly +15, Perception +13, Stealth +20 (+24 in dim light, +16 in bright light); Racial Modifiers +4 Stealth in dim light (–4 in bright light)

Ecology

Environment any

Organization solitary

Treasure standard

Special Abilities

Strength Damage (Su) A greater shadow's touch deals 1d8 points of Strength damage to a living creature. This is a negative energy effect. A creature dies if this Strength damage equals or exceeds its actual Strength score.

Greater shadows are those undead shadows that have come to be particularly infused with negative energy, such as those that have spent vast lengths of time in areas of the Plane of Shadow awash in negative energy, or those that have drained the lives of thousands of victims. These undead monsters are often found with a small band of normal shadows, which typically treat a greater shadow as a leader to rally behind.