Animate Dead

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NameAnimate Dead
SchoolNecromancy [Evil]
LevelAdp 3, Clr 3, Death 3, Sor/Wiz 4
ComponentsV, S, M
Casting Time1 standard action
Recharge TimeGeneral
RangeTouch
TargetsOne or more corpses touched
DurationInstantaneous
Saving ThrowNone
Spell ResistanceNo
VersionPRPG-O
SourcesPathfinder RPG (Open)
Short Description

Creates undead skeletons and zombies.

Materials

An onyx gem worth at least 25 gp per Hit Die of the undead

Living Greyhawk

This spell turns corpses into undead skeletons or zombies that obey your spoken commands.

The undead can be made to follow you, or they can be made to remain in an area and attack any creature (or just a specific kind of creature) entering the place. They remain animated until they are destroyed. A destroyed skeleton or zombie can't be animated again.

Regardless of the type of undead you create with this spell, you can't create more HD of undead than twice your caster level with a single casting of animate dead . The desecrate spell doubles this limit.

The undead you create remain under your control indefinitely. No matter how many times you use this spell, however, you can control only 4 HD worth of undead creatures per caster level. If you exceed this number, all the newly created creatures fall under your control, and any excess undead from previous castings become uncontrolled. You choose which creatures are released. Undead you control through the Command Undead feat do not count toward this limit.

Skeletons : A skeleton can be created only from a mostly intact corpse or skeleton. The corpse must have bones. If a skeleton is made from a corpse, the flesh falls off the bones.

Zombies : A zombie can be created only from a mostly intact corpse. The corpse must be that of a creature with a physical anatomy.

IMarvinTPA's editor notes:

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Source Copyright: Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook. Copyright 2009, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Author: Jason Bulmahn, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, and Skip Williams.

The Book of Experimental Might. Copyright 2008, Malhavoc Press; Author: Monte J. Cook.

Tome of Horrors. Copyright 2002, Necromancer Games, Inc.; Authors: Scott Greene, with Clark Peterson, Erica Balsley, Kevin Baase, Casey Christofferson, Lance Hawvermale, Travis Hawvermale, Patrick Lawinger, and Bill Webb; Based on original content from TSR.

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