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Cadaver

Medium undead, chaotic evil

Armor Class 12
Hit Points 22 (4d8 + 4)
Speed 30 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
13 (+1) 14 (+2) 13 (+1) 2 (-4) 10 (+0) 10 (+0)

Damage Immunities cold, poison
Condition Immunities exhaustion, poisoned
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 10
Languages understands the languages it knew in life but can’t speak
Challenge 1 (200 XP)

Special Traits

  • Reanimation. When reduced to 0 hit points, the cadaver falls inert and begins the process of reanimating. While in this state, the cadaver regenerates 1 hit point per round. Hit points lost to magical weapons or radiant damage are not regained during this process. When the creature reaches its full hit point total less any magical weapon or radiant damage, it rises, ready to fight again. A fallen cadaver can be prevented from reanimating by salting and burning the bones, casting gentle repose on it, or bathing the bones in cleansing sacred flame.

Actions

  • Multiattack. The cadaver makes one bite attack and two claw attacks.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d6 + 2) piercing damage. If the target is a creature, it must succeed on a DC 13 Constitution saving throw against disease or become poisoned until the disease is cured. Every 24 hours that elapse, the target must repeat the saving throw, reducing its hit point maximum by 5 (1d10) on a failure. The disease is cured on a success. The target dies if the disease reduces its hit point maximum to 0. This reduction to the target’s hit point maximum lasts until the disease is cured.
  • Claws. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d8 + 2 slashing damage. If the target is a creature, it must succeed on a DC 13 Constitution saving throw against disease or become poisoned until the disease is cured. Every 24 hours that elapse, the target must repeat the saving throw, reducing its hit point maximum by 5 (1d10) on a failure. The disease is cured on a success. The target dies if the disease reduces its hit point maximum to 0. This reduction to the target’s hit point maximum lasts until the disease is cured.
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Rappan Athuk © 2018, Frog God Games, LLC; Authors Bill Webb, Clark Peterson, Skeeter Green, Tom Knauss, Lance Hawvermale, WDB Kenower, Casey Christofferson, and Greg Raglund; based on the original creation of Bill Webb.