Murder Born

Tiny undead, chaotic evil

Armor Class 13
Hit Points 90 (20d4 + 40)
Speed fly 40 ft.

6 (-2) 15 (+3) 14 (+2) 14 (+2) 14 (+2) 16 (+3)

Damage Resistances acid, fire, lightning, thunder; bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing damage from nonmagical attacks.
Damage Immunities cold, necrotic, poison
Condition Immunities charmed, exhaustion, frightened, grappled, paralyzed, petrified, poisoned, restrained
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 12
Challenge 5 (1,800 XP)


  • Ethereal Sight. The murder born can see 60 feet into the Ethereal Plane when it is on the Material Plane, and vice versa.
  • Incorporeal Movement. The murder born can move through other creatures and objects as if they were difficult terrain. It takes 5 force damage if it ends its turn inside an object.


  • Ghostly Touch. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 20 (5d6 + 3) necrotic damage.
  • Despondent Wail. The murder born screams a high-pitched wail of despair and confused sorrow. All creatures within 30 feet of the murder born that can hear it must succeed on a DC 14 Wisdom saving throw or suffer disadvantage on all attack rolls, ability checks, and saving throws for one minute. A creature who succeeds on a save against a murder born’s despondent wail is immune to the effects for one hour.
  • Etherealness. The murder born enters the Ethereal Plane from the Material Plan, or vice versa. It is invisible on the Material Plane while it is in the Border Ethereal, and vice versa, yet it can’t affect, or be affected by, anything on the other plane.


Murder of the foulest kind creates the ghastly undead known. When a pregnant mother and her unborn child are slain and their bodies not given a proper burial, then the spirit of the unborn rises as a murder born. Translucent and shimmering, these foul fetuses want nothing more than to sow death and despair in the world they never saw. They are rapacious in their hunger for murder, as if only through that singular act can they understand the world.

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