Nihilethic Dominator

Large undead, neutral evil

Armor Class 17 (natural armor)
Hit Points 82 (11d8 + 33)
Speed 30 ft., swim 30 ft.

14 (+2) 8 (-1) 16 (+3) 3 (-4) 7 (-2) 10 (+0)

Damage Resistances bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical weapons
Damage Immunities cold, necrotic, poison; bludgeoning, piercing and slashing from nonmagical weapons (only when in ethereal form)
Condition Immunities poisoned
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 8
Languages understands Void Speech and the languages it knew in life but can’t speak
Challenge 5 (1,800 XP)


  • Dual State. Like its nihileth creator, a nihilethic zombie can assume either a material or ethereal form. When in its material form, it has resistance to nonmagical weapons. In its ethereal form, it is immune to nonmagical weapons. Its ethereal form appears as a dark purple outline of its material form with a blackish-purple haze within.
  • Zombie Nature. Unless noted otherwise, a nihilethic zombie has the same traits as a zombie, including their Undead Fortitude.


  • Multiattack. The nihilethic dominator makes two tentacle slam attacks or two tendrils of the void attacks.
  • Tentacle Slam (Material Form Only). Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 10 ft., one creature. Hit: 8 (1d10 + 3) bludgeoning damage, and the creature must succeed a DC 14 Strength saving throw or be knocked prone.
  • Tendrils of the Void (Ethereal Form Only). Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 15 ft., one creature. Hit: 6 (1d12) cold damage and 4 (1d8) necrotic damage.
  • Form Swap. As a bonus action, the nihilethic zombie can alter itself, shifting between its material and ethereal forms at will.
  • Void Body. As a reaction, the nihilethic zombie can reduce the damage it takes from a single source by 1d12 points. This reduction cannot be applied to divine damage.


The nihilethic dominator is large, slimy?fleshed zombie whose fish-like head is ensorcelled with currents of void magic.

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Warlock Grimoire 3. Authors: Lou Anders, Wolfgang Baur, Celeste Conowitch, Basheer Ghouse, Richard Green, Gabriel Hicks, Victoria Jaczko, Jeff Lee, Jerry LeNeave, JB Little, Christopher Lockey, Sarah Madsen, Ben McFarland, Jonathan Miley, Kelly Pawlik, Richard Pett, Jon Sawatsky, Mike Shea, Brian Suskind, Prakash Upadhyayula, Ashley Warren, Mike Welham, and Steve Winter. © 2022 Open Design LLC.

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