Phantom Servant

Medium undead, any alignment

Armor Class 13
Hit Points 13 (3d8)
Speed 0 ft., fly 30 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
8 (-1) 16 (+3) 10 (+0) 8 (-1) 13 (+1) 16 (+3)

Damage Resistances acid, fire, lightning, thunder; bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical weapons
Damage Immunities cold, necrotic, poison
Condition Immunities charmed, exhaustion, frightened, grappled, paralyzed, petrified, poisoned, prone, restrained
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 11
Languages the languages its creator knows
Challenge 1 (200 XP)

Special Traits

  • Ethereal Sight. The phantom can see 60 feet into the Ethereal Plane when it is on the Material Plane, and vice versa.
  • Incorporeal Movement. The phantom can move through other creatures and objects as if they were difficult terrain. It takes 5 (1d10) force damage if it ends its turn inside an object.

Actions

  • Multiattack. The phantom can use its Frightening Visage. It then attacks with its Blood-Chilling Touch.
  • Blood-Chilling Touch. Melee Spell Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 10 (2d6 + 3) necrotic damage.
  • Etherealness. The phantom enters the Ethereal Plane from the Material Plane, or vice versa. It is visible 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.
  • Frightening Visage. One creature within 60 feet of the phantom, that isn’t undead and can see it, must succeed on a DC 13 Wisdom saving throw, or be frightened until the end of the phantom’s next turn. If a target’s saving throw is successful, or the effect ends for it, the target is immune to this phantom’s Frightening Visage for the next 24 hours.

About

Some ghosts are able to split away parts of their spirit to act independently, though still under the ghost’s control. These fragments, known as phantom servants, should really be thought of a way for the ghost to spread its influence and accomplish multiple tasks simultaneously, rather than beings in their own right.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Ultimate Bestiary: The Dreaded Accursed, Copyright 2020, Chris Haskins, Nord Games LLC.