Skeletal Knight

Family: Skeletons

Medium undead, lawful evil

Armor Class 15 (armor scraps)
Hit Points 37 (5d8 + 15)
Speed 30 ft.

13 (+1) 15 (+2) 17 (+3) 7 (-2) 8 (-1) 6 (-2)

Damage Vulnerabilities bludgeoning
Damage Immunities poison Condition Immunities: exhaustion, poisoned
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 9
Languages understand its master’s language in life but cannot speak
Challenge 2 (450 XP)


  • Melee Weapon. Melee Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: varies, damage is determined by weapon. Battleaxe or longsword: 5 (1d8 + 1) slashing damage, or 6 (1d10 + 1) slashing damage if used with two hands. Greatsword: 9 (2d6 + 1) slashing damage.


Once bound to their master as a personal guard, a skeletal knight returns when called to defend its lord once again. Only the master knows the command word that will cause the skeletal knight to reassemble to its humanoid form from the pile of bones, armor scraps, and rusted weapons that is its dormant state. When the master calls, one to four skeletal knights will rise and fight with whatever weapon is grasped during reanimation. When encountered, a skeletal knight is often found with either a greatsword, longsword, or a battle axe and wears bits of scale mail, chainmail, or plate armor.

A skeletal knight cannot speak, but it understands the language of its master. Once created, it will defend its lord as it did in life, unceasingly and without fail. If a skeletal knight is inactive for 24 hours, it will collapse into a giant pile once again to await the master’s next call.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Tome of Horrors © 2018, Frog God Games, LLC; Authors: Kevin Baase, Erica Balsley, John “Pexx” Barnhouse, Christopher Bishop, Casey Christofferson, Jim Collura, Andrea Costantini, Jayson ‘Rocky' Gardner, Zach Glazar, Meghan Greene, Scott Greene, Lance Hawvermale, Travis Hawvermale, Ian S. Johnston, Bill Kenower, Patrick Lawinger, Rhiannon Louve, Ian McGarty, Edwin Nagy, James Patterson, Nathan Paul, Patrick N. Pilgrim, Clark Peterson, Anthony Pryor, Greg Ragland, Robert Schwalb, G. Scott Swift, Greg A. Vaughan, and Bill Webb

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