Skeleton, Lead

Family: Skeletons

Medium undead, neutral

Armor Class 18 (natural armor)
Hit Points 66 (12d8 + 12)
Speed 30 ft.

21 (+5) 18 (+4) 13 (+1) 2 (-4) 10 (+0) 1 (-5)

Damage Immunities acid, cold, fire, lightning, poison; bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical weapons that aren’t adamantine
Condition Immunities charmed, exhaustion, frightened, paralyzed, petrified, poisoned
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 10
Languages understands the languages it knew in life but can’t speak
Challenge 6 (2,300 XP)

Special Traits

  • Immutable Form. The skeleton is immune to any spell or effect that would alter its form.
  • Magic Resistance. The skeleton has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.
  • Magic Weapons. The skeleton’s weapon attacks are magical.


  • Multiattack. The lead skeleton makes two slam attacks.
  • Slams. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 14 (2d8 + 5) bludgeoning damage.


This creature appears to be an animated skeleton whose bones have been coated with metal.

Lead skeletons appear simply to be skeletons coated with metal. Despite their outward appearance, they are actually golem-like constructs and not undead. Therefore, they cannot be turned.

Lead skeletons appear as 6-foot-tall skeletons constructed of metal.

Some have gemstones encrusted in the body and eye sockets. A lead skeleton is expensive to create. Those who choose to create such creatures prefer the added fear and awe the skeletons tend to receive, and have a great deal of additional wealth and time.

Lead skeletons can be programmed to attack only certain creatures or be programmed to accept certain passwords or types of clothing.

More complex programming tends to fail. While lead skeletons might not have the same abilities as other golems, their immunities and speed make them extraordinarily dangerous. They use their fists to inflict large amounts of damage and attack a single target until it is dead.

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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