Zombie, Pyre

Medium undead, neutral evil

Armor Class 12 (natural armor)
Hit Points 15 (2d8 + 6)
Speed 30 ft.

13 (+1) 6 (-2) 16 (+3) 3 (-4) 6 (-2) 5 (-3)

Damage Immunities fire, poison
Condition Immunities exhaustion, poisoned
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 8
Languages understands the languages it knew in life but can’t speak
Challenge 3 (700 XP)

Special Traits

  • Undead Fortitude. If damage reduces the pyre zombie to 0 hit points, it must make a Constitution saving throw with a DC of 5+ the damage taken, unless the damage is radiant or from a critical hit. On a success, the zombie drops to 1 hit point instead.
  • Magic Resistance. The zombie has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.
  • Violent Combustion. Whenever the pyre zombie is hit, it violently explodes. Every creature with a 5 foot radius must make a DC 13 Dexterity saving throw, taking 7 (2d6) fire damage on a failed save, or half as much on a successful one.


  • Slam. Melee Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 8 (2d6 + 1) bludgeoning damage plus 7 (2d6) fire damage.
Section 15: Copyright Notice

Rappan Athuk © 2018, Frog God Games, LLC; Authors Bill Webb, Clark Peterson, Skeeter Green, Tom Knauss, Lance Hawvermale, WDB Kenower, Casey Christofferson, and Greg Raglund; based on the original creation of Bill Webb.