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Undead Servant

2nd-level necromancy (ritual)

Casting Time: 1 action
Range: 60 feet
Components: V, S, M (a corpse)
Duration: 1 hour

You animate a dead creature, but only for a limited time and with limited abilities. This creature is under your command for the duration of the spell and will obey your commands. The undead servant has the stats of a skeleton or zombie, depending on the state of the corpse being animated, but can’t attack. If it is reduced to 0 HP it falls back into a normal corpse.

Once on your turn, you may use a bonus action to direct the undead servant to perform a task. It can move any distance from you. It is capable of performing any task a creature can that does not involve an ability or skill check. It can fetch things, clean, mend, light a fire, or any other task a human servant could.

Additionally, you may command your undead servant to do one of the following:

  • Spy upon a single creature. The undead servant will do its best to locate and observe the target from a hidden vantage point. It will continue to watch the target until recalled, a specific amount of time has passed, or the duration of the spell ends.
  • Intervene in your defense. As a reaction when you are attacked, you command your undead servant to step in front of an attack targeting you. The attack is instead directed against your servant.
  • Scare. As a bonus action you can command your undead servant to attempt to frighten a target. Choose one living creature you can see. The undead servant moves adjacent to the target, and when it is adjacent, the target must succeed at a Wisdom save or become frightened of you (and the servant).
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