Home >Bestiary >(Bestiary) By Type >Undead >

Exiled Shade


Gray and black shadows and mist coalesce into a humanoid figure, its face a distorted mask of rage and hatred.

Exiled Shade CR 6

XP 2,400
CE Medium undead (incorporeal)
Init +7; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +9

DEFENSE

AC 18, touch 18, flat-footed 14 (+4 deflection, +3 Dex, +1 dodge)
hp 68 (8d8+32)
Fort +6, Ref +5, Will +8
Defensive Abilities channel resistance +2, incorporeal; Immune undead traits
Weaknesses exiled

OFFENSE

Speed fly 40 ft. (perfect)
Melee incorporeal touch +10 (1d6 Intelligence damage)
Special Attacks rage thrall

STATISTICS

Str —, Dex 17, Con —, Int 7, Wis 14, Cha 19
Base Atk +6; CMB +9; CMD 24
Feats Dodge, Improved Initiative, Mobility, Weapon Focus (incorporeal touch)
Skills Fly +18, Perception +9, Sense Motive +9, Stealth +10
Languages Common

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Exiled (Ex)

The symbols of an exiled shade’s former organization still hold power over its restless spirit. An exiled shade that can see such a symbol is sickened for as long as the symbol remains visible. Additionally, if a shade is directly confronted with such a symbol (which requires a standard action) it must succeed at a DC 16 Will save or become dazed for 1 round. If the shade succeeds, it can no longer be dazed in this manner for 24 hours, but remains sickened while in the symbol’s presence. If this symbol is a holy symbol and is used in the act of channeling energy, the exiled shade does not gain its channel resistance against the effect. The symbol must be something the exiled shade’s organization used to identify its members while the shade was alive, such as a noble crest, a knightly banner, or a holy icon.

Intelligence Damage (Su)

An exiled shade’s touch clouds the target’s mind with anger and resentment, dealing 1d6 points of Intelligence damage. This is an emotion-based, mind-affecting, negative energy effect.

Rage Thrall (Su)

If an exiled shade deals a cumulative amount of Intelligence damage greater than or equal to a humanoid target’s actual Intelligence score, the affected creature does not fall unconscious as normal. Instead, the target ceases to take penalties from its Intelligence damage and falls under the control of the exiled shade, as per dominate person.

Creatures so dominated cannot attempt new saving throws to escape the shade’s control until their Intelligence damage no longer equals or exceeds their actual Intelligence score. An exiled shade can control only a single creature in this manner. If an exiled shade deals enough Intelligence damage to a second creature to activate this ability, the first creature is relinquished from its control (though it might immediately fall unconscious if its Intelligence damage equals or exceeds its actual Intelligence score).

ECOLOGY

Environment any
Organization solitary, pair, or banishment (3–10)
Treasure none

An exiled shade is a wretched, undead remnant of an evil organization.

Driven out and possibly even slain by its former allies, the exiled shade wallows in the pain of its betrayal and its paradoxical desires to simultaneously destroy and be reunited with its former comrades.

Exiled shades linger near the places they once served, but are psychologically unable to return to the places from which they were exiled. Instead they attack lonesome travelers, enslaving them to use as puppets against their onetime allies.

An exiled shade is approximately 6 feet tall.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 6 © 2017, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Robert Brookes, Benjamin Bruck, John Compton, Paris Crenshaw, Adam Daigle, Crystal Frasier, James Jacobs, Thurston Hillman, Tim Hitchcock, Brandon Hodge, Jason Keeley, Isabelle Lee, Jason Nelson, Tim Nightengale, F. Wesley Schneider, David Schwartz, Mark Seifter, Todd Stewart, Josh Vogt, and Linda Zayas-Palmer.