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Skeletal Champion

This armored skeleton stands in a battle-ready pose, its weapon held high as cold blue light shines in its eye sockets.

Skeletal Champion CR 2

XP 600
Human skeletal champion warrior 1
NE Medium undead
Init +5; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +6


AC 21, touch 12, flat-footed 19 (+6 armor, +1 Dex, +2 natural, +2 shield)
hp 17 (3 HD; 2d8+1d10+3)
Fort +3 Ref +1 Will +3; channel resistance +4
DR 5/bludgeoning; Immune cold, undead traits


Speed 30 ft.
Melee mwk longsword +7 (1d8+3/19–20)


Str 17, Dex 13, Con —, Int 9, Wis 10, Cha 12
Base Atk +2; CMB +5; CMD 16
Feats Cleave, Improved InitiativeB, Power Attack, Weapon Focus (longsword)
Skills Intimidate +7, Perception +6, Stealth –1


Environment any
solitary, pair, or platoon (3–12)
Treasure standard (breastplate, heavy steel shield, masterwork longsword, other treasure)

Some skeletons retain their intelligence and cunning, making them formidable warriors. These undead are far more powerful than their mindless kin, and many gain class levels.