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