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Skeleton, Bloody



Bloody Skeleton CR 1/2

XP 200
NE Medium undead
Init +6; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +0

Defense

AC 16, touch 12, flat-footed 14 (+2 armor, +2 Dex, +2 natural)
hp 6 (1d8+2); fast healing 1
Fort +2, Ref +2, Will +2
Defensive Abilities channel resistance +4, deathless; DR 5/bludgeoning; Immune cold, undead traits

Offense

Speed 30 ft.
Melee broken scimitar +0 (1d6), claw –3 (1d4+1) or 2 claws +2 (1d4+2)

Statistics

Str 15, Dex 14, Con —, Int —, Wis 10, Cha 14
Base Atk +0; CMB +2; CMD 14
Feats Improved InitiativeB
Gear broken chain shirt, broken scimitar

Special Abilities

Deathless (Su)

A bloody skeleton is destroyed when reduced to 0 hit points, but it returns to unlife 1 hour later at 1 hit point, allowing its fast healing thereafter to resume healing it. A bloody skeleton can be permanently destroyed if it is destroyed by positive energy, if it is reduced to 0 hit points in the area of a bless or hallow spell, or if its remains are sprinkled with a vial of holy water.

Ecology
Environment any
Organization any
Treasure none

Skeletons are the animated bones of the dead, brought to unlife through foul magic. While most skeletons are mindless automatons, they still possess an evil cunning imparted to them by their animating force—a cunning that allows them to wield weapons and wear armor.