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Negative Energy Elemental, Large

This creature appears as a shimmering and wavering sphere of translucent gray energy with small motes of light winking in and out of existence along its spherical form.

Large Negative Energy Elemental CR 6

XP 2,400
N Large outsider (elemental, extraplanar)
Init +11; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +11; Aura negative energy (30 ft. radius)


AC 21, touch 17, flat-footed 13 (+7 Dex, +1 dodge, +4 natural, –1 size)
hp 68 (8d10+24)
Fort +5; Ref +13; Will +6
DR 10/—; Immune elemental traits


Speed fly 60 ft. (good)
Melee 2 slams +15 (1d8+2 plus 1d8 negative energy plus energy drain)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Special Attacks channel negative energy 3/day (4d6, DC 16), death throes (30 ft. radius, DC 17, 4d8 negative energy damage), energy drain (1 level, DC 17), negative energy


Str 14, Dex 25, Con 16, Int 8, Wis 11, Cha 11
Base Atk +8; CMB +11; CMD 29
Feats Dodge, Flyby Attack, Improved InitiativeB, Mobility, Weapon FinesseB, Weapon Focus (slam)
Skills Fly +20, Intimidate +11, Knowledge (planes) +10, Perception +11, Stealth +14


Death Throes (Su)

A negative energy elemental that is killed explodes in a flash of swirling negative energy that affects all within the area (the radius for its death throes ability is the same as the radius for its negative energy aura). Living creatures within the area take 1d8 points of negative energy damage per two HD of the elemental. Negative energy based creatures and undead gain hit points equal to the amount of damage the death throes would have otherwise dealt. (The rules for temporary hit points and doubling hit points as detailed under the elemental’s negative energy apply here.) A successful Reflex DC (save DC same as the elemental’s negative energy save DC) reduces the damage by half.

Negative Energy (Ex)

A negative energy elemental infuses a target hit by its slam attack with negative energy. This deals extra damage to a living target (as listed in the statistics block) but heals undead (and other negative energy based creatures) by the same amount. Undead (and other negative energy based creatures) can be healed above their normal hit point total, gaining extra hit points as temporary hit points. These temporary hit points disappear 1 minute later. Creatures healed to twice their normal hit points (that is, a creature whose hit points are effectively doubled) must succeed on a Fortitude save or explode in a burst of negative energy. The save DC is Constitution-based. See the table below for each negative energy elemental’s save DC.

Negative energy (such as an inflict spell or negative energy channeling) can heal negative energy elementals.

Negative Energy Aura (Su)

A negative energy elemental radiates an aura of pure negative energy around it. (See the table for the area each elemental affects.)

Within a negative energy elemental’s aura, class abilities that use negative energy, such as negative energy channeling or the Command Undead feat, function as if the user were 2 levels higher. Additionally, spells and spell-like abilities that use negative energy are maximized (as if the Maximize Spell metamagic feat had been used on them, but the spells don’t require higher-level slots). Spells and spell-like abilities that are already maximized are unaffected by this benefit. This aura does not affect the negative energy channeling ability of the negative energy elemental using it, and its effects do not stack with those of other negative energy elementals.

Negative Energy Channeling (Su)

A Large or larger negative energy elemental can channel negative energy as a cleric whose level equals the elemental’s Hit Dice. The Will save DC includes a +2 racial bonus.

Elemental Height Weight Negative Energy Save DC Energy Aura
Large 16 ft. 4 lbs. 17 30 ft. radius


Environment Negative Energy Plane
Organization solitary
Treasure none

Negative energy elementals are creatures of pure negative energy. They are found primarily on the Negative Energy Plane, but on rare occasions, one slips through a portal or is summoned to the Material Plane.

These creatures seem to be able to communicate with others of their kind by changing the intensity of energy in their bodies and altering their shape ever so slightly. They do not speak any known languages.

Negative energy elementals hate positive energy elementals and always attack them on sight. Aside from that, negative energy elementals rarely engage in combat. If confronted however and forced into battle, the creature responds by pummeling its foes with its powerful fists dealing negative energy to its foe.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Large Negative Energy Elemental from the Tome of Horrors Complete, Copyright 2011, Necromancer Games, Inc., published and distributed by Frog God Games; Author Scott Greene.