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Shadow-Rat

Shadow-Rat CR 1

This ghastly little rodent is enshrouded by a veil of black shades that roils off of it as it chitters and leaps across the floor in your direction, malevolence in its eyes.

XP 400
NE Tiny undead
Init +2; Senses darkvision 60 ft., scent; Perception +8

DEFENSE

AC 15, touch 14, flat-footed 13 (+2 Dex, +1 natural, +2 size)
hp 5 (1d8+1)
Fort +1, Ref +2, Will +3
Defensive Abilities incorporeal form, shadow-blend; Immune undead traits; SR 6

OFFENSE

Speed 40 ft., climb 15 ft.
Melee bite +4 (1d3–2 plus 1d2 Strength damage plus disease)
Special Attacks smite good 1/day
Space 2 ½ ft.; Reach 0 ft.

TACTICS

During Combat Shadow-rats use their incorporeal form and focus their attacks on the character reflecting the most light.

STATISTICS

Str 6, Dex 15, Con —, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 12
Base Atk +0; CMB +0; CMD 10 (14 vs. trip)
Feats Skill Focus (Perception), Weapon Finesse
Skills Acrobatics +2 (+6 jump), Climb +10, Perception +8, Stealth +14; Racial Modifiers +4 Stealth, Shadow-rats use their Dexterity modifier for Climb checks.

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Disease (Ex)

Shadow fever: Bite— injury; save Fort DC 11, onset 1d2 days, frequency 1/day, effect 1d3 Str damage and 1d3 Con damage, cure 2 consecutive saves.

The DC for this ability is Charisma-based.

Incorporeal Form (Su)

A shadow-rat can, as a standard action, assume an incorporeal form for up to 1 hour per day. In this form, the shadow-rat loses its natural AC bonus but gains a +2 deflection bonus to AC (AC 16, touch 15, flat-footed 13).

The shadow-rat can still attack corporeal opponents while in its incorporeal form, but its attack only inflicts Strength damage and cannot cause physical damage. The shadow-rat gains the incorporeal subtype while using this ability.

Shadow Blend (Ex)

A shadow-rat can disappear into the shadows as a move action, gaining total concealment in all levels of illumination (except for bright light).

Strength Damage (Su)

A shadow-rat deals Strength damage to living foes it bites. A creature reduced to 0 Strength cannot move but does not die—at least, not until the shadowrat’s physical damage takes its toll.

ECOLOGY

Environment any underground
Organization solitary, pair, pack (3-8), or infestation (9-20)
Treasure none

Shadow-rats are created whenever rodents are left to feast upon the flesh of the undead and then allowed to breed. The resulting offspring is evil from birth, quickly using its abilities to slay the parents and any natural siblings nearby, soon after heading off to find new prey (often killing things not out of hunger, but for the thrill of the act).

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