Shadow, Lesser

This creature appears to be a humanoid constructed of living darkness.

Lesser Shadow CR 1/2

XP 200
CE Medium undead (incorporeal)
Init +2; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +8


AC 14 15, touch 14 15, flat-footed 11 ( +1 +2 deflection, +1 dodge, +2 Dex)
hp 6 (1d8+2)
Fort +2, Ref +2, Will +2
Defensive Abilities channel resistance +1, incorporeal, shadow blend; Immune undead traits


Speed fly 40 ft. (good)
Melee incorporeal touch +2 (1 Strength damage)


Str –, Dex 15, Con –, Int 5, Wis 10, Cha 14
Base Atk +0; CMB +2; CMD 15 (can’t be tripped)
Feats Dodge
Skills Fly +6, Perception +8, Stealth +6; Racial Modifiers Perception +4


Shadow Blend (Ex)

In any light condition less than bright light, the lesser shadow’s form blends into the surrounding shadows, granting it concealment.


Incorporeal creatures get a deflection bonus to AC equal to their Charisma bonus (minimum +1). A Lesser Shadow has Charisma 14 which equals a +2 bonus, therefore the correct bonus should be +2 not +1. GMs are free to use discretion when determining which bonus to use however.


Environment any
Organization solitary, gang (2-5), or swarm (1 shadow plus 6-11 lesser shadows)
Treasure none

According to ancient texts, an arcane creature known only as the Shadow Lord created beings of living darkness to aid him and protect him. These beings, called shadows, were formed through a combination of darkness and evil. He also created other beings of darkness, lesser beings, not quite as powerful as his original creations. These creatures became known as lesser shadows. Though not as powerful as their stronger relatives, lesser shadows are every bit as evil. A lesser shadow is completely indistinguishable from a standard shadow. Like its brethren, it is a creature of living darkness.

Lesser shadows hide in darkness, springing to attack when living opponents wander too close. They are often led in combat by a shadow. Unlike normal shadows, lesser shadows do not create spawn (though it is rumored that a variant of the lesser shadow can in fact create spawn).

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Lesser Shadow from the Tome of Horrors Complete, Copyright 2011, Necromancer Games, Inc., published and distributed by Frog God Games; Authors Scott Greene and Clark Peterson.

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