Skeleton, Burning, Gold-Clad

Golden Skeleton CR 1

XP 400
Gold-clad human burning skeleton
NE Medium undead
Init +3; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception –1


AC 16, touch 9, flat-footed 16 (+2 armor, –1 Dex, +5 natural)
hp 8 (1d8+4)
Fort +4, Ref –1, Will +1
Defensive Abilities light fortification; DR 5/bludgeoning; Immune fire, undead traits
Weaknesses vulnerability to cold, electricity


Speed 20 ft.
Melee broken scimitar +0 (1d6 plus 1d6 fire), claw –3 (1d4+1 plus 1d6 fire)
Special Attacks fiery aura


Str 15, Dex 8, Con —, Int —, Wis 8, Cha 18
Base Atk +0; CMB +2; CMD 11
Feats Improved Initiative
SQ fiery death (1d6 fire damage, Reflex DC 11 half )
Gear broken chain shirt, helmet, broken scimitar


Fiery Aura (Ex)

Creatures adjacent to a golden skeleton take 1d6 points of fire damage at the start of their turn. Anyone striking a golden skeleton with an unarmed strike or natural attack takes 1d6 points of fire damage.

Fiery Death (Su)

A golden skeleton explodes into a burst of flame when it is destroyed, dealing 1d6 points of fire damage to anyone adjacent to it. A Reflex save (DC 11) halves this damage.

Light Fortification (Ex)

Whenever a sneak attack or critical hit is scored against a golden skeleton, there is a 25% chance that the extra damage is negated and damage is rolled normally.


Golden skeletons have been repeatedly subjected to molten-gold floods, and they and their ancient, broken arms and armor are now wreathed in golden flames and plated in gold. Golden skeletons also wear a gold-plated helmet—a DC 12 Perception check notices a crest beneath the gold plating that matches those worn by soldiers depicted in map nearby or recently seen.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Module: City of Golden Death. Copyright 2010, Paizo Publishing, LLC. Author: Joshua J. Frost.

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