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Wight, Cairn


Cairn Wight CR 4

XP 1200
LE Medium undead
Init +1; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +13

DEFENSE

AC 20, touch 13, flat-footed 17 (+3 armor, +3 Dex, +4 natural)
hp 34 (4d8+16)
Fort +5, Ref +4, Will +7
Defensive Abilities undead traits
Weaknesses resurrection vulnerability

OFFENSE

Speed 30 ft.
Melee longsword +6 (1d8+3 plus energy drain) or slam +6 (1d4+3 plus energy drain)
Special Attacks create spawn, energy drain (1 level, DC 16)

STATISTICS

Str 16, Dex 16, Con —, Int 15, Wis 17, Cha 19
Base Atk +3; CMB +6; CMD 19
Feats Blind-Fight, Skill Focus (Perception)
Skills Climb +10, Intimidate +11, Knowledge (religion) +9, Perception +13, Sense Motive +10, Stealth +17; Racial Modifier +8 Stealth
Languages Common
SQ create spawn
Gear longsword, studded leather armor

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Create Spawn (Su)

Any humanoid creature that is slain by a cairn wight becomes a ordinary wight itself in only 1d4 rounds. Spawn are under the command of the cairn wight that created them and remain enslaved until its death, at which point they become full-fledged and free-willed cairn wights. They do not possess any of the abilities they had in life.

Resurrection Vulnerability (Su)

A raise dead or similar spell cast on a cairn wight destroys it (Will negates). Using the spell in this way does not require a material component.

Examples

ECOLOGY
Environment any
Organization solitary, pair, gang (3–6), or pack (7–12)
Treasure standard

Some societies deliberately create these specialized wights to serve as guardians for barrows or other burial sites. A cairn wight is an advanced wight that fights with a weapon, typically a sword, that channels its energy drain attack and affects creatures damaged by the weapon as if they had been struck by the wight’s slam attack.