Awaken Undead

School necromancy; Level cleric/oracle 7, shaman 7, sorcerer/wizard 7, witch 7


Casting Time 24 hours
Components V, S, M (bone dust or grave dirt), DF


Range touch
Target undead touched
Duration instantaneous
Saving Throw none (harmless); Spell Resistance yes (harmless)


This spell grants intelligence to mindless undead such as skeletons and zombies. Undead creatures with Intelligence scores are unaffected. A mindless undead gains an Intelligence score of 1d6+4, subject to the limitation that it cannot become more intelligent than a typical living creature of the same kind. For example, an animal skeleton would simply have an Intelligence of 2 (no roll needed), while an orc may make a die roll but not exceed 8.

The newly awakened undead regains any proficiencies and abilities they had in life.

Additionally the awakened undead gains an additional +2 channel resistance. This bonus stacks with their normal channel resistance.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Breath of Life: The Archivist, Copyright 2023, Orphaned Bookworm Productions, LLC, Authors: Connor Bates and Norman Mitchell Jr.

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