Kassoon

Nihilethic Zombie

Medium undead, neutral evil
Armor Class 9
Hit Points 22 [(3d8 + 9)]22 [(3d8 + 9)]
Speed 20 ft., swim 30 ft.
STR
13 (+1)
DEX
6 (-2)
CON
16 (+3)
INT
3 (-4)
WIS
6 (-2)
CHA
5 (-3)

Saving Throws Wis +0 Wis +0
Skills - -
Damage Vulnerabilities
Damage Resistances bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from
nonmagical weapons
Damage Immunities cold, necrotic, poison; bludgeoning,
piercing and slashing from nonmagical weapons (only when in
ethereal form)
Condition Immunities poisoned poisoned
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 8darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 8
Languages understand Void Speech
and the languages it knew in life but
can’t speak

Challenge 1 (200 XP)

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Undead Fortitude. If damage reduces the nihileth to 0 hit points, it must make a Constitution saving throw with a DC of 5 + the damage taken, unless the damage is radiant or from a critical hit. On a success, the nihileth drops to 1 hit point instead.
Dual State: Like its nihileth creator, a nihilethic zombie can assume either a material or ethereal form. When in its material form, it has resistance to nonmagical weapons. In its ethereal form, it is immune to nonmagical weapons. Its ethereal form appears as a dark purple outline of its material form, with a blackish-purple haze within.

[b]Undead Fortitude.[/b] If damage reduces the nihileth to 0 hit points, it must make a Constitution saving throw with a DC of 5 + the damage taken, unless the damage is radiant or from a critical hit. On a success, the nihileth drops to 1 hit point instead.
[b]Dual State:[/b] Like its nihileth creator, a nihilethic zombie can assume either a material or ethereal form. When in its material form, it has resistance to nonmagical weapons. In its ethereal form, it is immune to nonmagical weapons. Its ethereal form appears as a dark purple outline of its material form, with a blackish-purple haze within.

Actions

Slam (Material Form Only). Melee Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 4 1d6 + 1 bludgeoning damage and the target must make a successful DC 13 Constitution saving throw or become diseased. The disease has little effect for 1 minute; during that time, it can be removed by bless, lesser restoration, or comparable magic. After 1 minute, the diseased creature’s skin becomes translucent and slimy. The creature cannot regain hit points unless it is at least partially underwater, and the disease can only be removed by heal or comparable magic.
Unless the creature is either fully submerged or frequently doused with water, it takes 6 (1d12) acid damage every 10 minutes. If a creature dies while diseased, it rises in 2d6 rounds as a nihilethic zombie. This zombie is permanently dominated by the nihileth that commands the attacking zombie.
Withering Touch (Ethereal Form): Melee Weapon Attack: +3 to
hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 4 (1d6 + 1) necrotic damage.
Form Swap: As a bonus action, the nihilethic zombie can alter
between its material and ethereal forms at will.
Sacrifice Life. A nihilethic zombie can sacrifice itself to heal
a nihileth within 30 feet of it. All of its remaining hit points
transfer to the nihileth in the form of healing. The nihilethic
zombie is reduced to 0 hit points and it doesn’t make an
Undead Fortitude saving throw. A nihileth cannot be healed

above its maximum hit points in this manner.

REACTIONS
Void Body: The nihilethic zombie can reduce the damage it
takes from a single source by 1d12 points. This reduction
cannot be applied to radiant damage.

[b]Slam (Material Form Only).[/b] Melee Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 4 [1d6 + 1] bludgeoning damage and the target must make a successful DC 13 Constitution saving throw or become diseased. The disease has little effect for 1 minute; during that time, it can be removed by bless, lesser restoration, or comparable magic. After 1 minute, the diseased creature’s skin becomes translucent and slimy. The creature cannot regain hit points unless it is at least partially underwater, and the disease can only be removed by heal or comparable magic.
Unless the creature is either fully submerged or frequently doused with water, it takes 6 (1d12) acid damage every 10 minutes. If a creature dies while diseased, it rises in 2d6 rounds as a nihilethic zombie. This zombie is permanently dominated by the nihileth that commands the attacking zombie.
[b]Withering Touch (Ethereal Form):[/b] Melee Weapon Attack: +3 to
hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 4 (1d6 + 1) necrotic damage.
[b]Form Swap:[/b] As a bonus action, the nihilethic zombie can alter
between its material and ethereal forms at will.
[b]Sacrifice Life.[/b] A nihilethic zombie can sacrifice itself to heal
a nihileth within 30 feet of it. All of its remaining hit points
transfer to the nihileth in the form of healing. The nihilethic
zombie is reduced to 0 hit points and it doesn’t make an
Undead Fortitude saving throw. A nihileth cannot be healed
above its maximum hit points in this manner.

[b]REACTIONS[/b]
[b]Void Body:[/b] The nihilethic zombie can reduce the damage it
takes from a single source by 1d12 points. This reduction
cannot be applied to radiant damage.

Legendary Actions

 

Details

Created by the diseased will of nihileths, these zombies do
their creator’s bidding without fear or hesitation. While their
appearance differs from typical zombies, they too move with the
same jerky motions and uneven gait as their undead brethren.
The skin and flesh of nihileth zombies is translucent and
slimy. They are adept swimmers, and they have no difficulty
functioning on dry land, always in service to their masters.
Undead Nature. A nihilethic zombie doesn't require air, food,
drink, or sleep.
Created by the diseased will of nihileths, these zombies do
their creator’s bidding without fear or hesitation. While their
appearance differs from typical zombies, they too move with the
same jerky motions and uneven gait as their undead brethren.
The skin and flesh of nihileth zombies is translucent and
slimy. They are adept swimmers, and they have no difficulty
functioning on dry land, always in service to their masters.
Undead Nature. A nihilethic zombie doesn't require air, food,
drink, or sleep.
 
Source Tome of Beasts, p.9
 
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Monster Statistics by Challenge Rating

CRProf. BonusACHPAttack BonusDamage / RoundSave DC
0+2<131-6<+30-1<13
1/8+2137-35+32-313
l/4+21336-49+34-513
1/2+21350-70+36-813
1+21371-85+39-1413
2+21386-100+315-2013
3+213101-115+421-2613
4+214116-130+527-3214
5+315131-145+633-3815
6+315146-160+639-4415
7+315161-175+645-5015
8+316176-190+751-5616
9+416191-205+757-6216
10+417206-220+763-6816
11+417221-235+869-7417
12+417236-250+875-8017
13+518251-265+881-8618
14+518266-280+887-9218
15+518281-295+893-9818
16+518296-310+999-10418
17+619311-325+10105-11019
18+619326-340+10lll-11619
19+619341-355+10117-12219
20+619356-400+10123-14019
21+719401-445+11141-15820
22+719446-490+11159-17620
23+719491-535+11177-19420
24+719536-580+12195-21221
25+819581-625+12213-23021
26+819626-670+12231-24821
27+819671-715+13249-26622
28+819716-760+13267-28422
29+919761-805+13285-30222
30+919806-850+14303-32023

Damage Severity by Level

LevelSetbackDangerousDeadly
1-41d102d104d10
5-102d104d1010d10
11-164d1010d1018d10
17-2010d1018d1024d10

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