Spectre

Spectre
This translucent, ghostly figure fades into view from the damp mist, its face distorted by wrath into a hideous mask.

Spectre (CR 7)
Medium undead
Init +7; Senses lifesense 60 ft.; Notice 27
Aura unnatural aura (30 ft.)
Defense
AC 15, flat-footed 12
(+2 deflection, +3 Dex)
HP 52 (8d8+16)
Fort +4, Ref +5, Will +9
Defensive Abilities incorporeal, channel resistance +2
Weaknesses sunlight powerlessness
Offense
Speed fly 80 ft.
Melee incorporeal slam +10 (1d8 plus energy drain)
Special Attacks create spawn, energy drain (2 levels, F-DC 16)
Statistics
Str —, Dex 16, Con —, Int 14, Wis 16, Cha 15
Base Atk +6; CMB +6; CMD 21
Feats Blind-Fight, Improved Initiative, Skill Focus (Perception), Weapon Focus (slam)
Skills Intimidate +13, Knowledge (history) +10, Knowledge (religion) +13, Perception +17, Stealth +14, Survival +11
Languages Common
Ecology
Environment any
Organization solitary, pair, gang (3–6), or swarm (7–12)
Special Abilities
Create Spawn (Su) Any humanoids slain by a spectre become spectres themselves in 1d4 rounds. Spawn so created are less powerful than typical spectres, and suffer a –2 penalty on all d20 rolls and checks, receive –2 hp per HD, and only drain one level on a touch. Spawn are under the command of the spectre that created them and remain enslaved until its death, at which point they lose their spawn penalties and become full-fledged and free-willed spectres. They do not possess any of the abilities they had in life.
Sunlight Powerlessness (Ex) Spectres are powerless in natural sunlight (not merely a daylight spell) and flee from it. A spectre caught in sunlight cannot attack and is staggered.

Spectres are evil undead that hate sunlight and living things. Most are the remnants of murdered or evil humans, their anger preventing them from entering the afterlife. Like ghosts, spectres haunt the places of their deaths, and seek to draw others into the lonely abyss of undeath.

A spectre looks much as it did in life and can be easily recognized by those who knew the individual or have seen the individual's face in paintings or drawings. Spectres retain a strong sense of identity, and even ancient, insane spectres generally remain coherent. Evil historians and necromancers often try to ally with spectres for the knowledge they held in life and retain in undeath.

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