Creating A Swordwraith

"Swordwraith" is a template that can be added to any humanoid or monstrous humanoid creature with levels in fighter (referred to hereafter as the base creature). The creature's type changes to undead. It uses all the base creature's statistics and special abilities except as noted here.

Hit Dice: Increase to d12.

Special Attacks: A swordwraith retains all the special attacks of the base creature and also gains the following attack.

Strength Damage (Su): A creature struck by a swordwraith's melee weapon takes 1 point of Strength damage.

Special Qualities: A swordwraith retains all the special qualities of the base creature and also gains the following special qualities.

Damage Reduction (Su): A swordwraith's insubstantial appearing body is tough, giving the creature damage reduction 10/+2. Despite their appearance, swordwraiths are not incorporeal.

Turn Resistance (Ex): A swordwraith is treated as an undead with 2 more Hit Dice than it actually has for the purposes of turn, rebuke, command, or bolster attempts.

Abilities: Same as the base creature except that, as undead creatures, swordwraiths have no Constitution score.

Skills: Swordwraiths gain a +4 racial bonus on Hide and Move Silently checks.

Feats: Swordwraiths gain the Alertness and Iron Will feat

Climate/Terrain: Any land and underground.

Organization: Solitary, company (2-8), or squadron (11-20 plus 1 leader of 1-4 levels higher).

Challenge Rating: Same as the base creature +2.

Treasure: Standard.

Alignment: Usually lawful evil.

Advancement: By character class.

Sample Swordwraith:Swordwraith.

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