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Blood Bones

Blood BonesThis armored creature looks like a red skeleton. Small red pinpoints of light burn in its hollowed eye sockets as it draws its weapon.

Blood Bones (CR 3)

XP 800
NE Medium Undead
Init +6; Senses Darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +7

DEFENSE

AC 20, touch 12, flat-footed 18 (+3 armor, +2 dex, +5 natural)
hp 22 [36] (4d8+4)
Fort +2, Ref +3, Will +4
Defensive Abilities Channel Resistance +2; DR 5/bludgeoning and good; Immune Undead traits
Weakness Fire and Holy

Tactics

During Combat The blood bone tends to use Hell Slash on it’s melee opponents to reduce their strength while it uses marrow drain on spell casters. They will flank with their allies.

OFFENSE

Speed 30 ft.
Melee Greatsword +6 (2d6+4/19-20), or 2 Claws +6 (1d4+3)
Space 5 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
Special Attacks Hell Slash, Marrow Drain

STATISTICS

Str 17, Dex 15, Con –, Int 11, Wis 10, Cha 12
Base Atk +3; CMB +6; CMD 18
Feats Improve Initiative, Power Attack
Skills Acrobatics +7, Climb +5, Escape Artist +7, Perception +7, Stealth +9
Languages Abyssal
Gear Studded leather armor, greatsword

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Hell Slash (Su)

Once every 1d4+1 rounds, as a swift action, a blood bones can imbue its greatsword with dark energies. The next time the blood bones strikes a creature with its greatsword, it discharges the dark elemental energy. It deals an addition 1d6 points of shadow damage against the target of the attack. In addition, the target of this attack must make a Fortitude save (DC 13), or suffer 1d4 Strength loss. Blue mages may learn this ability as a 2nd level spell (Knowledge: Religion DC 19).

Marrow Drain (Su)

Once every 1d2+1 rounds, a blood bones can siphon magic points off a single target within 30 ft. The target must make a Fortitude save (DC 13) or be drained for 1d4 MP which heals the blood bones for the same amount in HP. This does not work on creature’s with no MP. Blue mages may learn this ability as a 1st level spell (Knowledge: Religion DC 17).