Necrotic Knight CR 5

A smell of rot and iron clings to this empty suit of armor, fingers flex and unflex on the grip of a large sword, covered in ice, while it’s visor-slit  stares into the distance.

XP 1,600
LE Large construct
Init +3; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +9


HP 63 (6d10+30)
AC 18, touch 12, flat-footed 15 (+6 armor, +3 Dex, -1 size)
Fort +1; Ref +4; Will +3
Immune construct traits


Speed 30 ft.
Melee necrotic sword +11 (1d6+7 plus 1d6 cold, see text)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Offensive Abilities necrotic sword


Str 20; Dex 17; Con -; Int 10; Wis 15; Cha 10
Base Atk +5; CMB +10; CMD 24
Feats Defensive Weapon Training (firearms), Weapon Focus (necrotic sword), Weapon Specialization (necrotic sword)
Skills Intimidate +6, Perception +9
Languages Common, Necril


Necrotic Sword (Su)

Whenever an opponent is struck by a necrotic sword, they must succeed on a DC 13 Fortitude check or be sickened for 1 round. This save DC is Wisdom-based.

Cold burn (Su)

When a necrotic knight hits with the necrotic sword, it causes a further 1d6 points of cold damage beyond the physical damage. Whenever a necrotic knight successfully confirms a critical, the damage dealt by the cold, heals the necrotic knight for a similar amount. Any hit points healed above the original is lost.


Environment any
Organization solitary or squad (10)

The necrotic knights are a former knightly order, whose world was destroyed in a sacrifice to an uncaring god, to have the entire world transitioned into the afterlife, for an eternity of bliss. Since the god was not listening the entire world burned for no reason. Standing as the last guardians of the world, the knights swore to avenge their fallen.  

Now, with their souls encased in the armors they once wore, the knights have lost all memory of who the god was, and instead strike out at any living creature, laying waste as they go, stealing starships to take to the skies and descending from the heavens upon the unwary.

About Kim Frandsen

Kim is a freelance writer for various companies (including Publishing, Fat Goblin Games, Flaming Crab Games, Outland Entertainment, Purple Duck Games, Rusted Iron Games and Zenith Games) as well as an editor of the Pathfinder and D&D 5th Edition product lines for Publishing. Hopes to one day rule the world!

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