3.5e Creature Templates

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LA −10
Useless Bastard: A very powerful lich enters that battlefield. He screams, "For Pony!!!", then charges forward randomly flailing an axe.
LA −4
Kender Cursed: A Kender Cursed is someone with bad kender blood in their veins. Bad kender blood is like a literal curse.
LA −3
Unattentive Retard: That one guy thats just a little "slow", yeah, that's who we're talkin about.
LA −2
Slothful: A slothful creature could be lazy, apathetic, atrophied, starved, or otherwise unable to muster energy as it should.
LA −1
Child, Variant: They are all young and inexperienced, and usually runs quite a few years short of adulthood. This template allows you to create a child character fairly easily.
Drudge Puppet: A living creature whose body has been turned to non-living material(s) but then reaniminated as a bonded construct.
Soulless Kittelar: Soulless Kittelars are Kittelars resurrected after being having spent all nine-lives.
Thrull: These twisted creatures were literally bred to die, ensuring their masters an unlimited supply for their human sacrifices.
LA 0
Elves, Half-Blood Drow: To a Drow, when it comes to partnership, anything goes. Thus, over the years, many strange Half-Blood beings have been created.
Fallen Angel: A Fallen Angel is an angel that has been banished and is now no longer an angel.
Ghostlie: Ghostlies are the petitioners of the Isles of the Dead
Gluttonous: A gluttonous creature is capable of consuming much more than would seem healthy for a member of its race, and its weight certainly shows. They are capable and proficient enough with eating, that they have learned to use their mouths as weapons in combat.
Half-Forged: These are humanoids that have been given some "forged" parts.
Half-Zebra: For MLP fans who are fond of Zonies (Zebra+Pony hybrids)
Hollow: Hollows are corrupted souls that dwell inside their own heavily guarded and secluded plane, however they must venture beyond this in order to feed on the souls of the mortal realm.
Idiot Savant: Idiot Savants are humanoids that are "Different". They're catagorized by being VASTLY intelligent in spite of (Or perhaps because of) being completely unable to socialise like a normal person.
Kelir Shaythan: Among the many houses of the Seelie and Unseelie courts, there is the rare warrior who is choosen to transcend his fragile sylvan frame in favor of a stronger, tougher undying body.
Mummy: A 3.x Mummy Template. For level 5 or above.
Proto-Mage: You've gained arcane power, but you cannot control it.
Psychic: Creatures born with the spark of psionic power deep within their minds.
Soulless: There is a chance that when a creature dies in the twisted planes it becomes soulless, it retains no memory of anything from its former life.
Steam Plushie: A steam plushie is a plushie that has been made to run of steam instead of magical energies.
Sword Wraith: Mercenaries devoted strongly enough to a life of war that they carry on in death their endless campaign of destruction.
Synthetic Soul: Synthetic Soul are created by magic, creatures with Synthetic Soul are different then others of it kind.
Tuskarr: The anthropomorphic Walrus creatures from World of Warcraft, Wrath of the Lich King.
Undying: Undying are humanoids that through vile magic, curses or dark pacts became undead.
Vampire, Keran: The Vampires of the Keran Setting
Vampire, Methuselan: Methuselans are a race of undead closely related to common vampires.
LA 1
Agarican: Fungal creatures with large mushrooms growing from their bodies, they are the possessed bodies of other races.
Altered Natural Caster:
Avexilia-Blooded: Avexilia-Blooded are the few that have uncovered Avexilia's corpse and consumed her flesh.
Beast Heir: Beast Heirs are humanoids who have some amount of magical beast blood in them from their heritage. Those that are truly the direct offspring are instead known as Half-Beasts.
Blessed One:
Corrupt: Corrupted creatures are touched by evil and darkness.
Demon-Tailored Plushie:
Electric Creature: Electric creatures are creatures that are found on the elemental plane of electricity, although they resemble beings found on other planes.
Element Magebred: Found on the elemental plain of electricity are electric magebreed creatures whom resemble those of the material plane except for their blue or yellow tinged skin and they normally have bigger, stronger builds.
Elemental Creature:
Felis Sapien: Felis Sapiens are the result of an alchemical disaster in which the victim becomes a cat-humanoid.
Fire Creature: Fire creatures are creatures that are found on the elemental plane of fire, although they resemble beings found on other planes.
Ghoul, Keran: A humanoid which feasted upon the flesh of a ghoul or been afflicted with Ghoul Fever.
Greater Beast: Greater Beasts are superior to their regular animal counterparts in every sense; larger, faster, stronger, more intelligent, they represent superior breeding and stock, subsequently they are frequently sought after.
Grotesque: A Grotesque creature is just as the name suggests, Grotesque. They also posses incredible combat abilities.
Half-Beast: Half-Beast are humanoids who are the offspring of a magical beast of feline, canine, or ursine nature and a mortal creature, specifically a human, elf, half-elf or Shifter. Beings of animal power, they are the hybridization of two unalike ideals.
Half-Dragon, Variant: Half-dragon creatures are always more formidable than others of their kind that do not have dragon blood, and their appearance betrays their nature—scales, elongated features, reptilian eyes, and exaggerated teeth and claws. Sometimes they have wings.
Half-Samarie:
Half-Shadow: Half-Shadows are based loosely on the Forgotten Realms template and create an interesting dynamic for players.
Heavensewn Plushie: Sometimes a great champion is needed to save the world from a Flock of Seagulls, or a horde of pie, or some other grave menace; that's where the Heavensewn step in.
Heroic: The effects of being born a Hero.
Ice Creature: Ice creatures are creatures that are found on excessively cold parts of the multiverse, although they resemble beings found in warmer parts.
Kirin: Half-Dragon Template Adapted for MLP based settings
Low-Power Lycanthrope: Lycanthropes are those afflicted or naturally able to turn into half man, half animal creatures.
Mimic: Mimics are imitation, a mockery of nature. Mimics are very similar in appearance and personality to the base creature. However they are aberration with an instinctive loyalty toward it master.
Misting: A creature with the power to draw magic from metal.
Mutable: A person who's gained the power of a changeling's mutability
Nobody:
Northern Spawn: Aberrations that have spent a great deal of time in colder regions.
Phyrexian: A creature corrupted by the glistening oil. The sentient phyrexians refer to the process as Compleation.
Planetouched: Template versions of Aasimar and Tieflings.
Plushie: For when you need plushie dragons!
Psionic: With natural psionic power, Psionic creatures are capable of manifesting devestating mental prowess.
Psionic Variant - Natural Psion: A variant of the Psionic Template offering limited Psionic Powers rather than Psi-like abilities.
Rabid Plushie: A Rabid Plushie is a plushie that has turned wild, they have gained extra brawn but lack in brains.
Radiant Touched: They may appear colorful, saturated with bright hues and light, and some have ribbons of visible light within their body.
Shade Cloth Plushie:
Shadow Grafted: A number of beings have been captured and brought into the Plane of Shadows over time. These beings and their descendants find themselves vastly magically altered.
Shadow Imbued:
Shadowmorph: Those whose souls have been tainted with the essence of "shadowstuff" find their spiritual powers as mailable as the Shadow Plane itself.
Shardsoul: Shardsouls have a soul split into fragments, which are typically placed into equipment to give it a boost, and an effect similar to that of Unseen Servant
Sigilon: The Sigilon is a creature that has been blessed, from birth or otherwise, with mystical symbols scattered across their skin.
Skullguard: At first sight, the skullguard may appear to be nothing more than skeletons in armor, but they wield a tactical intelligence that would make the strictest generals proud and horrified.
Spellborg: The creature before you seems to have had artificial grafts applied to their body. Its arms are plated with steel and stone, and magical energy flickers under its surface.
Steroid User: A creature uses artificial stimulants to grow larger.
Survivor:
Synthetic Soul: Synthetic Soul are created by magic, creatures with Synthetic Soul are different then others of it kind.
Travelling Plague Carrier: The creature hovering before you is a large flaming bird, flapping its wings. Smoke comes off of it and its eyes glint darkly as it swoops at you.
Undead: Undead humanoids are those who have had their soul returned to their bodies after they have died. As such, they are far from mindless, but they still aren't living.
Unexpected Spellcasting Ability:
Vampire Donor: Vampire donors are not undead, but living beings who have a symbiotic relationship with the undead.
Vampire, Methuselan: Methuselans are a race of undead closely related to common vampires.
Veteran: Veteran creatures are significantly more experienced and seasoned combatants who have lived among a world wrought with strife. More durable and more dangerous than their counterparts, they are talented individuals.
Void Spawn: A creature tainted by the powers of the void or similar plain. They hunger with the emptiness of said plain and mindlessly search for anything that can saturate their thirst.
Wind Creature:
Yelp: A humanoid which has been afflicted with Yelp Fever or created by positive aligned necromancers.
LA 2
Ashbound Fallen: Sometimes undead aren't just rotting corpses that have been animated to follow another: sometimes, corpses get burnt to cinders before becoming undead.
SRD:Celestial Creature:
Cosmic Power: This is an alteration to the sorcerer's Cosmic Powers from 4.0e. While it doesn't give spells as it did, it gives a character the ability to change Phases.
Dream-Torn: Dream-Torn people have experienced horrors within the Dreamscape. Often, these nightmares center around a single person or event and are connected to the creatures subconscious.
Drider:
Elves, Half-Rage: This is a race of raging elves.
Eximus: Eximus creatures are commonly a random improvement in the creature, but they are just as common as the result of a breeding program to make a better warrior or creature.
Half-Grue: Half-grues are creatures that are for one reason or another share half their bloodline with a grue.
Half-Wyvern: Horrific and hateful dragonblooded beings born of wyverns and other unfortunate creatures.
Hellspawn: Hellspawn are creatures coming from the infernal planes; they have generally red skin and horns, as well as claws.
Immortal: Creatures who transcended mortality and became immortal.
Lycan, Lore Variant:
Mako Infused: A humanoid who has infused Mako energy into their bloodstream. These arcane magics grant them powerful feats of strength.
Template:Mazoku: Creatures who transcended mortality and became immortal.
Mother:
SRD:Phrenic Creature:
Prophet: In many cultures, some children are born with extraordinary abilities. These abilities take the form of "healing" and "second sight".
Rimebound Fallen: Sometimes undead aren't just rotting corpses that have been animated to follow another: sometimes, corpses partially freeze before becoming undead.
Shadowkin:
Shar-Kissed Creature:
Siren:
Sol Vigilant:
Son of Poseidon:
Soultorn: There are those who have had dreams that they never fully woke up from.
Swarmnester: A creature who's body contains a nest of insects that serve that creature.
Taracian: The Tarak, or Taracian, being from Taracia, a planet of change, destroyed in a massive explosion, the Tarak moved to other worlds, they having an ambigious form. The Tarak each have their own unique shape.
Thunderborn: A creature blessed, or possibly cursed, by a thunderstorm, magical influence, or simply chance.
Timeborne: The very stream of time flows within the veins of a timeborne, enabling it to effect time itself in a minor way.
True Named: A True Named creature is a being that knows his True Name, gaining power from it, but becoming dependant on it.
Werepyre, Sabre: A Werepyre is a were-vampire of sorts, it can change into an animal form and suck your blood at the same time.
Wolf Elf Paragonborn: You're born stronger and more resilient.
Zodiac Born: The only way to distinguish a Zodiac Born is by their Zodiac birth-mark. Zodiac Born creatures are blessed by the cosmic forces of nature and are either Clairvoyant or Psionic.
LA 3
Black-Blooded: Infused with eldritch blood, driven by madness, the Black-Blooded travel chaotically to their ends.
Crystalline Creature: A crystalline is a special psionic creature that has formed due to overexposure to psionic energy.
Deathless: Unlike ordinary undead, however, deathless are undead that are animated by divine decree and, therefore, considerably more potent.
Demigod: The effects of one of your parents being mortal and the other immortal.
SRD:Half-Dragon:
Half-Hound Archon: Creatures that have a Hound Archon for one parent.
Half-Jinn:
Iconic Revenant: What happens when a hero dies before they win? They get up and try again.
Jiangshi: When the soul of a deceased fails to leave its body, a jiangshi is born. Condemned to wander the lands, killing the living and devouring their life energy.
Mecha-Creatures: Mecha-creatures are clockwork, robotic copies of their origin of design.
Sea Monster: Undead or other creatures without Constitution who have spent extended periods of time on the ocean floor
Shaman: "As I watched them battle, no weapon clashed or sparked, like an invisible force was the blade. I began to look harder and a spirit hung over them like ghosts locked in battle using them as vessels." - Jarok Yankov, Confused Onlooker
Silver Blood: A mostly normal looking creature, but with special powers that aid in hunting lycanthropes, vampires, and other evils of the night.
Sireine: Sireine are amphibious creatures that are both quick, and charming.
Siren:
Surise:
Vampire, Greater Montalion:
Vampire, Lesser Montalion:
Vampire, Montalion:
Vitageist: When a strong soul meets a font of positive energy, a strange solidified ghost of positive energy may form.
X-Gene:
LA 4
Being of Antilogic: Beings of Antilogic are pretty much the epitome of errors in logic, their very existence is a bane to all things real and they might or might not care.
Bionoid: Bionoids are chitinous, bipedal humanoid insects with a glowing circular gem in the center of their forehead. Though their appearance strikes fear in those who view them.
Bonded: The Bonded is not a single creature, but instead a number of creatures, all bonded together by a ritual and a pact with an Overdeity.
Chevalier: Two Chevaliers fighting
Darkness Hound: These have humongous teeth and claws, and the black fur only covers the hard shell, not to mention the glowing red eyes.
Frostlich: Sometimes Frost Mages are not happy with regular Lichdom. Frostliches are comparable in apparence and ability to a regular lich. Their bones are made of pure blue cristal and their empty eyes socket have dark blue pinpoint.
SRD:Half-Celestial:
SRD:Half-Fiend:
Half-Inevitable: The Half-Inevitable are strange Warforged with a powerful connection to the Plane of Law, so powerful that they gain the power of law.
SRD:Lich:
Lich, Keran: A spellcaster that has used powerful necromancy to prolong their life.
Lycanthrope Werecow: This is a creature template that can be applied to become a werecow.
Mournknight: A mournknight is an undead warrior, usually a fighter or barbarian but sometimes other warrior classes become mournknights, and rarely a spellcasting class becomes a mournknight, on the day of the mourning.
Reworked Vampire: Vampires appear just as they did in life, although with pale skin and predatory look.
Saurolich:
Shadowblesses:
SphereMode:
The Enchanted:
Wendigo: Wendigos are cursed individuals, condemned for eating the flesh of their kin whilst in a northern forest. They resemble hulking, fur-covered brutes with a thick tail and a completely bald, forward-slanting forehead.
LA 5
Dark Seekers: It is said that the vampyre lords of Nial formed the first dark seekers from heroes who had fallen in battle with that dark realm.
Dragon Changeling: A Dragon Changeling is a half dragon with minor shapeshifting abilities.
SRD:Ghost:
Hell Spawn: Born to serve Malebolgia, Hellspawn are the foot soldiers of Hell's army.
Hero:
Lycanthropy Vampire: A Lycanthropy Vampire is a vampire that drains and gives lycanthropy.
Patriarch: Patriarchs are some of the most ancient and most powerful beings of their race.
LA 6
Alternate Vampire: This is a Meyerian Vampire template, based on Stephanie Meyer's Twilight vampires.
SRD:Demilich:
Dragon Infused: When a dragon dies, it's possible it may give it's soul to another living being.
Shadowen: A Shadowen is a being of pure dark magic given life. No one knows where these beings came from only that their one goal is to destroy everyone/thing.
War Wraith: A Soul with such a Strong Will to Continue Fighting Their Soul Remains Bound to their already dead Body
LA 7
Half-Tarrasque: A creature stands before you, vaguely humanoid in shape, with a tough-looking carapace and great, powerful claws.
Silver Children: Silver Children are mysterious beings who seek only to create more of themselves. They are not particularly intelligent, but they are very quick.
LA 8
Dracanpire:
Enshadowed Soul: An Enshadowed Soul is a ghost that travels to the plain of shadow and dies.
SRD:Vampire:
LA 9
LA 10
Demiurge Spawns: Demiurge Spawn are formidable creature, Divine Progeny of Demiurges, they are superior and are granted the power of creation. They are superior in every way to their unblessed kind.
Thanatos: Thanatos is the Incarnation of death, he brings peace to those who die and are in a balance of good and evil.
LA 20
Exemplar: This creature is wreathed in raw, divine essence. Exemplars are creatures that result directly from a deity's power, either forming from the aether or being purposefully created.
LightStriker(3.5e Template:
Variable LA[1]
Alpha Creature: An alpha creature is the absolute best of the type of creature it is.
Awakened Creature: The template that results from using Awaken on animals.
Far-Spawn, Variant: A Far-Spawn creature is the offspring of creatures from the Far-Realm. Generations after the pureblood creature mated (or created) with the aberration (consensually or not), abberant traits can still appear.
Gargoyle, Specific: This template can be applied to a base gargoyle to create a gargoyle of specific type of stone (i.e A Granite Gargoyle).
Hive Mind: A Hive Mind creature is bonded with other hive minds. They share their abilities.
Humanoid Monster:
Living Balloon: The creature looks like the normal creature; however, it is actually a balloon.
Living Magic:
Possessed Vessel: When a creature is possessed by an Outsider, they become one being.
Spiritual weight:
Treant, Specific:
Twisted Creature: Creatures with this template have been warped into hideous parodies of their previous forms.
Winged, Variant: A winged variant template that provides some level options and fleshed-out abilities.
Worgen: Worgen are cursed humanoids that look like a Wolf Lycanthrope in hybrid form.
LA —[2]
Adsecula Host: These are creatures absorbed by Adsecula, from the moment the Adsecula enters their body.
Child: The child template is considered appropriate for creatures below the age of adult for that race.
Chiropterans:
Clockwork: Not all golems are solid stone or iron. Some are complex creations of turning gears and pressurized steam.
Dark Cloud Undead: Those who die in the tainted zone rise as Dark Cloud undead, usually zombies, imbued of necromantic intelligence and unholy strength.
Dark Surge: An undead's bond with the negative energy plane grows too strong, resulting in a powerful but terribly unstable undead.
Darkmind: A splinter-only parasite.
Dire:
Dire, Variant: Dire animals are Stronger, Tougher, and more Dangerous.
Eidolons: creatures forsaking their planar origins to become super-planar creatures.
Extraterrestrial:
Good Chocobo: Excellent chocobos. Not as good as Wonderful or Great chocobos, but better than normal chocobos.
Great Chocobo: Excellent chocobos. Not as good as Wonderful chocobos, but better than Good chocobos.
Guardian Beast: Guardian Beasts are beings which have been altered by incredibly powerful beings, such as celestial paragons or archdevils, in order to guard something of great importance to them on the material plane.
Half-Cathnakari: Half-Cathnakari are relatively easy to spot from their pointed ears and short fur. They are extremely agile and cunning, possessing a few of the Cathnakari's shadow manipulation powers. They tend towards arcane magic like their ancestors.
Heartless:
Husk:
Legendary Template: An animal or magical beast that was choosen by nature to protect and guard it.
Legion Possessed: "My name is Legion: for we are many."
Living Epic Spell: “Living Epic Spell” in an unusual template, in that it is applied to an epic spell (or in some cases, a group of epic spell effects) and not to a creature.
Mutant: Mutant creatures which possess strange unique powers, formed by someone with the Craft Mutant feat.
Otherworldly: The inhabitants of the Otherworld, the land of the Tuatha De Dannan
Poor Chocobo: Chocobos of... less than spectacular ability. These are the runts and less powerful members of their species.
Shell:
SRD:Skeleton:
Spider, Monstrous Specific: This template can be applied to a base Monstrous Spider to create a Monstrous Spider of specific type (i.e jumping spider).
Sunken Soul:
Tiberian:
Vermin, Improved: Some vermin become greater than others of their species. These are improved vermin; vermin which are stronger, more dextrous and tougher than others, as well as more intelligent (even gaining the ability to take class levels).
Winner:
Wonderful Chocobo: Some chocobos are exceptional examples of their species, having great speed, endurance, and abilities. These chocobos are wonderful chocobos.
SRD:Zombie:
Zombie, Thriller:
LA?[3]
Acidic: Acidic creatures are highly corrosive.
Aiar:
Anik: Typically, aniks choose races feared for their strength, courage, swiftness, etc, usually a predator such as a lion or wolf or an animal that is famed for its self defense abilities, like a boar or gorrilla.
Arisen, Valshock: Arisen are the intelligent undead race of Valshock but are as varied in alignment and beliefs as humans.
Complete Vampire Overhaul:
Denset: When a sukeb reaches old age after a successful career, it can become a denset.
Elemental Pact:
Extra-Armed:
Far Strider: A far strider is a template that can be added to any elf, 1/2 elf or human. They are rare wanderers who travel the multiverse with ease.
Feline: Always on the prowl, a creature with the feline template takes on many of the features of the hunter and stalker.
Fey'iar:
Fur:
Half Demon:
Half-Celestial Template Class: The template class version of the classic Half-Celestial template
Half-Dead: Half-Dead are those that wander the worlds trying to fulfill their last purpose before finally being able to rest.
Mazoku: A creature who's eyes have transcended
Megam: When an anik reaches old age after a successful career, it can become a megam.
Member of the Unity: The Unity is a group of psychics who draw on each other to improve and gain psychic abilities.
Mercurian Herald: Mercurian Heralds were appointed by the many gods to courier information upon their will, sometimes even interplanar travel was required in order to complete such tasks.
Mutant Template:
Mystic Revenant: Mystic revenants are created when a creature dies of mystic rot, which is spread by mystic leeches and other mystic revenants.
Perfected: A near featureless being that seeks to "perfect" the world and its inhabitants
Proto-Drake: A Proto-Drake is a primal dragon, who has either failed to evolve to its older form or devolved through magical means. They are more physically fit than a normal dragon in most senses, but are not as smart or wise.
Raised among the wolves: You were raised from infancy away from your people and as a result you have acquired the skills of those you grew up with.
Rootpitter:
Shade: A shade borders the realm of death. Neither alive nor undead, a shade merely exists, calling upon the shadowfell for its existence.
She'enth-Kissed:
Siren, variant:
Smokeformed:
Soulmerged: A mortal who has become immortal because of accumulated souls.
Sukeb:
Twins: Twins are exactly what the name stands for. They have a special link between them so they have some special powers.
Vampire, Redead: you were once undead, then cured of your ailment. then you willingly became undead from a vampire bite, this is the result.
Vehicle: A vehicle is characterized and defined as an object that is controlled by one or more living creatures either from on top or within it and generally has no intelligence or wisdom of its own.
Werepyre: Werepyres are a mixture of werewolves and vampires they look like werewolves with black fur and red eyes.
Wraith:
Zombine: Zombine are much like zombies, only they retain some of their former sentience. They are driven to kill by cravings for flesh.
  1. These templates do not have a defined LA; it can change when certain options are selected.
  2. These templates cannot be selected in a player characters progression, they can only be used for NPC's or creatures.
  3. These templates are most likely fairly minimal, and they do not have an LA present. Please feel free to help expand upon and help these templates.
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