Blackwing (4e Creature)
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These undead birds are guardians to mountainous tombs, and are sometimes raised to serve as mounts to evil champions or more powerful undead.
Blackwings are always flying, using frightful dive to swoop down on foes and incite fear in them. After attacking, they fly off and circle around to dive again. Blackwings use wail of despair whenever it recharges, and strike with combined attack against foes able to affect the blackwing with ranged attacks.
A character knows the following information with a successful Religion check.
- DC 15: This is an undead bird known as a blackwing, whose screech instills terror into foes’ hearts. It guards tombs high up in the mountains or located in frigid areas.
- DC 20: The first blackwings were long ago raised from the corpses of giant eagles by their goblin tormentors. Through dark rituals, dead giant eagles are still raised to this day to serve as mounts.
Blackwings are most commonly encountered near tombs, tierelessly flying high above, on the lookout for tresspassers, although some are encountered as mounts serving as battle champions for undead creatures or the favored living.