Impure Spawn (3.5e Template)

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Impure Spawn[edit]

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[[3e Summary::Impure Spawns are those who have had their soul returned by Edo Tensei to their bodies or another bodies after they have died. As such, they are far from mindless, but they still aren't living.]] While their soul has been returned, their bodies are still dead, resulting in what some consider a form of lesser lich.

Physical Description[edit]

same as base creature except having black sclerae in eyes

Creating an Impure Creature[edit]

This is an aquired template that can be applied to living creature with Intelligence of at least 3(referred to hereafter as the base creature).

Size and Type[edit]

Type changed to undead. Impure Spawns gain the augmented subtype in additions to the previous selves' subtypes

Hit Dice[edit]

All racial HD change to d12. Do not drop HD attained from class.


Speed does not change

Armor Class[edit]

Natural armor bonus increases by a number based on the creature’s size:

Tiny or smaller +0, Small +1, Medium +2, Large +3, Huge +4, Gargantuan +7, Colossal +11


Attacks: An Impure Spawns retains all the natural weapons, manufactured weapon attacks, and weapon proficiency's of the base creature. A creature with hands gains one claw attack per hand; the Impure Spawns can strike with each of its claw attacks at its full attack bonus.


Claw attacks deal damage based on size.

Fine:1 Dimunitive:1d2 Tiny:1d3 Small:1d4 Medium:1d6 Large:1d8 Huge:1d10 Gargantuan:2d6 Colossal:2d8

Full Attack[edit]

If the base creature uses a manufactured weapon, it uses the weapon. If it has a free hand, it uses a claw attack as a secondary natural attack.

Special Attacks[edit]

Special Qualities[edit]

  • Chilling Presence (Ex): Impure Spawns suffer a -4 penalty on diplomacy and perform checks.
  • Will of the Spawn (Ex): Impure Spawns are immune to turning and rebuking. Additionally, they recieve a +1/per 5 HDs racial bonus on their saving throws against the command undead and control undead spells.
  • Tough Body (Ex): Impure Spawns gain damage reduction 5/epic or good per 5 HDs.


If their creature spellcasting upon creation was less than 20 their Strength and Dexterity values reduce by 2.




Solitary, pair, party (3-6), or city (100-100,000)

Challenge Rating[edit]

As base creature +1


As base creature




By character class

Level Adjustment[edit]

As base creature +2

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