Featured Articles/Living Dead (4e Creature)
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4th edition creature: living dead
The living dead appear very similar to regular zombies, however they are not undead in the standard sense, they cannot be turned, affected by holy water, and are not susceptible to any spells or magical effects that have a specific effect on undead. Instead of having died and then been re-animated, the living dead have been infected with living death, an extremely contagious disease and a virulent toxin to the already living.
These various living dead are deadly for adventurers.
Living dead shamblers are badly decomposed or suffered severe physical damage when they died. In either case they are the slower and less powerful of the living dead.
The standard living dead appear very much like most regular zombies. While they bear wounds from their death, and many suffer from decomposition they still retain enough of their physical forms to inflict serious damage upon those that they encounter.