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Shadow Creature (CR +1)

Creatures with the shadow creature template dwell on the Shadow Plane, only rarely venturing onto other, brighter planes, and can be summoned by shadow callers. A shadow creature’s CR increases by +1.

Creating a Shadow Creature

"Shadow creature" is an inherited template that can be added to any living creature, referred to hereafter as the base creature. A shadow creature retains all the base creature's statistics and abilities except as noted here.

CR: Same as the base creature +1.

Alignment: Any (usually nongood).

Type: The base creature's type changes to outsider, and it gains the augmented subtype. Do not recalculate BAB, saves, or skill ranks.

Senses: As the base creature plus darkvision 60 feet and low-light vision.

Defensive Abilities: A shadow creature gains damage reduction and resistance to cold and electricity based on its Hit Dice, as noted on the following table.

Hit Dice Resist Cold and Electricity DR
1–4 5
5–10 10 5/magic
11+ 15 10/magic

Shadow Blend (Su)

In any illumination other than bright light, a shadow creature blends into the shadows, giving it concealment (20% miss chance). A shadow creature can suspend or resume this ability as a free action.

Spell Resistance (Ex)

A shadow creature gains spell resistance equal to the base creature's CR + 6.