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This monster resembles a humanoid dressed in tattered rags. Rotted flesh reveals corded muscles and sinew stretched tightly over its skeleton. Hollow eye sockets flicker with a hellish glow. Broken and rotted teeth line its mouth, and its hands end in wicked claws.

Cadaver CR 2

XP 600
CE Medium undead
Init +5; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +0


AC 13, touch 11, flat-footed 12 (+1 Dex, +2 natural)
hp 16 (2d8); reanimation
Fort +0; Ref +1; Will +3
DR 5/bludgeoning; Immune cold, undead traits


Speed 30 ft.
Melee 2 claws +2 (1d4+1 plus disease) and bite +2 (1d6+1 plus disease)


Str 13, Dex 13, Con —, Int —, Wis 10, Cha 10
Base Atk +1; CMB +2; CMD 13
Feats Improved InitiativeB


Disease (Ex)

Filth fever: Claw and bite—injury; save Fort DC 11; onset 1d3 days; frequency 1/day; effect 1d3 Dex damage and 1d3 Con damage; cure 2 consecutive saves. The save DC is Charisma-based.

Reanimation (Su)

When reduced to 0 hit points or less, a cadaver is not destroyed; rather it falls inert and begins the process of reanimating by regaining 1 hit point per round. Hit points lost to magical weapons or spells are not regained. When the creature reaches its full hit point total (minus damage dealt by magical attacks and weapons), it stands up, ready to fight again.

If the creature is destroyed by channeled positive energy, it cannot reanimate. If a cleric casts gentle repose on the cadaver when it is reduced to 0 hit points, it cannot reanimate. A bless spell delays the reanimation, causing the creature to regain hit points at half the normal rate (i.e. 1 hit point every other round).

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