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Skeleton, Black

This creature looks like a skeleton with glistening black bones, seemingly constructed of blackened steel. Small red pinpoints of light burn in its hollowed eye sockets.

Black Skeleton CR 5

XP 1,600
CE Medium undead
Init +8; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +10
Aura frightful presence (60 ft., DC 15)


AC 20, touch 14, flat-footed 16 (+4 Dex, +6 natural)
hp 45 (7d8+14)
Fort +4, Ref +6, Will +5
Defensive Abilities channel resistance +4; DR 10/bludgeoning and good; Immune undead traits


Speed 40 ft.
Melee 2 short swords +10 (1d6/19-20 plus 1d3 Strength damage) or 2 claws +9 (1d4 plus 1d3 Strength damage)
Special Attacks superior two-weapon fighting


Str 11, Dex 19, Con --, Int 13, Wis 10, Cha 14
Base Atk +5; CMB +5; CMD 19
Feats Improved Initiative, Two-Weapon Fighting, Weapon Finesse, Weapon Focus (short sword)
Skills Acrobatics +11, Climb +10, Escape Artist +11, Perception +10, Stealth +14
Languages Abyssal, Common
Gear 2 short swords


Superior Two-Weapon Fighting (Ex)

A black skeleton usually fights with a short sword in each hand. Because of its magical nature, its Two-Weapon Fighting feat allows it to attack with both weapons at no penalty.

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