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Sun Scorched Zombie CR: 1/2

Medium undead, any
Armor Class: 8
Hit Points: 22 (3d8 + 9)
Speed: 20 ft


13 +1


6 -2


16 +3


3 -4


6 -2


5 -3

Damage Resistances: Fire
Senses: Darkvision 60 ft., Passive Perception 8
Languages: Any Language it knew in life, but cannot speak it
Challenge Rating: 1/2
by Midjourney

At will: Fiery Gaze (Su): A sunbaked zombie's eye sockets flicker with a small flame that gives light equivalent to that of a candle. As a standard action, a sunbaked zombie can direct its gaze against a single creature within 15 feet of it. A creature targeted must succeed at a Fortitude save or take ld6 points of fire damage.

Undead Fortitude. If damage reduces the zombie to 0 hit points, it must make a Constitution saving throw with a DC of 5 + the damage taken, unless the damage is radiant or from a critical hit. On a success, the zombie drops to 1 hit point instead.


Slam. Melee Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 4 (1d6 + 1) bludgeoning damage.

One of the terrible fates in the Deshret is not making it through its trials. a nameless death buried in the sand is not all bad. Even being picked on by scavengers is only part of the circle of life. A WORSE fate is your body being left to bake under the merciless sun, where the whispers of rituals of incantations and curses still hold power on the wind. it is by this fate you become sun scorched as negative Ka finds refuge. Other than the dry, leathery skin clinging to the creature’s bones, the most striking physical difference between a sunbaked zombie and a normal zombie is the sunbaked zombie’s flame-filled eye sockets. Though it lacks functioning eyes—those having long since shriveled to dust—the sunbaked zombie can see as well as any other zombie, and the flames in its dried sockets can set enemies afir. The sunscorched are considered mindless, though more specifically they have no original motivation. legends speak of magical words whispered on the desert winds giving them direction to some long forgotten purpose. So far the Sun-Scorched slowly shamble towards the rising sun.   Modified from Sunbaked Zombie, Pathfinder Empty Graves p.88

Suggested Environments

Sun-Scorched zombies most often rise near pyramids and other burial sites in hot deserts, where latent necromantic energy lingers from countless arcane rituals and restless spirits.

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