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Faithless Ecclesiarch

Faithless Ecclesiarch Creature6

Uncommon NE Medium Undead

Perception +16; darkvision

Languages Common, Necril

Skills Athletics +11, Deception +14, Intimidation +14, Nethys Lore +14, Religion +14, Stealth +13

Str +3, Dex +3, Con +2, Int +2, Wis +4, Cha +4

Items defiled religious symbol, +1 staff

AC 21; Fort +12, Ref +13, Will +16

HP 93, negative healing; Immunities death effects, disease, paralyzed, poison, unconscious

Final Blasphemy (divine, necromancy, negative) When the herexen is destroyed, it explodes in a wave of negative energy with the effects of a 3rd-level, 3-action harm spell (DC 24). The herexen is destroyed, so it doesn’t gain any Hit Points from this use of harm, and it doesn’t need to have any harm spells remaining to use this ability.

Inspire the Faithless (aura, divine, necromancy) 30 feet. Other herexens are bolstered by the presence of a faithless ecclesiarch. Whenever a herexen in the aura casts a harm spell, that harm spell is heightened by 1 level (to a maximum of 3rd).

Speed 25 feet

Melee [one-action] staff +14 (magical, two-hand d8), Damage 1d4+5 bludgeoning plus heretic’s smite

Divine Prepared Spells DC 24, attack +16; 3rd harm (×5), levitate, magic missile; 2nd darkness, dispel magic, resist energy; 1st fear, magic missile, ray of enfeeblement; Cantrips (3rd) chill touch, daze, detect magic, read aura, shield

Cleric Domain Spells 1 Focus Point, DC 24; 3rd cry of destruction

Heretic’s Smite (divine, necromancy) While wielding the favored weapon of its former deity, the herexen’s Strikes deal an additional 2d6 evil damage against creatures that can cast divine spells. This damages divine spellcasters who follow the herexen’s former faith regardless of their alignment.

Siphon Faith [reaction] (divine, necromancy) Trigger A creature fails a saving throw against a spell cast by the faithless ecclesiarch; Effect The faithless ecclesiarch siphons the triggering creature’s spiritual energy to fuel their own magic. The triggering creature is stupefied 1 for 1 round, and the faithless ecclesiarch regains 1 Focus Point


Faithless ecclesiarchs were powerful religious leaders in life—archpriests, hierarchs, oracles, and divine servitors personally blessed by their deities. They are adept at corrupting the pious and inspiring their fellow herexens, often becoming leaders among their kind.

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