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Ichor Slinger

Ichor Slinger Creature4

Uncommon NE Medium Undead

Perception Perception +10; darkvision

Languages Common, Necril, plus any one language

Skills Athletics +11, Crafting +13, Deception +13, Performance +11, Stealth +9

Str +3, Dex +1, Con +4, Int +3, Wis +2, Cha +5

Items alchemist’s tools, disguise kit, infused reagents (7), snake oil (6)

AC 20; Fort +12, Ref +11, Will +10

HP 65, negative healing; Immunities death effects, disease, paralyzed, poison, unconscious

Mystery Ingredients (auditory, aura, occult) 60 feet. Creatures in the aura take a –2 status penalty to checks to Identify Alchemy, Recall Knowledge about alchemical subjects, or examine snake oil effects. When a creature first enters the area, if it hears the ichor slinger talking, it must attempt a secret Will save against the slinger’s Deception DC. On a failure, it treats its next failed check to Identify Alchemy or Recall Knowledge about alchemical subjects in the next 24 hours as though it were a critical failure instead. This is an auditory misfortune effect.

Speed 25 feet

Melee [one-action] fist +13 (agile), Damage 2d6+3 bludgeoning plus Grab

Brew Tomb Juice [one-action] (manipulate) Cost 1 batch of infused reagents; Effect The ichor slinger creates a vial of tomb juice, an alchemical tonic that has the infused trait and becomes inert after 24 hours. Tomb juice has the effects of snake oil, and maybe more depending on the results of the ichor slinger’s DC 20 Crafting check.

Critical Success The slinger chooses one of the following items and adds its effects to the tomb juice: moderate antidote, moderate antiplague, lesser elixir of life, giant scorpion venom, or moderate juggernaut mutagen. Poisons created in this way gain an onset of 1 round, gain the ingested trait, and lose any contact, inhaled, or injury traits.

Success As critical success, but the slinger chooses from lesser antidote, lesser antiplague, minor elixir of life, graveroot, or lesser juggernaut mutagen.

Exhume [one-action] (manipulate) Requirements The ichor slinger is adjacent to a dead creature that hasn’t already been affected by Exhume; Effect The ichor slinger harvests portions of the corpse to gain 1 dose of infused reagents, or 2 infused reagents if the creature was undead.

Force Feed [one-action] Requirements The ichor slinger has a creature grabbed or restrained and is holding tomb juice, an alchemical elixir, or an alchemical poison; Effect The ichor slinger forces the target to consume the alchemical item.


While the typical snake oil salesperson seeks riches, some medical fraudsters become so enamored with the swindler lifestyle they reanimate to keep living the lie. Known as ichor slingers, these cadaverous alchemists disguise themselves to walk among the living. There they gleefully concoct tonics and peddle cure-alls, charismatically convincing bystanders to overlook questionable ingredients and credentials. Ichor slingers feed on others’ attention and trust, caring little for clients’ health so long as buyers imbibe the offered medicines. Conversely, rejection infuriates ichor slingers. The undead often stalk, subdue, and administer unwanted medicines to those who snub them. When not selling “panaceas,” ichor slingers harvest macabre ingredients to make dubious new medicines.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Book of the Dead © 2022, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Brian Bauman, Tineke Bolleman. Logan Bonner, Jason Bulmahn, Jessica Catalan, John Compton, Chris Eng, Logan Harper, Michelle Jones, Jason Keeley, Luis Loza, Ron Lundeen, Liane Merciel, Patchen Mortimer, Quinn Murphy, Jessica Redekop, Mikhail Rekun, Solomon St. John, Michael Sayre, Mark Seifter, Sen.H.H.S., Kendra Leigh Speedling, Jason Tondro, Andrew White.