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Skeletal Soldier

Skeletal Soldier Creature1

NE Medium Mindless Skeleton Undead

Perception +5; darkvision

Skills Acrobatics +5, Athletics +7, Stealth +5

Str +2, Dex +2, Con +3, Int -5, Wis +0, Cha +0

Items chain shirt, glaive, longbow (20 arrows)

AC 17; Fort +6, Ref +7, Will +5

HP 16, negative healing; Immunities death effects, disease, mental, paralyzed, poison, unconscious; Resistances cold 5, electricity 5, fire 5, piercing 5, slashing 5

Speed 25 feet

Melee [one-action] glaive +9 (deadly d8, forceful, reach 10 feet), Damage 1d8+2 slashing

Melee [one-action] claw +9 (agile, finesse), Damage 1d4+2 slashing

Ranged [one-action] longbow +9 (deadly d10, range increment 100 feet, volley 30 feet), Damage 1d8 piercing

Set Defense [one-action] The skeletal soldier sets its glaive (or other reach weapon) to defend the area around it. It gains the Attack of Opportunity reaction for that weapon only. This lasts until the skeleton takes an action with the move or attack trait or is destroyed.


These soldiers continue to follow orders in death, still wielding the armaments they spent a lifetime learning how to use. While frequently made from the bones of humans or dwarves, other types of humanoids are quite common, such as bugbears, hobgoblins, and orcs. Often, these soldiers wield the weapons most common among their people instead of those listed here.

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.