Wizard Attack 9Animate Dead

You flood a fallen foe’s animus with shadow, imbuing it with arcane strength.

Daily        Arcane, Implement, Necromancy, Necrotic, Summoning
Minor Action      Ranged 10

Target: One dead creature

Effect: You summon the animated corpse of one of your fallen enemies in an unoccupied square within range. The summoned creature is the same size as one dead creature within the range of this power. The animated creature has reach equal to the target creature’s reach and speed 6. It has a +2 bonus to AC and a +2 bonus to Fortitude. You can give the animated creature the following special commands.

  Standard Action: Targets one enemy in reach; Intelligence vs. AC; 1d10 + Intelligence modifier necrotic damage.

  Opportunity Attack: Targets one enemy in reach; Intelligence vs. AC; 1d10 + Intelligence modifier necrotic damage.


Update (10/18/2011)
Updated in Wizard Schools article.

Published in Dragon Magazine 372, page(s) 24.