Speak with Dead

At your prompt, the corpse reveals its secrets to you.

Component Cost: 140 gp
Market Price: 360 gp
Key Skill: Religion
Level: 6
Category: Exploration
Time: 10 minutes
Duration: 10 minutes

You ask the corpse of an intelligent creature questions and receive answers. The corpse knows what the creature knew in life, what has occurred near the corpse, and no more; the spirit has (usually) moved on to another plane and is not present in the body.
    Your Religion check result determines the number of questions you can ask.

Religion Check ResultNumber of Questions
9 or lowerZero
10–19One
20–29Two
30 or higherThree


At the DM’s option, questioning the departed spirit might require a skill challenge using Diplomacy.

Published in Player's Handbook, page(s) 312.