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Soul Eater

by Travis Laney

Large Outsider [Extraplanar, Evil, Incorporeal]

Hit Dice: 10d8+20 (65 hp)
Initiative: +7
Speed: 20 ft., fly 40 ft. (perfect)
Armor Class: 18 (-1 size, +3 Dex, +6 natural)
Base Attack/Grapple: +10/+20
Attack: Incorporeal claw +15 melee (1d10+6)
Full Attack: 2 incorporeal claws +15 melee (1d10+6)
Space/Reach: 10 ft./10 ft.
Special Attacks: Rage, wisdom drain
Special Qualities: Darkvision 60 ft., damage reduction 15/good, incorporeal traits
Saves: Fort +9, Ref +10, Will +9
Abilities: Str 23, Dex 17, Con 14, Int 10, Wis 15, Cha 15
Skills: Bluff +15, Craft (any one) +14, Concentration +15, Diplomacy +6, Disguise +2 (+4 acting), Intimidate +17, Listen +15, Move Silently +16, Sense Motive +15, Spot +15
Feats: Combat Reflexes, Dodge, Improved Initiative, Mobility
Environment: Plane of Shadow
Organization: Solitary
Challenge Rating: 7
Treasure: None
Alignment: Chaotic Evil
Advancement: --
Level Adjustment: --

A soul eater is a being from another dimension summoned or granted to high level clerics. It is used to slay beings as ordered by the cleric who summoned or received it. A soul eater appears as a cloud of glowing darkness and can assume any shape desired. Once given a victim to kill, it will not quit until the victim or itself is defeated. A soul eater is highly intelligent and will accomplish its mission by any means it can.

If the soul eater's victim is slain by another or if the soul eater is defeated, it will return to the cleric who summoned it and attack him. If defeated a second time, it will disappear forever.1

Soul eaters speak Common and Abyssal.


In combat, the creature will attack with two ghostly claws.1

Rage (Ex): all soul eaters have the ability to rage, as a 10th level barbarian.

Wisdom Drain (Su): a creature struck by a soul eater's claw attack takes damage as normal and also suffers 1 point of wisdom drain. This is a negative energy effect. Lost wisdom returns at the rate of 1 point per hour.

A creature whose Wisdom score is dropped to 0 or less is worse than dead; its soul has been destroyed. The creature dies immediately, and cannot be raised or resurrected by mortal magic.

The soul eater first appeared in Module X-4: The Master of the Desert Nomads, by David Cook (1983).

This 3.5 Edition conversion is (c) 2007 by Travis Laney

1.    Cook, D., 1983. The Master of the Desert Nomads. Random House, Inc.

2.    Gygax, G. and Arneson, D., 1983. Dungeons & Dragons Expert Rulebook. Random House, Inc.

3.    Allston, A. 1991. Rules Cyclopedia. Random House, Inc.