Animate Blessed Dead (3.5e Spell)

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Animate Blessed Dead
Necromancy [Good]
Level: Cleric 4, Afterlife 3
Components: V, S, F
Casting time: 1 standard action
Range: Touch
Targets: One or more corpses touched
Duration: Instantaneous
Saving Throw: None
Spell Resistance: No

A spell favored by good cleric dedicated to afterlife and repose, this spell imbue a corpse with divine energy raising it as a 'blessed dead' solely used for pacifistic tasks.

This spell work as animate dead except the created undead are 'blessed dead'. Blessed dead have the deathless template, are always neutral good and cannot perform any hostile actions. A blessed dead will continue it task even when attacked, it creator may instruct it to flee if attacked. If it somehow take an hostile action the undead immediately crumble into dust.

Mindless blessed dead are semi intelligent and uses its wisdom score as a stand-in intelligence score, though it does not gain skills or feats. It is capable of thinking and acting tactically, but has no free will and will follow its orders to the best of its ability, using its intelligence to reach the goal with the greatest chance of success. Short term planning and reacting is allowed, but long term planning is usually beyond it. As a result of its superior intellect, it is capable of taking complex orders up to one paragraph, with multiple exceptions, exclusions, and up to 5 contingencies or if/than statements.

Unlike animate dead, animate blessed dead do not require material component. However uniquely it require the expressive permission of the deceased creature (obtained before it death or through using speak with dead) if the permission is not obtained the spell only last for 1 hour per level instead of being instantaneous. The cleric who animated the blessed dead may cause it to meet it final repose as a standard action, destroying the blessed dead immediately no matter the distance between the cleric and blessed dead.

Focus: Holy Symbol



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Article BalanceHigh +
AuthorLeziad +
ComponentV +, S + and F +
DescriptorGood +
Identifier3.5e Spell +
LevelCleric 4 + and Afterlife 3 +
RangeTouch +
Rated ByGhostwheel + and Catgirldreamer3100 +
RatingRating Pending +
SchoolNecromancy +
SummaryRaise an undead a nonhostile servant of good. +
TitleAnimate Blessed Dead +