Lifebane Scarecrow (3.5e Monster)

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Date Created: 30th October 2018
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Lifebane Scarecrow
Size/Type: Large Outsider (Augmented Undead, Maita)
Hit Dice: 15d12 (180 hp)
Initiative: +9
Speed: 40 ft. (8 Squares), Fly 80 ft. (poor)
Armor Class: 25 (+5 Dexterity, +10 Natural), touch 15, flat-footed 20
Base Attack/Grapple: +15/+
Attack: +3 Unholy Great Sickle +25 Melee (1d8+12 20/x4) or Death Touch +24 Melee (DC 22 Fortitude vs Instant Death)
Full Attack: +3 Unholy Great Sickle +25/+20/+15 Melee (1d8+12 20/x4)
Space/Reach: 10 ft./10 ft.
Special Attacks: Aura of Dread, Death Touch, Grimblade
Special Qualities: DR 10/Good and Slashing, Dormancy, Extraordinary Toughness, Fast Healing 5, Flammable, Maita Traits, Lifesight, Outsider and Undead Traits
Saves: Fort +9, Ref +9, Will +9
Abilities: Str 29, Dex 20, Con —, Int 14, Wis 16, Cha 18
Skills: Hide +21, Move Silently +21, Survival +21
Feats: Improved InitiativeB, Weapon Focus (Great Sickle), Stealthy, DarkstalkerLoM, Improved Critical (Great Sickle), Power Attack, Ability Focus (Death Touch)
Environment: Abandoned Fields
Organization: Solitary
Challenge Rating: 15
Treasure: Double Standard
Alignment: Always Chaotic Evil
Advancement: 17-18 HDs (Large), 19-22 HDs (Huge)
Level Adjustment:

The rogues would not let those stupid scarecrow get him again, this time he would stab it just in case...

A lifebane scarecrow is a terrible undead maita, also called the harvester maita. These creature look like a very large scarecrows made with a mix of straws and pieces of corpses. They possess two very large crow wings which they can fold into their form to conceal them. The lifebane screcrows mostly stay dormant, when awakened they hunt all living beings within miles and then go back to dormancy to digest it meal proper, waiting for humanoids to resettle the area until it can hunt again.

It is possible that lifebane scarecrow can speak and understand a language, but none have ever communicated so far.


The lifebane scarecrow is a clever and cunning hunter, ambushing the strongest prey then relentlessly pursuing others. It prefer to use it death touch first, to weed out the weak and then kill those who survived it with it great sickle. They always fight to the death, as otherwise it will be left dangerously unprepared for when it is next awakened. That does not mean it will not retreat from an encounter, simply that it will relentlessly pursue anyone who know of it, even if it mean it doom. They dislike fire and fire-using creatures and will seek to kill them first with minimal risk to it being.

Aura of Dread (Su): A lifebane scarecrow possess a very strong aura of dread and paranoia, all creatures with a line of sight of the lifebane scarecrow are At Bay toward it. This ability bypass immunity to [fear] effect.

Devour Soul (Ex): Once a creature has been slain by a Lifebane Scarecrow's death touch it gain hold of it soul and may ingest it as a move action, it may be disarmed before ingestion to prevent it capture by the maita. Alternatively, the lifebane scarecrow may harvest the soul from a corpse who died within 1 minute as a standard action with it grimblade, gaining hold of the soul as above. Once a soul is ingested it function as the normal maita's ability. A lifebane scarecrow digest a soul over the course of a week and may hold an indefinite amount of souls.

Death Touch (Ex): As a a standard action, a lifebane scare crow can attempt to pull the soul out of a creature. The touched creature must make a Fortitude save or die instantly, a successful save halves the creature's hit point instead and make it immune to death touch for 24 hours. This is a [death]]-effect and does not work against soulless creatures. The save DC is Charisma-based.

Dormancy (Ex): A lifebane scarecrow spend most of it existence 'asleep', if a creature attempt to move it, attack it or otherwise disturb it it will awaken and gain an immediate full round worth of action.

Extraordinary Toughness (Ex): A lifebane scarecrow has maximum hit points per hit dice. If it would gain maximum hit point per hit dice through another effect it instead gain 2 additional hit points per hit dice.

Flammable (Ex): A lifebane scarecrow has DS 5/Fire. If a scarecrow automaton receive more than 7 fire damage it automatically catches on fire. While on fire, it fast healing is suppressed.

Grimblade (Su): A Lifebane Scarecrow is capable of creating a +3 Unholy Great Sickle out of thin air as a free action, which vanish as soon as it leave it hand.

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AlignmentAlways Chaotic Evil +
AuthorLeziad +
Challenge Rating15 +
EnvironmentAbandoned Fields +
Identifier3.5e Monster +
Level Adjustment+
RatingUndiscussed +
SizeLarge +
SubtypeAugmented Undead + and Maita +
TitleLifebane Scarecrow +
TypeOutsider +