I want to carry around a small corpse, and then raise a large monster during battle with "Raise the Dead". Are there any such creatures?
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From 4th Edition Player's Handbook Excerpts: Rituals you simply need:
however it goes on to say that
so I'd recommend checking with your DM specifically before you spend time acquiring and lugging that Tarrasque claw into battle.
Does 4E still have the Item spell? You could shrink a corpse and cast item on it ahead of time. Then when you need it, throw it to the ground, reverse the shrink, and raise the creature. Though it seems like a waste of a raise dead. Might be better to summon or teleport a 'living' creature in.