Here is the background. So, I am playing in a campaign where I have a homebrew spell with allows me a Zombie-like companion (basically a Zombie with additional HPs).

If I cast the spell every 8 hours for 8 days, I get to keep it as a permanent companion. However, I'm trying to work out how I can restore or increase its HPs, so that it doesn't die (lol) on me.

Would a Zombie companion (un)naturally recover HPs each day?

This is not a question about "healing" an undead creature such as a zombie.

| improve this question | | | | |
  • 2
    \$\begingroup\$ Ok, so this is not a question about whether a Zombie can be healed at all, but specifically whether a Zombie companion would recover HP inherently somehow? (It sounds like 5e companions normally do that, is that right?) \$\endgroup\$ – doppelgreener Jan 31 at 12:04
  • 1
    \$\begingroup\$ The duplicate link I just added seems like the correct duplicate now, do you agree? \$\endgroup\$ – NautArch Jan 31 at 12:40
  • 3
    \$\begingroup\$ @doppelgreener Yes, that is what I was asking. The answer is in both of those links. Thanks NautArch as well. \$\endgroup\$ – Orc's Plunder Jan 31 at 13:05
  • \$\begingroup\$ Thanks for clarifying. I've reopened the question so it can get its own independent & directed answer. Feel free to answer it yourself as well, if you'd like! \$\endgroup\$ – doppelgreener Jan 31 at 13:53
  • \$\begingroup\$ How does the Zombie appear? Is it a fey spirit that resembles a zombie, or an actual dead person who you "wake up" every time you cast the spell above their place of burial? Also, do you use the official Zombie stats or custom-made ones? It would be very helpful if you could also update the question with the homebrew spell description along with any limitations. \$\endgroup\$ – iaminsensible Jan 31 at 14:12


Adventurers, as well as other creatures, can take short rests in the midst of a day and a long rest to end it.

Your zombie is an “other creature” and has no specific rule that says they can’t rest and benefit from doing so.

| improve this answer | | | | |

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.