I remember some years ago coming across a creature in 3.5e that works in groups and as each individual of the group is slain the surviving creatures increase in strength. Can anyone give me the name/sourcebook if you know what I'm referring to?

I believe this was an official sourcebook, one of the monster manuals perhaps but I'm wondering if it wasn't part of a setting or in something that expands on classes (e.g. Psionics etc) sorry I don't have anything more specific, this is the reason I'm having trouble finding it again.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Hello and welcome. Good first question, just a heads-up: System identification is covered by the system tag dnd-3.5e (which is also shown in the window title) and the question text, which is why I rolled back your title edit. \$\endgroup\$
    – MrLemon
    Jan 19, 2015 at 9:54
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    \$\begingroup\$ Any chance you could narrow this a little more? Was this a Wizards of the Coast monster from, like, a Monster Manual or something, or was it third party? (There are a lot of third party D&D 3.X monster resources.) Maybe a description of the accompanying illustration? \$\endgroup\$ Jan 19, 2015 at 16:13
  • \$\begingroup\$ Thank you for the tips/edits. While I am pretty confident it was an official WotC book I can't remember in what vein (class supplement or in one of the extended monster manuals) \$\endgroup\$
    – JTokyo
    Jan 20, 2015 at 3:55
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    \$\begingroup\$ I also have a vague recollection of such a monster; I might guess some sort of undead or divine guard. Could it be possible that they just shared a life pool among themselves? \$\endgroup\$
    – ltab
    Jan 20, 2015 at 7:33
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    \$\begingroup\$ This sounds an awful lot like the Huntsmen in Prydain, but I'm not aware of a d20 Prydain book. (Would be awesome though.) \$\endgroup\$
    – user17995
    Jan 20, 2015 at 8:54

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Arcadian Avengers, in Monster Manual V

The very first entry in the book, Arcadian Avengers have an ability that increases their attack and damage each time they witness an ally fall in battle. They are also lawful-aligned outsiders who can set their rolls to a fixed value up to three times per day, as well as generally advancing by class level (typically crusader, as found in Tome of Battle). Their entry contains notes on their ecology, as well as suggestions for adapting them to Forgotten Realms and Eberron.

Also, Any Character Using Consumptive Field or Greater Consumptive Field

These spells, found in Libris Mortis, offer the caster benefits whenever any creature in the spell's area dies.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Well, one ally anyways. It's a morale bonus. \$\endgroup\$
    – ltab
    Jan 21, 2015 at 7:43

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