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So when I read this question the scenario it conjured up was someone wanting to know if surrounding themselves with lower level undead can work to absorb hit points from an incoming Sleep spell, thus making themselves effectively immune to sleep. Rules as written, Sleep specifically states "Undead and creatures immune to being charmed aren't affected by ...


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Depends on the type of undead. From The Great Beyond: A Guide to the Multiverse: Souls have a complex relationship with the state of undeath. Unintelligent undead, for instance, are shells of creatures who formerly possessed souls; however, these undead do not have souls of their own, and are little more than automatons animated by negative energy. ...


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Being buried in concecrated ground with proper rites should prevent most forms of undeath(exceptions being things like vampires and particularly angry ghosts) unless something goes horribly wrong - and in that case, the undead are merely a symptom of a much bigger problem(like a lich or other powerful necromancer setting up a lair nearby). After all, if a ...


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The only source I‘ve found that gives a hint here is the Revive Undead Spell (Spell Compendium, 175). According to this spell an undead "destroyed by hit point loss" is an inanimate corpse rather than a pile of dust. Your restore animation to an undead creature destroyed by hit point loss (even a zombie or skeleton, which can’t normally be ...


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In VGtM, it states on page 172 in the mind flayer lich section 'The path to true lichdom is something only the most powerful mind flayer mages can pursue since it requires the ability to craft a phylactery and cast the imprisonment spell.' If we also take into account some of the answers from the other books, you get something along the lines of this: To ...


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That would be the Nightwalker, from Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes. CR20, with an Intelligence score of 6, and no legendary resistances. The only undead with higher CR are the Lich, Illithilich, Jarad vod Savo, and Lady Illmarrow, all of which have 20+ intelligence.


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Yes, creatures created by Animate Dead can use wands and other magic items. The rules regarding Zombies and Skeletons don't say that they can't be instructed to use magic items. They also don't say they can't attune to items, so we have to revert to the general rules on attunement. A magic item’s description explains how the item works. General rules on ...


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I don't think you will find any explicit text on this I don't see anything disallowing undead from using wands. Personally I would say zombies are too dumb. But that is my interpretation of the Mindless Soldiers, maybe wands are just as easy to use as weapons. Skeletons I would say yes, they can use tools, so why not magical tools? Attunement is much the ...


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