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This article title refers to a topic contained entirely within another campaign setting for which there is an established wiki. To avoid duplication of effort, this article contains only a short overview. For a complete article, see Ash zombie at the Forgotten Realms Wiki.

An ash zombie is a variation of zombie unique to the Forgotten Realms campaign setting. Ash zombies were created in the magical devastation of Neverwinter,[1] following the eruption of Mount Hotenow.[2] Ash zombies are attracted to life forces, especially those of the young.[1] When an ash zombie is struck, ash puffs off the creature, which weakens those around it.[2]

Ash zombies first appeared in the Neverwinter Campaign Setting (2011) for Dungeons & Dragons 4th edition, and returned in Lost Mine of Phandelver in the Starter Set (5e) (2014) for Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Neverwinter Campaign Setting (2011), p.109.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Starter Set (5e), Lost Mine of Phandelver (2014), p.31.