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The robe of bones is a useful magical robe adorned with depictions of undead figures. Each can be detached to summon an undead in the figure's likeness, although the undead is not under the control of the wearer.[1]

When created, a robe has twelve figures in total: two zombies and skeletons each of a goblin, human commoner, and wolf.[1]

Users of the robe of bones primarily include necromancers, among them Demise,[2] the warforged Sever Brave,[3] Eldara Lilybrook, and cultist of Graz'zt,[4].

Publication history[]

=D&D 3rd edition[]

The robe of bones was created for the Dungeon Master's Guide (3.5) (2003). It subsequently appeared in The Queen with Burning Eyes, Dungeon #113 (Aug 2004), Funeral Procession, Dungeon #135 (Jun 2006), War of the Wielded, Dungeon #149 (Aug 2007), and the Age of Worms Overload.

Creative origins[]

Gwendolyn M.F. Kestrel created the robe of bones for the Dungeon Master's Guide (3.5) (2003).[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Dungeon Master's Guide (3.5) (2003), p.265.
  2. Eberron Campaign Setting (2004), p.252-253.
  3. Races of Eberron (2005), p.165-166.
  4. Funeral Procession, Dungeon #135 (Jun 2006).
  5. Assassins, Magic Items, and Monsters Design Notes - Wizards.com (archived)