Undead is a creature type in Dungeons & Dragons.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Undead are formerly living creatures reanimated by unnatural forces.[1]

Some undead, like zombies and vampires, are reanimated corpses, while others, like ghosts and specters, are incorporeal spirits.[1]

Publication history[edit | edit source]

Basic D&D[edit | edit source]

The undead type was introduced in AC9 Creature Catalogue (1986) and was refined in the Rules Cyclopedia (1991).

D&D 3rd edition[edit | edit source]

The undead type was introduced again in the Monster Manual (3.0) (2000) and retained for the Monster Manual (3.5) (2003).

D&D 4th edition[edit | edit source]

The undead type became a keyword in the Monster Manual (4e) (2008). Creatures of any type or origin could be undead.

D&D 5th edition[edit | edit source]

The undead type returned in the Monster Manual (5e) (2014).

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Monsters (The Hypertext d20 SRD 5E). Retrieved 2020-08-15.
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