Not to be confused with Dracolich Edit


Summary: Edit

Dracoliches are powerful undead with adept abilities in necromancy, created when a dragon or draconic race drinks a potent mix known as a Dracolich Brew. Their souls are bound to an object, called a Phylactery, to which they return should their body be destroyed, where they will wait for a new suitable body to inhabit.

Physical DescriptionEdit

Dracoliches retain many of the traits that they had while alive, such as their breath weapons and habits. However, the color of their scales may not be apparent, depending on how badly decomposed their body is, as their soul is not bound to their body nor able to sustain it, so it is constantly decaying.


The Dracolich was originally created by a necromancer by the name of Sammaster the Mad, who believed the fate of the world was that it would one day be ruled by undying dragons and undead. Those Dracoliches, however, were created by true Dragons. The first Dracolich Brew that was made to affect a dragonborn was created and used by a Dragonborn Necromancer named Morterix, who intends to Challenge the supposed prophecy of Sammaster the Mad, and rule the world with his own cult.


Dracoliches wear standard clothing, suiting their class.


Dracolich are rare, but are mostly found on a continent called Udorys, where Morterix and his cult originate.

Food Acquisition and DietEdit

Dracolich do not require food to survive. However, they must eat their preferred food, based on the color of dragon they were in life, to replenish their breath weapon.


Dracoliches normally dislike light, especially that of the sun, though some are somewhat accustomed to it. They tend to make their homes in catacombs and caves where they can escape the sunlight.


Dracolich retain mush of their personality from life, but usually become disdainful toward the living, and tend to conspire against them.


Dracoliches do not get along well with most creatures or races, though they can form alliances and relations with Dragons, Dragonborn, and other Draconic creatures. The best relationships are usually formed with other Dracolich.


Dracolich tend to have an evil alignment, most commonly Neutral or Chaotic.


Most often, Dracoliches worship deities that rule over domains such as Death, Undeath, and Necromancy, such as the Raven Queen, Nerull, or most commonly, Vecna.


Dracoliches speak the tongues which they knew in life, and do not have a language of their own.


Dracolich names are often the same as those used by Dragonborns, and often have three syllables.

Examples: Morterix, Varenthal, Carthunex

Racial TraitsEdit

  • Attribute Bonuses: Con - N/A. They lack a constitution score, and instead rely on Charisma
  • Size: Medium
  • base land speed is 30 feet
  • Automatic Languages: Common, Draconic, one other of choice
  • Favored Class: Necromancer
  • Immunities: Charm, Sleep, Enfeeblement, Polymorph, Cold, Electricity, Hold, Insanity, Death spells or symbols, Poison, Paralysis, and Turning
  • +2 AC
  • Unarmed Attacks deal 1d8 + Touch of the Grave.

Abilities Edit

Level 1 Edit

Phylactery - If a Dracolich is killed, its spirit returns to whatever object its soul is bound to, no matter where the object is in relation to the Dracolich, and can possess a new reptilian or dragon-type body, as long as it is within 50 feet of the phylactery, which will eventually transform into the body it had before.

Keen Senses - A Dracolich can detect invisible objects and creatures, including those that are hidden.

Darkvision - 60 feet

Touch of the Grave - All attacks from the Dracolich deal an additional 1d6 cold damage.

Communicate with Undead - The Dracolich can speak to and be spoken to by Undead

Level 3 Edit

Control Undead - Undead creatures that fail a save are controlled by the Dracolich.

Undead Healing - The Dracolich can heal itself and other undead 1d8 per 2 levels

Level 5 Edit

Paralyzing Touch - Target is paralyzed for 1d4 turns.

Animate Dead - User can raise 1 corpse per 2 levels to fight for them.

Level 7 Edit

Aura of Fear - The Dracolich’s presence becomes overwhelming, and any interactions with it have the potential to instill fear into those around it, should the Dracolich will it.

Paralyzing Gaze - All creatures that fail a save are paralyzed for 1d4 turns

Level 9 Edit

Blink - The user disappears in a wisp of smoke, and reappears up to 30 feet away

Level 12 Edit

Supernatural Flight - The Dracolich's spirit can manifest in the skeletal remains of its wings to allow flight.

Level 15 Edit

Accuminated Claws - Unarmed attacks deal 1d10 + Touch of the Grave

Invisible Force - The Dracolich can hold, manipulate, etc. or harm a target for 1d10 damage telekinetically; can also affect objects

Level 17 Edit

Death's Grasp - The Dracolich can grasp their opponent and surge negative energies through their body, dealing 1d12 Necrotic damage + Touch of the Grave

Level 19 Edit

Soul Rip - Deal 1d12 damage to your opponent and gain half of the damage dealt as HP.

Level 21 Edit

Lost Ancestry - Dracolich can take on a full draconic form, as well as revert back to its original form at will. Your maximum HP and attack damage is doubled, and your AC is improved by 2

Weaknesses Edit

Dracolich is not affected by healing effects except those designed for undead

Holy Water and Symbols, 1d6 damage against Dracolich

Silver, x1.5 damage against Dracolich

Fire, +3 damage against Dracolich

Table: Aging Effects
Middle Age1 Old2 Venerable3 Maximum Age
N/A N/A N/A N/A (Immortal)
Table: Random Height and Weight
Gender Base Height Height Modifier Base Weight Weight Modifier
Male 5'0" +2d8 in. 70 lbs 1d20 x 1.5 + Weight
Female 4'6" +2d6 in. 60 lbs 1d20 + Weight

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