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- Bone Creature - a skeleton that retains knowledge and skills it possessed in life
- Crystal Skeleton
- Dust Skeleton
- Fiery Skeleton - burns with neverending flames, it is immune to fire
- Frost Skeleton - is immune to cold and deals cold damage with its attacks
- Lightning Skeleton - is immune to electricity and deals electricity damage with its attacks
- Nimble Skeleton - more agile than standard skeletons and able to climb as fast as it can walk
- Obsidian Skeleton - also called defiling skeleton
- Skeletal Dragon - created from dragons and retains some of their deadly abilities
- Soldier Skeleton - often arising from the sites of massive battles, these skeletons gain benefits when fighting cooperatively in groups
- Spike Skeleton
- Vicious Skeleton - able to rend flesh and deal horrific wounds with their claw attacks
Skeletons in the Forgotten RealmsEdit
Faerûn hosts a number of the variant skeletons listed above, as well as the following:
- Baneguard - First developed by priests of Bane, these skeletons can phase in and out and hurl bolts of magical energy.
- Blazing Bones - Fiery skeletal undead created when a spellcaster's contingency spell goes wrong, these rare undead can be found in Myth Drannor.
- Direguard - Baneguards improved by the Red Wizards of Thay, these skeletons are wreathed in a shadowy field of force that functions as armor. They can also see invisible foes.
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