Tukcc settled himself on the chair next to the table. The aged Wizard sits across from him, flipping pages of an old manuscript.
"This text is quite old, but nonetheless valuable" spoke the Wizard.
"It is the Chronicle of Nyez, an associate of mine.”
“He describes his encounters with the class of Undead we call Wraiths.”
“The Common knowledge about Wraiths I will not review.”
“What isn’t commonly known is the specifics of combating them”
(Read from the journal of Nyez….)
“We have come to this dark place in search of the entity called a Wraith.”
“I am fearful of our ability to best it, and I also fear for our Souls, for those who are struck down by these vile creatures are suffered to raise as a Wraith themselves, forever in service to the original Wraith.”
“In our first encounter, the spirit appeared from nowhere. It immediately attacked the Fighter leading the Group.”
“The attacks were merely bashing strikes, as if by two hammers. “
“The Warrior held his Tower Shield between him and it and the Shield took much of the damage.”
“The thing howled as it pummeled his shield.”
“After the Fighter gained his bearing, he began striking at the Shade with his sword.”
“His first strike evidentially injured the creature, because it moved slightly and practically faded from sight.”
“Subsequent strikes by the sword passed harmlessly thru the air”
“Arcane Spells Magic Missile seemed to damage the creature, as did Niac’s Frost Ray.”
“When our fighter attacked the creature, he dropped his Shield. That is when the Shade made contact with him and affected him it’s Touch.”
“Afterwards, the fighter said it felt as if life was being sucked from his body.”
Discovered facts about certain classes of the Undead.....
Wraiths are considered 2 levels above their CR for purposes of Turning.
Wraiths deal Bludgeon Damage. Approx 8-12 at CR 8 and 15-20 at CR14
Incorporeal State means 50% Concealment. Each time you melee attack, you must first best 50 on a d100 or your attack cuts thin air.
A Ghost Touch weapon negates Incorporeal Concealment, but does not counter Damage Reduction.
Lingering Touch attacks with damage to Wisdom and Constitution. 2 separate attacks, each with saving throw.
Lingering Touch can be blocked with a shield.
Wraiths can be affected by Cold Damage.
Wraiths can be injured by normal weapons, but they have a DR to physical damage.
Armor Class does protect from Wraiths Bludgeon attack, but not Lingering Touch.
Wraiths MAY have a different DR type between Normal and Elite. It seemed to have 50% DR/Magic on Normal Difficulty and a flat DR of around 12-14 on Elite.
On Normal, each melee attack seemed to be roughly cut in half. Combat report said “you scored 3 points damage after 3 points were taken with Damage Reduction/Magic”
On Elite, it would be “you scored no damage because 8 points were taken with Damage Reduction.”