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Driftdead CR 2

XP 600
NE Medium undead (extraplanar)
Init +4; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +7
Aura confusion (30 feet, DC 11)


HP 22
EAC 13; KAC 15
Fort +4; Ref +4; Will +3
Defensive Abilities spatial incorporeality; Immunities undead immunities


Speed 30 ft., fly 60 ft. (average)
Melee claw or incorporeal claw +10 (1d6+4 S)
Ranged hyperspace rip +7 (1d4+2)


Str +2; Dex +4; Con —; Int –4; Wis +1; Cha +0
Skills Acrobatics +7, Stealth +12
Languages Common
Other Abilities unliving


Confusion Aura (Su)

Any creature that comes within 30 feet of a driftdead must succeed at a DC 11 Will save or be confused for 2 rounds. Once a creature has attempted this save, whether successful or not, it can’t be affected again by the same driftdead’s aura for 24 hours.

Hyperspace Rip (Su)

A driftdead can pull apart the molecular bonds of matter, ripping open the flesh of nearby creatures. This is a ranged attack against EAC that has a range of 30 feet.

Spatial Incorporeality (Ex)

Within hyperspace, a driftdead has a physical body, but if removed from that plane, its physical body phases out of normal reality. On the Material Plane or otherwise outside hyperspace, a driftdead becomes incorporeal. This does not change any of the driftdead’s statistics, but it gains all of the other benefits of the incorporeal special ability. If returned to hyperspace, a driftdead immediately loses the incorporeal special ability as its physical body returns.


Environment any (hyperspace)
Organization solitary

When a mortal humanoid dies within hyperspace while consumed with a strong negative emotion, it can become a driftdead, a restless undead spirit bound to that plane, unable to escape the confines of hyperspace and reach its final judgment. What’s left of a driftdead’s warped mind is filled with insanity, rage, and a hatred for the living.

So overwhelming is this flux of emotions that a driftdead psychically broadcasts its confusion, affecting all who venture too close.

A driftdead leaves its mortal remains behind and forms a new undead body out of the mingled planar energies of hyperspace — just as hyperspace contains material snatched from countless planes. This physical body, however, is inextricably linked to hyperspace. If a driftdead ever travels to the Material Plane (or any other plane), its planar body remains within hyperspace, and the driftdead becomes an incorporeal spirit. The driftdead recreates its corporeal form as soon as it returns to hyperspace.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Starfinder Adventure Path #1: Incident at Absalom Station © 2017, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Robert G. McCreary, with Jason Keeley, Owen K.C. Stephens, and James L. Sutter.