Poltergeist Creature 5

LE Medium Incorporeal Spirit Undead

Senses Perception +11; darkvision

Languages Common

Skills Acrobatics +14, Intimidation +15, Stealth +14

Str -5, Dex +5, Con +0, Int -1, Wis +2, Cha +4

Site Bound A poltergeist is tied to a location and can't travel more than 120 feet from the place where it was created or formed. Some poltergeists are instead bound to a specific room, building, or similar area.

AC 22; Fort +9, Ref +14, Will +13

HP 55, rejuvenation; Immunities death effects, disease, paralyzed, poison, precision, unconscious; Resistances all damage 5 (except force, ghost touch, or positive; double resistance against non-magical)

Natural Invisibility A poltergeist is naturally invisible. It becomes visible only when it uses Frighten.

Rejuvenation (necromancy, occult) When a poltergeist is destroyed, it re-forms, fully healed, where it was destroyed after 2d4 days. A poltergeist can be permanently destroyed only if someone determines the reason for its existence and sets right whatever prevents the spirit from resting.

Telekinetic Defense Trigger A creature approaches within 10 feet of the poltergeist. Effect The poltergeist makes a telekinetic object Strike against the triggering creature.

Speed fly 20 feet

Ranged telekinetic object +13 (evocation, magical, occult, range increment 60 feet), Damage 2d12 bludgeoning, piercing, or slashing (depending on object)

Occult Innate Spells DC 23, attack +13; 3rd telekinetic maneuver (at will); Cantrips (3rd) mage hand

Frighten (concentrate, emotion, fear, incapacitation, mental); Requirements The poltergeist must be invisible.; Effect The poltergeist becomes visible, appearing as a skeletal, ghostlike humanoid. Each creature within 30 feet must attempt a DC 21 Will save, becoming frightened 2 on a failure. On a critical failure, it's also fleeing for as long as it's frightened. On a success, the creature is temporarily immune for 1 minute. At the start of its next turn, the poltergeist becomes invisible again.

Telekinetic Storm (concentrate, evocation, occult); The poltergeist telekinetically throws numerous small objects, such as dozens of pieces of silverware or books, either spreading them out among multiple foes or directing them at one target.

  • When this effect is spread out among multiple foes, the poltergeist makes a telekinetic object Strike at a -2 penalty against each creature within 30 feet. These count as one attack for the poltergeist's multiple attack penalty, and the penalty doesn't increase until after all the attacks.
  • When this effect has only one target, the poltergeist makes a telekinetic object Strike against the target, and the damage increases to 3d12. It deals 1d12 damage on a failure, and no damage on a critical failure.


When a creature dies, and for whatever reason its spirit is unable or unwilling to leave the site of its death, that spirit may manifest as a poltergeist: a restless invisible spirit that is still able to manipulate physical objects. Many poltergeists perished in a way that resulted from or has led to extreme emotional trauma.