Deathless (Dungeons & Dragons)

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In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, Deathless was a classification of monsters that could be encountered by player characters. Deathless are creatures that have prolonged their lives unnaturally using magic.

Description[edit]

Deathless are defined by their opposition and contrast to Undead, in that Undead are associated with negative energy, death and decay, while Deathless are associated with life-based magic.

Deathless as a creature type first appeared in the Book of Exalted Deeds, published by Wizards of the Coast, in 2003.[1] It subsequently appeared in a smattering of Third Edition publications, including the Eberron Campaign Setting.

Deathless as a creature type has not appeared in the Fourth Edition of Dungeons & Dragons. Fourth Edition D&D defines creature types differently from earlier editions, so creatures that appeared as Deathless in Third Edition may be defined in terms of other creature types.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wyatt, James, Darrin Drader, Christopher Perkins. Book of Exalted Deeds (Wizards of the Coast, 2003)