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Source Starfinder #1: Incident at Absalom Station pg. 57

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 Drift 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


Environment any (the Drift)
Organization solitary

Special Abilities

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.

Drift Rip (Su) Just as the Drift tears away chunks of planar material, 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 the Drift, 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 the Drift, 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 (see page 264 of the Starfinder Core Rulebook). If returned to the Drift, a driftdead immediately loses the incorporeal special ability as its physical body returns.


When a mortal humanoid dies within the Drift 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 the Drift 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 the Drift— just as the Drift contains material snatched from countless planes. This physical body, however, is inextricably linked to the Drift. If a driftdead ever travels to the Material Plane (or any other plane), its planar body remains within the Drift, and the driftdead becomes an incorporeal spirit. The driftdead recreates its corporeal form as soon as it returns to the Drift.

Extra Content

The following extra content was found for this creature:
- Driftdead (Other) Graft Template