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Pyric Revenant

Source Starfinder #16: The Blind City pg. 60

Pyric Revenant CR 4

XP 1,200
CE Medium undead
Init +3; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +10


HP 50
EAC 16; KAC 18
Fort +6; Ref +6; Will +5
Immunities fire, undead immunities
Weaknesses susceptible to water


Speed 30 ft.
Melee slam +12 (1d6+9 B & F plus pyric curse; critical burn 1d4 F)
Ranged pyric bolt +10 (1d4+4 F; critical burn 1d4 F)
Offensive Abilities pyric fire


STR +5; DEX +3; CON —; INT +0; WIS +1; CHA +0
Skills Acrobatics +10, Athletics +15, Intimidate +10
Languages Aklo
Other Abilities dimly illuminated, unliving


Environment any
Organization solitary, pair, or horde (3–10)

Special Abilities

Dimly Illuminated (Su) Light within 10 feet of a pyric revenant increases by one step. Magical darkness decreases this light only if it’s from a source with a CR or level higher than the revenant’s CR.

Pyric Bolt (Su) A pyric revenant can launch a bolt of pyric fire with a range increment of 20 feet and a maximum range of 100 feet.

Pyric Fire (Su) The fire damage of a pyric revenant burns body and spirit, ignoring fire resistance and dealing half damage even to creatures with fire immunity. A creature burning due to this fire can gain no bonuses to end that condition. A creature that dies due to pyric fire damage becomes a pyric revenant 1d4 hours later.

Susceptible to Water (Su) A splash of water deals 1d4 acid damage to a pyric revenant, while a large amount, such as heavy rain, deals 2d4 acid damage. Full immersion in water deals 4d4 acid damage per round to a pyric revenant. However, water can’t reduce a pyric revenant to fewer than one-fifth of its Hit Points (typically 10). Ice does not trigger a pyric revenant’s water susceptibility.


Type curse; Save Fortitude DC 13
Effect A creature that fails the save gains the burning 1d4 condition. This flame is pyric fire (see special ability). While affected, the creature succeeds at saving throws against other pyric curses of the same or weaker potency.
Cure 1 save; successful saves against the burning condition are successful saves against the curse.


When pyric fire kills, it roasts flesh while kindling the spirit. Left unchecked, this otherworldly flame awakens a slain creature as an undead of ash, embers, and fire. Some pyric revenants smell of charred meat, which can be the first indication one is nearby.

A pyric revenant retains negative traits, such as low cunning or the desire to seek out and torment previous adversaries. The revenant might remember unfinished business and important people, and attempt to destroy such vestiges of its former life. If undirected, however, the creature is straightforward in its malice. It carries out no long-term schemes.

Extra Content

The following extra content was found for this creature:
- Pyric Revenant (Creature Subtype) Graft Template