Lich* (CR 13)

Medium Undead (Augmented Humanoid)
Alignment: Neutral evil
Initiative: +3 (Dex); Senses: Listen +12 and Spot +12
Languages: usually Common


AC: 23 (+3 Dex, +5 natural, +4 bracers of armor, +1 ring of protection), touch 14, flat-footed 20
Hit Dice: 11d12+3 (74 hp); DR: 15/bludgeoning and magic
Fort +4, Ref +7, Will +10 (cloak of resistance +1)
Speed: 30 ft.
Space: 5 ft./5 ft.
Base Attack +5; Grapple +5
Attack: Touch +5 melee (or quarterstaff +5 melee, or dagger +5 melee); or masterwork light crossbow with masterwork bolts +10 ranged
Full Attack: Touch +5 melee (or quarterstaff +5 melee, or dagger +5 melee); or masterwork light crossbow with masterwork bolts +10 ranged
Damage: Touch 1d8+5 negative energy plus paralysis; quarterstaff 1d6; dagger 1d4/19-20; light crossbow 1d8/19-20
Special Attacks/Actions: Damaging touch, fear aura, paralyzing touch, spells
Abilities: Str 10, Dex 16, Con -, Int 19, Wis 14, Cha 13
Special Qualities: Undead, +4 turn resistance, immunity to cold, electricity, polymorph and mind-effecting effects
Feats: Combat Casting; Craft Wondrous Item; Quicken Spell; Scribe Scroll; Silent Spell; Spell Focus (Evocation); Still Spell; Toughness
Skills: Concentration +15, Decipher Script +14, Hide +15, Knowledge (arcana) +18, Listen +12, Move Silently +16, Search +16, Sense Motive +10, Spellcraft +20, and Spot +12
Advancement: By character class
Climate/Terrain: Any land and underground
Organization: Solitary
Treasure: Standard coins; double goods; double items

Source: Monster Manual

This example uses an 11th-level human wizard as the character.

Augmented Subtype

A creature receives this subtype whenever something happens to change its original type. Some creatures (those with an inherited template) are born with this subtype; others acquire it when they take on an acquired template. The augmented subtype is always paired with the creature's original type. For example, a wizard's raven familiar is a magical beast (augmented animal). A creature with the augmented subtype usually has the traits of its current type, but the features of its original type. For example, a wizard's raven familiar has an animal's features and the traits of a magical beast.

This is a sample creature derived from a Template.