Necronaut (CR 14)

Gargantuan Undead (Chaotic, Evil, and Extraplanar)
Alignment: Always chaotic evil
Initiative: +3; Senses: darkvision 60 ft., Listen +33, and Spot +33
Languages: Infernal


AC: 25 (-1 Dex, -4 size, +20 natural), touch 5, flat-footed 25
Hit Dice: 32d12 plus 96 (304 hp); DR: 15/lawful or magic
Fort +10, Ref +9, Will +20
Speed: 50 ft.
Space: 20 ft./20 ft.
Base Attack +16; Grapple +43
Attack: Slam +22 melee
Full Attack: 4 slams +22 melee
Damage: Slam 4d6+20 (Includes adjustments for Power Attack feat)
Special Attacks/Actions: Assimilate corpse, trample 4d6+22
Abilities: Str 41, Dex 8, Con -, Int 7, Wis 14, Cha 16
Special Qualities: necromantic effects, SR 25, undead traits, unholy toughness
Feats: Alertness; Awesome Blow; Blind-fight; Cleave; Great Cleave; Improved Bull Rush; Improved Initiative; Improved Natural Attack (slam); Improved Overrun; Improved Sunder; Power Attack
Skills: Knowledge (the planes) +10, Listen +33, Spot +33, and Survival +2 (+4 other planes)
Advancement: 33-64 HD (Gargantuan); 65-96 HD (Colossal)
Climate/Terrain: Infinite Layers of the Abyss
Organization: Solitary
Treasure: None

Source: Monster Manual III

A towering shape seemingly built from bones and corpses, this creature rolls and lurches across the ground, searching around itself with four massive, angular arms.

The necronaut is an undead monstrosity that abhors life. It communicates grudgingly with constructs and other undead, from whom others have learned what little is known about these macabre creatures. Necronauts are created by demons that on plains of bones in the Abyss and then sent forth to the Material Plane to kill, and to grow by adding bones and corpses to their hulking forms. Individual necronauts vary in shape but average about 20 feet tall, 20 feet wide, and 30 to 40 feet long; each one weighs some 50 tons.

A necronaut speaks Infernal and rarely bothers to learn other languages.

Chaotic Subtype

A subtype usually applied only to outsiders native to the chaotic-aligned Outer Planes. Most creatures that have this subtype also have chaotic alignments; however, if their alignments change they still retain the subtype. Any effect that depends on alignment affects a creature with this subtype as if the creature has a chaotic alignment, no matter what its alignment actually is. The creature also suffers effects according to its actual alignment. A creature with the chaotic subtype overcomes damage reduction as if its natural weapons and any weapons it wields were chaotic-aligned (see Damage Reduction).

Evil Subtype

A subtype usually applied only to outsiders native to the evil-aligned Outer Planes. Evil outsiders are also called fiends. Most creatures that have this subtype also have evil alignments; however, if their alignments change, they still retain the subtype. Any effect that depends on alignment affects a creature with this subtype as if the creature has an evil alignment, no matter what its alignment actually is. The creature also suffers effects according to its actual alignment. A creature with the evil subtype overcomes damage reduction as if its natural weapons and any weapons it wields were evil-aligned (see Damage Reduction).

Extraplanar Subtype

A subtype applied to any creature when it is on a plane other than its native plane. A creature that travels the planes can gain or lose this subtype as it goes from plane to plane. This book assumes that encounters with creatures take place on the Material Plane, and every creature whose native plane is not the Material Plane has the extraplanar subtype (but would not have when on its home plane). An extraplanar creatures usually has a home plane mentioned in its description. These home planes are taken from the Great Wheel cosmology of the D&D game (see Chapter 5 of the Dungeon Master's Guide). If your campaign uses a different cosmology, you will need to assign different home planes to extraplanar creatures.

Creatures not labeled as extraplanar are natives of the Material Plane, and they gain the extraplanar subtype if they leave the Material Plane. No creature has the extraplanar subtype when it is on a transitive plane; the transitive planes in the D&D cosmology are the Astral Plane, the Ethereal Plane, and the Plane of Shadow.