Unraveler (CR 9)
AC: 16 (+1 Dex, +5 deflection), touch 16, flat-footed 15
Hit Dice: 8d8+27 (71 hp)
Fort +9, Ref +9, Will +6
Speed: 20 ft.
Space: 10 ft./10 ft.
Base Attack +8; Grapple +10
Attack: Claw +10 melee touch
Full Attack: 2 claws melee touch +10 melee
Damage: Claw 1d3+2 plus disjoin
Special Attacks/Actions: Disjoin
Abilities: Str 14, Dex 13, Con 16, Int 10, Wis 10, Cha 20
Special Qualities: elemental immunity, SR 17
Feats: Improved Initiative; Lightning Reflexes; Toughness
Skills: Climb +13, Escape Artist +12, Hide +12, Jump +15, Listen +11, Search +11, Spot +11, Survival +0 (+2 following tracks), and Tumble +14
Advancement: 9-12 HD (Large); 13-24 HD (Huge)
Climate/Terrain: Inner Planes
Disjoin (Su): A blow from a unraveler against a creature can cause the target to begin to separate into its component elements. A creature must succeed on a DC 15 Fortitude save or immediately take 2d8 points of damage. Unless a creature manages to control the effect (see below), it unravels over the course of 2d4 rounds, until it has decomposed into a few pounds of minerals and a pool of liquid. The save DC is Constitution-based.
An affected character feels searing pain coursing along his nerves, so strong that the victim cannot act coherently. The victim cannot cast spells, manifest psionic powers, or use magic items, and he attacks blindly, unable to distinguish friend from foe (-4 penalty on attack rolls and a 50% miss chance, regardless of the attack roll).
Each round the victim spends decomposing, he takes an additional 2d8 points of damage. When 2d4 rounds of decomposition have passed, the victim completely separates into component elements (and is, of course, dead). A victim can try to hold together by attempting a DC 15 Charisma check (this check DC does not vary for unravelers with different Hit Dice or ability scores). A success halts the decomposition for 24 hours.
On a failure, the victim can still repeat this check each round until successful. Disjoining is not a disease or a curse and so is hard to remove. A shapechange spell does not cure an afflicted creature but fixes its form for the duration of the spell. A restoration, heal, or greater restoration spell removes the affliction.
Elemental Immunity (Ex): An unraveler has immunity to naturally occurring damaging conditions on the Elemental Planes of Air, Earth, Fire, and Water.
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.
Some creatures are incorporeal by nature, while others (such as those that become ghosts) can acquire the incorporeal subtype. An incorporeal creature has no physical body. It can be harmed only by other incorporeal creatures, magic weapons or creatures that strike as magic weapons, and spells, spell-like abilities, or supernatural abilities. It has immunity to all nonmagical attack forms. Even when hit by spells, including touch spells or magic weapons, it has a 50% chance to ignore any damage from a corporeal source (except for positive energy, negative energy, force effects such as magic missile, or attacks made with ghost touch weapons). Non-damaging spell attacks affect incorporeal creatures normally unless they require corporeal targets to function (such as the spell implosion) or they create a corporeal effect that incorporeal creatures would normally ignore (such as a web or wall of stone spell). Although it is not a magical attack, a hit with holy water has a 50% chance of affecting an incorporeal undead creature.
An incorporeal creature's natural weapons affect both in incorporeal and corporeal targets, and pass through (ignore) corporeal natural armor, armor, and shields, although deflection bonuses and force effects (such as mage armor) work normally against it. Attacks made by an incorporeal creature with a nonmagical melee weapon have no effect on corporeal targets, and any melee attack an incorporeal creature makes with a magic weapon against a corporeal target has a 50% miss chance except for attacks it makes with a ghost touch weapon, which are made normally (no miss chance).
Any equipment worn or carried by an incorporeal creature is also incorporeal as long as it remains in the creature's possession. An object that the creature relinquishes loses its incorporeal quality (and the creature loses the ability to manipulate the object). If an incorporeal creature uses a thrown weapon or a ranged weapon, the projectile becomes corporeal as soon as it is fired and can affect a corporeal target normally (no miss chance). Magic items possessed by an incorporeal creature work normally with respect to their effects on the creature or another target. Similarly, spells cast by an incorporeal creature affect corporeal creatures normally.
An incorporeal creature has no natural armor bonus but has a deflection bonus equal to its Charisma bonus (always at least +1, even if the creature's Charisma score does not normally provide a bonus).
An incorporeal creature can enter or pass through solid object but must remain adjacent to the object's exterior, and so cannot pass entirely through an object whose space is larger than its own. It can sense the presence of creatures or objects a square adjacent to its current location, but enemies have total concealment from an incorporeal creature that is inside an object. In order to see clearly and attack normally, a incorporeal creature must emerge. An incorporeal creature inside an object has total cover, but when it attacks a creature outside the object it only has cover, so a creature outside with a readied action could strike at it as it attacks. An incorporeal creature cannot pass through a force effect.
Incorporeal creatures pass through and operate in water as easily as they do in air. Incorporeal creatures cannot fall or take falling damage. Incorporeal creature cannot make trip or grapple attacks against corporeal creatures, nor can they be tripped or grappled by such creatures. In fact, they cannot take any physical action that would move or manipulate a corporeal being or its equipment, nor are they subject to such actions. Incorporeal creatures have no weight and do not set off traps that are triggered by weight.
An incorporeal creature moves silently and cannot be heard with Listen checks if it doesn't wish to be. It has no Strength score, so its Dexterity modifier applies to both its melee attacks and its ranged attacks. Non-visual senses, such as scent and blindsight, are either ineffective or only partly effective with regard to incorporeal creatures. Incorporeal creatures have an innate sense of direction and can move at full speed even when they cannot see.
A subtype usually applied only to outsiders native to the lawful-aligned Outer Planes. Most creatures that have this subtype also have lawful 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 lawful alignment, no matter what its alignment actually is. The creature also suffers effects according to its actual alignment. A creature with the lawful subtype overcomes damage reduction as if its natural weapons and any weapons it wields were lawful-aligned (see Damage Reduction).