A faerzress-infused creature is one that has been magically altered to harness the power of the Underdark's pervasive magical radiation. Faerzress-infused creatures are sometimes deliberately created by the experimentation of Underdark races such as drow, mind flayers, or phaerimms, but creatures that simply dwell in areas of powerful faerzress are sometimes born with this template.
Creating A Faerzress-infused Creature
"Faerzress-infused creature" is an acquired or inherited template that can be added to any corporeal creature (referred to hereafter as the base creature).
A faerzress-infused creature uses all the base creature's statistics and special abilities except as noted here.
Size and Type: The creature's type remains the same. Size is unchanged.
Special Qualities: A faerzress-infused creature has all the special qualities of the base creature, plus detect faerzress and infused power.
Detect Faerzress (Ex): A faerzress-infused creature is intimately familiar with faerzress-ridden sections of the Underdark. It can immediately tell if it is in an area affected by faerzress.
Infused Power (Su): In a region of faerzress or within the boundaries of an earth node, the faerzress-infused creature gains a +2 deflection bonus to Armor Class and a +2 luck bonus on attack and damage rolls. If the creature leaves the area of faerzress, it loses these bonuses but regains them when it returns.
Saving Throws: A faerzress-infused creature receives a +4 bonus on Will saves against all divination spells and effects.
Challenge Rating: Same as the base creature +1.
Level Adjustment: +1.
Sample Faerzress-infused Creature: Faerzress-infused Minotaur*.