Zombie, Slaughterpit Gnoll (CR 1)

Medium Undead
Alignment: Neutral evil
Initiative: -1 (Dex)

AC: 17 (-1 Dex, +4 chain shirt, +2 natural, +2 large shield), touch 9, flat-footed 15
Hit Dice: 4d12+3 (29 hp); DR: 5/slashing
Fort +1, Ref +1, Will +4
Speed: 30 ft.
Space: 5 ft./5 ft.
Base Attack +2; Grapple -3
Attack: Longsword +4 melee, battle axe +4 melee
Full Attack: Longsword +4 melee, battle axe +4 melee
Damage: Longsword 1d8+3, battleaxe 1d8+3
Special Attacks/Actions: Superior two weapon fighting
Abilities: Str 17, Dex 8, Con -, Int -, Wis 10, Cha 1
Special Qualities: Undead, partial actions only,
Feats: Toughness
Skills: -
Advancement: 5-7 HD (Medium size), 8-12 HD (Large)
Climate/Terrain: Any land and underground (Sundered Lands)
Organization: Solitary, squad (3-12), or mob (16-25)
Treasure/Possessions: None

Source: Dragon #286

Superior Two Weapon Fighting (Ex): A slaughterpit gnoll zombie fights with a battleaxe in one hand and a longsword in another. Because each of its two heads controls an arm, the zombie does not suffer an attack or damage penalty for attacking with two weapons and it can attack with both weapons as a partial action.

Partial Actions Only (Ex): Zombies have poor reflexes and can perform only partial actions. Thus they can move or attack, but they can do both only if they charge (a partial charge).

Although as slow as other zombies, the slaughterpits pack more of a punch with their two weapon fighting. Ahmut and his war leaders use them as shock troops, and they have broken more than one battle line.

Some of the necromancers of the Red Scythe are of questionable sanity. They are not content to simply animate the dead; they want to find a way to make them "better" than they were in life. Slaughterpit Gnoll Zombies are the result of one such experiment. Two extra arms and one extra head have been sewn on to a gnoll corpse, thus improving upon nature's design. While this may please Nerull, it makes the adepts of Yeenogbu mad for vengeance.