- AC: 11
- Alignment: Any Alignment
- CHA: 17
- CON: 10
- Challenge Rating: 4
- Condition Immunities: Charmed, Exhaustion, Frightened, Grappled, Paralyzed, Petrified, Poisoned, Prone, Restrained
- DEX: 13
- HP: 45 (10d8)
- INT: 10
- Immunities: Cold, Necrotic, Poison
- Languages: Any Languages It Knew In Life
- Passive Perception: 11
- Resistances: Acid, Fire, Lightning, Thunder; Bludgeoning, Piercing, and Slashing From Nonmagical Attacks
- Roll 0: 1d20 + 5 4d6+3
- STR: 7
- Senses: Darkvision 60 Ft.
- Size: Medium
- Speed: 0 ft., fly 40 ft. It can hover.
- Type: undead
- WIS: 12
Ethereal Sight: The ghost can see 60 ft. into the Ethereal Plane when it is on the Material Plane, and vice versa.
Incorporeal Movement: The ghost can move through other creatures and objects as if they were difficult terrain. It takes 5 (1d10) force damage if it ends its turn inside an object.
Withering Touch: Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 17 (4d6 + 3) necrotic damage.
Etherealness: The ghost enters the Ethereal Plane from the Material Plane, or vice versa. It is visible on the Material Plane while it is in the Border Ethereal, and vice versa, yet it can't affect or be affected by anything on the other plane.
Horrifying Visage: Each non-undead creature within 60 ft. of the ghost that can see it must succeed on a DC 13 Wisdom saving throw or be frightened for 1 minute. If the save fails by 5 or more, the target also ages 1d4 x 10 years. A frightened target can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the frightened condition on itself on a success. If a target's saving throw is successful or the effect ends for it, the target is immune to this ghost's Horrifying Visage for the next 24 hours. The aging effect can be reversed with a greater restoration spell, but only within 24 hours of it occurring.
Possession (Recharge 6): One humanoid that the ghost can see within 5 ft. of it must succeed on a DC 13 Charisma saving throw or be possessed by the ghost; the ghost then disappears, and the target is incapacitated and loses control of its body. The ghost now controls the body but doesn't deprive the target of awareness. The ghost can't be targeted by any attack, spell, or other effect, except ones that turn undead, and it retains its alignment, Intelligence, Wisdom, Charisma, and immunity to being charmed and frightened. It otherwise uses the possessed target's statistics, but doesn't gain access to the target's knowledge, class features, or proficiencies.
The possession lasts until the body drops to 0 hit points, the ghost ends it as a bonus action, or the ghost is turned or forced out by an effect like the dispel evil and good spell. When the possession ends, the ghost reappears in an unoccupied space within 5 ft. of the body. The target is immune to this ghost's Possession for 24 hours after succeeding on the saving throw or after the possession ends.
The SendingStone review
The Ghost creature in D&D has a challenge rating of four and can be of any alignment. It has an AC of 11, CHA of 17, and CON of 10. The Ghost is immune to numerous conditions including being charmed, exhausted, grappled, poisoned, and restrained.
Overall, the Ghost is a formidable opponent due to its immunity to so many conditions and is a great choice for DMs looking for a challenging encounter for their players. Its alignment flexibility also allows for customization within the campaign's storyline. However, players may find battling a Ghost frustrating as their attacks may not land due to its high AC and immunity to certain effects.
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