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Dungeons & Dragons creature
Ashen Husk
Alignment Neutral evil
Type Undead
Source books Sandstorm
First appearance
Image Wizards.com image
Stats OGL stats
This article is based on material by:
TSR, Inc./Wizards of the Coast


In the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game, the Ashen Husk is an undead. They are the animated corpses of those who died of thirst and dehydration while in the desert (contrary to being labelled as animated corpses, however, they are not zombies).

Physical Description Edit

An Ashen Husk resembles a normal zombie or skeleton for the most part, except bone dry. So devoid of fluid they are brown and crumbling, and their flesh so desiccated that it appears nearly skeletal. Accompanying them wherever they go is a dry, sucking heat that makes the air waver, almost as though they bring with them the soul of the waterless desert.

Environment Edit

Ashen Husks of course inhabit the deserts, where who they once were died of thirst, and arose as the undead creature.

Society Edit

Many Ashen Husks died of exposure in the open desert when they became lost without water. Sometimes entire caravans get lost and die of thirst, causing all of them to die and rise as Husks who years later stalk the deserts desperately searching for water.

Combat Edit

Ashen husks slam their foes with bone-hard limbs, but they expose their real threat against living creatures caught in their dehydrating aura that accompanies them. Anyone within 10 feet of a Husk, without making a successful save, takes heat damage and becomes dehydrated, a dangerous combination.

In addition, any creature killed by an Ashen Husk promptly rises shortly after as another Ashen Husk.

Misc Edit

Ashen Husks are neutral evil in alignment.

Ashen Husks appeared in the Sandstorm supplement book.

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