Creature Templates

Creature templates are a quick and easy way to apply new powers to existing creatures, often changing them in ways that drastically modify their tactics and place in a game world. While most are intended for the GM to apply to monsters, PCs are sometimes permitted to take templates. Many of the templates on this page originally appeared in Pathways (a free monthly e-zine by Rite Publishing), the Book of Monster Templates (also by Rite Publishing), or Bloodforge (a book of crossblooded races by Dreamscarred Press).

Template Name CR Change
Accursed Creature CR -1/2
Agent of Chaos Creature CR +2
Amber Creature CR +1
Avaricious Creature CR +3
Avatar of Love Creature CR +2
Aware Arcana CR Varies
Beast Whisperer Creature CR +1
Betrayer Creature CR +1
Bipedal Creature CR +2
Bladeleaf Creature CR +1
Blood Magic Creature CR +2
Bloody Maw Creature CR +1
Body Jumper Creature CR +3
Boundfury Creature CR +2
Cataclysmic Creature Becomes CR 25
Chine Creature CR +3
Civilized Creature CR +1
Corruptor Creature CR +1
Daikaiju Creature CR +20
Dark Tapestry Creature CR +2
Darkseed Creature CR +2
Deadly Prankster Creature CR +3
Deep Dragon Creature CR +2
Despiser Creature CR +2
Dichotomous Creature CR +1
Distortion Creature CR +3
Divine Champion Creature CR +2
Drachenchor Creature CR +3
Dread Banshee Creature CR +3
Dread Crucifixion Spirit Creature CR +3
Dread Phantom Armor Creature CR +2
Dread Revenant Creature CR +2
Dread Revenant Creature (Alternate) CR +2?
Dread Sayona Creature CR +3
Dreaded Creature CR +2
Dream Killer Creature CR +2
Earthbound Creature CR +2
Eldritch Spawn Creature CR +3
Entropy-Infused Creature CR +1
Envious Creature CR +2
Envious Creature (Alternate) CR +3
Erudite Strangler Creature CR +2
Eternal Creature CR +1
Exemplar Creature CR +3
False Idol Creature CR +2
Funerary Golem Creature CR +2
Gallows Creature CR +2
Gluttonous Creature CR +1
Grandmaster Creature CR +4
Half-Doppelganger Creature CR +1
Half-Elemental Creature CR +Varies
Half-Medusa Creature CR +2
Template Name CR Change
Half-Rakshasa Creature CR +Varies
Hatemonger Creature CR +2
Havenfury Creature CR +Varies
Heartless Creature CR +1
Hellfire Creature CR +2
Hero Killer Creature CR +5
Hiveskin Creature CR +2
Hoard-Bonded Creature CR +2
Iron Lich Creature CR +2
Irresistible Creature CR +1
Jagganath Creature CR +3
Jaunting Creature CR +2
Kingkiller Creature CR +3
Lostling Creature CR +2
Lusting Creature CR +2
Mad Harlequin Creature CR +3
Many-Angled Creature CR +1
Maestrolich Creature CR +2
Mythic Creature CR +2
Nigh-Invulnerable Creature CR +2
Phalanx Creature CR +Varies
Phlogiston Construct Creature CR +0
Phrenic Spawn Creature CR +2
Poison Dragon Creature CR +2
Positive-Energy Creature CR +2
Prideful Creature CR +2
Protean Attractor Creature CR +Varies
Protector Creature CR +1
Pyroclastic Creature CR +1
Quadrupedal Creature CR +2
Red Jester Creature CR +2
Ritefury Creature CR +2
Ruination Creature CR +2
Rune-Carved Creature CR +2
Soulfire Creature CR +2
Sublime Creature CR +2
Tax Collector Creature CR +2
Tempest Creature CR +Varies
Timebreaker Creature CR +3
Titanblooded Creature CR +Varies
Treasure Hoardling Creature CR +0
Trickster Creature CR +1
Unsighted Creature CR +2
Vindicator Creature CR +3
Void Creature CR +4
Walking Wasteland Creature CR +2
Walking Weapon Creature CR +0
Watchmen Creature CR +2
Weapon Construct Creature CR +Varies
Whispering Phantasm Creature CR +2
Witchfire Creature CR +3
Wrathful Creature CR +1
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