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A death knight was a mighty undead warrior created by gods of death or other malevolent forces. They were most commonly created from evil humanoids who in life had been blackguards, fighters, rangers, barbarians, and even paladins fallen from grace.[1]


A death knight appeared similar to how it appeared in life, but it had a decayed body with rotting flesh and pinpoints of light in place of eyes. A death knight often wore fine clothing and armor, especially capes, as a mark of importance. A death knight struck fear into the hearts of weaker creatures.[1]

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A death night often rode a nightmare into battle and had a variety of undead servants, such as skeletons, wights, zombies. More powerful death knights had more servants.[1]



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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Ed Bonny, Jeff Grubb, Rich Redman, Skip Williams, and Steve Winter (September 2002). Monster Manual II 3rd edition. (TSR, Inc), pp. 207–209. ISBN 07-8692-873-5.

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