Originally Posted by Mephibosheth
I had thought about this and haven't completely made up my mind. On the one hand, it's always good to inject some variety into the campaign so that the players don't get bored. I definitely don't want to hear, "oh no another zombie *sigh* I'm so scared" in a deadpan that belies the words, so I'll definitely mix things up a little bit. On the other hand, "elite" or "evolved" zombies have always struck me as somewhat arbitrary. If some zombies can be this way, why aren't all the zombies more powerful? What causes the mutation? So, I guess my jury's still out on this one, though it's definitely something I'm considering.
Maybe that's why they eat the flesh of the living? They convert the devoured flesh into magical energy that powers their evolutions.
Granted, I'm just throwing out ideas here. I don't particularly care for evolved zombies, either.