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    Pixie in the Playground

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    Default Dracolich Grisgol?

    Would it be possible to use a Dracolich's phylactery to make a Grisgol?

    A Dracolich does have different abilities compared to regular humanoid Liches. Would that affect the resulting Grisgol's powers/abilities? Or would I have to homebrew a variant Grisgol?

    The specific Dracolich phylactery does have a ton of enchantments on it, so we don't know what to expect from it; I've seen this one inflict negative energy damage, inflict fear, and even exert power despite being inside a Bag of Holding, so who know what else it can do. The enchantments would make destroying it nigh-impossible. My DM is anticipating we would make every effort to destroy it, but turning it into a Grisgol under our control would throw a wrench into his plan by giving us a powerful minion.
    We know the specific Dracolich was an extremely powerful Blue Dragon (likely an advanced one that reached Colossal+size and the high CR associated with it; possibly also has 12 levels of Dragon Ascendant, so Rank 0 Deity).

    That is the context for my question. Would making a Grisgol out of such a phylactery be worthwhile?
    Last edited by TheNerfGuy; 2019-09-22 at 06:27 PM.

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    Default Re: Dracolich Grisgol?

    Grisgol for reference.

    I'd allow it with the standard Grisgol. The Paralyzing Touch ability of a Grisgol is already closer to that of a Dracolich than a standard Lich. By strict RAW, it might not work, but any argument to that effect strikes me as pointless and pedantic.

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    Orc in the Playground

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    Default Re: Dracolich Grisgol?

    I would also just make it a standard Grisgol.

    That said, the (Draco)lich is supposed to be basically helpless in the phylactery, as far as I know (other than its ability to possess dragon/reptile corpses), so I'd be prepared for this to go horribly, terribly wrong even though the Grisgol is supposed to be mindless and obey its creator without question.
    Last edited by Silvercrys; 2019-09-23 at 10:41 AM.

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