Spectral trolls were, by far, the most intelligent types of trolls, and were intellectually superior to most other creatures. They were among the tallest standing trolls, with their average height being 10 ft (3.0 m). They had inky skin and hair. These undead trolls shared many similarities with their normal kin, such as having a carnivorous diet, and having a chaotic evil disposition.
In sunlight, the trolls faded out of view, but were not harmed. Instead, when the area became dark, such as close to nightfall, the trolls would reappear. Such a trick would often help these undead creatures escape imprisonment.
These troll wraiths only took material form during the night, or other areas of darkness. Undead were tormented by the memories of their former life, and this was no different for spectral trolls. As such, they roamed dark forests, looking for any living creatures to kill.
In combat, spectral trolls utilized similar attack methods to normal trolls, such as using their sharp claws and powerful arms to maul foes. These intelligent giants could also handle many combatants at once, proving to be difficult opponents. If a humanoid was slain by a spectral troll, they would become a specter themselves, unless a ritual ceremony was carried out.
Unlike most other trolls, those of the spectral type did not form groups or tribes. Instead, they wandered around alone, often haunting forests at night.
- Video games
- Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
- Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal
- Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 Doug Stewart (June 1993). Monstrous Manual. (TSR, Inc), pp. 349–351. ISBN 1-5607-6619-0.
- ↑ BioWare (September 2000). Designed by James Ohlen, Kevin Martens. Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn. Black Isle Studios.
- ↑ BioWare (June 2001). Designed by Kevin Martens. Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal. Black Isle Studios.
- ↑ Beamdog (March 2016). Designed by Philip Daigle, et al. Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear. Beamdog.