Zombie lords are the fleshy counterparts of skeletal champions—intelligent, cunning, and envious of creatures whose bodies aren't rotting away. Despite their decaying flesh, they are not slow like common zombies, and can easily pursue fleeing prey. Zombie lords are more powerful than common zombies and retain their class levels.
"Zombie lord" is an acquired template that can be added to any corporeal creature (other than undead) that has a minimum Intelligence of 3. This corporeal creature is referred to hereafter as the base creature.
Alignment: Any evil.
Armor Class: Natural armor as per zombie.
Saving Throws: Base save bonuses for racial Hit Dice are Fort +1/3 HD, Ref +1/3 HD, and Will +1/2 HD + 2.
Speed: As zombie.
Attacks: As zombie.
BAB: A zombie lord's BAB for its racial HD is equal to 3/4 its HD.
Feats: A zombie lord gains Toughness as a bonus feat.