Zombies are living corpses, returned to life to do evil.

Sinister necromantic magic infuses the remains of the dead, causing them to rise as zombies that do their creator’s bidding without fear or hesitation. They move with a jerky, uneven gait, clad in the moldering apparel they wore when put to rest, and carrying the stench of decay.

Being basically animated hunks of meat, already once dead, it can be difficult to dispatch a zombie. They often shrug off minor wounds, requiring a truly mighty blow (or the interference of the divine) to force them to stop moving and return to the dirt.