Animate Corpse

Animate Corpse
Necromancy [Evil]
Level: Clr 1, Sor/Wiz 1
V, S, M
Casting Time:
1 round
Range: Close (25ft +5ft/level)
Target: One corpse
Duration: Concentration
Saving Throw: None
Spell Resistance: No

You cause the corpse of one Medium or Small creature to rise up like a zombie. So long as you concentrate this zombie remains under your control, and may act, move, and attack as normal for a zombie of the creature’s size and type. If you stop concentrating or your concentration is broken, the body immediately becomes an inanimate corpse again, limply falling to the ground in whatever square it was in when your concentration ceased. You may only control a zombie with hit dice equal to or less than your caster level + 2 (to a maximum of 11 hit dice).

Material Component: Two pieces of string, which are suspended from your hands and manipulated like a marionette puppet.