A Spectre

Uncommon in Middle-earth, Specters were cold, white, incorporeal figures akin to Ghosts. Victims killed by Specters frequently become Specters themselves. The Balrog of Moria, for instance, had his minions throw captives into caverns and pits known to be haunted by these creatures.

The Specters' need for energy was so great that even the lesser kind drained greatly on their victim's constitution. They could not be affected by nonmagical weapons because of their insubstantial nature. The Specters of Moria were able to cast Shock Bolts, in addition to their energydraining abilities.