You animate a number of dead bodies equal to the MP you spend, puppeting them as if they were marionettes. Animated dead do not possess spiritual energy to act on their volition; the spellcaster must issue commands, otherwise they stand numb and mindless. (The spellcaster may command them while acting otherwise.) For the purposes of this spell, corpses use the spellcaster's stats to act, but have 0 Smart, 0 Defense, and 1 HP, then are permanently destroyed. This spell does not affect undead, and you must concentrate on the working of this spell or else your animated dead are permanently destroyed.