You may examine a dead creature to figure out what killed it. For every 5 points that the autopsy check exceeds the DC you can determine additional details about the death. For example; if an autopsy was performed on a creature killed by an obvious stab wound and the result is a 12, the coroner can determine that the instrument was an iron knife and the knife was 6 inches long. If they had rolled a 15 then they would have picked up the slight angle to the wound which illustrated that the attacker was also right handed.
|Cause of Death||DC|
|Environmental (fire, suffocation)||5|
|Spell with Visible Effects||10|
|Spell with no Visible Effects||20|
|per day since the creature’s death||+5|
From Complete Adventurer's alternate use for Heal skill.