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Clay Golem

Clay Golem

Large construct
Challenge
9

STR
5
DEX
−1
CON
4
INT
−4
WIS
−1
CHA
−5

133
14d10+56
16
Soak
2
Fort
+5
Ref
+3
Will
−2
Defense note natural armor
Damage immunities acid, poison, psychic; bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from attacks that aren’t adamantine

Speed 4 m.
Skills Insight −1 (10), Perception −1 (10)
Senses darkvision 10 m.
Languages understands the languages of its creator but can’t speak

Acid Absorption. Whenever the clay golem is subjected to acid damage, it takes no damage and instead regains an amount of health equal to the acid damage dealt.

Berserk. Whenever the clay golem starts its turn with half its health or less, it goes berserker. On each of its turns while berserk, the clay golem attacks the nearest creature it can see. If no creature is near enough to move to and attack, the clay golem attacks an object, with preference for an object smaller than itself. Once the clay golem goes berserk, it continues to do so until it is destroyed or regains all its health.

The clay golem’s creator, if within 10 meters of the clay golem, can try to calm it by speaking firmly and persuasively. The clay golem must be able to hear its creator, who must use an action to make a Difficulty 16 Persuasion check. If the check succeeds, the clay golem ceases being berserk. If it takes damage while still at half its health or less, the clay golem might go berserk again.

Immutable Form. The clay golem is immune to any spell or effect that would alter its form.

Magic Resistance. The clay golem has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.

Magic Weapons. The clay golem’s weapon attacks are magical.

Maneuvers. The clay golem uses maneuvers (maneuver save Difficulty 17). It has 17 stamina dice which are d8s, a dice limit of 3, regains all expended stamina dice when it finishes a long rest, and regains half its total stamina dice when it finishes a short rest. It knows the following maneuvers:

1 stamina die: bonecrush, debilitating crush, disorient, hammer through, hammering blow, knockback, spring attack

2 stamina dice: tremoring strike

Actions (2)

Slam. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit. Hit: 16 (2d10 + 5) bludgeoning damage. If the target is a creature, it must succeed on a Difficulty 17 Fortitude saving throw or have its maximum health reduced by an amount equal to the damage taken. The target dies if this attack reduces its maximum health to 0. The reduction lasts until removed by the restoration spell augmented to greater restoration or other magic.

Haste (Recharge 5–6). Until the end of its next turn, the clay golem is hasted 4.

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Maneuvers

As an action, make a melee weapon attack that deals bludgeoning damage to crush the creature’s skeletal structure.

On a hit, add the stamina die to the attack’s damage and the creature must succeed on a Fortitude saving throw or it is slowed 1 until the end of its next turn.

On a critical hit, add twice as much damage.

On a miss by 4 or less, add half as much damage.

Enhance
You can augment this maneuver with the following options, expending stamina dice for each option.
  • You can increase the damage for each additional stamina die expended and the slowed level by 1 for every two additional stamina die expended.

  • You can expend 1 additional stamina die so the creature is slowed for 1 minute/stamina die. A creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

As an action, make a melee weapon attack with a weapon that deals bludgeoning damage to debilitate the creature.

On a hit, add the stamina die to the attack’s damage and the creature must succeed on a Fortitude saving throw or it only deals half damage until the end of its next turn..

On a critical hit, add twice as much damage.

On a miss by 4 or less, add half as much damage.

Enhance

You can increase the damage for each additional stamina die expended. This augment also causes the creature to be debilitated for 1 minute/stamina die. At the end of each of its turns, a debilitated creature can repeat the saving throw, ending the effect on itself on a success.

1 minute/stamina die

As an action, make a weapon attack to disorient the creature.

On a hit, add the stamina die to the attack’s damage and the creature must succeed on a Reflex saving throw or it can’t take reactions for the duration.

On a critical hit, add twice as much damage.

On a miss by 4 or less, add half as much damage.

The creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

Enhance
You can augment this maneuver with the following options, expending stamina dice for each option.
  • You can increase the damage for each additional stamina die expended.

  • Stagger. You can expend 1 additional stamina die so the creature is staggered instead of not being able to take reactions, but only until the end of its next turn. You can expend 1 additional stamina die so the creature is staggered for the duration.

  • Incapacitate. You can expend 2 additional stamina die so the creature is incapacitated instead of not being able to take reactions, but only until the end of its next turn.

  • Stun. You can expend 4 additional stamina die so the creature is stunned instead of not being able to take reactions, but only until the end of its next turn.

As an action, make a weapon attack with a melee weapon that deals bludgeoning damage and then hammer through the target. Each creature within 1 meter of the target and within your weapon’s reach must make a Reflex saving throw.

On a failure, it takes bludgeoning damage equal to the stamina die.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

Enhance

You can increase the damage for each additional stamina die expended.

As an action, make a melee weapon attack with a melee weapon that deals bludgeoning damage to smash through armor and bone.

On a hit, add the stamina die to the attack’s damage.

On a critical hit, add twice as much damage.

On a miss by 4 or less, add half as much damage.

Treat the target’s soak as being 2 less than normal.

Enhance
You can augment this maneuver with the following options, expending stamina dice for each option.
  • You can increase the damage and ignore an additional Soak for each additional stamina die expended.

  • Elder Mountain Hammer. You can expend 2 additional stamina dice to ignore damage resistances.

As an action, make a weapon attack to knock the creature back.

On a hit, add the stamina die to the attack’s damage and if the creature is your size or smaller, it must succeed on a Reflex saving throw or you push it 4 meters away from you.

On a critical hit, add twice as much damage.

On a miss by 4 or less, add half as much damage.

Enhance

You can increase the damage, push the creature an additional meter, and target a creature of a larger size for each additional stamina die expended.

As an action, you can use the Dash action. If you move at least 3 meters straight toward a creature, you can make a melee weapon attack against it.

On a hit, add the stamina die to the attack’s damage.

On a critical hit, add twice as much damage.

On a miss by 4 or less, add half as much damage.

Enhance

You can increase the damage for each additional stamina die expended.

As an action, make a melee weapon attack with a weapon that deals bludgeoning damage to cause a tremor to ripple out from the creature. Each creature on the ground other than you within 1 meter of the creature must make a Reflex saving throw.

On a failure, a creature is knocked prone.

Enhance
You can augment this maneuver with the following options, expending stamina dice for each option.
  • You can add the stamina die as bludgeoning damage if the creature fails the saving throw for each additional stamina die expended.

  • You can expend 1 additional stamina dice to increase the area to within 2 meters of the creature.