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Retriever

Retriever

Large construct
Challenge
14

STR
6
DEX
4
CON
5
INT
−4
WIS
0
CHA
−3

210
20d10+100
23
Soak
2
Fort
+10
Ref
+10
Will
+3
Defense note natural armor
Damage immunities necrotic, poison, psychic; bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from attacks that aren’t adamantine
Condition immunities charmed, diseased, exhausted, frightened, paralyzed, poisoned

Speed 8 m., climb 8 m.
Skills Arcana +1 (12), Insight +0 (11), Perception +5 (16), Stealth +9 (20)
Senses blindsight 5 m., darkvision 10 m.
Languages understands Abyssal, Elvish, and Undercommon but can’t speak

Faultless Tracker. The retriever is given a quarry by its master. The quarry can be a specific creature or object the master is personally acquainted with, or it can be a general type of creature or object the master has seen before. The retriever knows the direction and distance to its quarry as long as the two of them are on the same plane of existence. The retriever can have only one such quarry at a time. The retriever also always knows the location of its master.

Maneuvers. The retriever uses maneuvers (maneuver save DC 19). It has 20 stamina dice which are d8s, a dice limit of 5, 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: bloodletting blade, cripple, feint, hamstring, nimble, parry, spring attack, sprint, uncanny dodge, vault

2 stamina dice: frenzy, slashing blades, slice tendon

Spellcasting. The retriever uses Arcana (Wis) to cast spells (spell save DC 13, +5 to hit with spell attacks). It has 7 mana, a mana limit of 3, regains all expended mana when it finishes a long rest and regains half its total mana (rounded up) when it finishes a short rest. It knows the following spells:

1 mana: disintegrate, force barrier, force shield, teleport

2 mana: web

3/day: plane shift (self only and up to one incapacitated creature)

Actions (3)

Foreleg (2/turn). Melee Weapon Attack: +11 to hit, reach 2 m. Hit: 15 (2d8 + 6) slashing damage.

Paralyzing Beam (Recharge 5–6). The retriever targets one creature it can see within 10 meters of it. The target must succeed on a DC 18 Fortitude saving throw or be paralyzed for 1 minute. The paralyzed target can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

If the paralyzed creature is Medium or smaller, the retriever can pick it up as part of the retriever’s move and walk or climb with it at full speed.

Desert, Forest, Underdarkmtof

Maneuvers

1 minute/stamina die

As an action, you can make a melee weapon attack with a light or finesse weapon that deals piercing or slashing damage in an attempt to administer a dozen precise cuts, causing the creature to bleed. Add the stamina die to the attack’s damage (add half if you miss by 4 or less). On a hit, the creature is bleeding for the duration.

At the start of each of its turns while bleeding, the creature must succeed on a Fortitude saving throw or it loses health equal to the stamina die. On a success, the effect end.

If the creature regains health while bleeding, the bleeding ends.

This has no effect on any creature that cannot bleed or lose a vital liquid substance.

Enhance

You can increase both damages for each additional stamina die expended.

1 minute/stamina die

As an action, you can make a melee weapon attack in an attempt to cripple it. Add the stamina die to the attack’s damage (add half if you miss by 4 or less). On a hit, the creature must succeed on a Fortitude saving throw or it is slowed 1 for the duration.

A 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 increase the damage for each additional stamina die expended and the slowed level by 1 for every two additional stamina die expended.

As an action, you can make a melee weapon attack along with a deceptive or pretended blow, thrust, or other movement. Add the stamina die to the attack’s damage (add half if you miss by 4 or less). On a hit, make a Deception check opposed by the creature’s passive Insight or you have advantage on your next melee weapon attack roll against that creature before the end of your next turn.

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.

  • You can expend 3 additional stamina dice to have advantage on all attack rolls against the creature if the attack is made before the start of your next turn.

1 minute/stamina die

As an action, you can make a melee weapon attack that deals slashing damage in an attempt to cripple the creature. Add the stamina die to the attack’s damage (add half if you miss by 4 or less). On a hit, the creature must succeed on a Fortitude saving throw or it is slowed 1 for the duration.

A 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 increase the damage for each additional stamina die expended and the slowed level by 1 for every two additional stamina die expended.

As a reaction, which you use when an enemy moves within 1 meter of you, you can move up to half your speed without provoking opportunity attacks.

As a reaction, which you use when you are hit by a weapon attack that you can see, you can block the blow with a melee weapon you wield. Roll a d3 and add the result to your Defense against the triggering attack. You can do so after the roll but before any effects of the roll occur.

Enhance
You can augment this maneuver with the following options, expending stamina dice for each option.
  • You can expend 2 additional stamina dice to roll 2d3.

  • You can expend 4 additional stamina dice to roll 3d3.

As an action, you can use the Dash action. If you move at least 4 meters straight toward a creature, you can make a melee weapon attack against it. Add the stamina die to the attack’s damage (add half if you miss by 4 or less).

Enhance

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

As an action, you can use the Dash action twice. You also have advantage on Athletics checks to jump.

As a reaction, which you use when you are hit by an attack that you can see or when you make a Reflex saving throw, you spin gracefully away, avoiding the swing or effect. Roll a d3 and add the result your Defense against the triggering attack or to your Reflex saving throw. You can do so after the roll but before any effects of the roll occur.

Enhance
You can augment this maneuver with the following options, expending stamina dice for each option.
  • You can expend 2 additional stamina dice to roll 2d3.

  • You can expend 4 additional stamina dice to roll 3d3.

As a reaction, which you use when a creature misses you with a melee weapon attack, you can maneuver yourself into a more advantageous position. You can move up to half your speed without provoking opportunity attacks and add half the stamina die’s result to the attack’s damage roll on your next attack roll before the end of your next turn.

Enhance

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

As an action, you can make a melee weapon attack against two different creatures.

Enhance

You can attack an additional creature for each additional stamina die expended.

As an action, you can use the Dash action. During your Dash, if you move within 1 meter of a creature, you can make a melee weapon attack against that creature. You can only attack one creature you pass.

Enhance

You can attack an additional creature you pass for every two additional stamina die expended, but you can only attack each creature once.

1 minute/stamina die

As an action, you can make a melee weapon attack with a light or finesse weapon in an attempt to slice the creature’s tendon. Add one stamina die to the attack’s damage (add half if you miss by 4 or less). On a hit, the creature must succeed on a Fortitude saving throw or it is slowed 1 for the duration and while affected it loses health equal to one of the stamina dice for every meter it travels.

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

This has no effect on any creature that cannot bleed or lose a vital liquid substance.

Enhance

You can increase the damage for each additional stamina die expended and the slowed level by 1 for every two additional stamina die expended.