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Stone Defender

Stone Defender

Medium construct
Challenge
4

STR
4
DEX
0
CON
3
INT
−4
WIS
0
CHA
−5

52
7d8+21
20
Soak
2
Fort
+4
Ref
+3
Will
−1
Defense note natural armor, shield
Damage vulnerabilities concussion
Damage immunities poison; bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from attacks that aren’t adamantine

Speed 5 m.
Skills Insight +0 (11), Perception +0 (11)
Senses darkvision 10 m.
Languages understands one language of its creator but can’t speak

False Appearance. While the stone defender remains motionless against an uneven earthen or stone surface, it is indistinguishable from that surface.

Magic Resistance. The stone defender has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.

Maneuvers. The stone defender uses maneuvers (maneuver save Difficulty 14). It has 8 stamina dice which are d8s, a dice limit of 2, 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: block blow, bonecrush, covering strike, debilitating crush, disorient, goading strike, grapple, hammer through, hammering blow, knockback, sacrifice, shield bash, spring attack, trip, unwavering mark

2 stamina dice: disarm, tremoring strike, vengeance

Actions (2)

Slam. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit. Hit: 11 (2d6 + 4) bludgeoning damage.

Forest, Grassland, Hill, Mountainmtof

Maneuvers

As a reaction, which you use when you or a creature that you can see within 1 meter of you is hit by an attack that you can see, you can block the blow with your shield or weapon. Roll a d3 and add the result to your Defense or an adjacent ally’s Defense against the triggering attack. You can do so after the roll but before any effects of the roll occur.

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.

1 minute/stamina die

As an action, make a weapon attack to force the creature on the defensive, buying your allies critical seconds.

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 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 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.

1 minute/stamina die

As an action, make a melee weapon attack to goad the creature into attacking you.

On a hit, add the stamina die to the attack’s damage and the creature must succeed on a Will saving throw or it has disadvantage on any attack roll that doesn’t target you 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 increase the damage for each additional stamina die expended.

As an action, make a melee weapon attack and a Brawn check to grapple the creature.

Enhance

You can add the stamina die to the attack’s damage (add half on a miss by 4 or less) for each additional stamina die expended.

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 a reaction, which you use when a creature within 1 meter of you hits another creature with an attack roll or is hit by an attack roll, you can cause that attack to target you instead.

As an action, make a weapon attack and simultaneously bash a creature within 1 meter with your shield. The creature must make a Reflex saving throw.

On a failure, it takes bludgeoning damage equal to the stamina die and can’t take reactions until the end of its next turn. If the creature is your size or smaller, you can push the target up to 1 meter away from you or push it to the side.

On a success, it takes 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, target a creature of a larger size, and push the creature an additional meter 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.

  • Stun. You can expend 4 additional stamina die so the creature is stunned instead of not being able to take reactions.

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 and a Brawn check to Trip.

Enhance

You can add the stamina die to the attack’s damage (add half on a miss by 4 or less) for each additional stamina die expended.

1 minute/stamina die

As an action, make a weapon attack to menace the creature, foiling its attacks and punishing them for harming others.

On a hit, add the stamina die to the attack’s damage and the creature must succeed on a Will saving throw or it is marked by you for the duration. While marked, you have advantage on opportunity attacks against the target and the target has disadvantage on any attack roll that doesn’t target you.

On a critical hit, add twice as much damage.

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

The effect ends if you are incapacitated, someone else marks the creature, you attack or damage any other creature, if you cast a spell or use a spell that targets a hostile creature other than the target, if a creature friendly to you damages the target or casts a harmful spell on it, or if you end your turn more than 5 meters away from the target.

Enhance

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

As an action, make a melee weapon attack with a weapon to disarm the creature.

On a hit, add one stamina die to the attack’s damage and the creature must succeed on a Reflex saving throw, which it does with advantage if it is holding the item with two or more hands, or it drops one item of your choice that it’s holding.

If the saving throw fails by 5 or more, the object lands in a space within 1 meter of the creature, otherwise the object lands at its feet.

When a creature tries to interact with an object in a space occupied by a hostile creature it must use an action to make a Brawn or Nimbleness (its choice) check contested by the hostile creature’s Brawn or Nimbleness check (its choice). If the creature attempting to interact with the object wins the contest, it can interact with the object.

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.

As a reaction, which you use when a creature hits a creature other than you with an attack, you can visit vengeance on the creature. You can make a melee weapon attack against the creature.

Enhance

You can add the stamina die to the attack’s damage (add half on a miss by 4 or less) for each additional stamina die expended.