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Terra-cotta Soldier

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This perfectly sculpted, finely detailed, life-sized clay figure has a look of fierce determination and a sword clenched in each hand.

Source: Pathfinder

Terra-cotta Soldier CR 6
XP 2,400

N Medium construct

Init +7; Senses Darkvision 60 ft., Low-Light Vision; Perception +8
AC 19, touch 13, flat-footed 16 (+3 Dexterity, +6 natural)

hp 64 (8d10+20)

Fort +2, Ref +5, Will +2

DR 5/bludgeoning; Immune construct traits, fire; SR 17
Speed 30 ft.

Melee longsword +10/+5 (1d8+3/19-20), shortsword +10 (1d6+1/19-20) or 2 slams +11 (1d6+3)

Special Attacks keen weapons, rank fighting
Strength 16, Dexterity 16, Constitution -, Intelligence 1, Wisdom 11, Charisma 1

Base Atk +8; CMB +11; CMD 24

Feats Improved Initiative, Two-Weapon Fighting, Weapon Focus (longsword, shortsword)

Skills Perception +8
Keen Weapons (Su)   After it has engaged in at least 1 round of combat, a terra-cotta soldier’s weapons automatically gain the benefits of keen weapon (CL 6th). This effect persists until the end of the battle.  

Rank Fighting (Ex) Whenever a terra-cotta soldier is adjacent to another terra-cotta soldier, it gains a +2 Dodge bonus to its AC and a +2 bonus on saving throws, attack rolls, and damage rolls.
Environment any

Organization solitary, troop (3-12), or army (13+)

Treasure incidental (longsword, shortsword, other treasure)

Terra-cotta Soldier

A terra-cotta soldier’s body is made from 600 pounds of clay, fired with rare and magical glazes worth 500 gp.

CL 9th; Price 19,000 gp


Craft Construct, animate objects, cat’s grace, geas/quest, keen edge, creator must be caster level 9th; Skill Craft (pottery) or Craft (sculptures) DC 14; Cost 10,000 gp

A terra-cotta soldier is crafted from clay and fired into ceramic, and is usually sculpted to resemble an armored human soldier, although terra-cotta soldiers resembling other races, such as bajang, tengus, or even demons and oni, are also common. Terra-cotta soldiers are often created to guard the tomb of powerful rulers, standing in silent ranks to guard their liege even after his or her death. These soldiers stand vigil for centuries, animating only to defend the tomb and its riches from tomb robbers. Terra-cotta soldiers are typically painted with colored lacquer, though this decoration is often worn away from use or faded with age. A terra-cotta soldier stands 6 feet tall and weighs 600 pounds.

Section 15: Copyright Notice – Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 3

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 3, © 2011, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors Jesse Benner, Jason Bulmahn, Adam Daigle, James Jacobs, Michael Kenway, Rob McCreary,
Patrick Renie, Chris Sims, F. Wesley Schneider, James L. Sutter, and Russ Taylor, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, and Skip Williams.

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