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Angelic Guardian

This brass statue is sculpted in the shape of an angel with metal wings, and its halo takes the form of a burning crown.

Angelic Guardian CR 5

Source Magnimar, City of Monuments pg. 52
XP 1,600
N Medium construct
Init +2; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +0

Defense

AC 18, touch 12, flat-footed 16 (+2 Dex, +6 natural)
hp 53 (6d10+20)
Fort +2, Ref +4, Will +2
Defensive Abilities deflective wings; DR 5/adamantine; Immune construct traits, fire

Offense

Speed 30 ft., fly 60 ft. (average)
Melee 2 slams +10 (1d6+4), 2 wings +5 (1d4+2)
Special Attacks breath weapon (60-ft. line, 6d6 fire damage, Reflex DC 13 half, usable every 1d4 rounds)

Statistics

Str 18, Dex 15, Con —, Int —, Wis 11, Cha 1
Base Atk +6; CMB +10; CMD 22
Languages Common (cannot speak)
SQ metallic feathers

Ecology

Environment any urban (Magnimar)
Organization solitary, assembly (2–4), or choir (5–8)
Treasure none

Special Abilities

Deflective Wings (Ex) As a standard action, an angelic guardian can spread its wings and protect a single adjacent creature from the next ranged attack. The next time the protected creature would normally be hit with an attack from a ranged attack, the attack is instead deflected and the protected creature takes no damage. An angelic guardian can only deflect one ranged attack per turn in this way. This effect lasts until the angelic guardian’s next turn or until the protected creature leaves its square, whichever comes first.

Metallic Feathers (Ex) An angelic guardian’s wings are honed to razor-sharp edges, and attacks with them deal slashing damage instead of bludgeoning damage.

Description

Those toiling in the Golemworks of Magnimar provide myriad goods to their buyers, but perhaps none are so popular as the highly sought-after angelic guardian. Nobles, entrepreneurs, and wealthy paranoiacs alike purchase angelic guardians to serve as their personal protectors. Though inspired by Varisian depictions of angelic beings, these metallic beings are not truly from another plane, but are instead merely stylized automatons designed to watch over and protect their masters. They can be found throughout much of the Summit, where they line aristocrats’ gardens and stand stoically for days or even weeks without moving, their burning halos the only feature suggestive of animation.

Angelic guardians can be forged from various substances, though their bodies are typically made from brass and their wings from steel. Angelic guardians stand nearly 7 feet tall and weigh 2,000 pounds.

Construction

An angelic guardian is made from 2,000 pounds of metal that is treated with unguents and ointments worth 2,000 gp.

Angelic Guardian
CL 9th; Price 22,000 gp
Requirements Craft Construct, mage armor, scorching ray, creator must be caster level 10th; Skill Craft (sculpture) or Knowledge (engineering) DC 15; Cost 12,000 gp