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Soulbound Shell

This white statue of a bald human is marbled with glowing green veins of energy.

Soulbound Shell CR 12

Source Bestiary 4 pg. 249
XP 19,200
N Medium construct
Init +1; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +15

Defense

AC 26, touch 11, flat-footed 25 (+4 armor, +1 Dex, +11 natural)
hp 132 (15d10+50)
Fort +5, Ref +6, Will +7
DR 10/adamantine and magic; Immune construct traits; SR 23
Weaknesses cemented mind, susceptible to mind-affecting effects

Offense

Speed 30 ft.
Melee mwk dagger +17/+12/+7 (1d4+1/19–20)
Wizard Spells Prepared (CL 12th; concentration +17)
6th—beast shape IV, disintegrate (DC 21)
5th—cloudkill (2, DC 22), dominate person (DC 21), passwall
4th—black tentacles (2), fire shield, shout (DC 19)
3rd—fly, lightning bolt (2, DC 18), stinking cloud (2, DC 20)
2nd—false life (already cast), glitterdust (DC 19), hideous laughter (DC 18), make whole, mirror image
1st—charm person (2, DC 17), expeditious retreat, grease (DC 18), mage armor (already cast), unseen servant
0—acid splash, detect magic, mage hand, read magic

Statistics

Str 13, Dex 13, Con —, Int 20, Wis 10, Cha 13
Base Atk +15; CMB +16; CMD 27
Feats Combat Casting, Craft ConstructB, Greater Spell Focus (conjuration), Improved Iron Will, Iron Will, Skill Focus (Spellcraft), Spell Focus (conjuration), Spell Focus (enchantment), Toughness
Skills Craft (sculptures) +20, Disguise +16, Knowledge (arcana) +20, Knowledge (engineering) +20, Perception +15, Spellcraft +26, Use Magic Device +16
Languages Aklo, Common, Draconic
SQ soul focus

Ecology

Environment any land
Organization solitary or workshop (1 plus 2–8 other constructs)
Treasure standard (mwk dagger, other treasure)

Special Abilities

Cemented Mind (Ex) A soulbound shell can never change its known or prepared spells.

Soul Focus (Su) The soul bound to the shell lives within a gem inside its chest. As long as this soul focus remains intact, it can be used to animate another shell, at the same cost as creating a new soulbound shell, and retains its personality and memories. A soul focus has hardness 8, 12 hit points, and a break DC of 20.

Spells A spellbound shell casts spells as a 12th-level cleric, witch, or wizard, but does not gain any other class abilities.

Susceptible to Mind-Affecting Effects (Ex) A soulbound shell is not immune to mind-affecting effects.

Description

A soulbound shell is the perfected version of a soulbound mannequin, allowing the soul to retain its spellcasting.

Construction

A soulbound shell is constructed from marble, a 5,000 gp gem for the soul focus, and the soul of a willing spellcaster of at least 12th level who dies at the culmination of the creation process and animates the stone shell.

Soulbound Shell

CL 12th; Price 115,000 gp

Construction

Requirements Craft Construct, false life, magic jar, make whole, mnemonic enhancer, stoneskin; Skill Craft (sculpture); Cost 60,000 gp