This creature appears as a powerfully constructed minotaur, twice the size of a normal human, and carved of obsidian. Its hands end in slightly over-sized claws and its feet are splayed hooves. Small pinpoints of bluish light can be seen in its eyes.
|Obsidian Minotaur||CR 9|
Str 22, Dex 10, Con –, Int –, Wis 11, Cha 1
Base Atk +12; CMB +19; CMD 29
As a free action, once every 1d4+1 rounds, an obsidian minotaur can expel a cloud of gas directly in front of it. The cloud fills a 10-ft. cube and lasts for 1 round before dispersing. Any creature in the area must succeed on a DC 16 Fortitude save or take 1d4 points of Dexterity damage. The save DC is Constitution-based.
The claws of an obsidian minotaur deal 1d6 points of fire damage each time they hit. A creature hit must succeed on a DC 16 Reflex save or take 1d6 points of fire damage for 1d4+1 rounds as clothes ignite and armor becomes searing hot. The save DC is Constitution-based.
- A transmute rock to mud spell slows it (as the slow spell) for 2d6 rounds, with no saving throw, while transmute mud to rock heals all of its hit points.
- A stone to flesh spell does not actually change the obsidian minotaur’s structure but negates its damage reduction and immunity to magic for 1 full round.
The obsidian minotaur is often employed by spellcasters as a guardian or killer and can be found performing such tasks. When employed as an assassin, the obsidian minotaur is quite effective, first striking fear into the heart of its opponent and then slaying it with no thought or consequence.
An obsidian minotaur stands 12 feet tall and weighs roughly 2,000 pounds.
As a guardian, the obsidian minotaur activates when trespassers enter an area it is programmed to protect. As an assassin, it actively hunts down the targeted victim. The creature attacks with its powerful claws, slashing and ripping its opponent’s flesh. Against powerful foes, it employs its breath weapon.
Obsidian Minotaur from the Tome of Horrors Complete, Copyright 2011, Necromancer Games, Inc., published and distributed by Frog God Games; Author Scott Greene.