Clockwork Priest

Clockwork Priest CR 11

XP 12,800
N Medium construct (clockwork)
Init +10; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +4


AC 25, touch 18, flat-footed 17 (+6 Dex, +2 dodge, +7 natural)
hp 119 (18d10+20)
Fort +6, Ref +14, Will +10; Immune construct traits
Weaknesses vulnerable to electricity


Speed 30 ft.
Melee 4 slams +21 (1d4+3)
Special Attacks domain magic
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 11th; concentration +6)

Domain Artifice


Str 17, Dex 22, Con —, Int —, Wis 18, Cha 1
Base Atk +18; CMB +21; CMD 39
Feats Improved InitiativeB, Lightning ReflexesB
SQ difficult to create, swift reactions, winding


Domain Magic (Su)

The crystal embedded into a clockwork priest’s chest serves as a divine focus, granting it a number of spell-like abilities (CL 11th). The spells it can use are determined by its cleric domain and whether the creator instilled positive or negative energy into the creation. Once chosen, the domain and type of energy cannot be changed.

A clockwork priest can cast either cure or inflict spells (depending on the energy it was instilled with at creation) of 1st through 3rd levels, as well as the spells granted by its chosen domain up to 3rd level. It can cast 1st-level spells at will, 2nd-level spells three times per day, and 3rd-level spells once per day. The save DCs are Wisdom-based.


Environment any
Organization solitary, pair, or clergy (3–8)
Treasure none

This four-armed clockwork construct has a glowing crystal globe as a head and a shining crystal set into its chest.

A clockwork priest combines raw divine energy with clockwork engineering through an integrated divine focus nestled in its chest. Through divine conduits and specially sanctified parts, these creations act as vessels of divinities, granting them a reservoir of divine energy they can use to generate spell effects. They often serve as healers, offering aid to the afflicted and to those ravaged in battle. Because of their unwavering loyalty to their deities, clockwork priests are willing to sacrifice themselves for their missions.

Within a church, clockwork priests serve as assistants and aides, carrying out commands with unquestioned loyalty. While rare, churches staffed entirely by clockwork priests do exist.


The creator of a clockwork priest must start with a diamond worth 5,000 gp as well as created clockwork pieces worth 5,000 gp.


CL 12th; Price 95,000 gp

Feats Craft Construct; Spells animate objects, geas/quest, limited wish; CL 12th; Class Features channel energy; Skill Check(s) Craft (clockwork) DC 22; Cost 52,500 gp.

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Mechanical Monsters © 2023, Legendary Games; Authors: Jason Nelson, Tom Phillips, Mike D. Welham, Matt Goodall, Alex Riggs, Matt Daley.

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