Clockwork Goliath

The gears of this enormous, four-armed mechanical giant shriek and grind in a deafening cacophony as it lumbers forth.

Clockwork Goliath CR 19

XP 204,800
N Gargantuan construct (clockwork)
Init +9; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +0


AC 35, touch 13, flat-footed 28 (+5 Dex, +2 dodge, +22 natural, -4 size)
hp 214 (28d10+60)
Fort +9, Ref +16, Will +9
DR 15/adamantine; Immune construct traits
Weaknesses vulnerable to electricity


Speed 40 ft.
Melee 4 slams +41 (3d6+17)
Ranged cannon +29/+24/+19/+14 (6d6/x4)
Space 20 ft.; Reach 20 ft.
Special Attacks self-destruction, trample (3d6+25, DC 41)


Str 45, Dex 20, Con —, Int —, Wis 11, Cha 1
Base Atk +28; CMB +49; CMD 66
Feats Improved InitiativeB, Lightning ReflexesB
SQ swift reactions, winding


Cannon (Ex)

One of a goliath’s arms ends in a cannon. The goliath may use this as one of its four slam attacks, or it can use it to fire cannonballs. A cannon has a range increment of 100 feet, and deals 6d6 points of bludgeoning and piercing damage on a hit with a x4 critical modifier. A clockwork goliath’s cannon can hold up to 12 cannonballs—reloading a single cannonball is a standard action.

Self-Destruction (Su)

When a goliath’s hit points are reduced to 10% its total (21 hp for most clockwork goliaths) or less but still above 0, it self-destructs on its next turn, bursting in an explosion of metal scraps and steam that deals 12d6 points of slashing damage plus 12d6 points of fire damage to all creatures within a 20-foot-radius burst. A successful DC 24 Reflex save halves the damage. The save is Constitution-based.


Environment any
Organization solitary, pair, or siege (3-6)
Treasure none

The thunderous clockwork goliath is easily recognized as the epitome of technology created to destroy. The exact nature of a clockwork goliath’s “hands” varies—they all resolve as slam attacks in melee combat, though.

The clockwork goliath towers over most creatures and buildings; standing at a height of 45 feet, it weighs over 100 tons.

Clockwork Goliath Construction

The clockwork goliath is one of the most difficult of its kind to create. The creator must start with crafted clockwork pieces worth 20,000 gp.

CL 18th; Price 300,000 gp


Feats Craft Construct, Gunsmithing; Spells animate objects, geas/quest, and limited wish; Special creator must be at least caster level 18th; Skill Check(s) Craft (clockwork) DC 25; Cost 160,000 gp

Section 15: Copyright Notice

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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