Clockwork Guardian

This human-shaped construct has a helm-like head with a single crystalline eye. One arm ends in a large shield-like sheet of metal.

Clockwork Guardian CR 8

XP 4,800
N Medium construct (clockwork)
Init +6; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +0


AC 22, touch 14, flat-footed 18 (+2 Dex, +2 dodge, +6 natural, +2 shield)
hp 85 (10d10+30)
Fort +3, Ref +7, Will +3
Defensive Abilities barrier; DR 5/adamantine; Immune construct traits
Weaknesses vulnerable to electricity


Speed 20 ft.
Melee shield bash +19/+14 (1d6+9), slam +14 (1d4+4) or 2 slams +19 (1d4+9)


Str 28, Dex 14, Con —, Int —, Wis 11, Cha 1
Base Atk +10; CMB +19; CMD 33
Feats Improved InitiativeB, Improved Shield BashB, Lightning ReflexesB, ToughnessB
SQ difficult to create, shield expert, swift reactions, winding


Barrier (Su)

Once per day as a swift action, a clockwork guardian can unfold its shield to form a metal barrier up to 5 feet wide and 10 feet tall. This duplicates the effects of a wall of iron spell, save for the smaller size of the created wall. After using this ability, the clockwork guardian loses its shield bonus and shield bash attack, but it gains two slam attacks as primary attacks. The clockwork guardian’s shield rebuilds itself automatically 24 hours after it uses this ability. Multiple clockwork guardians can work together to create a larger barrier, each new metal barrier merging seamlessly with an existing one. Once created, a clockwork guardian’s barrier lasts for 24 hours before crumbling.

Shield Expert (Su)

A clockwork guardian carries a heavy shield that cannot be disarmed or sundered. Its programming grants it proficiency in the shield’s use and Improved Shield Bash as a bonus feat. The clockwork guardian’s shield bash deals damage as if it were one size category larger than normal (1d6 points for a Medium clockwork guardian).


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

Clockwork guardians are dedicated to the art of defense. They work best when they operate in small groups, under orders to defend specific locations from intruders. Their standard operating procedure is to force foes out of their respective holdings by use of overwhelming force.

A clockwork guardian is 7 feet tall and weighs 750 pounds.

Clockwork Guardian Construction

The creator of a clockwork guardian must start with crafted clockwork pieces worth 2,000 gp.

CL 12th; Price 50,000 gp


Feats Craft Construct, Shield Proficiency; Spells geas/quest, fabricate, and wall of iron; Special creator must be at least caster level 12th; Skill Check(s) Craft (clockwork) DC 20; Cost 26,000 gp

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 6 © 2017, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Robert Brookes, Benjamin Bruck, John Compton, Paris Crenshaw, Adam Daigle, Crystal Frasier, James Jacobs, Thurston Hillman, Tim Hitchcock, Brandon Hodge, Jason Keeley, Isabelle Lee, Jason Nelson, Tim Nightengale, F. Wesley Schneider, David Schwartz, Mark Seifter, Todd Stewart, Josh Vogt, and Linda Zayas-Palmer.

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