Mythic Terra-cotta Soldier

Mythic Terra-cotta Soldier CR 7/MR 3

XP 3,200
N Medium construct (mythic)
Init +7; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +8


AC 22, touch 13, flat-footed 19 (+3 Dex, +9 natural)
hp 94 (8d10+50)
Fort +2; Ref +5; Will +2
Defensive Abilities unending duty; DR 5/bludgeoning and epic; Immune construct traits, fire; SR 20


Speed 30 ft.
Melee longsword +13/+8 (1d8+4/19-20), short sword +13 (1d6+2/19- 20) or 2 slams +12 (1d6+4)
Special Attacks ancient curse, broken legion, mythic power (3/day, surge +1d6), rank fighting, spirit forged


Str 18; Dex 16; Con -; Int 1; Wis 11; Cha 1
Base Atk +8; CMB +12; CMD 25
Feats Improved Initiative, Two Weapon Fighting, Weapon FocusMF (longsword, shortsword)
Skills Perception +8
SQ ancient curse


Ancient Curse (Su)

When a mythic terra-cotta soldier is destroyed, all living creatures within 30 feet take a -4 penalty on attack rolls, saves, ability checks, and skill checks (DC 14 Will negates).

A creature that has been affected by ancient curse cannot be affected again for 24 hours. The save DC is Constitution-based.

Broken Legion (Sp)

A mythic terra-cotta soldier that is on soft ground (dirt, sand, gravel, etc.) may summon 1 non-mythic terra-cotta soldier every 1d4 rounds from broken pieces of terra-cotta buried around them. The summoned terra-cotta soldier takes -2 on all rolls, comes into play with half normal hit points, and disintegrates after 1 minute regardless of how many hit points it has remaining. When creating soldiers with broken legion, a mythic terra-cotta soldier may spend one use of mythic power to summon an additional soldier.

Spirit Forged (Su)

A weapon wielded by a mythic terra-cotta soldier gains the weapon properties keen and ghost touch. This ability replaces the keen weapons ability of non-mythic terracotta soldiers.

Unending Duty (Su)

When a mythic terra-cotta soldier is destroyed, there is a 50% chance that its shards will reform in 1d4 rounds with 1 hit point and continue fighting.


Environment any
Organization solitary, troop (1 mythic terra-cotta soldier and 3-12 non-mythic terra-cotta soldiers), or army (1-3 mythic terra-cotta soldiers and 13+ non-mythic terra-cotta soldiers)
Treasure incidental (longsword, short sword, other treasure)

This perfectly sculpted, finely detailed, life-sized clay figure has a look of fierce determination and a sword clenched in each hand.

Variant Terra-Cotta Soldiers

  • Terra-Cotta Archer (+0 CR): Terra-cotta archers are simply terracotta soldiers outfitted with composite longbows. Mythic terracotta archers have the Improved Initiative, Point-Blank Shot, Precise Shot, and Weapon FocusMF (longbow) feats.
  • Terra-Cotta Horseman (+1 CR): Some terra-cotta soldiers are crafted to resemble warriors mounted on terra-cotta horses, though rider and mount are one creature. Mythic terra-cotta horsemen are

Large terra-cotta soldiers with 10 racial Hit Dice and the trample and undersized weapons special abilities. Terra-cotta horsemen are usually outfitted with lances instead of swords, and have the Improved Bull Rush, Improved Initiative, Improved Overrun, Power Attack, and Weapon FocusMF (lance) feats.

A terra-cotta soldier is crafted from clay and fired into ceramic and is usually sculpted to resemble an armored human soldier, although terra-cotta soldiers resembling other races, such as hobgoblins, kenkus, or even demons and oni, are also common. Terra-cotta soldiers are often as offerings created to guard the tomb of powerful rulers, standing in silent ranks to guard their liege even after his or her death. These soldiers stand vigil for centuries, animating only to defend the tomb and its riches from tomb robbers. Terra-cotta soldiers are typically painted with colored lacquer, though this decoration is often worn away from use or faded with age. A terracotta soldier stands 6 feet tall and weighs 600 pounds.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Asian Monsters (PF1) © 2022, Legendary Games; Authors Jason Nelson, Robert J. Grady, Andrew Ha, Gord Henderson, Thurston Hillman, Aurélien Lainé, Jeff Lee, Alex Riggs, Loren Sieg, Mike Welham.

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