Terra-cotta Horseman

Terra-cotta Horseman CR 7

XP 2,400
N Large construct
Init +7; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +10


AC 20, touch 11, flat-footed 18 (+2 Dex, +9 natural, -1 size)
hp 85 (10d10+30)
Fort +3, Ref +5, Will +3
DR 5/bludgeoning; Immune construct traits, fire; SR 18


Speed 30 ft.
Melee lance +17 (1d8+12/x3) or 2 slams +11 (1d6+7)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft. (10 ft. with lance)
Special Attacks keen weapons, rank fighting, trample (1d6+4, DC 18)


Str 24, Dex 14, Con —, Int 1, Wis 11, Cha 1
Base Atk +10; CMB +17 (+19 bull rush/overrun); CMD 29 (31 bull rush/overrun, 33 vs. trip)
Feats Improved Bull Rush, Improved Initiative, Improved Overrun, Power Attack, Weapon Focus (lance)
Skills Perception +10
SQ undersized weapons


Keen Weapons (Su)

After it has engaged in at least 1 round of combat, a terra-cotta horseman’s weapons automatically gain the benefits of keen weapon (CL 6th). This effect persists until the end of the battle.

Rank Fighting (Ex)

Whenever a terra-cotta horseman is adjacent to another terra-cotta horseman, it gains a +2 dodge bonus to its AC and a +2 bonus on saving throws, attack rolls, and damage rolls.

Undersized Weapons (Ex)

Although this creature is Large, its upper torso is the same size as that of a Medium humanoid. As a result, it wield weapons as if they were one size category smaller than their actual size (Medium).

Base Creature


Terra-cotta Horseman

A terra-cotta horseman’s body is made from 600 pounds of clay, fired with rare and magical glazes worth 500 gp.

CL 9th; Price 19,000 gp


Craft Construct, animate objects, cat’s grace, geas/quest, keen edge; Special creator must be caster level 9th; Skill Craft (pottery) or Craft (sculptures) DC 14; Cost 10,000 gp


Environment any
Organization solitary, troop (3-12), or army (13+)
Treasure incidental (lance, other treasure)

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

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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