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Objet d'ArtA stone statue that is powered by magic. These monsters do not stop attacking until their very bodies are broken into rubble and dust. There are example from around the world of statues and armor and the like being controlled by magic, reaching back throughout the ages. Such beings are not strictly alive nor do they possess emotions, and they will never abandon a battle as long as they can move — all of which makes them quite ideal as guards for precious treasures. They need no sleep, they have no desires of their own, and betrayal is not even a possibility. They can be the most dependable of allies, but an absolute terror to have as an enemy.

Objet d’Art (CR 6)

XP 2,400
N Medium Construct
Init +7; Senses Darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +8

DEFENSE

AC 19, touch 13, flat-footed 19 (+3 Dex, +6 natural)
hp 64 [100] (8d10+20)
Fort +2, Ref +5, Will +2
DR 5/bludgeoning; Immune construct traits; Resist Fire 5, Earth 10;
Weakness Ice

TACTICS

During Combat

OFFENSE

Speed 30 ft.
Melee Longsword +10/+5 (1d8+3/19-20), Shortsword +10 (1d6+1/19-20) or 2 slams +11 (1d6+3)
Space 5 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
Special Attacks keen weapons, rank fighting

STATISTICS

Str 16, Dex 16, Con -, Int 1, Wis 11, Cha 1
Base Atk +8; CMB +11; CMD 24
Feats Improved Initiative, Two-Weapon Fighting, Weapon Focus (longsword, shortsword)
Skills Perception +8
Gear longsword, shortsword

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Keen Weapons (Su)

After it has engaged in at least 1 round of combat, an objet d’art’s weapons automatically gain the benefits of keen weapon (CL 6th). This effect persists until the end of the battle.

Rank Fighting (Su)

Whenever an objet d’art is adjacent to another an objet d’art, it gains a +2 dodge bonus to its AC and a +2 bonus on saving throws, attack rolls, and damage rolls.

Construction

An objet d’art’s body is made from 600 pounds of clay, fired with rare and magical glazes worth 500 gp.

CL 9th; Price 19,000 gil

CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS

Feats Craft Construct; Spells summon equipment III, mithra’s gracegeas/quest, keen; Special creator must be caster level 9th; Skill Craft (pottery) or Craft (sculptures) DC 14; Cost 10,000 gil

Variants

Unlike most constructs, an objet d’art carries within its form a spark of intelligence. This is hardly enough to grant the construct the ability to speak or otherwise engage in free will, but it is enough for it to carry out more complex tactics than most constructs are capable of. It’s not unusual for an objet d’art to possess different feats or use different weapons.