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It’s finally time to start with the kladivium monsters! If it is possible to make useful equipment and other objects with kladivium, it is not surprising that spellcasters would decide to animate constructs created with this metal too. This post describes some of the possibilities of kladivium in this regard.

Animated object

For animated objects, it is possible to choose the following additional abilities using construction points.

Kladivium (Ex, 5 CP): The object is mainly made of kladivium. Its hardness increases to 18, it gains a +3 increase to its natural armor bonus and a bonus to its CMD for resisting bull rush, overrun and trip maneuvers depending on its size, as shown in the following table.

Creature size CMD bonus
Small +1
Medium +2
Large +3
Huge +4
Gargantuan +6
Colossal +8

Kladivium golem

The arms of this huge metallic statue end in big metallic spheres. The creature moves slowly but surely towards anything it perceives as an enemy.

Kladivium golem (CR 15)

XP 19,200
N Huge Construct
Initiative -1; Senses: Dark vision 60ft, low-light vision; Perception +0

Defense

AC 30, touch 7, flat-footed (-1 Dex, +23 natural, -2 size)
hp 177 (25d10 + 40)
Fort +8, Ref +5, Will +8
DR 15/Adamantine Immune construct traits, magic
Weaknesses Sheer weight

Offense

Speed 15 ft.
Melee 2 slams +33 (4d10+10 plus awesome launch)
Space 15 ft.; Reach 15 ft.

Statistics

Str 30, Dex 8, Con -, Int -, Wis 10, Cha 1
Base Atk +25, CMB +37 (+40 awesome launch), CMD 46 (55 vs. bull rush, overrun and trip)
Feats Power attack B, Cleave B, Great Cleave B

Ecology

Environment any
Organization solitary
Treasure none

Special abilities

Awesome Launch (Ex): An awesome launch combat maneuver works like a bull rush combat maneuver except for the following. If the maneuver succeeds, the target is pushed back 10 feet instead of five feet, and it also falls prone. For every 5 by which the kladivium golem’s CMB roll exceeds its opponent CMD, it is pushed back an additional 10 feet. The target will suffer 1d6 points of damage for every 10 feet it moves if it collides against any medium or bigger object. If it only falls to the ground it will suffer half of that damage. The kladivium golem cannot move with the target when performing an awesome launch. When a kladivium golem hits with one of his slam attacks it can attempt an Awesome Launch combat maneuver as a free action against the struck opponent without provoking an attack of opportunity.
As a full round action, the kladivium golem can perform an awesome launch maneuver against every enemy within its reach. Each target requires a separate CMB roll.
Immunity to magic (Ex): A kladivium golem is immune to any spell or spell-like ability that allows spell resistance. In addition, certain spells and effect function differently against a kladivium golem, as noted below.

  • A magical attack that deals electricity damage slows a kladivium golem (as the slow spell) for 3 rounds, with no saving throw.
  • A magical attack that deals sonic damage breaks any slow effect on the golem and heals 1 point of damage for every 3 points of damage the attack would otherwise deal. If the amount of healing would cause the golem to exceed its full normal hit points, it gains any excess as temporary hit points. A kladivium golem gets no saving throw against attacks that deal sonic damage.

Sheer Weight (Ex): Since this golem is made almost entirely of kladivium, it gets a +7 bonus to its CMD for resisting bull rush, overrun and trip maneuvers. It also gets a +3 bonus to its CMB when performing disarm, trip and awesome launch combat maneuvers. Due to its weight, a prone kladivium golem needs to spend a full-round action to stand up.

Even when compared with other golems, a kladivium golem is hunky, heavy and slow. Regardless of these minor defects, these golems are appreciated for their ability to effortlessly send their enemies flying through the battlefield.

Construction

The body of a kladivium golem is created with 4,000 pounds of kladivium, along with iron, lead and other metals worth a total of 60,000 gp.
CL 17th; Price 200,000 gp
Requirements Craft construct, forceful hand, geas/quest, polymorph any object, wish, creator must be caster level 17th; Skill Craft (sculpture) DC 25; cost 150,000 gp

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