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Dragonshard Guardian

Dragonshard Guardian Creature22

Unique N Large Construct

Perception +39; darkvision, true seeing

Skills Arcana +30

Str +10, Dex +8, Con +9, Int -5, Wis +7, Cha -5

AC 48; Fort +39, Ref +36, Will +33

HP 430; Immunities bleed, death effects, disease, doomed, drained, fatigued, healing, mental, necromancy, nonlethal attacks, paralyzed, poison, sickened, unconscious; Weaknesses sonic 24; Resistances fire 24, physical 24 (except bludgeoning adamantine)

Frightful Presence (aura, emotion, fear, mental) 90 feet, DC 42

Reverberating Revenge [reaction] (arcane, fire) Trigger The dragonshard guardian takes cold, fire, electricity, or sonic damage from a non-dragonshard guardian source; Effect The dragonshard guardian’s body absorbs the energy entirely, preventing the damage from harming the construct. Its body reverberates and transforms the absorbed energy before projecting it outward in a 60-foot burst. Each creature within the burst takes an amount of fire damage equal to the amount of energy damage absorbed by the triggering attack, including any damage resisted by the guardian’s resistances and additional damage from its weakness (DC 45 basic Reflex save). This fire damage doesn’t harm objects or constructs.

Speed 30 feet

Melee [one-action] jaws +41 (magical, reach 15 feet), Damage 6d10+8 piercing plus 2d10 persistent bleed

Melee [one-action] claw +41 (agile, magical, reach 10 feet), Damage 9d6+8 slashing

Breath Weapon [two-actions] The construct breathes in one of two ways, then can’t use Breath Weapon again for 1d4 rounds.

  • Flame (arcane, evocation, fire) A blast of flame deals 15d10 fire damage to all creatures in a 60-foot cone (DC 45 basic Reflex save). This fire damage does not harm objects or constructs.
  • Weakening Gas (arcane, necromancy)

A cloud of gold-flecked gas forces each creature in a 60-foot cone to attempt a DC 45 Fortitude save; the effect lasts 1 minute.

  • Critical Success The creature is unaffected.
  • Success The creature is enfeebled 2.
  • Failure The creature is enfeebled 5.
  • Critical Failure The creature is enfeebled 8.


Created by Mengkare and powered by a shard of the Orb of Gold Dragonkind, this construct is made of sculpted crystal draped in a beautiful gold filigree frame.

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Pathfinder Adventure Path #150: Broken Promises © 2019, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Luis Loza, with James Jacobs, Alex Riggs, and Owen K.C. Stephens.