Clockwork Angel

Family: Clockwork

Medium construct (clockwork), unaligned

Armor Class 18 (natural armor)
Hit Points 168 (16d8+96)
Speed 30 ft., fly 60 ft.

24 (+7) 26 (+8) 22 (+6) 1 (–5) 11 (+0) 1 (–5)

Damage Resistances bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical attacks
Damage Immunities poison, psychic, radiant
Damage Vulnerabilities lightning
Condition Immunities charmed, exhaustion, frightened, paralyzed, petrified, poisoned
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 10
Languages understands the languages of its creator but cannot speak
Challenge 15 (13,000 XP)


  • Improved Critical. The clockwork angel scores a critical hit with its radiant sword on an attack roll of 19 or 20.
  • Infused Heart. The clockwork angel has a heart infused with the power of the Positive Energy Plane imbued within it, allowing it to be healed by spells such as cure wounds as if it were a living creature.
  • Integrated Sword. The clockwork angel has an integrated radiant sword welded into its arm, making it impossible to disarm or destroy.
  • Legendary Resistance (3/Day). If the clockwork angel fails a saving throw, it can choose to succeed instead.
  • Winding. A clockwork angel can function for one week every time it is wound. A creature of at least Small size can use an action to wind the clockwork angel, restoring it to one week of operating time; a creature of Tiny size can wind it at half this speed.


  • Multiattack. The clockwork angel makes 3 radiant sword attacks.
  • Radiant Sword. Melee Weapon Attack: +13 to hit, 5 ft. reach, one target. Hit: 12 (1d8 + 8) slashing damage and 13 (3d8) radiant damage.


Clockwork angels are usually built in accord with divine agencies to serve as defenders of holy sites but are themselves not intrinsically agents of goodness. Indeed, certain evil sects enjoy the irony of constructing beatific “fauxangels” to guard their profane temples. In such cases, a clockwork angel’s appearance is often augmented with grisly additions meant to blaspheme against enemy faiths, yet such changes are largely cosmetic and have no effect on the creature’s statistics.

Clockwork angels are constructed around a spark of life harnessed from the Positive Energy Plane, which imbues them with a sort of artificial life and further bolsters their potency. A clockwork angel stands 7 feet tall and weighs 450 pounds.

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