Clockwork Dragon

Family: Clockwork

Medium construct (clockwork), unaligned

Armor Class 14 (natural armor)
Hit Points 45 (7d8+21)
Speed 30 ft., fly 60 ft.

18 (+4) 10 (+0) 16 (+3) 1 (–5) 11 (+0) 1 (–5)

Damage Immunities poison, psychic
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 3 (700 XP)


  • Winding. A clockwork wyrmling can function for one day every time it is wound. A creature can use an action to wind the clockwork wyrmling, restoring it to one day of operating time.


  • Multiattack. The clockwork wyrmling makes two claw attacks.
  • Claw. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, 5 ft. reach, one target. Hit: 8 (1d8 + 4) slashing damage.
  • Poison Breath (Recharges 5-6). The clockwork wyrmling exhales fire in a 30-foot cone. Each creature in that area must make a DC 12 Constitution saving throw, taking 14 (4d6) poison damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful save. A creature that fails the saving throw is poisoned for 1 minute. If the saving throw fails by 5 or more, the target falls unconscious for the same duration, or until it takes damage or another creature uses an action to shake it awake.


Though some scholars may argue about who exactly created the first steam-powered clockwork, the secret of their manufacture is now out. Savvy engineers have started to create faster and more powerful clockwork contraptions in the form of marvels blending arcane heat sources with large boilers to create pressured steam that powers the complex constructs.

Clockwork Wyrmling. Draconic forms are popular among clockwork artificers, but not all are created as technological titans. For some purposes, a smaller dragon is a popular model, allowing their creators to practice their arts without such a massive resource investment.

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