Clockwork Goblin

Family: Clockwork

Small construct (clockwork), unaligned

Armor Class 14 (natural armor)
Hit Points 58 (13d6+13)
Speed 30 ft.

20 (+5) 14 (+2) 12 (+1) 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)


  • Integrated Blade. The clockwork goblin has an integrated blade welded into its arm, making it impossible to disarm or destroy.
  • Self-Destruction. When a clockwork goblin’s hit points are reduced to 0, it self-destructs the next turn, destroying itself in an explosion of metal scraps that forces creatures within 10 feet to make a DC 12 Dexterity saving throw. This explosion deals 14 (4d6) slashing damage on a failed save, or half as much on a successful one.
  • Winding. A clockwork goblin can function for 12 hours every time it is wound. A creature can use an action to wind the clockwork goblin, restoring it to 12 hours of operating time.


  • Integrated Blade. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, 5 ft. reach, one target. Hit: 9 (1d8 + 5) slashing damage. In addition, the creature must succeed on a DC 12 Constitution saving throw or take 4 (1d8) poison damage on a failed save, or half as much on a successful save.


A clockwork goblin is an amalgamation of clockwork gears, shoddy craftsmanship, and fiery destruction.

Amateur clockwork engineers practicing their craft or learning a new skill are responsible for the creation of many clockwork goblins. Many of these creations result in failure, though a rare few attain a semblance of functionality. Clockwork goblins are about 3 feet tall and weigh a little over 100 pounds.

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