Clockwork Pugilist

Family: Clockwork

Medium construct, unaligned

Armor Class 15 (natural armor)
Hit Points 32 (5d8 + 10)
Speed 30 ft.

16 (+3) 12 (+1) 14 (+2) 6 (–2) 13 (+1) 10 (+0)

Saving Throws Str +5, Con +4
Skills Athletics +5, Perception +3, Performance +4
Damage Immunities poison, psychic
Condition Immunities charmed, exhaustion, frightened, paralyzed, petrified, poisoned
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 13
Languages Common
Challenge 1 (200 XP)
Proficiency Bonus +2


  • Construct Nature. A clockwork pugilist doesn’t require air, food, drink, or sleep.
  • Immutable Form. The clockwork pugilist is immune to any spell or effect that would alter its form.
  • Magic Resistance. The clockwork pugilist has advantage on saving throws against spells or other magical effects.


Clockwork pugilists are bodyguards and prize fighters deployed by some human and dwarf nobles. They are designed as a complete weapon system, capable of fighting at full capacity with no external armament. Most clockwork pugilists are made of decorated brass, precision gears, and tightly wound enchanted springs.

Icons of Style. Clockwork pugilists aren’t merely combat automatons but a chance for creators to flaunt their wealth and taste. Elaborate filigree, decorated faceplates, and molded eyepieces, hats, and faux fashion accessories are extremely common. Most are made to emulate a rich socialite, though some social circles have more specialized aesthetic expectations.

Military families sometimes style their pugilists after ancient knights, royalty might model theirs on prominent historical figures, and wizards often design theirs after schoolmates they particularly disliked.

Pit Fighters. Tournaments, legal or otherwise, for the rich and powerful to exhibit their clockwork pugilists are common. At their most basic, these are glorified boxing rings. Each participant pits their pugilist against the others, demonstrating the durability and skill of each pugilist and artisan.

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