Clockwork Raptor

Small construct, unaligned

Armor Class 14 (natural armor)
Hit Points 110 (20d6 + 40)
Speed fly 60 ft.

14 (+2) 16 (+3) 14 (+2) 3 (-4) 12 (+1) 6 (-2)

Saving Throws Dex +5, Con +4
Skills Perception +3, Stealth +5
Damage Immunities poison, psychic
Condition Immunities charmed, exhaustion, frightened, paralyzed, petrified, poisoned
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 15
Languages understands the languages of its creator but can’t speak
Challenge 3 (700 XP)


  • Telepathic Bond. The clockwork raptor can communicate telepathically with its creator within a number of miles equal to its creator’s Charisma bonus (minimum 1). The creator must be on the same plane of existence and aware of the raptor’s presence to establish this bond. Telepathic bond does not require concentration.
  • Keen Sight. The clockwork raptor has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on sight.


  • Multiattack. The clockwork raptor makes two attacks: one with its bite and one with its claws.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 11 (2d8 +2) piercing damage.
  • Claws. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 12 (3d6 + 2) slashing damage.


The clockwork raptor is a small avian automaton created by many artificer guilds. Its lithe body resembles that of a feathered bird, crafted from gleaming metal alloys. Its intricately designed framework is adorned with brass embellishments and finely detailed plumage, and its metallic feathers are meticulously crafted to mimic its organic counterparts. Its eyes, adorned with gemstone-like orbs, glow with a mesmerizing azure hue, giving the illusion of calculating intent.

Clockwork raptors are often used as scouts. They can communicate over great distances, and they possess limited combat abilities that can aid their masters in a fight. Clockwork raptors can be obtained through some artificer guilds, though their cost varies based on demand and availability, though they average around 2,500 gp. The creator can communicate with them telepathically, and this ability passes on to anyone who purchases them or finds them after they have been abandoned.

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