Garguile, Granite

Large elemental, neutral evil

Armor Class 18 (natural armor)
Hit Points 110 (13d10 +39)
Speed 30 ft., fly 60 ft. (hover)

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
20 (+5) 14 (+2) 16 (+3) 11 (+0) 11 (+0) 12 (+1)

Skills Perception +3, Stealth +5
Damage Resistances fire, lightning; bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing damage from nonmagical attacks that aren’t adamantine
Damage Immunities poison
Condition Immunities: exhaustion, petrified, poisoned
Senses darkvision 60 ft., tremorsense 60 ft.; passive Perception 13
Languages Common, Terran, Undercommon
Challenge 6 (2,300 XP)

Special Qualities

  • Stone Stealth. The granite garguile has advantage on Dexterity (Stealth) checks made to hide in rocky terrain.
  • False Appearance. While the granite garguile remains motionless, it is indistinguishable from an inanimate statue.
  • Gargoyle Thralls. As a bonus action, the granite garguile can automatically charm a mundane gargoyle it can see within 60 feet. The charmed gargoyle will obey the granite garguile’s commands, even if those commands put it in danger. A granite garguile can command up to three gargoyles at one time with this power. If a gargoyle moves more than 60 feet from its master, it is no longer charmed.

Actions

  • Multiattack. The granite garguile makes two claw attacks, one bite attack, and one barbed tail attack.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 12 (2d6 + 5) piercing damage.
  • Claw. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 10 (2d4 + 5) slashing damage.
  • Barbed Tail. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 10 (2d4 + 5) piercing damage.

About

These unusual creatures share several traits in common with gargoyles.

In appearance, however, garguiles are refined, as if fashioned to perfection by an expert sculptor, which allows a garguile to easily pass for a statue. Three different types of garguiles are known to exist, with each serving a different role within their nascent society: basalt, crystal, and granite. Basalt garguiles serve as warriors and shock troops, crystal garguiles operate as scouts and stealthy ambushers, while granite garguiles are leaders and tacticians.

More cunning and clever than the other types of garguiles, the granite serve as leaders, organizers, and military commanders for their people.

In appearance, a granite garguile closely resembles a 9-foot-tall humanoid statue carved out of polished granite with finely chiseled if imposing features. This type naturally possesses an innate ability to command gargoyles, their inferior cousins.

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