Pillar Guardian

Medium construct, unaligned

Armor Class 16
Hit Points 128 (17d8 + 51)
Speed 40 ft.

20 (+5) 10 (0) 17 (+3) 7 (-2) 17 (+3) 9 (-1)

Saving Throws Int +1
Skills Athletics +8, Perception +6
Damage Immunities Poison
Condition Immunities charmed, exhaustion, frightened, paralyzed, petrified, poisoned
Senses darkvision 90 ft., passive Perception 16
Languages none
Challenge 7 (2,900 XP)


  • Magic Resistance. The pillar guardian has advantage on all saving throws against spells and other magical effects.


  • Multiattack. The pillar guardian makes three sword attacks or one sword attack and one lash attack.
  • Sword. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 10 (1d10 + 5) slashing damage.
  • Lash. Ranged Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, range 60 ft., two targets. Hit: 7 (2d6) piercing damage, and the target must make a DC 14 Strength saving throw or be grappled and pulled to a space of the pillar guardian’s choice within 10 feet of it.
  • Shockwave (Recharge 6). Each creature in a 25-foot cube originating from the pillar guardian must make a DC 16 Constitution saving throw or take 21 (6d6) damage and be knocked prone.


Pillar guardians are ancient automatons created as soldiers, guardians, babysitters, and ornamentation and were intelligent enough to accept and interpret orders from their masters. Unfortunately, the art faded and died entirely when it was destroyed. Now, they simply follow their last given orders. Appearing to the world as wondrous, finely made statues until some offense causes them to murder those responsible.

Pillar guardians appear to be finely made humanoid statues, painted exquisitely and decorated with gold, silver, and precious gems. Equivalents were once exported, most to cities now lost to time, and often looked far different. A reflection of the recipient or an eccentric artist’s personal flair.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Warlock Grimoire 2. Authors: Wolfgang Baur, Celeste Conowitch, David “Zeb” Cook, Dan Dillon, Robert Fairbanks, Scott Gable, Richard Green, Victoria Jaczko, TK Johnson, Christopher Lockey, Sarah Madsen, Greg Marks, Ben McFarland, Kelly Pawlik, Lysa Penrose, Richard Pett, Marc Radle, Hannah Rose, Jon Sawatsky, Robert Schwalb, Brian Suskind, Ashley Warren, Mike Welham. © 2020 Open Design LLC.

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