Sentient Sword

Small construct, any alignment

Armor Class 18 (natural armor)
Hit Points 97 (15d6 + 45)
Speed 0 ft., fly 50 ft. (hover)

16 (+3) 17 (+3) 16 (+3) 15 (+2) 17 (+3) 11 (+0)

Saving Throws Dex +8, Con +8
Damage Immunities all, except damage from the forge hammer the sword was created with
Condition Immunities blinded, charmed, deafened, frightened, paralyzed, petrified, poisoned
Senses blindsight 60 ft. (blind beyond this radius), passive Perception 13
Languages telepathy 60 ft.
Challenge 13 (10,000 XP)

Special Traits

  • Antimagic Susceptibility. The sentient sword is incapacitated while in an area of antimagic, such as an antimagic field. If targeted by a dispel magic spell, the sword must succeed on a Constitution saving throw against the caster’s spell save DC, or fall unconscious for 1 minute.
  • Artifact Weakness. When hit by the forge hammer it was forged with, the sentient sword loses all damage immunities, except immunity to poison and psychic damage, for 1 minute.
  • False Appearance. While the sentient sword remains motionless, it is indistinguishable from a normal sword of its kind.
  • Legendary Resistance (3/Day). If the sentient sword fails a saving throw, it can choose to succeed instead.


  • Multiattack. The sentient sword makes three longsword attacks.
  • Longsword. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 7 (1d8 + 3) slashing damage. The sentient sword scores a critical hit on a d20 roll of 19 or 20, instead of only 20.

Legendary Actions

The sentient sword can take 3 legendary actions, choosing from the options below. Only one legendary action option can be used at a time, and only at the end of another creature’s turn. The sword regains spent legendary actions at the start of its turn.

  • Attack. The sentient sword makes one longsword attack.
  • Jab (Costs 2 Actions). The sentient sword moves up to its fly speed in a straight line. It can make a longsword attack at the end of this movement. If the attack hits, it deals an additional 7 (2d6) slashing damage for every 10 feet moved.
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