Sentinel Construct

Medium construct, unaligned

Armor Class 17 (adamantine plating)
Hit Points 135 (18d8 + 54)
Speed 30 ft.

18 (+4) 12 (+1) 16 (+3) 10 (+0) 14 (+2) 6 (-2)

Saving Throws Str +7, Con +6
Damage Resistances bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical attacks
Damage Immunities poison, psychic
Condition Immunities charmed, exhaustion, frightened, paralyzed, poisoned
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 12
Languages understands the languages of its creator but can’t speak
Challenge 5 (1,800 XP)


  • Immutable Form. The sentinel construct is immune to any spell or effect that would alter its form.


  • Multiattack. The sentinel construct makes three slam attacks.
  • Slam. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 11 (2d6 + 4) bludgeoning damage.
  • Shield of Force (Recharge 5-6). The sentinel construct activates a protective shield of force around itself. Until the start of its next turn, the construct gains a +2 bonus to its AC and resistance to all damage. Additionally, any creature that hits the construct with a melee attack takes 9 (2d8) force damage.
  • Explosive Blast (Recharge 5-6). The sentinel construct releases a burst of explosive energy in a 15-foot cone. Each creature in that area must make a DC 13 Dexterity saving throw, taking 33 (6d10) force damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.


The sentinel construct is unusual for a construct due to its ability to think and reason. It possesses an intelligence that is neither remarkable nor inferior. Despite this, it has an unwavering loyalty to its creator, even after their demise. However, it lacks the emotion that could cause it to become duplicitous to those around it or disloyal to its creator.

Reasoning servant. The creation of a sentinel construct demands greater magical resources compared to lesser animated creatures. However, once it is infused with magical life, the Sentinel Construct operates with minimal direction, diligently executing its assigned duties. It is able to understand its creator’s intent rather than rigidly adhering to the exact letter of their instructions.

Skilled Combatants. In combat, the sentinel construct employs the tactical cunning of a seasoned warrior, prioritizing attacks on foes who are less capable in melee combat while possessing greater potential to harm from a distance. While it demonstrates a strategic approach to engagement, its intelligence does not extend to actions it could take to modify its surroundings or actively improve its defensive position.

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