Sunwork, Golden Toad

Large construct (gold, sunwork), unaligned

Armor Class 16 (natural armor)
Hit Points 76 (8d10 + 32)
Speed 20 ft., swim 40 ft.

18 (+4) 13 (+1) 19 (+4) 2 (-4) 16 (+3) 10 (+0)

Skills Perception +6
Damage Immunities acid, poison, psychic
Condition Immunities charmed, exhaustion, frightened, paralyzed, petrified, poisoned
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 16
Proficiency Bonus +3
Challenge 5 (1,800 XP)


  • Antimagic Susceptibility. The gemstone is incapacitated while in the area of an antimagic field. If targeted by dispel magic, the gem-stone must succeed on a Constitution saving throw against the caster’s spell save DC or fall unconscious for 1 minute.
  • Constructed Nature. A gemstone creature doesn’t require air, food, drink, or sleep.
  • Standing Leap. The toad’s long jump is up to 20 feet and its high jump is up to 10 feet, with or without a running start.
  • Repairable. A DC 12 smith’s tools check restores one hit point for each point rolled over the DC.
  • Sun Engine. When the construct dies, it inflicts 20 (6d6) radiant damage in a 10 ft. radius. Creatures in the radius can make a DC 14 Dexterity saving throw for half damage. Alternately, when it suffers a critical hit or dies, roll on the Sun Engine Malfunction table.


  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 7 (1d10 + 4) piercing damage and the target is grappled (escape DC 15). Until this grapple ends, the target is restrained, and the toad can’t bite another target.
  • Swallow. The toad makes one bite attack against a Medium or smaller target it is grappling. If the attack hits, the target is swallowed, and the grapple ends. The swallowed target is blinded and restrained, it has total cover against attacks and other effects outside the toad, and it takes 10 (3d6) acid damage at the start of each of the toad’s turns. The toad can have only one target swallowed at a time. If the toad dies, a swallowed creature is no longer restrained by it and can escape from the corpse using 5 feet of movement, exiting prone.


This sparkling toad looks like a statue made of gold … until one of its eyes blinks at you. Golden toads are gemstone constructs made of one precious mineral: gold. Or rather, gold plated. Golden toads are actually made of sturdier materials, which becomes evident as soon as they are attacked with a weapon. Their gold coating will scrape off, revealing the dull metal beneath.

While they may lack the luster of other gemstone creatures, golden toads are very effective at retrieval, scooping up opponents in their mouths and then hopping off with them. They are often used as guardians of temples, where they blend in with other toad-like statues of forgotten gods.

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