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Swarm, Paper Golem

Family: Golems

Medium swarm of Tiny constructs, unaligned

Armor Class 13
Hit Points 55 (10d8 + 10)
Speed 20 ft., fly 30 ft.

8 (-1) 16 (+3) 12 (+1) 3 (-4) 7 (-2) 3 (-4)

Damage Vulnerabilities fire
Damage Immunities poison, psychic; bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical attacks not made with adamantine
Condition Immunities charmed, exhaustion, frightened, paralyzed, petrified, poisoned, prone, restrained, stunned
Senses darkvision 30 ft., passive perception 8
Languages understands the languages of its creator but can’t speak
Challenge 3 (700 XP)

Special Traits

  • False Appearance. As the paper golem.
  • Immutable Form. As the paper golem.
  • Ink Blot (Recharge 4-6). As the paper golem, except it can also apply to the swarm’s whirlwind.
  • Magic Weapons. The paper golem’s weapon attacks are magical.
  • Swarm. The swarm can occupy another creature’s space and vice versa, and it can move through any opening large enough for a piece of paper. The swarm can’t regain hp or gain temporary hp.


  • Paper Cut. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 0 ft., one creature in the swarm’s space. Hit: 14 (4d6) slashing damage, or 7 (2d6) slashing damage if the swarm has half of its hp or fewer.
  • Whirlwind (Recharge 5-6). The air is momentarily filled with paper golems. Each creature within 5 feet of the swarm must make a DC 13 Dexterity saving throw, taking 7 (2d6) slashing damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.
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