Terra-cotta Soldier

Medium construct, unaligned

Armor Class 15 (natural armor)
Hit Points 112 (15d8 + 45)
Speed 30 ft.

18 (+4) 16 (+3) 16 (+3) 1 (-5) 11 (+0) 1 (-5)

Saving Throws Dex +6, Str +7
Damage Resistances piercing, slashing
Damage Immunities fire
Condition Immunities charmed, frightened, petrified
Skills Perception +6
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 16
Challenge 7 (2,900 XP)


  • Ancient Curse. When a terra-cotta soldier is destroyed permanently, the creature that destroyed it must succeed a DC 15 Charisma saving throw or be cursed. They gain 1 level of exhaustion that will not go away without the use of the remove curse spell.
  • Improved Critical. The terra-cotta soldier scores a Improved Critical. The terra-cotta soldier scores a critical hit on a roll of 19 or 20.
  • Unending Duty. When a terra-cotta soldier is reduced to 0 hit points, there is a 50% chance that its shards will reform in 1d4 rounds with 1 hit point and continue fighting.


  • Multiattack. The terra-cotta soldier makes three longsword attacks and three shortsword attacks.
  • Longsword. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, 5 ft. reach, one target. Hit: 8 (1d8 + 4) bludgeoning damage.
  • Shortsword. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, 5 ft. reach, one target. Hit: 7 (1d6 + 4) slashing damage.
  • Broken Legion (Recharge 6). A terra-cotta soldier that is on soft ground (dirt, sand, gravel, etc.) may summon an additional terra-cotta soldier, which rises from the ground and pieces itself together. The second terra-cotta soldier cannot use the Broken Legion ability, does not have the Unending Duty trait, has disadvantage on all attack rolls, and only has 56 hit points.


A terra-cotta soldier is crafted from clay and fired into ceramic and is usually sculpted to resemble an armored human soldier, although terra-cotta soldiers resembling other races, such as hobgoblins, kenkus, or even demons and oni, are also common.

Terra-cotta soldiers are often created to guard the tomb of powerful rulers, standing in silent ranks to guard their liege even after his or her death.

These soldiers stand vigil for centuries, animating only to defend the tomb and its riches from tomb robbers. Terra-cotta soldiers are typically painted with colored lacquer, though this decoration is often worn away from use or faded with age. A terra-cotta soldier stands 6 feet tall and weighs 600 pounds.

Terra-Cotta Archers. Some terra-cotta soldiers are outfitted with longbows in place of their longswords. They replace the longsword melee weapon attack with a longbow ranged weapon attack with range 150/600 feet. Its attack modifier and damage dealt with a successful attack is unchanged from a normal soldier’s longsword attack. When using Multiattack, it can make three longbow attacks or three shortsword attacks.

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