Rocklings are often summoned by spellcasters to guard certain areas from unwanted intruders. For instance, a powerful druid may summon a rockling to guard a stone circle or a sacred hilltop, while a wizard has one guard a tower or lair. A rockling does not age or need sustenance, making them excellent guardians, and they have excellent memories. When it chooses to, the rockling can make itself look like an ordinary boulder, remaining perfectly still for years at a time. A rockling is permanently bound to the Material Plane, so that when it dies, it doesn’t return to the Plane of Earth.

Rockling Traits

A boulderlike creature native to the Elemental Plane of Earth.

  • Ability Score Increase. Your Constitution score increases by 2, and your Strength score increases by 1.
  • Age. Rocklings do not age, and gain sentience the moment they are created. If left alone, undisturbed, it is unclear how long they can live.
  • Alignment. Rocklings are usually neutral aligned.
  • Size. Rocklings are 5 to 6 feet tall and can weigh between 400 to 600 pounds. Your size is Medium.
  • Speed. Your base walking speed is 25 feet.
  • Darkvision. You can see in dim light within 60 feet of you as if it were bright light, and in darkness as if it were dim light. You can’t discern color in darkness, only shades of gray.
  • Stone Body. Your stone body and lack of any form of circulatory or respiratory system grant you certain advantages over other creatures. You do not need to eat, drink, sleep or breathe, and you do not age. You are immune to being petrified. However, your stone body also makes you very heavy and dense. You have no buoyancy and sink in water, you automatically fail any ability checks to swim or stay above quicksand. Your jump distance is halved.
  • Rock Armor. You have thick, stone skin that makes it so you can’t benefit from conventional armor, though you can use a shield if you are proficient in it. Your Armor Class is 12 + your Constitution modifier.
  • Boulder Form. As a bonus action, you can roll your body into a ball, or unroll it. While in boulder form, you are indistinguishable from a boulder.
  • Languages. You can speak, read and write Common, Giant and Terran.

Random Height and Weight

Base Height Height Modifier* Base Weight Weight Modifier**
5′ 6″ +1d8 400 lb. × (3) lb.
*Height = base height + height modifier **Weight = base weight + (height modifier × weight modifier)
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