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Golem, Cannon

This collection of jagged metal rears up into a humanoid form, its enormous cannon tracking movement with mechanical precision.

Cannon Golem CR 15

XP 51,200
N Large construct
Init +7; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +2


AC 31, touch 16, flat-footed 24 (+7 Dex, +15 natural, -1 size)
hp 140 (20d10+30)
Fort +6, Ref +13, Will +8
DR 15/adamantine; Immune construct traits, magic


Speed 30 ft.
Melee 2 slams +29 (2d10+10)
Ranged cannon +26/+21 (6d6+7/19-20/x4)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Special Attacks cannon


Str 30, Dex 24, Con —, Int —, Wis 15, Cha 2
Base Atk +20; CMB +31; CMD 48
Feats Improved Critical (cannon)B
SQ alloyed, blasting critical, gun training


Alloyed (Ex)

A cannon golem's slam and cannon attacks count as adamantine, cold iron, and silver for the purpose of overcoming damage reduction.

Blasting Critical (Ex)

When a cannon golem confirms a critical hit with a slam attack, it can make one cannon attack against that target as a free action (as long as the cannon is loaded).

Cannon (Ex)

The golem's cannon has a range increment of 100 feet and deals 6d6 points of bludgeoning and piercing damage on a hit with a x4 critical modifier. The cannon's magazine can hold up to 20 cannonballs at a time—reloading a single cannonball into this magazine is a standard action for the golem, while loading a cannonball into the cannon itself to fire it is a swift action; this allows the golem to take two shots per round with the cannon.

Gun Training (Ex)

A cannon golem adds its Dex modifier to the damage dealt by its cannon.

Immunity to Magic (Ex)

A cannon golem is immune to spells and spell-like abilities that allow spell resistance. Certain spells and effects function differently against it, as noted below.

  • Any spell with the water descriptor that affects a cannon golem renders its cannon unusable for 1 round (no save).
  • A heat metal spell causes the golem's cannon to instantly backfire, dealing 6d6 points of damage to the golem and staggering it for 1 round (no save).

A cannon golem is built from 2,000 pounds of adamantine, brass, cold iron, and mithral.

CL 17th; Price 200,000 gp


Craft Construct, geas/quest, limited wish, plane shift or secret chest, creator must be caster level 17th; Skill Craft (siege engine) and Knowledge (engineering) DC 25; Cost 105,000 gp