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    Guardian, Gargoyle

    The head of this sinisterly carved statue of a devil slowly scans its surroundings, every motion making the faint sound of stone grinding upon stone.

    Gargoyle Guardian CR 8

    XP 4,800
    N Large construct
    Init +2; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +0

    DEFENSE

    AC 22, touch 11, flat-footed 20 (+2 Dex, +11 natural, –1 size)
    hp 90 (11d10+30)
    Fort +3, Ref +5, Will +3
    DR 5/adamantine; Immune construct traits

    OFFENSE

    Speed 30 ft., fly 60 ft. (poor)
    Melee 1 bite +16 (1d8+6), 2 claw +16 (1d6+6)
    Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
    Special Attacks snatch

    STATISTICS

    Str 22, Dex 14, Con —, Int —, Wis 10, Cha 1
    Base Atk +11; CMB +18; CMD 30
    Skills Stealth +2; Racial Modifiers +6 Stealth in stony environs
    SQ freeze

    SPECIAL ABILITIES

    Freeze (Ex)

    A gargoyle guardian can hold itself so still that it appears to be a statue. A gargoyle guardian that uses freeze can take 20 on Stealth checks to hide in plain sight as a stone statue.

    Snatch (Ex)

    A gargoyle guardian can start a grapple when it hits with both claw attacks, as though it had the grab ability. If it grapples a creature of size Medium or smaller, it squeezes each round for automatic claw damage with a successful grapple check. A gargoyle guardian can fly while holding a creature that weighs 350 pounds or less. It cannot throw creatures it is carrying, but can drop them as a free action.

    Variant

    Gargoyle Sentry (+0 CR): These gargoyle guardians are created with eyes of citrine linked to a 1-foot diameter orb of the same stone. The orb always displays what the gargoyle guardian sees, though without the construct’s darkvision or low-light vision. If the gargoyle sentry is destroyed, its eyes and the linked orb shatter into worthless dust.

    Construction

    CL 10th; Price 30,000 gp; 50,000 gp (sentry)

    Description

    A gargoyle guardian’s body is made from 1,000 pounds of dense stone—typically of the colors and designs of the structure or memorial it is meant to guard—and treated with 1,000 gp worth of rare minerals and precious filigree.

    Construction Requirements

    Craft Construct, animate objects, stone shape, geas/quest; Cost 15,000 gp; 25,000 gp (sentry)