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Winged Warrior

by Jamie Baty

DMR2 112
Medium Construct
Hit Dice: 2d10+20 (31 hp)
Initiative: +1 (+1 Dex)
Speed: 20 ft. (4 squares), fly 60 ft. (average) (can't run)
Armour Class: 16 (+1 Dex, +5 natural), touch 11, flat-footed 15
Base Attack/Grapple: +1/+3
Attack: Wing +3 melee (1d6 +2)
Full Attack: 2 Wing +3 melee (1d6 +2)
Space/Reach: 5 ft./5 ft.
Special Attacks: -
Special Qualities: Construct traits, DR 5/bludgeoning, darkvision 60ft., immunity to rays, low-light vision, silver wings
Saves: Fort +0, Ref +1, Will +2
Abilities: Str 15, Dex 13, Con -, Int 3, Wis 14, Cha 1
Skills: Listen +5, Spot +6
Feats: Alertness
Environment: Any land
Organisation: Solitary, Pair, or Company (2-5)
Challenge Rating: 1
Treasure: None
Alignment: Always neutral
Advancement: 3-4 HD (Medium); 5-6 HD (Large)
Level Adjustment: -

A winged warrior is a specifically modified form of crystal living statue, enabled to fly because of a permanent fly spell used in its creation. The flying ability of a winged warrior enables it to protect large open areas.
Although the body of a winged warrior is made of crystal, its wings are usually made of a polished, silvery metal. These are attached along its arms from wrist to armpit and extend down the sides of its body to its waist, so that the winged warrior flies with its arms extended. The wings of this construct are often engraved and decorated to look like a real bird's wings.
The creature has little more than animal intelligence, although it can follow simple instructions given to it by its creator. It continues to follow those instructions until it receives new ones.
The most common duty for a winged warrior is to patrol large areas. Usually they are instructed to attack all creatures of a specific type entering the area. Sometimes a winged warrior is instructed to recognise a password which allows others to enter the area it guards. In this case the warrior may be created with the ability to speak.

A winged warrior must land to fight. It cannot fight in midair because its weapons are the razor-sharp edges of its metal wings. A winged warrior usually swings its arm backhanded, causing a powerful slashing blow. The monster can attack with both wings in a single round. A winged warrior never carries weapons of any type, using only its wings.
The level of aggressiveness in a winged warrior is entirely dependant upon its orders.

Damage Reduction (Su): A winged warrior has damage reduction of 5/bludgeoning.

Immunity to Rays (Ex): Winged warriors are immune to any spells delivered as a ray, beam, or bolt, including lightning bolt.

Silver Wings (Ex): A winged warrior's wing attack count as silver for the purpose of bypassing Damage Reduction.

Construct Traits: A construct possesses the following traits: Immunity to all mind-affecting effects (charms, compulsions, phantasms, patterns, and morale effects); Immunity to poison, sleep effects, paralysis, stunning, disease , death effects, and necromancy effects; Not subject to critical hits, nonlethal damage, ability damage, ability drain, fatigue, exhaustion, or energy drain; Immunity to any effect that requires a Fortitude save (unless the effect also works on objects, or is harmless); Not at risk of death from massive damage. Immediately destroyed when reduced to 0 hit points or less; Since it was never alive, a construct cannot be raised or resurrected; Constructs do not eat, sleep, or breathe. Please see the 3.5E Monster Manual for more information.

A winged warrior is sculpted from a large mass of quartz, requiring two months of work and a successful Craft (gemcutting) check at DC 14, and a large amount of high quality silver- adding another two weeks of work and a successful Craft (sculpture) check at DC 14. The price is 20,000. The statue costs 10,650 gp to create, including 300 gp for the quartz (which must be free from flaws and cracks) and 1000gp for the pure silver. The final ritual must be performed by a spellcaster of at least 9th level (arcane) with the Craft Construct feat. Completing the ritual drains 748 XP from the creator and requires suggestion, charm person, fabricate, fly, and dominate person.