Animated Hellknight Plate CR 5
EAC 17; KAC 19
Fort +5; Ref +5; Will +2
Defensive Abilities integrated weapons; Resistances cold 5, fire 5;
Immunities construct immunities
Speed 20 ft., fly 30 ft. (jetpack, average)
Melee slam +15 (1d6+10 B)
Ranged integrated corona laser pistol +13 (2d4+5 F; critical burn 1d4)
Str +5; Dex +3; Con —; Int —; Wis +0; Cha –2
Skills Acrobatics +11, Athletics +16
Other Abilities comm, mindless, unliving
Gear corona laser pistol with 4 batteries (20 charges each), jetpack, mk 1 thermal capacitor
Animated Hellknight plate can receive wireless communications (and thus commands from its allies and creator) at planetary range.
Organization solitary, pair, or troop (3–6)
Spellcasters and engineers have developed techniques to animate suits of armor indefinitely, instilling sentience—or even sapience—into these defensive tools.
Spellcasters animate armor through various supernatural approaches, including some akin to techniques used for making magic items. Infamously, Hellknight mages cover the inside of the armor with an infernal contract, infusing the creation with a minor devilish being forced into submission. Such armors serve as decorative sentinels in Hellknight facilities or disposable shock troops on the battlefield. Xenowardens use similar means to infuse armor with quiescent fragments of angelic will, elementals, or nature spirits. Some technomancers instead instill armor with rudimentary unlife, sometimes using the remains of undead too damaged to operate without the artificial casing armor provides.
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