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Guardian Disk

Guardian Disk CR 3

A gleaming polygon of circuit-engraved graphene floats before you, suddenly darting and slashing with its razor-sharp edges.

XP 800
N Small construct (magical)
Init +2; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; low-light vision; Perception +13

DEFENSE HP 45

EAC 14; KAC 16
Fort +3, Ref +3, Will +0; DR 5/magic; Immunities construct immunities
Weaknesses susceptible to mind-affecting effects

OFFENSE

Speed 10 ft., fly 40 ft. (perfect)
Melee slice +12 (1d6+7 S plus critical bleed 1d2)
Offensive Abilities sensory overload

STATISTICS

Str +4, Dex +2, Con —, Int -3, Wis +0, Cha +1
Skills Acrobatics +13, Stealth +8
Languages Common (can’t speak)
Other Abilities dangerous dodge, flyby attack

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Dangerous Dodge (Ex)

A guardian disk flies erratically and dangerously close to other creatures, using them as cover against attacks. A guardian disk adjacent to a creature gains partial cover against attacks by any other creature. In addition, when struck by an attack while adjacent to another creature, as a reaction the guardian disk can dodge partially out of the way so that the attack deals half damage to the disk and half to the adjacent creature; it cannot use this reaction to cause a creature’s attack to damage itself.

Flyby Attack (Ex)

As a full action, a guardian disk can fly up to its speed and make a single melee attack without provoking any attacks of opportunity from the target of its attack. It can move both before and after the attack, but it must move at least 10 feet before the attack, and the total distance that it moves cannot be greater than its speed. A guardian disk cannot use this ability to attack a foe that is adjacent to it at the start of its turn.

Sensory Overload (Ex)

When a guardian disk hits a creature, the target is automatically dazzled for 1 round. In addition, the target must succeed on a DC 12 Reflex save or be blinded (or blinded and deafened, if the attack was a critical hit).

The target can attempt to remove this condition on its next turn by attempting a DC 12 Fortitude save as a move action.

Susceptible to Mind-Affecting Effects (Ex)

As an intelligent construct, a guardian disk is subject to mind-affecting effects.

ECOLOGY

Environment any
Organization solitary, pair, or collection (3-6)

Guardian disks are deceptive constructs created from enchanted crystal, metal, plastic, or other recording media, designed to protect the databanks, libraries, and sacred texts of magical practitioners.

When an intruder enters a proscribed area or touches a prohibited object without first speaking a password or otherwise signaling permission to enter, the guardian disk attacks.

At rest, guardian disks appear identical to any number of different types of magical or nonmagical disks, data cards, or similar storage media.

When a guardian disk becomes active, it rises in the air and wafts about with casual ease as it approaches its target while magically hardening its edges to the strength of steel. When it attacks, it races past its target, drawing its edges across any exposed flesh, leaving a long, deep, and painful slash that bleeds badly afterward. This is not the scroll’s only means of attack, however. It can also unleash flashes of light, sound, and raw data that can disorient a target.

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