Brass Man

Brass Man

This creature resembles a humanoid constructed of brass. Its features are exquisite and delicate. Ancient runes and symbols adorn its body.

Brass Man

XP 2,300 ()

Unaligned Large

Initiative +0


DEFENSE

AC 18 (natural armor)

hp: 95 (10d10 + 40)

Resistance: Bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing damage except from adamantine weapons

Immunity: Fire and poison damage; paralysis, petrification, poison, stun, suffocation, unconsciousness

Vulnerability: Cold damage


OFFENSE

Speed: 30 ft.

Multiattack: A brass man attacks twice with its fists, or twice with its greatsword, or once by spitting molten brass.

Melee Attack—Fist: +8 to hit (reach 10 ft.; one creature). Hit: 1d10 + 5 bludgeoning damage plus 1d10 fire damage.

Melee Attack—Greatsword: +8 to hit (reach 10 ft.; one creature). Hit: 2d12 + 5 slashing damage.

Ranged Attack—Molten Brass (recharge 5, 6): automatic hit (range 30-ft. line; all creatures in line). Hit: 6d8 fire damage. Targets that make a successful DC 15 Dex saving throw take half damage.


STATISTICS

Str 20 (+5), Dex 10 (+0), Con 18 (+4),

Int 3 (–4), Wis 11 (+0), Cha 1 (–5)

Languages: None

Senses: Darkvision 60 ft.


TRAITS

Immunity to Magic: A brass man automatically succeeds on all saving throws against spells and spell-like effects. If a successful saving throw reduces damage by half, the brass man takes no damage instead. In addition, certain spells and effects function differently against the creature, as noted below (these effects override its immunity).


ECOLOGY

Environment: Elemental of fire

Organization: Solitary or squad (2–4)

Brass men are humanoid-shaped constructs built by the powerful efreet of the City of Brass. Most are created for the sole purpose of guarding secrets within the walls of the city, with a few serving as war machines to aid the efreet in battle against their enemies. They are rarely encountered elsewhere, though on occasion one is sent to the Material Plane by its efreet creator to retrieve an object or creature.

Brass men are very tough opponents and difficult to stop. Typically, a brass man begins combat by spitting molten brass onto the closest opponents before moving into melee with its huge greatsword or its powerful fists.

Construction

The construction of the brass men is a highly guarded secret among the efreet. No one outside the City of Brass has ever discovered the proper method of constructing a brass man, and the efreet certainly won’t share the secret.