New Monster – Warrior of Wood

19 March, 2013

Warrior of Wood

Standing in the shadows are five warriors, looking closer, your realize that they are crudely fashioned wooden mannequins in ill-fitting leather armor and carrying clubs and shields.  You dismiss them as a threat until they move forward in unison.

Warrior of Wood                                                  CR 2 (600 XP)
N medium construct
Init +0; Senses darkvision 60 ft., lowlight vision; Perception +0
AC 15, touch 14, flat-footed 10; (+4 Natural, +1 shield)
hp 25 (1d10+20)
Fort +0, Ref +0, Will -5
Defensive Abilities Resistance to Acid and Cold 3; DR 3/slashing; Immune construct traits
Weakness Vulnerability to Fire
Spd 30 ft.
Melee Club +2 (1d6+1)
Special Attack Instinctive coordination
Str 12, Dex 10, Con –, Int –, Wis 1, Cha 1
Base Atk +1; CMB +2; CMD 12
Feats armor proficiency (light and medium)[b], shield proficiency [b], simple weapon proficiency [b]
SQ self-repair, warrior’s gift
Environment any
Organization solitary, pair, or squad (3-8)
Instinctive Coordination (Su) If two are more warriors of wood are attacking the same target, they are able to function as a single coordinated unit, gaining a bonus to attack equal to the half (rounded down) of the number of warriors of wood attacking the target and +1d6 sneak attack damage, with the usual limitations on such.

Self-Repair (Su) Left along with raw wood, soil and sunlight for 24-hours, the warrior of wood will repair 1d4 points of damage to itself.

Warrior’s Gift (Su) If a warrior’s hair was used in the making of the warrior of wood, it gains one of the following bonuses depending on the class of the person who donated the hair:

  • Barbarian– +1 damage with melee weapons.
  • Fighter– Toughness Feat if the warrior of wood is wearing armor or using a shield.
  • Paladin– +1 resistance bonus to all Saves.
  • Ranger– Gains the Stealth skill at +4.

These simple constructs are often used in warfare to make up numbers and confuse the enemy, unless directly commanded, they are capable of only the simplest tasks.

They appear as a crudely shaped wooden person and, if not given better weapons, they are equipped with a club and a light wooden shield.

A warrior of wood is made from 50-pounds of wood and, sometimes, hair taken from a warrior.

CL 5th; Price 500 gp
Craft Construct, bull’s strength, magic weapon, mending, creator must be at least caster level 5th;
Skill Craft (woodwork) DC 15; Cost 250 gp

Notes: The most basic of construct but dangerous in large numbers and an army of them could be quite terrifying . . . until a wizard started fireballing them.

A temporary version of the warrior of wood is created by the stick soldier item.


  1. I think one of these disguised as a cigar store Indian could be a good surprise.

    • That would be an excellent idea. Or the carved wooden pillars in a Nordic feast hall?

  2. I am about to use these in the online game, against the other party…I’ll let you know how it goes. Making some modifications for AD&D, of course…

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