Cyaegha Steambeast

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Cyaegha Steambeast
Large Construct (Steam-Powered)
HD 10 (85 HPD)
Speed 20 ft. (4 squares); fly 15' (poor)
Init: +9
AC 17; touch 13; flat-footed 14

(-1 size, +3 Dex, +5 natural)

BAB +7; Grp +14
Attack pincer +12 (1d6+3 plus 1d4 electricity, 20/x3 plus 1d10 electricity)
or
bolt +12 (1d10 plus 1d6 electricity, 17-20/x2 plus 1d10 electricity)
Full-Attack 2 pincers +12 (1d6+3 plus 1d4 electricity, 20/x3 plus 1d10 electricity)
or
3 bolts +12 (1d10 plus 1d6 electricity, 17-20/x2 plus 1d10 electricity)
or
4 bolts +10 (1d6 plus 1d4 electricity, 17-20/x2 plus 1d10 electricity)
Space 5 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
Special Attacks lightning bolt (4/day), chain lightning (1/day) (CL 12)
Special Qualities construct traits, steam-powered traits, DR 10/adamantine, electricity immunity, resist fire 10, resist cold 10, SR 20
Saves Fort +3 Ref +6 Will +6
Abilities Str 16, Dex 20, Con --, Int 12, Wis 16, Cha 8
Skills Listen +16, Search +14, Spot +16
Feats Improved InitiativeB, AlertnessB, Weapon Finesse1, Point Blank Shot3, Rapid Shot6, Precise Shot9
Environment Battlefields
Organization Military
Challenge Rating 12
Treasure None
Alignment LN
Advancement As Construct; Favored Class None
Level Adjustment --

The Heliosundians developed the Cyaegha Steambeast as a ranged support unit. Its lack of similarity to anything natural is unsettling, but tolerable, considering the obviously constructed nature of the Cyaegha Steambeast.

The Cyaegha Steambeast is no slouch in close combat either, considering it charges its talons electrically and uses them to its best advantage. Its only real disadvantage is its slow movement range and its inability to dodge incoming blows. If these problems had been solved, the Heliosundians would have put them into mass production, rather than the relatively few that are seen on battlefields today.

Steam-powered Weaknesses
Like all steam-powered creatures (due to their dependencies on both fire and water), Cyaegha Steambeasts react strangely to specific spells.

Any spell with the (Fire) descriptor causes a Cyaegha Steambeast to enter a rage (like a first-level barbarian) for 1d4 rounds. Any spell with the (Cold) descriptor affects it as a slow spell for 1d4 rounds. Any spell that dispels, supresses, or breaks magical enchantments causes the Cyaegha Steambeast to shut down for the duration of the spell (or 1d4+1 rounds, if the duration is instantaneous). Mordenkainen's disjunction causes a Cyaegha Steambeast to become nonfunctional.

Bolt

A Cyaegha Steambeast's bolts are vicious, barbed, and electrically charged and deal an additional 1d6 points of electricity damage on striking, as well as an additional 1d10 points of electrical damage on a successful critical hit. In addition, a bolt remains in its target and deals an additional 1d6 points of electrical damage for the next three rounds. Removing a bolt requires a DC 22 Strength check and inflicts 1d4 points of electrical damage on the person removing the bolt, as well as an additional 1d4 points of electrical damage and 1d4 slashing damage on the person who the bolt is being removed from.

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