Spiky Homunculus (3.5e Creature)

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Spiky Homunculus[edit]

Size/Type: Diminutive Construct
Hit Dice: 1d10 (10 hp)
Initiative: +3
Speed: 15 ft
Armor Class: 18 (+1 natural, +3 dex, +4 size), touch 17, flat-footed 15
Base Attack/Grapple: +0/-12
Attack: Spike melee +7 (1d2-3, 20/x2)
Full Attack: Spike melee +7 (1d2-3, 20/x2)
Space/Reach: 1 ft/0 ft
Special Attacks: Caltrop Roll
Special Qualities: Construct Traits
Saves: Fort +0, Ref +3, Will +0
Abilities: Str 4, Dex 16, Con -, Int 2, Wis 11, Cha 1
Skills: Tumble +14
Feats: Skill Focus Tumble, Weapon FinesseB
Environment: Any
Organization: Solitary
Challenge Rating: 1/2
Treasure: None
Alignment: Usually Neutral (see below)
Advancement: 2-10 HD
Level Adjustment: -

Hardly noticeable against the sandy floor, a curled brown ball of spikes lay in wait. A single caltrop, easy to avoid... until it rolls under your feet.

Spiky Homunculi are creatures created by the spell Ell's Handy Homunculus. They function as a sort of intelligent caltrop when not functioning as a pet. It appears much like a hedgehog, but often moves by rolling, and purposely seeks to be stepped when it can.

Spiky homunculi have a +4 racial bonus to Tumble checks.

While generally constructs are neutral, a homunculi picks up the alignment of its creator on casting.


Handy homunculi make poor weapons. However, the spiky homunculi is more of a trap than a weapon, and makes a good start to an ambush. It actively seeks to roll into opponents squares, tumbling to avoid attacks of opportunity and getting underfoot.

Caltrop Roll (Ex): Due to the spiky body of the homunculi, those affected by its spike attack are affected as if they were hit by a caltrop.


The body is made of bone and clay, with the core crystal often embedded in the chest. A drop of the caster's blood is mixed in with the clay and bone shards used for spines, which all fuse together into a perfect blend on casting Ell's Handy Homunculus. The entire cost of supplies equals 500 gp.

Assembling the body requires a DC 15 Craft (pottery) or Craft (taxidermy) check.

CL 1st; Ell's Handy Homunculus, Caltrops; Never sold; Cost 500 gp + 25 XP.

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