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CR 3 (800 XP)
Always LN Medium construct (extraplanar (Mechanus), lawful)
Init ++1; Senses all-around vision, low-light vision, darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +9 (+13 sight)
AC 14, touch 11, flat-footed 13 (+1 Dex, +3 natural)
hp 36 (3d10+20)
Fort +1, Ref +2, Will +2
Immune construct traits
Resist acid, cold, and fire resistance 10
Speed 30 ft., climb 30 ft.
Melee 3 mwk shortspear +1 (1d6+2)
Ranged 3 mwk shortspear +0 (1d6+2)

Str 14, Dex 13, Con —, Int 10, Wis 12, Cha 10
Base Atk +3; CMB +5; CMD 16

Feats Combat Reflexes, Multiweapon Fighting
Skills Perception +9 (+13 sight), Survival +7
Skill Points 6
Languages Common, Modron
SQ all-around vision, coordinated ally, fixed initiative (2)
Usual Gear 3 mwk shortspears
Environment Mechanus
Organization varies
Treasure none
Special Abilities

All-Around Vision (Ex): The sensory organs on all sides of a tridrone allow it to look in any direction, bestowing a +4 racial bonus on Perception checks for visual stimuli. Opponents gain no flanking bonuses when attacking a tridrone.

Coordinated Ally (Ex): Tridrones work exceptionally well with other lawful allies. When successfully aided on a skill check or attack roll by a lawful-aligned ally, or when aiding another lawfully aligned creature, they apply or gain a +3 bonus on their checks or attack rolls (instead of the normal +2 bonus). Furthermore, tridrones gain a +4 bonus on attack rolls against an opponent flanked by a lawful-aligned ally (instead of the normal +2 bonus).

Fixed Initiative (Ex): Tridrones are rigid in their action, even in the most chaotic situations. As a result, a tridrone's initiative check is always 2. When combat begins, a tridrone uses this number as its initiative — it never rolls an initiative check.

Skills: Tridrones have a +2 racial bonus on Perception checks.

Tridrone Lore

Knowledge (the planes)
DC Result
10 You can identify this creature as a modron, a construct native to the Clockwork Nirvana of Mechanus. This result reveals all construct traits.
18 You recognize this as a tridrone, a supervisory modron.
23 You know the details of all-around vision.
28 You recognize if this is a true modron, a rogue modron, or an exile.


  • Dragon #354 - Return of the Modrons, pgs.45,48
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