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A construct is an artificial creature — neither alive nor undead — that has been animated to perform a certain task; they can be directly commanded by another creature or be acting autonomously. Constructs are almost always non-fleshy, mostly appearing as empty armor, statues, or weapons, but occasionally as pieces of structures, elements, plants, or machinery. Those that display apparent intelligent behavior are usually animated by souls (for example, the Iron Forgeman is powered by Flame Djinn and Shiro'ken by bound spirits).

Examples of constructs


  • Construct is a term of convenience: it has meaning within lore, but not within the game's mechanics.
    • Many constructs are elementals, but the term includes other creature types, including demons and plants.
    • The Iron Forgeman is a construct but is treated by game mechanics as part of the terrain.