Helmed horrors could move through the air, as with the spell air walk. They could see unseen creatures and objects, as the spell see invisibility. They were immune to several spells. They could imbue a melee weapon that they held with a magical attack power.
The process of creating helmed horrors was something of a badly kept secret for many years. While unknown to the magical community at large, a great number of clerics of Bane, liches, and evil wizards knew well how to create these constructs. In later times, it was uncommon knowledge. A powerful spellcaster, with knowledge of both construct creation and arms and armor creation was needed, and a special workroom, along with the spells needed for the ritual.
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