Animated object

In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy roleplaying game, the animated object is a type of fictional monster for player characters to encounter.

Animated object
Alignment Neutral
Type Construct[1]
Publication history
Source books Monster manual
First appearance 2000


Animated objects are constructs which come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. They owe their existence to spells such as animate objects and similar supernatural abilities.[2] Such objects act according to the commands of their creator; they lack intelligence and have only a minimum of wisdom. The abilities of an animated object vary based upon their type; rugs can grapple, objects with legs can run, heavy objects can trample, and so forth.

Publication historyEdit

Animated objects first appeared in the third edition Monster Manual. They also appeared in the 3.5 version of the Monster Manual.


  1. Monster Index, Wizards of the Coast,, retrieved 2012-07-30 
  2. Monster Manual v 3.5, page 13-14