Clay Golem

Golem, Clay

Challenge Rating: 10

Size: Large

Type: Construct

Initiative: -1



Hit Points: 90 (11HD)

Armor Class: 22 (-1 size, -1 Dex, +14 natural), touch 8, flat-footed 22

Saves: Fort +3 Ref +2 Will +3



Speed: 20ft

Base Attack: +8

Melee: 2 slams +14 melee (2d10+7 plus cursed wound)

Special Attacks: Berserk, cursed wound



Abilities: STR 25, DEX 9, CON  –, INT –, WIS 11, CHA 1

Skills: Acrobatics +2, Athletics +15,  Awareness +0, Endurance –, Knowledge –, Persuasion –, Spellcraft +0, Survival +0, Thievery -1

Talents: —

Special Qualities: 10ft Reach, damage reduction 10/tritium and bludgeoning, darkvision 60 ft., haste, immunity to magic, low-light vision



Environment: Any

Organization: Solitary or gang (2-4)


Treasure: None


When a clay golem enters combat, there is a cumulative 1% chance each round that its elemental spirit breaks free and the golem goes berserk. The uncontrolled golem goes on a rampage, attacking the nearest living creature or smashing some object smaller than itself if no creature is within reach, then moving on to spread more destruction. Once a clay golem goes berserk, no known method can reestablish control.


Cursed Wound

The damage a clay golem deals doesn’t heal naturally and resists healing spells. A character attempting to cast a conjuration (healing) spell on a creature damaged by a clay golem must succeed on a DC 26 caster level check, or the spell has no effect on the injured character.


Immunity to Magic

A clay golem is immune to any spell or spell-like ability that allows spell resistance. In addition, certain spells and effects function differently against the creature, as noted below.

A move earth spell drives the golem back 120 feet and deals 3d12 points of damage to it.

A disintegrate spell slows the golem (as the slow spell) for 1d6 rounds and deals 1d12 points of damage.

An earthquake spell cast directly at a clay golem stops it from moving on its next turn and deals 5d10 points of damage. The golem gets no saving throw against any of these effects.

Any magical attack against a clay golem that deals acid damage heals 1 point of damage for every 3 points of damage it would otherwise deal. If the amount of healing would cause the golem to exceed its full normal hit points, it gains any excess as temporary hit points. For example, a clay golem hit by the breath weapon of a black dragon heals 7 points of damage if the attack would have dealt 22 points of damage. A clay golem golem gets no saving throw against magical attacks that deal acid damage.

Haste (Su)

After it has engaged in at least 1 round of combat, a clay golem can haste itself once per day as a free action. The effect lasts 3 rounds and is otherwise the same as the spell.


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