Crystal golem

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Obsolete: This article refers to an aspect of the game which has been removed. It is retained for historical reference only.

For a list of all golems, see list of constructs.

crystal golem 8Crystal golem.png
HP 102-132
HD 13
XP 615
Speed 7
AC 22
EV 3
Will Immune
Attack1 40 (hit: plain)

Resistances rF+++, rC+++,
rElec+++, rPois+++,
rN+++, rTorm,
rRot+++, rDrown
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Land
Intelligence Plant
Uses Open doors
Holiness Non-living
Size Large
Type golem, crystal golem
Flags Artificial
See invisible
A huge animated figure made of heavily ensorcelled crystal. It is immune to most forms of magic.

Useful Info

Crystal golems are the toughest and strongest golems found outside of the Realm of Zot, but otherwise behave the same as their lesser brethren, slowly tromping into combat and crushing you for heavy damage. They are nearly immune to all elemental damage but are susceptible to physical damage, non-elemental Conjurations, or Lee's Rapid Deconstruction/Shatter; their slow speed also makes them easy to kite. Crystal golems are very rare, generally only appearing as guardians in certain vaults.

Variant Crystal Golem

You may encounter several crystal guardians while exploring certain vaults, along with orange crystal statues. Unlike normal crystal golems, these hulks are capable of casting Bolt of Fire and Bolt of Cold. Be aware that the vaults they inhabit are made of green crystal walls, so they can multizap you if you stand in the wrong place. Bring appropriate resistances, lure them out one at a time, and prepare for a nasty battle.

This crystal golem is so ensorcelled that it is immune to nearly any magic itself, and it can also shoot powerful beams of fire and cold at any trespassers.

Tips & Tricks

  • Hitting a golem with Lee's Rapid Deconstruction creates a large blast of powerful crystal shards, useful for taking out crowds.
  • Bolt of Inaccuracy is also quite effective, though it'll probably take several shots to bring a golem down.
  • Kiting them works nicely, as almost any character can outrun them with ease.


Crystal golems were replaced with crystal guardians in 0.14.