Crystal guardian

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

crystal guardian 9Crystal guardian.png
HP 42-86
HD 16
XP 1108
Speed 10
AC 22
EV 0
Will Immune
Attack1 35 (hit: plain)

Resistances rF+++
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Land
Intelligence Brainless
Uses Open doors
Holiness Non-living
Size Large
Type golem, crystal guardian
Flags See invisible
An intricate animated statue made of heavily ensorcelled, tough crystal. They are immune to most forms of magic, and are magically charged to toss great bolts of fire and cold that are reflected by any surface.

Useful Info

Crystal guardians are moderately durable golems capable of launching powerful bolts of fire or cold damage at anything they encounter. These bolts are unusual in that they can bounce off any surface. Crystal guardians can be found in the Vaults (usually with a peacekeeper), the Desolation of Salt, and some vaults.


Spell set I
Slot1 Crystal Bolt (3d25) Magical flag

Tips & Tricks

  • Their bolts can deal heavy fire or cold damage (randomly selected each casting), so bring the appropriate resistances. Try to prevent doublezaps; don't stand between a crystal guardian and a wall to avoid being hit twice.
  • They have infinite willpower and resistances to most elements. Lee's Rapid Deconstruction will obliterate them (and anything nearby). Other sorts of Earth Magic and pure Conjurations are also effective.