Electric golem

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Version 0.31: This article is up to date for the latest stable release of Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup.

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

electric golem 9Electric golem.png
HP 89-180
HD 15
XP 3300
Speed 16
AC 5
EV 20
Will Immune
Attack1 15 (hit: electricity)
Attack2 15 (hit: electricity)
Attack3 15 (hit: plain)
Attack4 15 (hit: plain)
Resistances rF+
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Land
Intelligence Brainless
Uses Open doors
Holiness Non-living
Size Large
Type golem, electric golem
Flags See invisible
An animated figure made completely of electricity, created in some demented wizard's experiment.

“I sing the Body electric”
-Walt Whitman, “I Sing the Body Electric”, _Leaves of Grass_. 1867.

Useful Info

Electric golems are one of the more dangerous monsters in the Realm of Zot. They move as fast as spriggans and Blink constantly while shooting lightning or annihilating you in melee. They're much more resistant to electricity and poison than they are to fire and cold.


Spell set I
Slot1 Lightning Bolt (3d20) Magical flag
Slot2 Blink Magical flag

Tips & Tricks

  • Electricity resistance and decent AC are mandatory for survival. If you lack rElec, quaff a potion of resistance while fighting an electric golem. If you can't kill it before the potion wears off (or if you don't have any potions), teleport away.
    • Don't even attempt Zot:5 unless you have electricity resistance (though you should have found at least something by the time you get there).
  • Even if you do have rElec, don't let an electric golem catch you where it can multizap you. Fight them with either open space or metal walls behind you, and be prepared to move if it blinks to a more dangerous angle.
  • Electric golems have high EV, so you may wish to use unavoidable spells like Fireball or Airstrike.


  • Prior to 0.13, flying would reduce damage from their electicity-branded melee attacks.