Guardian golem

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guardian golem 9Guardian golem.png
HP 26-54
HD 5
XP 0
Speed 10
AC 10
EV 2
Will Immune



Resistances rF+
rC+
rElec
rPois+++
rDrown
rMiasma
rN+++
rTorm
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Land
Intelligence Brainless
Uses Open doors
Holiness Non-living
Size Large
Type golem, guardian golem
Flags No experience gain
A large construct, designed to protect. It can take the blows dealt to others upon itself, though it is prone to becoming unstable and overheating after heavy punishment.

“‘Listen Reb _Golem_,’ the old man said, wagging his finger. ‘Pay attention to
what I say—you understand?’
‘Understand...’
‘If you want to stay here, you got to do like Mr. Gumbeiner says.’
‘Do-like-Mr.-Gumbeiner-says...’
‘_That's_ the way I like to hear a golem talk. Malka, give here the mirror
from the pocketbook. Look, you see your face? You see on the forehead, what's
written? If you don't do like Mr. Gumbeiner says, he'll wipe out what's
written and you'll be no more alive.’
‘No-more-alive...’
‘_That's_ right. Now, listen. Under the porch you'll find a lawnmower. Take
it. And cut the lawn. Then come back. Go.’”
-Avram Davidson, “The Golem”, 1955.

Useful Info

Guardian golems are constructs created by the spell Summon Guardian Golem. They are unable to attack, but they can shelter your summons from injuries, and may gain the Inner Flame status effect when severely damaged.

Tips & Tricks

  • Guardian golems can improve the durability of your other summons in extended combat, saving you from having to re-summon as often.
  • Even if you don't have any other summons, a guardian golem can still serve to block oncoming monsters so you have a chance to get away.
  • Don't stand too close if it overheats.
    • Alternatively, you can weaponize guardian golems -- let enemies attack it until it explodes, then fight anything that survived in the ensuing flames.

History

Guardian golems were added with the Summon Guardian Golem spell in 0.14.