Toenail golem

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

toenail golem 8Toenail golem.png
HP 49-69
HD 9
XP 478
Speed 10
AC 8
EV 5
MR Immune
Attack1 13 (hit: plain)


Type of Meat None
Resistances rF+, rC+,
rElec, rPois+,
rN+++, rTorm,
rRot+++, rDrown,
rWater
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Land
Intelligence Plant
Uses Open doors
Holiness Non-living
Size Large
Type golem, toenail golem
Flags Artificial
A huge animated statue made entirely from toenail clippings. Some people just have too much time on their hands.

“Gentle socks pamper them by day, and shoes cobbled of leather fortify them, but my toes hardly notice. All they’re interested in is turning out toenails—semitransparent, flexible sheets of a hornlike material, as defense against—whom?”
-Jorge Luis Borges, “Toenails”. 1960.
trans. Andrew Hurley, 1998.

Useful Info

The bizarre toenail golem is a moderately powerful construct. They are not terribly dangerous, only posing a threat to flimsy elemental casters caught in melee with them for too long. They are extremely rare, but are slightly more common in the Volcano.

Tips & Tricks

  • They have resistance to all elemental attacks, so use physical damage or non-elemental Conjurations if you've got them. Fire and cold damage are only partially resisted, however, and will take them down with enough applications.
  • They are valid targets for Lee's Rapid Deconstruction