Crystal guardian

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

crystal guardian 8Crystal guardian.png
HP 52-75
HD 16
XP 1107
Speed 10
AC 22
EV 0
MR Immune
Attack1 35 (hit: plain)

Type of Meat None
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 guardian
Flags Artificial
See invisible
Silence immune
An intricate animated statue made of heavily ensorcelled, tough crystal. Though these magical defense structures are delicately sculpted to the point of lacking structural integrity and have little capability for dodging, 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 the Depths, the Vaults, the Abyss, and some vaults.


Spell set
Slot1 Crystal Bolt (3d25)
Slot2 Crystal Bolt (3d25)
Slot3 none
Slot4 none
Slot5 none
Slot6 Crystal Bolt (3d25)

Tips & Tricks

  • Lee's Rapid Deconstruction will obliterate them and mangle everything standing nearby. Other Earth Magic or pure Conjurations spells are rather effective as well. Hexes and other elemental schools of magic are completely useless against them, however.
  • Their bolts can deal heavy fire or cold damage (randomly selected each casting), and they bounce off any wall. Bring appropriate resistances, and don't face them with your back to a wall unless you want to double their damage output through multizaps.


Crystal guardians will replace crystal golems in 0.14.