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*To actually take down an iron golem, expect to have to pound on it for an extended period of time with physical attacks or spells like [[Airstrike]], [[Earth Magic]], or non-elemental [[Conjurations]]. Try luring it somewhere relatively safe so you aren't rudely interrupted by something capable of keeping up with you.
 
*To actually take down an iron golem, expect to have to pound on it for an extended period of time with physical attacks or spells like [[Airstrike]], [[Earth Magic]], or non-elemental [[Conjurations]]. Try luring it somewhere relatively safe so you aren't rudely interrupted by something capable of keeping up with you.
 
**[[Lee's Rapid Deconstruction]] works well on iron golems. It has the added bonus of creating shrapnel that damages anything adjacent to the golem.
 
**[[Lee's Rapid Deconstruction]] works well on iron golems. It has the added bonus of creating shrapnel that damages anything adjacent to the golem.
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**[[Bolt of Inaccuracy]] will also cut through their defenses, and their EV is low enough for it to have a decent chance of hitting.
 
*Don't let yourself get boxed in with an iron golem; they may be slow, but they're strong enough to mash a squishy wizard in a couple hits and deal serious damage to melee fighters.
 
*Don't let yourself get boxed in with an iron golem; they may be slow, but they're strong enough to mash a squishy wizard in a couple hits and deal serious damage to melee fighters.

Revision as of 23:29, 7 July 2013

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

iron golem 8Iron golem.png
HP 117-152
HD 15
XP 918
Speed 7
AC 15
EV 3
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, iron golem
Flags Artificial
A large, ponderous and very solid statue of metal, given the power of locomotion through some esoteric means.

Useful Info

Iron golems are tough, but slow-moving constructs. They're immune to hostile enchantments and elemental damage.

Tips & Tricks

  • Use its speed to your advantage, whether you're a caster or a melee brute. Iron golems are slow enough for anyone who isn't a devotee of Cheibriados to kite.
  • To actually take down an iron golem, expect to have to pound on it for an extended period of time with physical attacks or spells like Airstrike, Earth Magic, or non-elemental Conjurations. Try luring it somewhere relatively safe so you aren't rudely interrupted by something capable of keeping up with you.
    • Lee's Rapid Deconstruction works well on iron golems. It has the added bonus of creating shrapnel that damages anything adjacent to the golem.
    • Bolt of Inaccuracy will also cut through their defenses, and their EV is low enough for it to have a decent chance of hitting.
  • Don't let yourself get boxed in with an iron golem; they may be slow, but they're strong enough to mash a squishy wizard in a couple hits and deal serious damage to melee fighters.