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Clay Golem

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Type: Construct (List)

Race: Golem (List)

Sub-race: Clay Golem (List)

Monster Manual classification: Clay Golem

Alignment: True Neutral

Rare: No

Organization: Solitary or gang (2-4)

CR:  ♦10Normal ♥13Hard ♠16Elite ♦21Epic Normal ♥29Epic Hard ♠44Epic Elite

Attack: Slam (Bludgeoning), Critical hits inflict Cursed Wound

Special Qualities: DR  ♦10Normal/Adamantine and Bludgeoning, Berserk, partially healed by Acid, Immunity to Magic (see below for details)


Description: This golem has a humanoid body made from clay. A clay golem wears no clothing except for a metal or stiff leather garment around its hips. A clay golem golem cannot speak or make any vocal noise. It walks and moves with a slow, clumsy gait. It weighs around 600 pounds. To bypass their DR, your weapons need to be Adamantine/Metalline and Bludgeoning. They have immunity to magic (See below for details).

Recommended Spells/Weaponry to fight them

Special Abilities

Berserk (Ex)

When a clay golem enters combat, there is a cumulative 1% chance each round that its elemental spirit breaks free and the golem goes berserk. The uncontrolled golem gains the effects of haste, and goes on a rampage, attacking the nearest living creature or smashing some object smaller than itself if no creature is within reach, then moving on to spread more destruction. Once a clay golem goes berserk, no known method can reestablish control.

Cursed Wound (Ex)

When a clay golem lands a critical hit, the target is inflicted with cursed wounds. Cursed wounds cannot be healed naturally and must be removed by a Remove Curse spell before the target can receive any positive energy healing.

Immunity to Magic (Ex)

A clay golem is immune to any spell or spell-like ability that allows Spell Resistance. In addition, certain spells and effects function differently against the creature, as noted below.

A Disintegrate spell deals full damage, and clay golems have lower then average Fortitude saves for a construct.

Any magical attack against a clay golem that deals acid damage heals 1 point of damage for every 3 points of damage it would otherwise deal. A clay golem golem gets no saving throw against magical attacks that deal acid damage.

Unlike in Pen-and-Paper D&D rules, in DDO most damage spells are not affected by Spell Resistance. To combat this, Clay Golems instead have massive elemental absorption, 50% Absorption for all Energy types except those specifically noted above as otherwise. This includes but is not limited to: Electric, Fire, Sonic, Light, Alignment, and even Force damage. Untyped spells that do not allow a Spell Restistance check bypasses this immunity.