This horrific humanoid figure is a mass of bones and skulls tied together with slick ropes of sinew.
Bone Golem CR 8
Speed 30 ft.
Melee bite +14 (1d8+4), 2 slams +14 (2d6+4)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Special Attacks bone prison (ranged touch +12)
As a standard action, a bone golem can throw some of its bones at a creature within 30 feet—it must make a ranged touch attack to hit. These bones magically duplicate and form a cage surrounding struck creatures. Each round, the cage makes a combat maneuver check to deal the golem’s slam damage, using the golem’s CMB. If the check fails, the target is still trapped but takes no damage. The target can escape the grapple normally, or can break out of the bones by dealing 15 points of damage to the prison, which has the same AC, DR, and saves as the bone golem itself. Damage to the prison has no effect on the golem. The golem can only have one bone prison active at a time. If it wishes to create a second one, it (or some other creature) must first destroy the existing one.
- Magical effects that heal living creatures slow a bone golem (as the slow spell) for 1d4 rounds (no save).
- A magical attack that deals negative energy damage breaks any slow effect on the golem and heals 1 point of damage for every 3 points of damage the attack would otherwise deal. If the healing would cause the golem to exceed its full normal hit points, it gains any excess as temporary hit points. A bone golem gets no saving throw against attacks that deal negative energy damage.
- A raise dead, resurrection, or true resurrection spell negates its DR and immunity to magic for 1 minute.
The golem’s body consists of bones from at least a dozen Medium or larger skeletons. The bones must be treated with oils and shellac worth 1,000 gp.
CL 9th; Price 41,000 gp
Craft Construct, geas/quest, limited wish, telekinesis, and either animate dead or animate objects; Special creator must be at least caster level 9th; Skill Craft (sculpture) or Heal DC 15; Cost 21,000 gp
Organization solitary or gang (2-4)
Bone golems are most often crafted as guardians of tombs—and sometimes formed from the very corpses they guard.