Occasionally, a particularly twisted individual creates a carrion golem using parts from horses and other large quadrapeds, making the construct strong enough to use as a mount. Employed primarily for the shock value, and occasionally called upon to lead the vanguard of evil armies, few things are more terrifying than a man riding into battle on a decaying horse with spider legs and a man’s face, his legs stuck firm to the putrefying molded flesh of the saddle.
Carrion Golem Mount
Speed 40 ft.
Melee 2 slams +12 (1d8+7 plus disease)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Special Attacks plague carrier
Str 25, Dex 10, Con –, Int –, Wis 11, Cha 1
Base Atk +3; CMB +12; CMD 22 (26 vs. trip)
A carrion 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.
• Animate dead causes the various parts of the golem’s body to shudder and tear, dealing 1d6 points of damage per caster level to the golem (no save).
• Any magical attack that deals cold or fire damage slows a carrion golem (as the slow spell) for 2d6 rounds (no save).
• Any magical attack that deals electricity damage hastes a carrion golem (as the haste spell) for 2d6 rounds.
When a carrion golem is created, its creator infects it with a specific disease. The carrion golem can then infect those it strikes with its slams with this disease—most carrion golems inflict filth fever. The save DC is Constitution-based and includes a +2 racial bonus.
A carrion golem’s body can be constructed using at least two Large quadraped corpses and four smaller corpses. Special reagents worth 750 gp are also required.
CL 7th; Price 12,750 gp
Organization solitary or gang (2-4)
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 2, © 2010, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors Wolfgang Baur, Jason Bulmahn, Adam Daigle, Graeme Davis, Crystal Frasier, Joshua J. Frost, Tim Hitchcock, Brandon Hodge, James Jacobs, Steve Kenson, Hal MacLean, Martin Mason, Rob McCreary, Erik Mona, Jason Nelson, Patrick Renie, Sean K Reynolds, F. Wesley Schneider, Owen K.C. Stephens, James L. Sutter, Russ Taylor, and Greg A. Vaughan, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, and Skip Williams.