Golem, Glass

This jagged construct of glass has a human’s shape, save that one arm ends in a jagged hammer and another in a spike of glass.

Glass Golem CR 8

XP 4,800
N Large construct
Init –1; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +0


AC 21, touch 8, flat-footed 21 (–1 Dex, +13 natural, –1 size)
hp 96 (12d10+30)
Fort +4, Ref +3, Will +4
Defensive Abilities reflect spells; DR 5/adamantine; Immune magic, construct traits


Speed 30 ft.
Melee 2 slams +16 (2d8+5 plus bleed)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Special Attacks bleed (1d8), dazzling brightness


Str 20, Dex 9, Con —, Int —, Wis 11, Cha 1
Base Atk +12; CMB +18; CMD 27


Dazzling Brightness (Ex)

A glass golem in an area of bright light dazzles any creature within 30 feet that sees it for 1 round (Fortitude DC 16 negates). Once a creature makes its save against this ability, it is immune to that golem’s brightness for 24 hours. The DC is Constitution-based.

Immune to Magic (Ex)

A glass golem is immune to any spell or spell-like ability that allows spell resistance. In addition, certain spells and effects function differently against a glass golem, as noted below.

  • A shatter spell damages a glass golem as if it were a crystalline creature.
  • A keen edge spell affects all of a glass golem’s slam attacks as if they were slashing weapons.
  • A magical attack that deals cold damage slows a glass golem (as the slow spell) for 3 rounds (no saving throw).
  • A magical attack that deals fire damage ends any slow effect on the golem and heals 1 point of damage for each 3 points of damage the attack would otherwise deal. If the amount of healing would cause the golem to exceed its full normal hit points, it gains any excess as temporary hit points. A glass golem gets no saving throw against fire effects.

Reflect Spells (Ex)

As a free action once every 1d4 rounds, a glass golem can align its internal structure to enhance its resistance to magic for 1 round. During this time, the golem reflects spells (even spells that function differently against the golem as described in its immune to magic ability) as if under the effect of a spell turning spell.


Environment any land
Organization solitary or gang (2–5)
Treasure none

A glass golem is a sizable guardian constructed by a powerful caster, usually in the shape of an armored humanoid. They are more common in desert lands where quartz-based sand is readily available, or in urban centers where glassblowing is commonplace.

A typical glass golem is 10 feet tall and weighs 2,500 pounds.


A glass golem’s body is made from 2,500 pounds of glass mixed with special salts and rare minerals worth 1,000 gp.

Feats Craft Construct; Spells animate objects, flame strike, geas/quest, spell turning; Special creator must be caster level 10th; Skill Checks Craft (sculptures) DC 17; Cost 17,000 gp (glass golem); 20,200 gp (stained glass golem)


Stained Glass Golems (+0 CR): Divine casters sometimes build glass golems that resemble the windowpanes commonly found in temples. Thin and agile, these colorful beings often act as spies, wielding powers of stealth that their larger counterparts do not possess. A stained glass golem has a +8 racial bonus on Stealth checks.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

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.

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