Golem, Obsidian

This statue resembles a lean human cut from blackened glass stone. Numerous razor-sharp protuberances jut from its body.

Obsidian Golem CR 12

XP 19,200
N Large construct
Init +0; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +0


AC 27, touch 9, flat-footed 27 (+18 natural, –1 size)
hp 123 (17d10+30)
Fort +5, Ref +5, Will +5
Defensive Abilities jagged body; DR 10/adamantine; Immune construct traits, magic


Speed 20 ft.
Melee 2 claws +25 (2d12+9 plus bleed)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Special Attacks bleed (2d6), obsidian spray


Str 28, Dex 10, Con —, Int —, Wis 11, Cha 1
Base Atk +17; CMB +27; CMD 37
SQ death throes


Death Throes (Ex)

When an obsidian golem is reduced to 0 or fewer hit points, it explodes. All creatures within a 20-foot burst take 12d6 points of piercing and slashing damage and 2d6 points of bleed damage. A successful DC 18 Reflex save results in half damage and negates the bleed effect. The save DC is Constitution-based.

Immunity to Magic (Ex)

An obsidian golem is immune to any spell or spell-like ability that allows spell resistance. Certain spells and effects function differently against the creature, as noted below.

  • A magical attack that deals fire damage sharpens the obsidian golem’s claws, increasing their critical threat range to 18–20 and increasing bleed damage to 3d6 for 1d4+1 rounds.
  • A magical attack that deals cold damage cakes ice over the obsidian golem’s form, suppressing the bleed damage from its claw attacks and negating its jagged body ability for 1 round.
  • A stone to flesh spell negates the golem’s damage reduction, jagged body, and immunity to magic for 1 full round.

Jagged Body (Ex)

A creature that grapples an obsidian golem or that hits it with a natural attack or unarmed strike takes 2d6 points of bleed damage.

Obsidian Spray (Ex)

As a swift action every 1d4+1 rounds, an obsidian golem can unleash a torrent of obsidian shards, filling a 30-foot cone. Creatures caught in this attack take 8d6 points of piercing and slashing damage and 2d6 points of bleed damage. A DC 18 Reflex save reduces this damage by half and negates the bleed effect. The save DC is Constitution-based.


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

Obsidian golems often are used as deterrence against tomb robbers. Most obsidian golems stand just under 9 feet tall and weigh approximately 2,200 pounds.

Obsidian Golem Construction

An obsidian golem’s body must be crafted from 2,500 pounds of obsidian that costs 8,500 gp.

CL 15th; Price 130,000 gp


Feats Craft Construct; Spells geas/quest, limited wish, and volcanic storm; Special creator must be at least caster level 15th; Skill Check(s) Craft (glass or sculpture) DC 24; Cost 69,250 gp

Section 15: Copyright Notice

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