Golem, Pumpkin

Pumpkin Golem CR 8

A twisted mass of vines and pumpkin gourds formed into a mockery of a humanoid form, this golem moves with unnerving grace and agility.

XP 4,800
N Large construct (plant)
Init +3; Senses darkvision 60 ft, low-light vision; Perception +0
Aura frightful presence (60 ft., DC 21); fear aura (30 ft., DC 17)


AC 19, touch 14, flat-footed 15 (+4 Dex, +5 natural)
hp 76 (8d10+30)
Fort +2; Ref +5; Will +5; DR 5/adamantine; Immune construct traits, magic
Special Defenses permanent mage armor


Speed 30 ft.
Melee slam +12 (2d6+4) or scythe +12 (2d4+3, Crit x4)


Before Combat When acting as a guardian, the pumpkin golem keeps to the ground, looking like nothing more than a small pumpkin patch.

During Combat It rises and uses its frightful presence and fear aura while attacking with its scythe. Once a target is prone, it uses its slam attack to pulverize the victim.


Str 16, Dex 19, Con —, Int —, Wis 14, Cha 1
Base Atk +8; CMB +12; CMD +25 (30 vs. trip)
Skills Perception +18, Stealth +10


Immunity to Magic (Ex)

A pumpkin golem is immune to any spell or spell-like ability that allows spell resistance, with the exception of spells and spell-like abilities that have the fire descriptor, which affect it normally. In addition, certain spells and effects function differently against the creature as noted below.

Fear Aura (Sp)

A pumpkin golem may activate its fear aura three times per day. This aura manifests itself visually as an arcane flame erupting from within the golem’s “head”, shining a sickly, flickering light from its eyes and mouth. The flame is a prestidigitation effect and causes no damage; in all other regards this acts as a fear (DC 17) spell.


Environment any
Organization solitary or gang (2-4)
Treasure none

A pumpkin golem is crafted from pumpkin gourds and the vines upon which they grow, assembled into a roughly humanoid body with articulated limbs. A favored golem amongst the arcane community lower on the financial scale for the ease of securing the raw material at an easy cost, the pumpkin golem is typically crafted within the patch that its raw components grew.

A pumpkin golem stands 7-1/2 feet tall and weighs on average between 300 to 400 pounds.


The pieces of a pumpkin golem are assembled from vines harvested fresh from a pumpkin patch, with their gourds still attached. The gourds are woven throughout the vines, with one each for the torso and head of the golem. The components are dusted with a mix of rare powders and herbs worth at least 500 gp.

Feats Craft Construct, plant growth; Special creator must be caster level 12th; Skill Check(s) Craft (horticulture) or Profession (gardener) DC 14; Cost 9,000 gp

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