Golden Skeleton CR 1
AC 16, touch 9, flat-footed 16 (+2 armor, –1 Dex, +5 natural)
hp 8 (1d8+4)
Fort +4, Ref –1, Will +1
Defensive Abilities light fortification; DR 5/bludgeoning; Immune fire, undead traits
Weaknesses vulnerability to cold, electricity
Creatures adjacent to a golden skeleton take 1d6 points of fire damage at the start of their turn. Anyone striking a golden skeleton with an unarmed strike or natural attack takes 1d6 points of fire damage.
A golden skeleton explodes into a burst of flame when it is destroyed, dealing 1d6 points of fire damage to anyone adjacent to it. A Reflex save (DC 11) halves this damage.
Golden skeletons have been repeatedly subjected to molten-gold floods, and they and their ancient, broken arms and armor are now wreathed in golden flames and plated in gold. Golden skeletons also wear a gold-plated helmet—a DC 12 Perception check notices a crest beneath the gold plating that matches those worn by soldiers depicted in map nearby or recently seen.
Pathfinder Module: City of Golden Death. Copyright 2010, Paizo Publishing, LLC. Author: Joshua J. Frost.