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Follows the lowest (IMO) construct ever published by TSR... I've increased a little the damage done by its slams to try to keep it balanced with the flesh golem. For a while I had considered borrowing some features of the Dark Sun obsidian golem (from AD&D), but the resulting automaton was perhaps too different from the original. So, ladies and gentlemen, I have the great honour to introduce you to the...
Golem; Obsidianby Simone Neri
Hit Dice: 6d10+30 (63 pf)
Speed: 30 ft. (6 squares)
Armour Class: 26 (-1 size, -1 Dex, +18 natural), touch 8, flat-footed 26
Base Attack/Grapple: +4/+16
Attack: Slam +11 melee (2d6+8)
Full Attack: 2 slams +11 melee (2d6+8)
Space/Reach: 10 ft./10 ft.
Special Attacks: -
Special Qualities: Construct traits, damage reduction 10/adamantine, darkvision 60 ft., immunity to magic, low-light vision
Saves: Fort +2, Ref +1, Will +2
Abilities: For 27 , Des 9, Cos -, Int -, Sag 11, Car 1
Organisation: Solitary or gang (2-4)
Challenge Rating: 5
Alignment: Always neutral
Advancement: 7-9 HD (Large), 10-18 HD (Huge)
Level Adjustment: -
Before you stands an 8-feet tall sharp-featured humanoid, whose body has been carved from some sort of shiny black glass.
Obsidian golem are carved from a large, single piece of obsidian, a glass-like volcanic stone. They resemble massive statues, standing 8 feet tall and weighing about 750 pounds. They move fairly well, and in a strong determined manner.
Even if they're constructs, obsidian golems are capable of intelligible speech, but speak only when commanded to do so by their creator, and never by their own. Their master must therefore command them exactly what to say and when.
Obsidian golems charge into combat striking with their two powerful fists. If they're destroyed, their bodies shatter into worthless rubble.
Immunity to magic (Ex): The obsidian golem is immune to all effect and spells that allows a spell resistance. Besides, certain spells and effects function differently on this creature, as noted below.
- A shatter spell affects the obsidian golem as a crystalline creature, but doing only 1 point of damage per caster level (6 point maximum). An obsidian golem gets no save against this effect.
- A stone shape spell causes 3d6 points of damage to the obsidian golem, and allows no save.
- A stone shatter* spell destroys the golem immediately if it fails a Fortitude saving throw.
* Spell from "Magic of Faerun".
The body of an obsidian golem must be carved from a large single piece of volcanic obsidian. The rare oils and admixtures consumed in the process costs an additional 500 gp. The carving of the golem's body requires a CD 15 Craft (stoneworking) or Craft (sculpting) check.
CL 9th; Craft Construct, bull's strength, geas/quest, fist of stone, tongues, caster must be at least 9th level; Price 10,000 gp; Cost 5,250 + 380 XP.