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Silver Golem

by Jamie Baty

DMR2 49
Large Construct
Hit Dice: 12d10+30 (96 hp)
Initiative: +14 (+6 Dex, +8 racial bonus)
Speed: 75 ft. (15 squares) (can't run)
Armour Class: 25 (-1 size, +6 Dex, +10 natural), touch 15, flat-footed 19
Base Attack/Grapple: +9/+17
Attack: 2 Slam +12 melee (1d8 +4)
Full Attack: 4 Slam +12 melee (1d8 +4)
Space/Reach: 10 ft. /10 ft.
Special Attacks: Quicksilver speed
Special Qualities: Construct traits, Damage reduction 10/magic, darkvision 60ft., fire growth, immunity to magic, low-light vision, shrivelling cold
Saves: Fort +4, Ref +10, Will +6
Abilities: Str 18, Dex 23, Con -, Int -, Wis 14, Cha 1
Skills: ---
Feats: ---
Environment: Any land
Organisation: Solitary, Pair, or Team (2-5)
Challenge Rating: 11
Treasure: 1,000 gp of salvaged silver
Alignment: Always neutral
Advancement: 13-24 HD (Large); 25-36 HD (Huge)
Level Adjustment: -

A silver golem is composed of a silver outer body filled with quicksilver (mercury) to grant the golem its great speed. The silver skin of these tall and lanky humanoids has such flexibility, it appears almost liquid in nature. The constructs usually possess quicksilver eyes as their only features. Silver golems are about 8' tall and only weigh about 200 lbs.

A silver golem is the quickest of the known golems. It may attack twice with each fist each round. A silver golem is a relentless attacker, and its speed often unsettles its foes. The silver golem is only limited by the commands and instructions of its creator.

Quicksilver Speed (Su): A silver golem is so quick and speedy it receives a +8 racial bonus to initiative checks. A silver golem may attack twice with each slam attack (for four total attacks as a full round attack), and even when making a standard attack, it may make two slam attacks.

Damage Reduction (Su): A rock golem has damage reduction of 10/magic.

Fire Growth (Su): Whenever a silver golem is hit by a fire based spell, it temporarily grows 1' larger and gains 5 temporary hp. These temporary hp stack. Should this push the silver golem into the next size category, the silver golem gains all of the benefits/penalties of being the larger size. Damage inflicted to the silver golem is deducted from the temporary hp first. Any remaining temporary hp are lost at the rate of five per 10 minutes.

Immunity to Magic (Ex): The silver 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 under the Fire Growth and Shrivelling Cold qualities. Shatter inflicts 1d6 points of damage per caster level (maximum of 6d6 damage), with a Reflex save allowed for half damage.

Shrivelling Cold (Su): Every time a silver golem is hit by a cold-based spell, it temporarily shrinks by 1' (to a minimum of 3' tall). Should this cause the silver golem to shrink into a smaller size category, the silver golem gains all the benefits/penalties of the new size. The silver golem slowly regains its size at the rate of 1' per 10 minutes.

Construct Traits: A construct possesses the following traits: Immunity to all mind-affecting effects (charms, compulsions, phantasms, patterns, and morale effects); Immunity to poison, sleep effects, paralysis, stunning, disease , death effects, and necromancy effects; Not subject to critical hits, nonlethal damage, ability damage, ability drain, fatigue, exhaustion, or energy drain; Immunity to any effect that requires a Fortitude save (unless the effect also works on objects, or is harmless); Not at risk of death from massive damage. Immediately destroyed when reduced to 0 hit points or less; Since it was never alive, a construct cannot be raised or resurrected; Constructs do not eat, sleep, or breathe. Please see the 3.5E Monster Manual for more information.

The body of a silver golem must be crafted from 50lbs of quicksilver and 100lbs of pure silver (costing 6,000gp). The rare oils and admixtures consumed in the process costs an additional 500 gp. The forming of the golem's body requires a DC 15 Craft (sculpting) check.
CL 14th; Craft Construct, limited wish, haste, lightning bolt, domination, major creation, caster must be at least 14th level; Price 200,000 gp; Cost 106,500 + 8,040 XP.