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Golem, Junk

Junk Golem CR 4

A walking rubbish heap heaves towards you, roughly humanoid in shape and barely holding itself together.

XP 1,200
N Medium construct (technological)
Init +1; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +10


EAC 16; KAC 18
Fort +4, Ref +4, Will +1
Defensive Abilities junk repair; DR 5/adamantine; Immunities construct immunities, magic


Speed 30 ft.
Melee slam +13 (1d6+9 B plus tetanus)


Str +5, Dex +1, Con —, Int —, Wis +3, Cha –5
Skills Athletics +10, Intimidate +10
Other Abilities discorporate, mindless, unliving


Discorporate (Ex)

A junk golem can break apart into its constituent pieces as a standard action, becoming a swarming mass of parts. It gains the swarm subtype, its space changes to 10 feet, and its reach changes to 0. In this form, it gains a swarm attack that deals 1d4+9 bludgeoning damage and inflicts tetanus but loses its slam attacks. It can revert back to its normal form as a full action.

Immunity to Magic (Ex)

A junk golem is immune to spells or spell-like abilities that allows spell resistance. Certain spells and effects function differently against the creature, as noted below.

  • An entropic touch spell deals 50% more damage to the golem.
  • A grease spell affects the junk golem as if it were haste for 1d6 rounds and ends any slow effect on it.
  • A hold portal spell affects the junk golem as if it were a slow spell for 1d6 rounds and breaks any haste effect on it.
  • A discharge spell causes a junk golem to discorporate and dazes it for 1 round.

Junk Repair (Ex)

A junk golem has fast healing 2 when in an area with a high concentration of debris, such as a refuse heap or the area created by another junk golem’s discorporate ability.


Type disease (injury); Save Fortitude DC 13; Track physical; Frequency 1/day

Effect At the weakened and higher states, there is a 50% chance the victim’s jaw muscles stiffen, preventing speech and the use of spells with verbal components for 2 hours.


Environment any
Organization solitary or gang (2–6)

Junk golems are assembled from trash and spare parts, and often leave trails of garbage in their wakes.

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