Golem, Brass

Family: Golems

Huge construct, neutral

Armor Class 18 (natural armor)
Hit Points 297 (22d12 + 154)
Speed 40 ft.

30 (+10) 10 (+0) 25 (+7) 3 (-4) 10 (+0) 1 (-5)

Damage Immunities fire, poison, psychic; bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical weapons that aren’t adamantine
Condition Immunities charmed, exhaustion, frightened, paralyzed, petrified, poisoned
Senses darkvision 120 ft., passive Perception 10
Languages understands the languages of its creator but can’t speak
Challenge 16 (15,000 XP)

Special Traits

  • Death Throes. When the brass golem dies, it explodes, and each creature within 30 feet of it must make a DC 15 Dexterity saving throw, taking 54 (12d8) fire damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one. The explosion ignites flammable objects in that area that aren’t being worn or carried.
  • Immutable Form. The golem is immune to any spell or effect that would alter its form.
  • Magic Resistance. The golem has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.
  • Magic Weapons. The golem’s weapon attacks are magical.


  • Multiattack. The golem makes two melee attacks.
  • Brass Greatsword. Melee Weapon Attack: +15 to hit, reach 15 ft., one target. Hit: 26 (3d10 + 10) slashing damage plus 10 (3d6) fire damage.
  • Slam. Melee Weapon Attack: +15 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 23 (3d8 + 10) bludgeoning damage plus 10 (3d6) fire damage.
  • Cinder Cloud (Recharge 5-6). The golem exhales a swirling cloud of smoke and white-hot embers in a 20-foot radius cloud in front of it. The cloud spreads around corners and everything within it is heavily obscured. The cloud persists for 1 minute or until wind of 10 miles per hour or greater disperses it. When the cloud appears, each creature in that area must make a DC 15 Dexterity saving throw. A creature takes 45 (10d8) fire damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one. A creature must also make this saving throw when it enters the cloud’s area for the first time or ends its turn there. A creature can only take damage from the cloud once on each of its turns.
Section 15: Copyright Notice

System Reference Document 5.1 Copyright 2016, Wizards of the Coast, Inc.; Authors Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford, Chris Perkins, Rodney Thompson, Peter Lee, James Wyatt, Robert J. Schwalb, Bruce R. Cordell, Chris Sims, and Steve Townshend, based on original material by E. Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson.

Rappan Athuk © 2018, Frog God Games, LLC; Authors Bill Webb, Clark Peterson, Skeeter Green, Tom Knauss, Lance Hawvermale, WDB Kenower, Casey Christofferson, and Greg Raglund; based on the original creation of Bill Webb.

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