Golem, Tallow

Family: Golems

Medium construct, neutral

Armor Class 15 (natural armor)
Hit Points 76 (9d8 + 36)
Speed 20 ft.

19 (+4) 9 (-1) 18 (+4) 5 (-3) 11 (+0) 4 (-3)

Damage Vulnerabilities fire
Damage Immunities cold, poison, psychic; bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing damage from nonmagical weapons
Condition Immunities charmed, exhaustion, frightened, paralyzed, petrified, poisoned
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 10
Languages understands the languages of its creator but can’t speak
Challenge 6 (2,300 XP)

Special Traits

  • 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 Weapon. The golem’s weapon attacks are magical.


  • Multiattack. The tallow golem makes two slam attacks.
  • Slam. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 13 (2d8 + 4) bludgeoning damage plus 7 (2d6) poison damage. If the tallow golem rolls a natural 20, the target also suffers from discolored skin across its body and has disadvantage on Charisma skill checks. This further effect can be restored with magic such as lesser restoration.


This human-sized automaton has been carved from wax. Its face bears no discernible features and appears as a completely smooth surface.

The tallow golem is a humanoid construct composed entirely of wax.

It stands about 6 feet tall and usually bears no facial features unless the creator chooses to render a lifelike “wax dummy,” in which case the golem can appear quite real indeed. Wizards who specialize in the creation of tallow golems refer to themselves as “chandlers.” Unlike other golem sculptors, chandlers consider their work a form of art. The golem wears whatever clothing (if any) that its creator desires, usually rags or trousers.

It has no possessions and no weapons. The golem cannot speak or utter any sound. It moves slowly, but relentlessly.

A tallow golem attacks by pounding its foes with its massive fists.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

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