Clay Golem

Clay golems are humanoid beings made of clay and animated through a ritual that gives a golem sentience. Golems are sworn in service to their maker’s lineage, though they are freed of their oaths when no family members remain.


Ability Score Increase. Your Strength score and your Constitution score each increase by 1.

Age. All clay golems are constructed as adults. They are ageless.

Alignment. Having been created to protect and follow the orders of their creators, clay golems are lawful good.

Rarity. Rare.

Size. Clay golems are massive, approaching 7 to 8 feet tall and weighing up to 400 pounds. Your size is Medium.

Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.

Laborer. You have proficiency in one type of artisan’s tools.

Living Construct. You are a humanoid, but your constructed nature gives you the following traits.

  • You are immune to disease and have resistance to poison damage. Also, you can add your proficiency bonus to saving throws against being poisoned. If you have proficiency in such a saving throw, your proficiency bonus is doubled against being poisoned.
  • You need not eat, drink, or breathe .
  • You need not sleep, and don’t suffer the effects of exhaustion from lack of rest. Magic can’t put you to sleep.
  • During a long rest, which you still need, you remain conscious and aware.

Mighty. Calculate your carrying capacity and the weight you can drag, push, and lift as if you were Large.

Speak to Statues. As part of a short rest, you can enter a trance to communicate with a statue you can see within 30 feet of you. The statue imparts impressions of what has happened around and to it, along with what it contains or conceals within range. The poorer the statue’s condition, the less useful information it can reveal.

Wary. A clay golem is always on guard. You have the Alert feat.

Languages. You speak, read, and write Common. Some clay golems learn to speak, read, and write Elemental.

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