This automaton, made of strange purple crystal, stands over eight feet tall and is draped with a few old pennants, the dust on its surface suggesting a use from days long past.

Porphyrite Golem (CR 10; XP 9,600)
N Large construct
Init -1; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +0
AC 24, touch 8, flat-footed 24
(-1 Dex, +16 natural, -1 size)
hp 101 (13d10+30)
Fort +4, Ref +3, Will +4
DR 10/bludgeoning and dreamstone; Immune construct traits, magic, acid, cold, fire, electricity
Speed 20 ft.
Melee 2 slams +20 (2d10+8)
Special Attacks dismissing strike, porphyrite properties
Str 26, Dex 9, Con —, Int —, Wis 11, Cha 1
Base Atk +13; CMB +22; CMD 31
Environment any
Organization solitary or gang (2-4)
Treasure none
Dismissing Strike (Su) Twice per day, a porphyrite golem can focus the anti-elemental nature of porphyrite to create a dismissal effect (as the 4th level clerical spell) against an extraplanar target. If a successfully struck target fails a DC 18 Will save, it is affected as a dismissal spell.
Immune to Magic (Ex) A porphyrite golem is immune to any spell or spell-like ability that allows spell resistance. In addition, certain spells and effects function differently against the creature, as noted below.

  • Any spell with the sonic descriptor affects a porphyrite golem normally, as does a shatter spell.
  • A mending spell, or a stone shape spell repairs damage to a porphyrite golem for 1d6 points of damage per caster level.

Porphyrite Properties (Ex) All attacks by a porphyrite golem count as being made by porphyrite weapons, and overcome any damage reduction possessed by elementals.

Porphyrite golems were specifically constructed to deal with threats faced from elementals, and function well as guardians and field war-machines, as well. They are typically sculpted into the shape of a church warrior, and allied soldiers used to drape their company pennants on them for good luck, giving them a mascot sort of appearance. In recent times, they see duty as castle patrollers, and are sometimes equipped with magic mouth spells that recognize certain types of personages, allowing them to act as constructed doormen or welcomers.

A porphyrite golem’s body must be carefully constructed from a single large porphyrite crystal weighing at least 2,500 pounds. The crystal is treated with rare liquids and spell components, and costs 5,000 gp.

CL 13th; Price 50,000 gp
Requirements Craft Construct, animate objects, commune, dismissal, protection from energy, resurrection; creator must be caster level 13th; Skill Craft (jewelery) DC 18; Cost 25,000 gp