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Clay Golem is summoned from using the Clay Golem Manual. This article is about that specific creature, and not the other Clay Golem versions.

The Clay Golem Manual is only available in the original Throne of Bhaal game or enhanced edition portion of Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal.


The golem is a controlled creature. It is best used by the player directing its movement and who/what to target.

If left to make decisions on its own during battle, the script it is furnished is very simplistic and may not perform to the player's liking.

When the golem detects an enemy creature, it will self-initiate a Golem Haste spell over itself and can affect nearby party members as well.

The golem will act as a basic melee fighting creature usings its bludgeoning fists to beat on a target.

The golem can be useful as a distraction, especially against magic spell casting oriented creatures, such as a mage, lich, or beholder, due to its immunities and Magic resistance.

The golem is also impervious to all Physical damage except for Crushing damage.

This golem can be buffed by the party to increase its effectiveness, such as with a Bless or Protection From Evil (wizard) spells.

The golem will disappear from the map when 1 turn expires.

A Death Spell will destroy/banish this golem, as its gender is "summoned".


Mod content[]

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The Sword Coast Stratagems makes a few revisions to this particular golem.

The default AI script is modified, so that if the golem is allowed by the player to do its own thing, it has a decision logic that evaluates if an enemy is protected by Mirror Image or Stoneskin, and then may try a different available target to pummel.

It also recognizes when its fists get a "weapon ineffective" result and will look for a different target.

The golem will reapply its golem haste after several rounds have elapsed (if it isn't already under a haste effect).

The mod makes the golem immune to the spells Entangle, Plant Growth, Lower Resistance, Pierce Magic and Pierce Shield. It is also immune to Webbed effects.

Note that with SCS the clay golem's GOLCLA.ITM fist weapon applies a "Cursed Wound" effect upon a hit. This can be a good boon for the party, as most creatures cannot heal damage done by the golem during combat. See the item link for details.