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

The Golem Manual is only available in the original Throne of Bhaal game or if playing Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition.


This golem uses the Clay Golem animation.

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.

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

When fighting an enemy in melee that is equipped with a magical weapon, the golem won't last very long, as its armor class is frankly not good, and the golem has a low hit point value.

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.

This golem can be buffed by the party to increase its effectiveness, such as with a Haste 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 mod makes the golem immune to the spells Lower Resistance, Pierce Magic and Pierce Shield.

If the Golem Construction for Spellcasters mod is installed, the creature's sprite animation is changed to the Icewind Dale style flesh golem.

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