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Wax Golem

This eerily expressionless man has a glistening quality about him, as though he were completely covered in an oily sheen. His clothes’ colors are unsaturated and bland, his skin slightly gray, and his features and lines unnaturally soft.

Creatures in "Wax Golem" Category

Sentient Wax Golem4
Wax Golem3

Wax Golem, Sentient Wax Golem

Sentient Wax Golem CR 4

Source Pathfinder #47: Ashes at Dawn pg. 90
XP 1,200
Commoner 1
N Medium construct
Init +3; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +6


AC 15, touch 9, flat-footed 15 (-1 Dex, +6 natural)
hp 47 (5 HD; 4d10+1d6+21)
Fort +3, Ref +2, Will +1
Immune construct traits, magic
Weaknesses vulnerable to fire


Speed 30 ft.
Melee slam +6 (1d6+3)


Str 14, Dex 9, Con —, Int 10, Wis 11, Cha 1
Base Atk +4; CMB +6; CMD 15
Feats Great Fortitude, Improved Initiative, Lightning Reflexes
Skills Appraise +6, Craft (carpentry) +7, Disguise +7 (+17 to appear as the individual it was crafted to resemble), Perception +6; Racial Modifiers +12 Disguise
Languages Common
SQ conditional sentience


Environment any
Organization solitary
Treasure none

A wax golem is an exact replica of a particular person, composed completely of wax. While skilled artists pride themselves on their ability to make wax sculptures look lifelike, builders of wax golems go one step further and actually bring their art to life. Though eerily silent and unblinking, well-built wax golems bear such striking similarity to the subjects they are modeled after that some golems begin to think they are in fact that person.

A wax golem can be constructed to resemble any person or creature, though they typically look like human subjects, standing at the same height and weighing about three times as much.


The construction of a wax golem requires a block of solid wax the size of whatever individual it is to be molded after, typically weighing over 1,000 pounds. The wax is treated with dyes and magical unguents worth at least 500 gp. The simplest wax golems require the creator to make a Craft (sculptures) check, with wax golems resembling specific races or individuals requiring higher DCs. While wax golems that look like living creatures possess greater versatility, they also have the potential of gaining a strange sort of sentience.

CL 9th; Price 14,000 gp
Craft Requirements Craft Construct, animate objects, geas/quest, limited wish, silent image, creator must be caster level 9th; Skill Craft (sculptures) DC 18 (DC 25 if the creator wants the golem to look like a member of a particular race; DC 30 if the creator wants the golem to look like a specific individual); Cost 7,000 gp