Golem (ゴーレム, Gōremu?) is a summon and enemy that appears in various games in the Final Fantasy series. They often appear as humanoid giants that are usually composed of organic material such as clay, rock, and metal. As a summon, its special ability, Earth Wall, puts up a barrier that absorbs physical attacks. As an enemy, the recurring types of golem are the Stone Golem and Mythril Golem.
The golem-type enemies in this game are the Stone Golem, Mythril Golem, Wood Golem, and Gold Golem. Golems in this game have high defenses and resist many types of damage, but all have one weakness to a specific type of magic.
In addition, a special Golem also appears as a summon. This Golem appears in Drakenvale and initially attacks the party as ???. The party is unable to defeat him, as it will attack then escape. The Golem can be found further on the mountain attacked by a Bone Dragon and a Zombie Dragon, now as Golem and will ask for help.
The battle is a fixed encounter in the screen with bones lying on the grass. If the party manages to defeat the monsters, Golem joins as a Level 3 Summon. The player obtains the spell in the inventory as an item, and the player needs to use it for it to be listed in summon section.
Golem costs 18 MP to summon and the formula for how long Earthen Wall lasts when used is as follows:
A Golem Magicite can be purchased at the Auction for an overall price of 20,000 gil. After he has been summoned, his hand will appear and block any physical attack the enemy makes against the party, but only until his hit points are depleted, which are equal to the caster's HP when cast. He costs 33 MP to summon.
He teaches the following spells:
The only golem to appear is the Sand Golem. It is unique in that reducing its HP to zero does not kill it - players must target and destroy the golem's red core to kill it.
- Main article: Golem (Final Fantasy XI)
Despite often being named after "metallic" or "mineral" substances (Stone, Ore, Rock, Mythril or Darksteel), Golems all appear to be made of Mythril (Item), and when defeated can drop Mythril Ore as a reward to the victor. Golem Shards can also be retrieved from the fallen Golem, which can be crafted into Cermet Chunks – a high demand item.
- Main article: Golem (Revenant Wings)
- “Woodland colossus who stands watch over Nature's creation.”
- —In-Game Description
Golem can be learned by Summoners, and blocks all attacks from the normal attack dealt by non-beast type unit, Jump, Throw, and Aim commands to the summoner's party until it has absorbed damage equal to the summoner's max HP. If Golem is recast before it has blocked enough damage, the amount of damage it can absorb will be reset to the caster's max HP. Also if more than one ally summon the Golem, only the last one's HP will be taken into account, not stacking up the HP pool of all casters.
It costs 40 MP to cast, has a speed of 34, and needs 500 JP to learn. It has a basic hit-rate of 100% regardless of the caster's magickal AT and Faith. However, a caster with zero Faith or under the status effect Atheist will actually miss the spell when summoning Golem.
In the PlayStation version, when summoned, the caster will sometimes chant, "Earth-minded soul, protect us! Golem!"
Golem returns as a summon for Final Fantasy Type-0. He appears as a giant of stone, has slow movement, and can damage enemies by walking over them, shoot his arms for damage and enter a state of temporary invincibility. The Golem has six forms: Golem, Gigas, Troll, Ogre, Titan, and Mame-Golem. These can be unlocked through various missions.
This is the first time Golem appears as a summonable creature in a 3D game.
The Golem is the only Golem-type enemy to appear.
Golems have the ability to explode; when their HP is low, they begin ticking. When they "finish" ticking, they explode, causing heavy damage, being thrown to the ground and being on fire. There are three types of Golem - the generic Golem, Green Golem, and Purple Golem.
Golems appear as automatons that inhabit the city of Spelvia. When attempting to access a shop without Rolan in the party, the Golems will attack them. Golems have low HP and have no special abilities.
Golem is an Earth-elemental esper in Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade. From time to time, players may encounter Golem in battle. Defeating Golem will grant players the Golem I summon stone, which allows Golem to be summoned into battle. When summoned, Golem uses the skill, Heavy Strike.
Golem appears in the Final Fantasy Trading Card Game through two Earth-elemental Summon cards: one depicting his Final Fantasy Tactics appearance; one depicting his Final Fantasy Type-0 appearance; and one his Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade appearance.
Non-Final Fantasy AppearancesEdit
The World Ends With YouEdit
- “Aka the "Hero Pin." Too bad people can't see past the toy; this baby is made of real gold. Scratch empty space to activate the pin's psych.”
- —Pin Description
Golem appears as a pin called Tin Pin Golem in The World Ends with You.