The Ice Golem relies on its powerful physical attacks. Its normal strike will do a large amount of damage, and its Freezing Punch will do even more, with a chance to inflict Stop. In addition to it's powerful physicals, it also possesses Blizzard Blast which it will use occasionally to a devastating effect for unprepared parties.
A simple strategy in defeating the Ice Golem is to form an entire team of Ninjas, who have learned Utsusemi and Transience. At the start of battle, the player should have the party use Utsusemi and repeat this cycle if the Ice Golem attacks them, damaging itself in the process because of Transience's counterattack. If the Ice Golem uses Blizzard Blast the attack will miss, though Utsusemi's guaranteed evasion is removed and Transience will not trigger so the player must be sure to reapply Utsusemi should this happen. If the player is willing to spare the item, Bacchus's Wine may make the battle relatively easier if using this strategy as the Ice Golem is vulnerable to Berserk.
[view·edit·purge]In Jewish and Medieval folklore, a golem is an animated anthropomorphic being, magically created entirely from inanimate matter. The word was used to mean an amorphous, unformed material (usually out of stone and clay) in Psalms and medieval writing. Adam, the first man created by God in the Holy Bible, was a golem since he was created from dust and sand. Having a golem servant was seen as the ultimate symbol of wisdom and holiness, with stories of prominent Rabbis owning golems throughout the middle ages. In modern times, the word golem, sometimes pronounced goilem in Yiddish, has come to mean one who is slow, clumsy, and generally dimwitted.