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    Orc in the Playground
     
    MichielHagen's Avatar

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    Default Lesser Stone Golem

    The SRD Stone Golem is slightly too powerfull for the challenge i intended. I want to make it a CR 9.

    I have given it 12HD and a bonus HP of 20, which means it goes from 107 hp to 86 hp, it will stay large.

    I reduced it's natural armor by 2.
    I reduced it's DR from 10/adamantine to 8/adamantine.

    Because of the lost HD i reduced it's BAB by 1, it also loses 3 STR.

    It's attacks therefore go from +18 (2d10+9) to +16 (2d10+8).

    It also loses it's "Slow" ability.

    Does this justify going from CR11 to CR9?

    <edit> also, does the fact that we have no real casters (3 melee, 1 archer, 1 rogue, 1 bard) make this encounter easier?
    Last edited by MichielHagen; 2010-01-31 at 06:49 AM.

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    Default Re: Lesser Stone Golem

    Quote Originally Posted by MichielHagen View Post
    <edit> also, does the fact that we have no real casters (3 melee, 1 archer, 1 rogue, 1 bard) make this encounter easier?
    Harder. Casters may have issues damaging a golem (without SR: No spells, at least), but they have little trouble distracting or CCing it.

    An illusionary wall? No disbelief.
    A Grease spell? Welcome to the floor.
    A Web? Stay still a moment, our archer would like a word with you.

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    Troll in the Playground
     
    Chimera

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    Default Re: Lesser Stone Golem

    Not to mention the key hoser for a golem (glitterdust).

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    Bugbear in the Playground
     
    DruidGirl

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    Default Re: Lesser Stone Golem

    Challenge rating seems like a soft 9/ hard 8. Not as powerful as, say a young adult black dragon (CR 9), but more powerful than a gray render (CR8). Either one seems reasonable.

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    Ogre in the Playground
     
    NecromancerGuy

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    Default Re: Lesser Stone Golem

    Hmm. Golems aren't immune to blind? Wtf..
    Quote Originally Posted by Alabenson
    Evil Intelligence is knowing the precise ritual that will allow you to destroy the peaceful kingdom that banished you.

    Evil Wisdom is understanding that you probably shouldn’t perform said ritual while you’re standing in the estimated blast radius.

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    Titan in the Playground
     
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    Default Re: Lesser Stone Golem

    Golems are immune to Fort saves, but blindness comes from more than Blindness/Deafness.

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