Monstrous Physique — Anniversarium Golem (PF2E)

Hey, there! Luis, here! Yesterday was my birthday, which apparently kicks off Know Direction’s birthday season. In honor of birthdays, both among the Know Direction and everywhere else, I wanted to stat up a monster with a birthday theme. This is Monstrous Physique, though. Rather than just give you a happy and cheery birthday creature, I wanted to give you a truly monstrous creature. Enjoy the level 24 birthday monstrosity that is the anniversarium golem! (Oh, and happy upcoming/belated birthday to you, dear reader!)

Anniversarium Golem                           Creature 24
Unique, N, Huge, Construct
Perception +42; darkvision
Skills Acrobatics +33, Athletics +45, Intimidation +40, Stealth +33, Survival +38
Str +13, Dex +2, Con +10, Int +7, Wis +3 Cha +9

AC 50; Fort +42, Ref +36, Will +38
HP 600, fast healing 15; Immunities bleed, death effects, disease, doomed, drained, fatigued, fire, healing, magic (see below), mental, necromancy, nonlethal attacks, paralyzed, poison, sickened, unconscious; Resistances physical 20; Weaknesses bite vulnerability 25
Bite Vulnerability The anniversarium golem takes additional damage from fangs, jaws, or other bite-related attacks. These attacks automatically bypass the golem’s physical resistances. These attacks do not expose a creature to the golem’s Toxic Body.
Burning Candles The anniversarium golem sports enormous, burning candles on its top. The flame on the candles cannot be extinguished by any means save for destroying the golem. These candles emit bright light out to 40 feet and dim light an additional 40 feet beyond. The anniversarium golem gains the effects of true seeing against creatures in the bright light and the effects of see invisibility against creatures in the dim light.
Enticement Aura
(aura, enchantment, mental, occult) 60 feet. The anniversarium golem’s sweet smells and vibrant appearance attract other creatures, tempting them to eat from the golem’s body. A creature that enters the aura or begins their turn in the aura must attempt a DC 45 Will save. Creatures with the scent sense take a –2 circumstance penalty to this check.
Critical Success The creature is unaffected and is temporarily immune to Enticement Aura for 24 hours.
Success The creature becomes slowed 1 and is temporarily immune to Enticement Aura for 1 minute.
Failure The creature is fascinated and compelled to move toward the golem and consume a piece of the golem. Fascinated creatures are also flat-footed. A creature can use an Interact action to eat a piece of the golem, which deals 1 damage to the golem. The creature receives another save against the aura at the end of its turn, but can’t roll worse than a failure in this case. If the creature successfully eat from the golem, the creature becomes temporarily immune to Enticement Aura for 1 minute.
Critical Failure As failure, but the creature doesn’t receive additional saves at the end of its turn.
Toxic Body Creatures that consume some of the anniversarium golem’s body or are swallowed whole by the golem are exposed to the golem’s corrupt composition. When exposed to Toxic Body, a creature must attempt on a DC 48 Fortitude save. A creature only attempts this save once per instance of becoming swallowed.
Critical Success The creature is unaffected and is temporarily immune to the effects of the golem’s Toxic Body for 24 hours.
Success The creature becomes sickened 1 or increases its sickened by 1 if it was already sickened.
Failure As success, but the sickened value is 2 or increases by 2.
Critical Failure As success, but the sickened value is 3 or increases by 3.

Speed 60 feet, climb 40 feet, fly 20 feet
Melee [one-action] jaws +44 (reach 15 feet), Damage 4d12+26 piercing plus Improved Grab
Melee [one-action] body +44 (agile), Damage 4d10+22 bludgeoning
Ranged [one-action] flame +40 (reach 10 feet), Damage 4d10+22 fire
Constrict [one-action] 4d12+8 bludgeoning, DC 45
Swallow Whole [one-action] Large 4d10+25 bludgeoning, Rupture 50

Rumors speak of a mighty golem created at the birth of the universe. This creature, filled with the essence of temporal significance, was eternally doomed to scour existence, searching for noteworthy events. The anniversarium golem, as it came to be known, always makes itself known at particularly important points in history, such as centennials or notable deaths. The anniversarium is an enormous cake is as large as a house and decorated with colorful icing, delectable pieces of fruit, and a number of bright burning candles. A face composed of succulent frosting appears to have been placed on the cake’s top layer. The golem travels the multiverse searching for every notable event, in hopes of destroying the cause for the event and prevent future instances of future events. Unfortunately, this has relegated the golem to arriving for every birth, death, wedding, and other simple dates. As of late, the golem has taken to easing up on its quest. Anyone that can offer a gift of proper value (usually character level x 10 gp or character age x 10 gp, whichever is higher), satisfies the golem and prevents its return for one year.

That’s it for this week! If you end up adding the anniversarium golem into your game or you have any request for a future Monstrous Physique, please drop me a line at

Luis Loza

Luis Loza is a developer at Paizo, working on the Pathfinder Lost Omens line and formerly on Campaign Setting and Player Companion lines. He's done freelance for Paizo Inc, Legendary Games, Rogue Genius Games, and more third-party publishers. His hobbies include gaming both tabletop and video, making jokes, obsessing over time travel, taking naps with Nova his cat, and walks with his wife. He is eternally plagued with a hunger for tacos. Consider checking his material on his Patreon at