|This article is about the species. For the quest commonly abbreviated as G.O.L.E.M. or GOLEM, see Genius Operated Living Enchanted Manifestation.|
Golems are magically animated beings created by magic. Unlike Undead (which are an animation of a previously living creature), Golems are an animation of non-living materials. This is usually in the form of raw materials, such as Ice Golems. Golems are the creation of magicians who animate them to act as the muscle for the magician's brain.
Golems tend to be resistent to physical damage, but being made of simple materials, they often inherit the properties of these materials. So, Ice Golems would be highly resistent to cold damage but very susceptible to fire damage.
Because Golems are not real living creatures, most of them do not leave behind a corpse that can be exploited by a necromancer. They are also normally immune to flesh based conditions such as bleeding, poison, and disease.
For a list of all types of Golems in Guild Wars, see Category:Golems.
Golem NPCs include: