Golem is an esper in Final Fantasy VI who can be acquired as a magicite.

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Golem appears very machine-like. It is brown, with a bulky, robotic body, and takes a humanoid shape.

Story[edit | edit source]

After the Returners raided the Magitek Research Facility, Golem's magicite somehow came into possession of the Auction House in Jidoor, and the Returners purchased it.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Golem costs 33 MP to summon, and casts Earthen Wall. Earthen Wall shields the party from physical attacks and will absorb damage equal to the HP of the summoner. It will only block attacks capable of being blocked, and can only block attacks that do damage; special attacks that inflict a status ailment without dealing damage will not be blocked. When leveling up, he provides a +2 boost to Stamina.

Golem is very useful at most points in the game for providing a strong defense against physical attacks, but it will likely only be able to block a few blows before wearing off. It defense is comparable to Fenrir, who casts Image on the party; though Image could hypothetically absorb more hits than Golem's Earthen Wall, there is also a 25% chance with each hit absorbed that Image will be removed.

Spells[edit | edit source]

Golem teaches three useful spells, though Cura is taught faster by Seraph.

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Etymology[edit | edit source]

In Jewish and medieval folklore, a golem is an animated anthropomorphic being, magically created 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.

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