The Iron Golem is an enemy from the original Final Fantasy. The sturdiest of golems (in the original version), it is extremely rare, found in the Chaos Shrine (B4). It has a 1.6% chance of being encountered in B4 of the dungeon.

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Despite its rarity, Iron Golem can be extremely dangerous for parties who blunder into the Temple of Chaos unprepared. Its Toxin functionally mimics the effects of Scourge, killing anyone who fails to resist the attack. Protect Rings and Ribbons will help ensure survival, as will NulDeath. Having much better physical Defense compared to the previous two golems, as well as the usual elemental resistances, the Flare spell is the most effective spell to use against this enemy.

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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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