The Stone Golem, also known as RockGol, is an enemy in the original Final Fantasy. Like other Golems, it is resistant to all status effects and elements. Physical attacks are best, despite the enemy's armored appearance.
If not dealt with quickly, fights with it can actually drag on, since it can inflict Slow and reduce your party's attack rate. Regardless of whether you choose to engage it physically or with magic, it is best to deal with it quickly as a result. Fortunately, it is somewhat weak for how late in the game it appears.
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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.In Jewish and medieval folklore, a