Granite Golem

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Granite Golem
Granite Golem.gif
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Shield state
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
AI TypeFighter AI
Max Life110/220242/330363
KB Resist65%/69%/72%
BannerGranite Golem BannerGranite Golem Banner(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Immune toOn Fire!ConfusedPoisonedHellfire
Coins5 SCPre-Hardmode: 12 SC50 CCHardmode: 10 SC
  • Item (Quantity)Rate
  • SpaghettiSpaghetti(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
  • Granite BlockGranite Block(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) (5–10)
  • Night Vision HelmetNight Vision Helmet(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
  • GeodeGeode(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
This article is about the enemy in Granite Caves. For other uses, see Golem (disambiguation).

The Granite Golem is an enemy found only in Granite Caves. Every few seconds, it will shield itself from all attacks for two seconds[1], making it completely invulnerable. It can still deal damage to players during this invulnerable state should they walk into it. Like the Granite Elemental, it will always drop a small amount of Granite Blocks.


  • The Granite Golem enters its invulnerable state every five seconds; hitting it reduces the current cooldown period by 0.25 seconds. It can only enter the invulnerable state if it is standing on any kind of surface.[1]


  • The player will know they are near a Granite Cave if they are able to hear the grunts the Granite Golem occasionally emits.
  • Granite Golems can be summoned by activating a Granite Golem Statue with Wire. This can be a very useful way of farming them for Geodes, which drop gems, and the Night Vision Helmet, which sells for 1 GC each.


  • Until 1.3.5, enemies had an unused internal name. The Granite Golem's name was Grolem[2], a portmanteau of granite and golem, in similar style to the Granite Elemental's Grelimental.
  • In Jewish folklore, a golem (/ˈɡoʊləm/, GOH-ləm; Hebrew: גולם‎) is an animated anthropomorphic being that is created entirely from inanimate matter (usually clay or mud). The word was used to mean an amorphous, unformed material in Psalms and medieval writing.
  • The BestiaryBestiary entry for the Granite Golem: "Strong are the magicked spirits which inhabit the granite masses deep below, this type in particular taking on a humanoid shape."


  • Desktop 1.3.5: Changed inconsistent banner name from "Grolem Banner" to "Granite Golem Banner".


  1. 1.0 1.1 Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop source code, method AI_003_Fighters() in Terraria.NPC.cs. There may be inaccuracies, as the current Desktop version Desktop version is
  2. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop source code, method SetDefaults() in Terraria.NPC.cs.