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Golden Crystal Golems are a non-respawning enemy in Dark Souls.


Their appearance is very similar to that of Crystal Golems, except they have a gold hue and appear slightly larger.


Darkroot Basin[]

The Golden Crystal Golem appears at the lowest portion of Darkroot Basin, at the far end of the lake that the Hydra lives in. There is shallow water that can be safely traversed to the left side of the lake. A Rusted Iron Ring can make the trip faster and easier. It will not appear until the Hydra is defeated and the area is re-loaded. Killing it frees the Dusk of Oolacile.

The Duke's Archives[]

The Golden Crystal Golem appears in the center of the garden, out back of The Duke's Archives. It will not appear until Siegmeyer of Catarina has been given Purple Moss Clumps in The Great Swamp below Blighttown. It also will not appear if Siegmeyer of Catarina's story line has ended. Killing it frees Sieglinde of Catarina.

Crystal Cave[]

Two Golden Crystal Golems appear in the Crystal Cave. As they are on optional crystal bridges, they can be avoided. There is no requirement for them to appear. Killing them provides only souls. They do not respawn.


They seem to be serving Seath by imprisoning people within themselves. After defeating the Hydra in Darkroot Basin, a golem can be found at the back of the lake. Killing it will free Dusk of Oolacile.[1]

In the garden outside The Duke's Archives, a golem can be killed to free Sieglinde of Catarina.


The Golems located in Darkroot Basin and The Duke's Archives act as prisons for Dusk of Oolacile and Sieglinde of Catarina respectively. It is possible to see both women trapped within the large crystals on the golems' backs.

Enemy information[]

Health and souls[]

Location Health Souls
Darkroot Basin 816 1,868 1,500 6,000
The Duke's Archives 1,360 2,135 2,500 5,000
Crystal Cave 1,360 2,135 2,500 5,000


Respawn No
Backstab No
Damage Types Physical
Abilities Area of Effect ground attack that causes crystals to jut out of the ground.


Attack Damage Attack Type Status Effect Parryable Tracking Attack Speed
Punch 405 Physical None No Neither Medium
Right Uppercut 488 Physical None No Neither Medium
Crystal Eruption 323 Magic
None No Both Slow
Double Punch 465 Physical None No Neither Medium
Crystal Punch 423 Physical None No Left Medium
Leaping Punch 530 Physical None No Neither Medium


Location Physical Defenses Elemental Defenses Resistances
Regular Defense Strike Defense Slash Defense Thrust Defense Magic Defense Fire Defense Lightning Defense Poison Toxic Bleed
Darkroot Basin 261 196 261 261 1305 261 169 S S S
The Duke's Archives and Crystal Cave 435 326 435 435 2175 435 282 S S S

These stats are sourced from FuturePress's Official Dark Souls Strategy Guide.



  1. Golden Crystal Golem's lore.