This gilded statue appears to be crafted of solid gold plates, its shining visage carved with exquisite detail into an eerie replica of a human face.
AC 19, touch 9, flat-footed 19 (–1 Dex, +10 natural)
Speed 20 ft.
Str 18, Dex 9, Con —, Int —, Wis 11, Cha 1
A golden guardian’s body generates intense heat, dealing 1d6 points of fire damage whenever it hits in melee, or in each round it grapples. Creatures attacking a golden guardian with unarmed strikes or natural weapons are also subject to the golden guardian’s heat.
When reduced to 0 hit points, a golden guardian superheats and instantly melts into a pile of molten gold. All creatures within a 10-foot-radius spread take 6d6 points of fire damage; a DC 14 Reflex save halves the damage. The save DC is Constitution-based.
The intense heat radiating from a golden guardian’s body creates a wavering shimmer in the air that makes the construct difficult to see clearly. This functions as a blur spell (CL 8th), except it cannot be dispelled.