Azmakian effigy

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Azmakian effigy

Source: Graveclaw, pg(s). 81

An ancient relic of the long dead demon lord Xar-Azmak, Azmakian effigies are fiendish constructs with great power over rust.1


An Azmakian effigy resembles an especially vicious looking iron golem with the noticeable addition of a huge pair of bull-like horns. The effigy is also covered in a solid layer of rust that continually flakes off whenever the creature moves.1

Habitat & Ecology

Azmakian effigies were created by Xar-Azmak to serve as weapons in his demonic legions and they remain one of his most infamous inventions. In his heyday, Xar-Azmak boasted thousands upon thousands of Azmakian effigies but, after his death, most of these were stranded in the city of Dis (in Hell) as a result of Xar-Azmak's ill-fated invasion of the Iron City. After Xar-Azmak's death, these effigies were relentlessly hunted down by the devils of Dis. Those Azmakian effigies that survive into modern times did so by offering their services to worshippers on Golarion, escaping the purges of Dis. With Xar-Azmak's death, the method to repair these constructs was lost and most of the constructs that survived show at least some signs of damage.1

Azmakian effigies are feared for their rusting breath that can destroy even powerful magic items with ease. Those fighting against an Azmakian effigy normally try to engage it at range to avoid this but the effigies are surprisingly fast, considering their size and bulk.1


With Xar-Azmak's death the primary method of creating Azmakian effigies was lost. However, rumour has it that this information is contained within the pages of a book known as the Azmakian Formula. This book is also said to include information on the ancient Jistka Imperium and its methods of demon-binding as well as information on Xar-Azmak's Abyssal realm of Vlorus.1


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Jason Tondro. (2022). "Adventure Toolbox". Graveclaw, p. 81. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-453-6