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Iron Golem
The Iron Golem as he appears in Dawn of Sorrow
Japanese name
アイアンゴーレム Aiangōremu
Great strength and stamina
Impenetrable armor which renders him almost invincible
Original Castlevania lore

Iron Golems are man-like figures made of iron and animated by magic. They're often the toughest kind of golems and the enemy with the highest defense in any given Castlevania game.


Castlevania: Circle of the MoonEdit

The Iron Golem is the third boss in Circle of the Moon and guards the Kick Boots. He advances slowly, and stops to pound the ground after a few steps, releasing some gears from the ceiling. Getting too close will make him punch Nathan. Occasionally, his body glows for a moment, powering up all of his attacks. During this period, more gears are released after he pounds the ground and his punch will fire an exploding spark that causes massive damage. At the end of the period, he will heal himself. He is arguably one of the easiest bosses in the game.

Castlevania: Aria of SorrowEdit

In Aria of Sorrow, the Iron Golem has 9,999 HP and his defense is so high that all attacks will only do 1-2 HP of damage. Since even the Valmanway would take an impractically long time to kill him, it is fairly clear he requires unconventional tactics to defeat. Luckily, his hidden weakness is having just 1 MP; therefore, using the Killer Mantle's soul, Astral Veil, will swap his 9,999 HP with his 1 MP while simultaneously delivering 1 HP of damage, killing him in one hit.

As the other golem enemies, his attacks are kicking rocks and throwing punches, although his version is punching downward. He moves slowly and is unaffected by the Time Stop ability.

Castlevania: Dawn of SorrowEdit

As with the Iron Golem in Aria of Sorrow, this version also takes 1 HP of damage per hit. However, this time around, his health has been reduced to 50 HP and there's no ability in the game that can destroy him in one hit.

His attacks are a punch, a kick and the ability to breath fire. To defeat him easily, use the Puppet Master's or Bat Company's soul to get behind him, as he's not able to turn around, and he also won't be able to damage Soma if he stands right up the wall.

Because the strength of the weapon is irrelevant, it is recommended to use a weapon that attacks quickly, such as the Cutall, the Kaiser Knuckle or the Nunchakus. It's also recommended to equip the Dead Pirate's soul (Backstab), which allows Soma to deliver twice the damage if attacking from behind, dealing 2 damage per hit instead of 1.

Another strategy is to use the Imp's bullet soul, which converts all damage dealt to MP damage during its timer. The Iron Golem dies when it reaches 0 MP, so the player can activate the soul twice and use the Handgun to stay at a safe distance while picking the Iron Golem off.

Castlevania: Portrait of RuinEdit

In Portrait of Ruin, the Iron Golem only appears twice in the Nest of Evil. The defense is lowered incredibly compared to the older Iron Golem variants, but still retains his fire breath, kick and arm thrust attacks.

Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirthEdit

He has fairly low health and defense compared to his previous incarnations, but after being defeated, rather than disappearing, he slumps forward and can still damage Christopher if he lands on him or he walks into the beast. The Iron Golem's lifeless body can be destroyed to clear a path, however.

Enemy DataEdit

Enemy Data: Iron Golem
Image Name - Game
Statistics Items Location
Irongolem Iron Golem (jpn) [ edit ]
Circle of the Moon (Strategy)
' Strong: Stone
HP: 640
Exp: 8,000
Atk: 290
Def: 450
Guard: Kick Boots
Machine Tower
AOS-Irongolem 102. Iron Golem  [ edit ]
Aria of Sorrow
A man-llike (sic) figure made of iron and animated by magic. Extremely tough. Strong: Everything
Weak: Nothing
HP: 9,999
MP: 1
Exp: 500
Atk: 70
Def: 255
Timestop: Unaffected
Drop: Nothing
Soul: Tireless Spirit
Top Floor, Chaotic Realm
DOS-Irongolem 101. Iron Golem  [ edit ]
Dawn of Sorrow (Strategy)
A golem with impenetrable durability. It has no known weaknesses. Strong: Bashing, Piercing, Slashing, Fire, Water, Lightning, Dark, Holy, Poison, Curse, Stone
HP: 50
MP: 15
Exp: 2000
Atk: 100
Timestop: Unaffected
Soul: Iron Impact (8%)
Wizardry Lab, Demon Guest House, The Abyss
1Irongolem 121. Iron Golem  [ edit ]
Portrait of Ruin (Strategy)
A golem imbued with a powerful magic spell. Strong: Strike, Whip, Slash, Fire, Ice, Electric, Dark, Holy, Poison, Curse, Stone
HP: 999
Exp: 500
Skill Pt: 20
Drop: Platinum Leggings, Platinum Plate
Nest of Evil
TAR MEK Iron Golem  [ edit ]
Adventure ReBirth
An impenetrable figure clad in iron.(*) 5. Clock Tower

Item DataEdit

Item Data: Iron Golem
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Yellow Soul Iron Golem - Tireless Spirit - Aria of Sorrow [ edit ]
Withstand a lot of damage without flinching. Enchanted Soul
Drop: Iron Golem
Platinum Leggings PoR Icon Platinum Leggings - Portrait of Ruin [ edit ]
Leggings made of platinum. Leg Gear (Greaves)
DEF +9
Sell: $2,450 
Drop: Iron Golem
Platinum Plate PoR Icon Platinum Plate - Portrait of Ruin [ edit ]
A breastplate made of platinum. Body Gear (Armor)
DEF +45
Sell: $6,000 
Drop: Iron Golem


  • Due to a transcription error, the soul drop rate of the Iron Golem in the Western release of Dawn of Sorrow appears as 0%, while it is actually 8%.

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