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This article is about the pet. For the former random event, see Rock golem (monster).
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Rock Golem chathead

The rock golem is a skilling pet that can be obtained while training Mining. The chances of getting it are dependent on the player's Mining level, and the time it takes to gather a resource.

When a player receives the pet a message in the chatbox appears (You have a funny feeling like you're being followed.) and it will automatically try to appear as their follower.

When mining, the pet is prioritised over the resource gathered. For example, if there is one last inventory space while mining, and the player already has a pet following them, the pet will appear in the inventory, while the ore mined will drop to the ground.

On death, if a player loses their pet (as a follower or in your inventory) it will wander around for 30 seconds before disappearing completely.

Players can pay a one-time fee of 500,000 coins to Probita in East Ardougne to have this pet insured. Should the pet be lost while insured, it can be reclaimed for 1,000,000 coins.

ColoursEdit

Players can change the rock golem's colour by using the desired ore (excluding blasted, daeyalt, elemental, lovakite, and lunar ore) while it is following the player. To revert the golem to its original form, players must use a plain rock on it.

Ore Image Chat head Ore Image Chat head
Rock (elemental) Rock Rock golem pet Rock Golem chathead Tin ore Tin Rock golem (tin) pet Rock golem (tin) chathead
Copper ore Copper Rock golem (copper) pet Rock golem (copper) chathead Iron ore Iron Rock golem (iron) pet Rock golem (iron) chathead
Blurite ore Blurite Rock golem (blurite) pet Rock golem (blurite) chathead Silver ore Silver Rock golem (silver) pet Rock golem (silver) chathead
Coal Coal Rock golem (coal) pet Rock golem (coal) chathead Gold ore Gold Rock golem (gold) pet Rock golem (gold) chathead
Granite (5kg) Granite Rock golem (granite) pet Rock golem (granite) chathead Mithril ore Mithril Rock golem (mithril) pet Rock golem (mithril) chathead
Adamantite ore Adamantite Rock golem (adamantite) pet Rock golem (adamantite) chathead Runite ore Runite Rock golem (runite) pet Rock golem (runite) chathead
Amethyst Amethyst Rock golem (amethyst) pet Rock golem (amethyst) chathead

Drop ratesEdit

Shown below are the base chances of receiving a rock golem[1]. When blast mining, the pet chance is rolled when you excavate the hard rock.

A player's actual chances of receiving it is 1 in B - (Lvl * 25), where B is the base chance and Lvl is the player's Mining level.

Rock Base chance
Clay rocks 741,600
Copper rocks/Tin rocks 741,600
Blurite rocks 741,600
Limestone rocks 741,600
Iron rocks 741,600
Silver rocks 741,600
Coal rocks 290,640
Sandstone rocks 741,600
Gold rocks 296,640
Gem rocks 211,886
Granite rocks 741,600
Volcanic sulphur[2] 710,000
Mithril rocks 148,320
Lovakite rocks 245,562
Adamantite rocks 59,328
Runite rocks 42,377
Amethyst crystals[3] 46,350
Blast mine[4] 123,600
Motherlode Mine 247,200

DialogueEdit

Default variantEdit

  • Player: So you're made entirely of rocks?
  • Rock Golem: Not quite, my body is formed mostly of minerals.
  • Player: Aren't minerals just rocks?
  • Rock Golem: No, rocks are rocks, minerals are minerals. I am formed from minerals.
  • Player: But you're a Rock Golem...

Tin variantEdit

  • Rock Golem: I feel strangely emotionless and empty. Maybe I should feel sad about it, but I can't.
  • Player: You can't feel sad?
  • Rock Golem: Correct. Now, if I only had a heart...
  • Player: I'm not sure it works like that around here.

Copper variantEdit

  • Rock Golem: I have an idea for a song.
  • Player: Oh?
  • Rock Golem: Copper-copper-copper Cophelia - you come and go, you come and go...
  • Player: Mmmhmm.

Iron variantEdit

  • Rock Golem: Truth is, I am Iron Golem.
  • Player: I can see that.

Blurite variantEdit

  • Rock Golem: I have an idea for a song.
  • Player: Oh?
  • Rock Golem: I'm blue, da-ba-dee da-ba-da.
  • Player: I can see that.

Silver variantEdit

  • Rock Golem: Oh dear, I've gone all pale.
  • Player: Are you okay?
  • Rock Golem: It must be something I ate.

Coal variantEdit

  • Rock Golem: So near and yet so far... if my atoms were arranged a little differently, I could be diamond.
  • Player: Would you enjoy being a diamond?
  • Rock Golem: I expect I would, until someone tried chipping bits off me with a chisel. I'm probably safer as coal.

Gold variantEdit

  • Rock Golem: I'm totally showing the bling today.
  • Player: That's nice for you.
  • Rock Golem: A little. Though sometimes I just feel like I'm being used as a status symbol, and no-one appreciates me for me.
  • Player: Oh dear.

Granite variantEdit

  • Rock Golem: No-one appreciates granite.
  • Player: Why do you say that?
  • Rock Golem: I know how it works. No-one actually wants granite. They just chop us up and throw our pieces on the floor.
  • Player: Oh, I can see that must be upsetting for you.
  • Rock Golem: When you've seen your relatives cut into pieces, with their severed limbs cast aside like junk, THEN you will understand how I feel.
  • Player: I'll bear it in mind.

Mithril variantEdit

  • Rock Golem: I feel sad today. Very blue.
  • Player: Oh dear.
  • Rock Golem: No-one understands me.
  • Player: Why not?
  • Rock Golem: Because argle gargle gooble goop.
  • Player: ... I don't understand you either.
  • Rock Golem: *sigh*

Adamantite variantEdit

  • Rock Golem: I may be green, but I'm not an environmentalist.
  • Player: Why not?
  • Rock Golem: There's no need. Whatever you may have read, even coal is a renewable energy source - just wait a minute and the rocks respawn.
  • Rock Golem: You can burn as much as you like, too, without needing to worry about it affecting the climate - we don't have a lot of weather here.
  • Player: That's handy.
  • Rock Golem: Yes, I pity anyone whose world doesn't work like this one. I don't know how they can possibly cope.

Runite variantEdit

  • Rock Golem: I'm confused. It takes incredible skill to smith anything from my ore, yet the items you'd get are terribly mediocre.
  • Player: Is that something that worries you?
  • Rock Golem: It just feels like my world doesn't make sense, sometimes. But I suppose it's always been like this, and I've got used to it.

Amethyst variantEdit

  • Rock Golem: Your world is amazing. I truly am in awe.
  • Player: Did you just make an ore joke?
  • Rock Golem: Maybe...
  • Player: Well it was awful.
  • Rock Golem: Ha! Now you're making them as well.
  • Player: Are we really doing this? Amethyst isn't an ore anyway.
  • Rock Golem: I can dream, <player name>!

TriviaEdit

  • The rock golem was given the ability to change its appearance on 9 February 2017, with each variant having its own unique dialogue. The new dialogues also contain several cultural and in-game references:
    • The tin golem's dialogue is a reference to the Tin Man from The Wizard of Oz.
    • The copper golem's dialogue is a reference to the song "Karma Chameleon" by Culture Club.
    • The iron golem's dialogue is a reference to a scene in the 2008 film Iron Man where the protagonist Tony Stark says "The truth is, I am Iron Man."
    • The blurite golem's dialogue is a reference to the song "Blue (Da Ba Dee)" by Eiffel 65.
    • The granite golem's dialogue refers to how players mine granite rocks for very high experience rates. It may also subtly (if unintentionally) allude to the pun "taken for granite"; something that is taken for granted is something or someone that is undervalued.
    • The runite golem's dialogue refers to how rune equipment requires a very high Smithing level but are not the strongest equipment.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Twitter - 11 Jan 2016
  2. Twitter - 10 November 2016
  3. Twitter - 22 June 2017
  4. Twitter - 27 Jan 2016


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