Rock golem

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This article is about the pet. For the former random event, see Rock golem (monster).
Rock Golem chathead.png
Rock golem (tin) chathead.png
Rock golem (copper) chathead.png
Rock golem (iron) chathead.png
Rock golem (blurite) chathead.png
Rock golem (silver) chathead.png
Rock golem (coal) chathead.png
Rock golem (gold) chathead.png
Rock golem (mithril) chathead.png
Rock golem (granite) chathead.png
Rock golem (adamantite) chathead.png
Rock golem (runite) chathead.png
Rock golem (amethyst) chathead.png
Rock golem (lovakite) chathead.png
Rock golem (elemental) chathead.png
Rock golem (daeyalt) chathead.png

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, it will automatically try to appear as their follower. At the same time, a red message in the chatbox will state You have a funny feeling like you're being followed.

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 instead, while the ore mined will drop to the ground. When this occurs, the message in the chatbox will instead state You feel something weird sneaking into your backpack.

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.

Colours[edit | edit source]

Players can change the rock golem's colour by using the desired ore (excluding blasted 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).pngRock Rock golem pet.png Rock Golem chathead.png Tin ore.pngTin Rock golem (tin) pet.png Rock golem (tin) chathead.png
Copper ore.pngCopper Rock golem (copper) pet.png Rock golem (copper) chathead.png Iron ore.pngIron Rock golem (iron) pet.png Rock golem (iron) chathead.png
Blurite ore.pngBlurite Rock golem (blurite) pet.png Rock golem (blurite) chathead.png Silver ore.pngSilver Rock golem (silver) pet.png Rock golem (silver) chathead.png
Coal.pngCoal Rock golem (coal) pet.png Rock golem (coal) chathead.png Gold ore.pngGold Rock golem (gold) pet.png Rock golem (gold) chathead.png
Mithril ore.pngMithril Rock golem (mithril) pet.png Rock golem (mithril) chathead.png Granite (5kg).pngGranite Rock golem (granite) pet.png Rock golem (granite) chathead.png
Adamantite ore.pngAdamantite Rock golem (adamantite) pet.png Rock golem (adamantite) chathead.png Runite ore.pngRunite Rock golem (runite) pet.png Rock golem (runite) chathead.png
Amethyst.pngAmethyst Rock golem (amethyst) pet.png Rock golem (amethyst) chathead.png Lovakite ore.pngLovakite Rock golem (lovakite) pet.png Rock golem (lovakite) chathead.png
Elemental ore.pngElemental Rock golem (elemental) pet.png Rock golem (elemental) chathead.png Daeyalt ore.pngDaeyalt Rock golem (daeyalt) pet.png Rock golem (daeyalt) chathead.png

Drop rates[edit | edit source]

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. At Volcanic Mine, it is rolled when ore fragments are received. Players cannot obtain the rock golem from mining salts in the salt mine[2] or dense essence in the Arceuus essence mine.

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.

The fastest method on average to receive the rock golem is through gemstones when mining underground in the Shilo Village mine, and it can be further sped up with tick manipulation. If not using tick manipulation, Volcanic Mine is also recommended, as it is only slightly slower for receiving the pet while giving much better experience rates.

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
Ash pile 741,600[3]
Volcanic sulphur 710,000[4]
Volcanic Mine 60,000[5]
Mithril rocks 148,320
Lovakite rocks 245,562
Adamantite rocks 59,328
Runite rocks 42,377
Amethyst crystals 46,350[6]
Blast mine 123,600[7]
Motherlode Mine 247,200

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

The following text is transcluded from Transcript:Rock golem.
Standard dialogue

  • 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...
  • (End of dialogue)
Tin variant

  • 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.
  • (End of dialogue)
Copper variant

  • 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.
  • (End of dialogue)
Iron variant

  • Rock Golem: Truth is, I am Iron Golem.
  • Player: I can see that.
  • (End of dialogue)
Blurite variant

  • 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.
  • (End of dialogue)
Silver variant

  • Rock Golem: Oh dear, I've gone all pale.
  • Player: Are you okay?
  • Rock Golem: It must be something I ate.
  • (End of dialogue)
Daeyalt variant

  • Rock Golem: Did you ever hear the tragedy of Queen Efaritay the Fair?
  • Player: No?
  • Rock Golem: I thought not.
  • Rock Golem: It's not a story the Myreque would tell you.
  • (End of dialogue)
Coal variant

  • 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.
  • (End of dialogue)
Elemental variant

  • Rock Golem: I am so in my element right now.
  • Player: Sigh...
  • (End of dialogue)
Gold variant

  • 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.
  • Rock Golem: Don't worry. At least I look good.
  • (End of dialogue)
Granite variant

  • 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.
  • (End of dialogue)
Mithril variant

  • 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*
  • (End of dialogue)
Lovakite variant

  • Player: So how do you pronounce Lovakengj?
  • Rock Golem: Silly human, it's pronounced Lova-Kane.
  • Rock Golem: How did you not know that?
  • Player: You know, it really isn't that obvious.
  • (End of dialogue)
Adamantite variant

  • 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.
  • (End of dialogue)
Runite variant

  • 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.
  • (End of dialogue)
Amethyst variant

  • 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]!
  • (End of dialogue)
Overhead dialogue

This dialogue is only triggered when the Rock Golem is battling another pet in the arena in the Menagerie.

  • Rock Golem: *slap*
  • Rock Golem: Grrr!
  • Rock Golem: Grrrr!
  • Rock Golem: Grarrr!

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
13 July 2017
(update | poll)
Daeyalt, lovakite and elemental ores can now be used to recolour the rock golem.
22 June 2017
(update)
Amethyst can now be used to recolour the rock golem.
9 February 2017
(update | poll)
The rock golem was given the ability to change its appearance, with each new variant having unique dialogue.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The dialogue contains 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 daeyalt golem's dialogue is a reference to Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, where Chancellor Palpatine says to Anakin Skywalker, "Did you ever hear the tragedy of Darth Plagueis "the wise"? I thought not. It's not a story the Jedi would tell you."
    • The granite golem's dialogue refers to how players mine granite rocks for very high experience rates. When the golem says "They just chop us up and throw us on the floor." it is referring to the practice of "power mining": mining granite blocks and then dropping them to mine more.
    • The lovakite golem's dialogue is a reference to Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, where Hermione corrects Ron in the pronunciation of "Wingardium Leviosa".
    • The runite golem's dialogue refers to how rune equipment requires a very high Smithing level but are not the strongest equipment.
    • The default golem's dialogue is a reference to Breaking Bad, where Hank argues with Marie regarding his mineral collection.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Jagex. Mod John C's Twitter account. 11 January 2016. (Archived from the original on 26 May 2020.) Mod John C: "Skill Pet Drop Rates - Rock Golem! Subtract your mining level times 25 from these numbers for chance per resource. [1]"
  2. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 3 December 2018. (Archived from the original on 26 May 2020.) Mod Ash: "No."
  3. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 6 April 2018. (Archived from the original on 26 May 2020.) Mod Ash: "[I just got a pet from volcanic ash but the wiki doesn't have the base pet rate. Could you tell me what it is?] 741600"
  4. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 10 November 2016. (Archived from the original on 26 May 2020.) Mod Ash: "[just received the rock golem from mining volcanic sulphur. the drop rate for that isn't on the wiki, do you know the base chance?] 710,000 - (25 * skill level)"
  5. Jagex. Mod Maz's Twitter account. 9 October 2017. (Archived from the original on 26 May 2020.) Mod Maz: "Fossil Island Golem Chance [2]"
  6. Jagex. Mod Ed's Twitter account. 22 June 2017. (Archived from the original on 26 May 2020.) Mod Ed: "Mining Amethyst will offer a chance to obtain the Mining Skillpet. The chance of this is 1/x where x = 46350 - (Base Mining Level * 25)."
  7. Jagex. Mod John C's Twitter account. 27 January 2016. (Archived from the original on 26 May 2020.) Mod John C: "[can we get the drop rate of the golem for blast mining?] 123,600"