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Does Clone work on a Flesh golem?

Points of possible interest:

  • golem is the right size

  • clone doesn't seem to 'change their shape'

  • does the golem 'die'? does it live?

Seems like a pretty straightforward question, am I missing something?

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No, as Golems are not alive.

From the spell Clone:

This spell grows an inert duplicate of a living creature as a safeguard against death...

So the spell requires a living target. From the description of Golems, we see they are not living (MM p.167):

After constructing the body …, the golems creator infuses it with a spirit from the Elemental Plane of Earth.

The golem is merely infused with some form of an Earth Elemental; it has no soul, and thus its soul cannot be moved to a new body through the Clone spell.

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