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can gholam's be killed by balefire?


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The problem with a gholam is the whole 'knowing you're about to die' part. 

 

Gholam jumps around the corner at you.  Instinct is to wrap it in air.  He plows right through and rips your throat out, maybe before you even realize what he is.

 

Where do you get time to use your balefire?

 

I highly doubt that the gholam were well known even during the war of power.  Only a half dozen were ever made, so they weren't exactly a commonly faced foe.  Most of the witnesses probably ended up dead.

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i still say that silver would hurt a gholam and there is no direct evidence otherwise.  i would like to know when a female gholam will make an appearance and who will be her heroic foe??

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Silver is not used in weapons often, seeing that it is way more expensive and malleable than steel, so in theory the gholam could have not come in contact with silver before, but I don't thinkthats the answer. I second the magnet theory, that Mats "shield" (foxhead) negates the Gholams shield. But that wouldn't explain the burningsensation. Maybe since the gholams was power wrought mats foxhead gets freakishly cold when it touches the gholam. Cuz when things are mega cold they can feel like burning.

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After it touches the gholam Mat notes that the medallion is cool, not the cool of when its channeled at, but the cool of silver. Though I'd agree with the concept it's the medallions effect that hurts the gholam. The burn is just a side effect? Think holy water on vampires in the movies.

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The problem with a gholam is the whole 'knowing you're about to die' part. 

 

Gholam jumps around the corner at you.  Instinct is to wrap it in air.  He plows right through and rips your throat out, maybe before you even realize what he is.

 

Where do you get time to use your balefire?

 

I highly doubt that the gholam were well known even during the war of power.  Only a half dozen were ever made, so they weren't exactly a commonly faced foe.  Most of the witnesses probably ended up dead.

 

they certainly were not effective enough to escape ltt's knowledge.  so we know for sure there were survivors of gholam attacks. and at least some survivors must have used balefire in various amounts.

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The problem with a gholam is the whole 'knowing you're about to die' part. 

 

Gholam jumps around the corner at you.  Instinct is to wrap it in air.  He plows right through and rips your throat out, maybe before you even realize what he is.

 

Where do you get time to use your balefire?

 

I highly doubt that the gholam were well known even during the war of power.  Only a half dozen were ever made, so they weren't exactly a commonly faced foe.  Most of the witnesses probably ended up dead.

 

they certainly were not effective enough to escape ltt's knowledge.  so we know for sure there were survivors of gholam attacks. and at least some survivors must have used balefire in various amounts.

 

Not neccesarily, they could have ran and told someone, or fended it off with a sword or something and ran.

 

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Gholams havent been killed (by a specific person) as far as we know, Mat's encounter with it was the first time one has been damaged to our knowledge

all the other gholams must have died of old age, lost in stasis boxs, or destroyed by the breaking

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iirc  Graendal  had a  pov where she mentioned narrowly  escaping an encounter with a  gholam  i dont believe she  mentioned  killing it just barely  living through the encounter. they are tough dudes!

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she says she had a near fatal encounter with one of Aginors creations. The man was brilliant in his way, but only a madman would create the gholam

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I wonder if a guy with an axe or a big sword could kill a gholam by cutting it up; if you cut off its arms and legs (and head, and legs...) then it may die. Or you could try lightninging it. It worked on mat, so it may work on the gholam.

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