Golden spikes are structures that act as walls that inflict damage to all players upon contact, except for whoever placed it and his/her teammates. Spikes take more time to be built than walls and require a same tire wall to be made. Spikes will also inflict a small amount of damage on players who attack it, even if they are out of range of the actual spikes. When placed, mobs/players can't walk through it, which is very useful when running away from an attacker, or building a base. Golden spikes can only be broken by hammers or amethyst tools. Hammers are generally faster at breaking golden spikes than amethyst tools.
Golden Spikes are crafted with 40 Gold, 30 Stone, and a golden wall at the Workbench. They are one tier below Diamond Spikes and one tier above Stone Spikes. It is recommended to use this as a wall in Zombie Mode. Or if you are chased, you can put it in front of the people that it chasing you. It will slow down his/her speed and deal damage to that player.