| A sneaky crocodilian that hides in water and waits patiently for its prey to get too close, at which point it puts on a great burst of speed and crushes its victim with massive jaws.
“Alligators commit errors of diet.”
Alligators are a mean step up from crocodiles. They lie in wait, submerged in deep water, until an adventurer walks by before ambushing it with surprising speed and powerful bites. They can be found in the Swamp, with a 20% chance to be accompanied by a second alligator outside of vaults.
Tips & Tricks
- They are faster than their speed of 10 would suggest. Their "act" value of 80% means that even on land, they attack at roughly the same rate as a speed 12-13 monster, while their "swim" value of 60% means they are Spriggan speed in water. Add in their Swiftness spell which works on land, and you have a monster that is considerably faster than average.
- Their magic resistance is non-trivial, but a gifted Hexer can overcome it. In addition, they lack any elemental resistances and are cold-blooded, making Conjurations reasonably effective against them. They also lack see invisible, making invisibility an appealing option against them.