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ballistomycete PBallistomycete.png
HP 17-35
HD 4
XP 66
Speed 0
AC 1
EV 0
Will Immune

Resistances rPois+
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Land
Intelligence Brainless
Uses Uses nothing
Holiness Plant
Size Tiny
Type fungus, ballistomycete
Flags Unbreathing
A lumpy reddish fungus covered in knobbly rhizome growths, growing well in the dank underground dungeon. When it senses a threat, the ballistomycete may release a deadly floating spore that explodes on its victims.

Useful Info

A ballistomycete is a plant-type monster, capable of spawning ballistomycete spores for attacking nearby enemies.

While ballistomycetes no longer generate in the dungeon as of 0.17, worshipers of Fedhas Madash can still spawn them with the Grow Ballistomycete ability.


Spell set I
Slot1 Sporulate Natural flag


  • Prior to 0.24, ballistomycetes could reproduce via ballistomycete spores. Followers of Fedhas Madash could upgrade ballistomycetes to hyperactive ballistomycetes using the Evolution ablility. Hyperactive ballistomycetes would repeatedly cause explosions of spores before eventually dying, leaving more ballistomycetes in their wake.
  • Prior to 0.17, ballistomycete colonies could spawn naturally instead of being exclusive to followers of Fedhas.
  • Prior to 0.14, destroying a colony of ballistomycetes would give you about 500 experience.