Cactus giant

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Version 0.28: This article is up to date for the latest stable release of Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup.
cactus giant CCactus giant.png
HP 92-187
HD 9
XP 542
Speed 10 (atk: 300%)
AC 1
EV 2
Will 60
Attack1 10 (hit: plain)


Resistances rPois+
rDrown
rTorm
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Land
Intelligence Human
Uses Starting equipment
Open doors
Holiness Plant
Size Giant
Type giant, cactus giant
Flags Spiny
No poly
A green-skinned, spiny colossus, with a hearty barrel chest and a thirst for battle. Any foe that strikes it in melee will be lucky to live to regret it.

Useful Info

Cactus giants are durable creatures summoned in by Summon Cactus Giant. Fitting for a giant, they most often spawn with a giant club. And fittingly for a cactus, they retaliate with 5d8 spiny damage when hit in melee.

Tips & Tricks

  • With their high HP and low EV, cactus giants excell at any shielding tactics a summon can provide.
    • Their HP is determined by the spell power of Summon Cactus Giant, regardless of their default HP.
  • Their spines do contribute a great deal of damage, though weary summoners can still use these giants in conjunction with the rest of their arsenal.

History

Cactus giants were added in 0.28.