Dart slug

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Version 0.26: This article may not be up to date for the latest stable release of Crawl.

For a list of all gastropods, see list of gastropods.

dart slug wDart slug.png
HP 6-14
HD 1
XP 4
Speed 7
AC 1
EV 1
Will 0
Attack1 3 (bite: plain)

Resistances None
Vulnerabilities Poison
Habitat Land
Intelligence Animal
Uses Uses nothing
Holiness Natural
Size Little
Type elephant slug, dart slug
Flags No skeleton
A small invertebrate. It hunts prey considerably larger than itself by firing chitinous darts, using a concealed air bladder to launch them with remarkable range and power.

Useful Info

Dart slugs are a common nuisance for the first few Dungeon levels. They have reasonably damaging ranged attack, especially when encountered early, but are otherwise fairly unremarkable.



Spell set I
Slot1 Slug Dart (2d4) Natural flag

Tips & Tricks

  • They'll constantly shoot at you as long as you are in their LOS, so crush them quickly. They are quite fragile, at least, so killing them isn't difficult.
  • As with any monster with ranged attacks, ducking around a corner and waiting for them to come to you will reduce the amount of damage you take.


  • Prior to 0.25, dart slugs could cling to walls.
  • Dart slugs came into life in version 0.18.