Diamond obelisk

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diamond obelisk 8Diamond obelisk.png
HP 10000
HD 8
XP 0
Speed 10
AC 12
EV 1
Will Immune

Resistances rN+++, rTorm,
rDrown, rWater
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Land
Intelligence High
Uses Starting equipment
Open doors
Holiness Non-living
Size Large
Type diamond obelisk, diamond obelisk
Flags Artificial
No experience gain
No poly
A towering obelisk surrounded by a powerful storm.

Useful Info

Diamond obelisks are extremely rare statues, most often found in circular vaults in the later parts of the game. They cannot move and have no attacks to speak of, but they are nearly invulnerable and surrounded by an endless windstorm effect, similar to the Tornado spell. At the far end of the vault is a single item of acquirement quality, but getting past them can take a ridiculous amount of firepower.

If you step into the tornado, expect to be swirled about uncontrollably, taking a fair amount of damage every turn. The only way to exit the tornado is to step onto an empty square - if you find yourself lucky enough to be at its edge. Thankfully, you can also blink or teleport out.

They can also be found near Qazlal shrines, safely locked away behind stone walls.

Tips & Tricks

  • The tornado is completely predictable. If you don't make any movement while you are being transported, leaving the tornado is a very easy task.
  • While characters under the effect of Tornado are immune to enemy Tornadoes, this windstorm will still affect you normally.
Shrine of Qazlal featuring a diamond obelisk