Earth elemental

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

earth elemental EEarth elemental.png
HP 29-60
HD 6
XP 84
Speed 6
AC 14
EV 4
Will Immune
Attack1 40 (hit: plain)

Resistances rF+++
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Land
Intelligence Brainless
Uses Uses nothing
Holiness Non-living
Size Large
Type elemental, earth elemental
Flags Unbreathing
A spirit drawn from the elemental plane of earth, which exists in this world by inhabiting a lump of earth and rocks.

Useful Info

Earth elementals are lumbering brutes. They are easily outrun, but are durable, and are immune to most common elements. They appear in the Elven Halls, though deep elf elementalists can summon them with Awaken Earth. You can summon them by using Qazlal's Elemental Force (when used on clouds of sparse dust or calcifying dust).

Tips & Tricks

  • They are slow. If you find a lone earth elemental, you can easily kite it.
  • While elemental spellcasters may have a hard time with them, they'll take decent damage from any irresistible spell (Irradiate, Iskenderun's Mystic Blast, etc.).
    • Don't bother using Magic Dart, Sandblast, or throwing stones. The elemental's AC means that you won't deal much damage with these weak options.
  • Try not to let yourself get surrounded by earth elementals. Each elemental can deal up to 40 damage per hit, so 8 elementals can deal lots of damage. Plus, since they are immune to various elements, monsters can fire Lightning Bolts, Stunning Bursts, Fireballs, and other elemental spells through them.