Firespitter statue

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firespitter statue 8Firespitter statue.png
HP 47-96
HD 8
XP 614
Speed 10 (stationary)
AC 12
EV 1
MR Immune
Attack1 20 (weapon only: plain)


Max Chunks 0
Type of Meat None
Resistances rF++
rC++
rElec
rPois+++
rDrown
rRot+++
rN+++
rTorm
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Land
Intelligence Human
Uses Starting equipment
Open doors
Holiness Non-living
Size Large
Type statue, statue
Flags Archer
Unbreathing
Speaks
Stationary
No poly
Don't melee
Artificial
Vault
At first glance, this piece of sculpted granite appears inert. The red glow from its eyes, however, suggests it is no mere stone. Although it is rooted to its base, it can still move parts of itself.

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Useful Info

A firespitter statue is a hostile statue-type monster, capable of blasting trespassers with powerful Fire Magic. They can be found guarding certain vaults in the Volcano, usually positioned in such a way that you must cross a large room to reach them.

Spells

Spell set I
Slot1 Throw Flame (3d7) Magical flag
Slot2 Sticky Flame Range (3d4) Magical flag
Slot3 Bolt of Magma (3d16) Magical flag
Slot4 Bolt of Fire (3d16) Magical flag

Tips & Tricks

  • This statue may have some allies accompanying it. Lure them away and kill them in a safe place rather than rushing in and attempting to fight everything at once. Once everything else is taken care of, then you can worry about the statue.
  • Obviously, fire resistance will come in handy if you need to get within range of its spells. Most humanoids in the Volcano will be wearing armour which offers rF+, so if your body armour lacks that ego, consider switching for the duration of the fight. The loss of a few points of AC or EV are less important than adding an extra chunk of resistance.
  • Characters with ranged weapons or spells that can target anything on screen can simply blast it at the edge of their line of sight, retreating if injured to safety. It's somewhat durable, but its lack of regeneration makes this strategy a valid option.
  • Invisibility is your friend, as it can't see you. Hasted and buffed you can solve the task in melee without risking much spell attacks.
  • Silence could also be helpful if you are a melee character.

History

Firespitter statues were added in 0.8.