Iron elemental

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iron elemental EIron elemental.png
HP 71-144
HD 12
XP 891
Speed 6
AC 20
EV 2
Will Immune
Attack1 40 (hit: plain)

Resistances rF+++
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Land
Intelligence Brainless
Uses Uses nothing
Holiness Non-living
Size Big
Type elemental, iron elemental
Flags Unbreathing
A rare and powerful spirit from the elemental plane of earth, it exists in this world by inhabiting a hulking mass of iron.

Useful Info

Iron elementals are lumbering brutes with powerful spells and significant melee capabilities. They only naturally occur in the Dungeon Sprint mode.


Spell set I
Slot1 Iron Shot (3d24) Magical flag
Slot2 Slow Magical flag
Slot3 Metal Splinters (3d27) Magical flag

Tips & Tricks

  • Iron elementals are thankfully very slow, and while their magic immunity and broad array of elemental immunities will make things difficult for casters, their physical defenses aren't insurmountable for a good melee fighter. Casters with non-elemental Conjurations should use those; Airstrike and Earth Magic such as Lee's Rapid Deconstruction will also work.
    • Using Lee's Rapid Deconstruction will create blasts of metal shrapnel, which can deal heavy damage to anything next to the elemental.
  • Their spells, though damaging, have fairly short range. Kiting them is a decent strategy, considering their slow movement speed. A source of Repel or Deflect Missiles will also help, as will having high defenses.
  • High magic resistance will help you avoid getting slowed.