Kobold blastminer

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Version 0.31: This article is up to date for the latest stable release of Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup.

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

kobold blastminer KKobold blastminer.png
HP 25-52
HD 8
XP 468
Speed 10 (spell: 150%)
AC 4
EV 14
Will 20
Attack1 12 (hit: plain)

Resistances None
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Land
Intelligence Human
Uses Weapons & armour
Starting equipment
Open doors
Holiness Natural
Size Small
Type kobold, kobold
Flags Warm-blooded
A kobold, ready with multiple armaments to defends itself from the many dangers of the depths. The blastmote-packed cannon on its shoulder bears its maker's mark, and is fiercely loyal; it will fire for none other.

“The Parts Septentrionall are with these Sp’ryts Much haunted.. About the places where they dig for Oare. The Greekes and Germans call them Cobali.”
-Thomas Heywood, _The Hierarchy of the Blessed Angels_, Book IX, l. 568. 1635.

Useful Info

Kobold blastminers are ranged monsters that wield an arbalest (or rarely, a hand cannon) and carry a shoulder cannon. They can pelt you with bolts from afar, or if you get in range, fire a devastating Bombard. They appear in the Orcish Mines, usually in pairs.


Spell set I
Slot1 Bombard (3d18) Natural flag

Tips & Tricks

  • Try to stay far away, since Bombard is their stronger source of damage. Bombard is a range 4 spell, so stay 5 tiles away or more.
    • Melee characters will find blastminers hard to deal with. Since Bombard knocks the caster backwards, it is hard to approach these monsters. Try to use ranged attacks if you have them.
  • They have low willpower, so Hexes and hex wands can work well. A wand of polymorph deserves special mention, since it'll remove their arbalest and cannon at the same time. Their HD isn't amazing, either, so Mephitic Cloud can also do the trick.


  • In 0.31, this monster was added to the game.