For a list of all worms, see list of worms.
| A vicious red worm which swims through molten rock.
“Type-species. — Magmatodrilus obscurus....From magma (Greek, =lava) + drilos (Greek, =worm), masculine, ‘lava-worm’ for the locality, springs in the lava beds of Shasta County, Calif., from which topotypes were taken.”
Lava worms are the fiery version of swamp worms. Unable to leave their lava, they are rarely a threat as you can simply walk away from them if you wish. Their extra fire damage can add up, and may destroy your scrolls. They can appear anywhere with lava except for the first few floors of the Dungeon.
Tips & Tricks
Lava worms can't leave their molten habitat and aren't worth much XP compared to other things you'll probably be seeing by the time you find them, so feel free to avoid them if you wish. If the dungeon layout forces you into melee range, they're not difficult to kill, especially if you have cold damage. Just drop your more valuable scrolls beforehand.
Lava worms were removed in 0.15.