Prince Ribbit

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Prince Ribbit FPrince Ribbit.png
HP 25-52
HD 6
XP 273
Speed 14 (swim: 60%)
AC 0
EV 16
MR 40
Attack1 20 (hit: plain)


Type of Meat Clean
Resistances rDrown
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Amphibious
Intelligence Human
Uses Uses nothing
Holiness Natural
Size Medium
Type frog, human
Flags Cold-blooded
Speaks
Unique
Male
A frog of unusual size, with a tiny crown perched incongruously atop his head.

“Princess! youngest princess!
Open the door for me!
Dost thou not know what thou saidst to me

Yesterday by the cool waters of the fountain?
Princess, youngest princess!
Open the door for me!”
-Brothers Grimm (Margaret Hunt), _The Frog King, or Iron Henry_

Useful Info

Prince Ribbit is a unique blink frog (formerly a human) who behaves almost exactly like a regular blink frog, except for the fact that he's somewhat weaker and can arrive dangerously early on. Although you can't cure him of his curse in life, he leaves a human corpse once killed.

Location

Solo

With several blink frogs (rare)

Spells

Spell set I
Slot1 Blink Magical flag
Slot2 Teleport Self Emergency flag,
Wizard flag

Tips & Tricks

  • Players unaccustomed to blink frogs can expect fast movement speed, decently powerful melee damage, no resistances, excellent evasion, and an irritating tendency to blink away from you after attacking. These blinks can be useful, however, giving you a few turns to pelt him from afar or to quaff a potion of heal wounds. Don't just tab at him; play smart and react to his blinks intelligently.
  • His magic resistance isn't too high, so a wand of paralysis may come in handy for making your getaway. Alternatively, just wait for him to blink away from the stairs and make your escape.

History

  • Before 0.19, Prince Ribbit, like his blink frog brethren, was immune to the effects of distortion weapons and would actually be healed by them 20% of the time.