Prince Ribbit

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Version 0.30: This article may not be up to date for the latest stable release of Crawl.
Prince Ribbit FPrince Ribbit.png
HP 25-52
HD 6
XP 273
Speed 14 (swim: 60%)
AC 0
EV 16
Will 40
Attack1 20 (hit: plain)

Resistances rDrown
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Amphibious
Intelligence Human
Uses Uses nothing
Holiness Natural
Size Medium
Type frog, human
Flags Cold-blooded
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.



With several blink frogs (rare)


Spell set I
Slot1 Blink Magical 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 willpower isn't too high, so a wand of paralysis or various Hexes may come in handy for either pinning him down or making a getaway. Alternatively, just wait for him to blink away from the stairs and make your escape.
  • Damage over time, like poison or Sticky Flame, can be very useful for continuing to damage him while he's blinking around all over the place. You might even manage to kill him after he teleports away from you.


  • The curse Prince Ribbit is under is so strong that he cannot be polymorphed into a human.[1]. The curse is only lifted once he dies.


  • Prior to 0.28, Prince Ribbit could cast Teleport Self when low on health. Also, he couldn't spawn in a bailey.
  • 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.


  1. (0.30.0)