Raven

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Obsolete: This article refers to an aspect of the game which has been removed. It is retained for historical reference only.


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HP 25-42
HD 6
XP 262
Speed 20
AC 1
EV 10
MR 20
Attack1 14 (peck: plain)
Attack2 11 (claw: plain)


Max Chunks 1
Type of Meat Clean
Resistances rDrown
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Land
Intelligence Animal
Uses Uses nothing
Holiness Natural
Size Tiny
Type raven, raven
Flags Flying
See invisible
Warm-blooded
An opportunistic scavenger bird that is quite proactive in the production of carrion. It has a particularly unhealthy fascination with eyeballs and things resembling eyeballs, such as pickled onions, walnuts and olives.

“The Hatter opened his eyes very wide on hearing this; but all he said was ‘Why is a raven like a writing-desk?’”
-Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Useful Info

Ravens are fast, flying pests that deal relatively low damage. They are occasionally a welcome sight, as they sometimes spawn in a small vault that contains a few pieces of shiny jewellery they've collected, but they also appear as an accompaniment to various tengu or in defense of a shambling mangrove.

Tips & Tricks

  • Ravens are generally less dangerous than the monsters they accompany, but don't let that fool you into thinking they're harmless -- lightly armored characters in particular should watch out for them.
  • Try to limit how much of the flock can reach you at one time by retreating to a chokepoint. Area-of-effect spells like Fireball or the cloud spells can help take them down more swiftly.

History

Ravens were removed in 0.17.