| 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?’”
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.
Ravens were removed in 0.17.