For a list of all snakes, see list of snakes.
| A sinuous serpent whose body crackles with volatile electricity. Its electric shroud can discharge when struck, inflicting a painful shock on any nearby foes.
“The latter lived in the country, and before his house there was an oak, in which there was a lair of snakes. His servants killed the snakes, but Melampus gathered wood and burnt the reptiles, and reared the young ones. And when the young were full grown, they stood beside him at each of his shoulders as he slept, and they purged his ears with their tongues. He started up in a great fright, but understood the voices of the birds flying overhead, and from what he learned from them he foretold to men what should come to pass.”
Shock serpents are snakes which can release a powerful electric discharge when hit in melee. However, their discharge only strikes whatever hit it. They are also able to shoot electrical bolts. They can be found in the Snake Pit.
Tips & Tricks
- Even with electricity resistance, hitting them in melee can gradually inflict a decent amount of damage. When possible, kill them with ranged weapons.
- A Wand of Polymorph will often change them into something more manageable.