Cane toad

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cane toad FCane toad.png
HP 25-52
HD 7
XP 407
Speed 12 (swim: 60%)
AC 6
EV 9
Will 20
Attack1 26 (sting: poison)

Resistances rPois+
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Amphibious
Intelligence Animal
Uses Uses nothing
Holiness Natural
Size Medium
Type frog, cane toad
Flags Cold-blooded
A hideous toad whose thick, warty hide is covered in poison glands. Unlike its smaller above-ground relatives, this dungeon-dweller is the size of a wolf.

Useful Info

Cane toads are surprisingly dangerous enemies; they hit much harder than you'd expect, poison you, and are fast enough to make escape difficult. They are a very common cause of YASD for unprepared characters, and can be found in the Lair or guarding its entrance.

Tips & Tricks

  • Dedicated melee characters with plate armour and poison resistance can probably take them on without much concern, but any other character should try to minimize their time spent in melee with cane toads. Treat them like fast, tiny hydras and try to kill them at a distance if at all possible.
  • They are resistant to poison, so don't waste time trying to hit them with Mephitic Cloud. Their willpower is low, however, so other Hexes work well, and they may be slowed when hit with cold damage.


  • Prior to 0.26, these were known as spiny frogs. They were not (and are still not) spiny.