| A gigantic humanoid with grey skin almost as hard as rock. It carries several boulders, and is perfectly capable of flinging them a great distance.
“I really believe what you say, answered the knight; for, I have been engaged with the giant, in the most obstinate and outrageous combat that I believe I shall ever fight in all the days of my life: with one backstroke, slam went his head to the ground; and discharged such a quantity of blood, that it ran like rills of water, along the field.”
For a list of all giants, see list of giants.
Stone giants are massive, powerful humanoids who hurl large rocks at their opponents when at range, then move into melee to smash whatever's left. They hit hard and can take a decent amount of abuse, but have no resistances or defenses to speak of. They can be found throughout the Vaults and the Depths, as well as occasionally in the lower levels of the Dungeon and the Orcish Mines.
Tips & Tricks
- They can hit hard enough in melee that you may not want to let them get too close, but they can also deal heavy damage at range with their large rocks.Some form of Repel Missiles and/or a source of invisibility will help make those few shots much easier to avoid.
- Though their look and name might suggest it, they are not vulnerable to Lee's Rapid Deconstruction, and they have enough AC to blunt most of the impact of the shrapnel.
- Prior to 0.27, stone giants would start with only a few large rocks; once they've been tossed, they'd be just like any melee enemy.