Thorn lotus

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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 It is retained for historical reference only.

For a list of all plants, see list of plants.

thorn lotus PThorn lotus.png
HP 39-69
HD 11
XP 230
Speed 8 (move: 160%)
AC 4
EV 9
Will Immune

Resistances rPois+, rN+++,
rTorm, rDrown,
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Water
Intelligence Plant
Uses Uses nothing
Holiness Plant
Size Small
Type plant, thorn lotus
Flags Confused
Fake spells
Silence immune
A large and vivid bloom drifting placidly upon the surface of the water. Beware, for its beauty is deceptive; cradled within its petals lies a stigma bristling with needle-like thorns, fully capable of impaling predators and unwitting adventurers alike before they can draw close enough to threaten it.

Useful Info

Thorn lotuses are perpetually confused plant monsters which float in pools of water, shooting thorns at you every so often. Although they often decide to pass their turns or spend them moving randomly, these thorns can do significant damage when they hit, and the lotuses are occasionally accompanied by other random monsters. Thorn lotuses can be encountered in any pool of water in the Swamp.


Spell set
Slot1 Volley of Thorns (3d15)
Slot2 Volley of Thorns (3d15)
Slot3 none
Slot4 Volley of Thorns (3d15)
Slot5 Volley of Thorns (3d15)
Slot6 none

Tips & Tricks

  • If you encounter a thorn lotus along with land-based opponents, lure its allies away from the water; the lotus won't be going anywhere.
  • Repel Missiles and Deflect Missiles are every bit as effective here as they are everywhere else. Invisibility also helps quite a bit (so long as you're standing on land).


Thorn lotuses were added in 0.14 and removed in 0.15.