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==Useful Info==
 
==Useful Info==
'''Jellies''' are notoriously dangerous monsters found on D:4 and below. They should be handled with extreme caution due to their corrosive [[acid]] attacks. When jellies hit you, your armour may corrode (permanent -1 to [[AC]]). Attacking a jelly in melee may also corrode your weapon (permanent -1 to damage). Jelly attacks deal significantly more damage if you have empty armour slots, so removing your gear to save it from corrosion is not a viable option. [[Cloak]]s are vital; that slot alone reduces acid damage by 50%.
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'''Jellies''' are extremely obnoxious opponents which introduce the player to the concept of [[corrosion]]. Each time you attack a jelly, there is a chance it will permanently weaken the damage [[enchantment]] of your weapon, down to a minimum of -5. Likewise, each time a jelly attacks you, each piece of armour you wear is subject to a similar risk of corrosion. These attacks also deal heavy [[acid]] damage, though you can reduce this significantly by filling as many armour slots as you can, especially the [[cloak]].
  
Jellies eat items on the dungeon floor, [[ammunition]] fired into it, [[corpse]]s, and [[door]]s. Feeding heals the jelly and will eventually cause it to split. A single jelly that comes across enough items can become an army, making a floor suddenly impossible to navigate safely.
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Jellies also consume any ammo fired at them, items they come across, or [[door]]s they pass through while wandering [[the Dungeon]]. Doing so heals them, and if they consume enough items they'll split, creating a second identical jelly. Although fairly weak, these opponents can destroy valuable items and permanently weaken your equipment.
  
 
==Tips & Tricks==
 
==Tips & Tricks==
*When you hear 'a slurping noise', it means a jelly has just eaten something. If possible, collect any loose items you come across on those floors to ensure that it doesn't lead to more jellies. This is especially important if [[kobold]]s or [[centaur]]s have littered a room with individual [[dart]]s or [[arrow]]s. Luckily, they can't eat [[artefact]]s.
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*When you hear 'a slurping noise', it means a jelly has just eaten something. If possible, collect any loose items you come across on those floors to ensure that it doesn't lead to more jellies. This is especially important if [[kobold]]s or [[centaur]]s have littered a room with individual [[dart]]s or [[arrow]]s. Luckily, they can't eat [[stone]]s, [[large rock]]s, or [[artefact]]s.
 
*While jellies will not attack other living monsters, they will happily devour the corpses of the fallen along with whatever they were carrying. Try to kill the jelly before taking out anything else if you have any choice in the matter.
 
*While jellies will not attack other living monsters, they will happily devour the corpses of the fallen along with whatever they were carrying. Try to kill the jelly before taking out anything else if you have any choice in the matter.
*If at all possible, you should fight jellies using [[ranged attack]]s to avoid their acid. Thankfully, they are slow, which makes them easy to [[kite]]. While they will simply consume ammunition fired into it, they cannot eat fireballs. Magic is far and away the best means of dealing with them (including summons). Failing that, characters lacking magic can simply throw common [[stone]]s or [[large rock]]s at the jelly. These are two of the very few things that jellies can't consume to heal. Bear in mind that [[sling bullet]]s ''can'' be eaten.
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*If at all possible, you should fight jellies using [[ranged attack]]s to avoid their acid. While they will simply consume ammunition fired into it, they cannot eat spell projectiles; magic is far and away the best means of dealing with them (including summons). Failing that, characters lacking magic can simply throw common [[stone]]s or [[large rock]]s at the jelly, at the very least softening them up before engaging in melee.
*If it comes right down to it, a character with high [[Dodge]] and [[Unarmed Combat]] (or a trash weapon you don't care about) can simply march in and pound the thing, especially if you have powerful claws or horns. You may take some damage, but you can afford to strip naked first and should be able to beat the thing to death quickly. Their HP, AC, and EV are not too intimidating.
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**Bear in mind that [[sling bullet]]s ''can'' be eaten. [[Sling]] users should [[quiver]] stones before attacking.
*An [[amulet of resist corrosion]], a [[Preservation|cloak of preservation]] or some other form of rCorr is recommended if you must fight one in melee. You can also use gear enchanted to at least +5 or any artifacts, as these will not corrode. [[Crystal plate mail]] and dwarven equipment also resist corrosion most of the time, but these are not guaranteed.
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*Artefact weapons and armour are immune to corrosion, as are weapons or armour with a +5 or higher enchantment level (for weapons, only the damage enchantment counts).
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*If you lack alternatives, you can simply wield a trash weapon you don't care about, march right up, and pound the thing. Their HP, AC, and EV are not too intimidating, but consider swapping out any useful [[ego]] armour you don't want to risk damaging.
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*Wearing an [[amulet of resist corrosion]] or a source of [[preservation]] will greatly reduce the chance of corrosion. [[Crystal plate mail]] and dwarven equipment also resist corrosion most of the time. Bear in mind that these only reduce the chance, and are not guaranteed to save your gear.
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
In [[0.13]], jellies will have speed 10.  Their other stats will be nerfed to compensate for this: their base damage will be reduced to 3, and their HP reduced by about 25%.  In addition, their XP value will be doubled and they will be slightly rarer in the main dungeon.
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Prior to [[0.13]], jellies were more durable and hit harder, but only had speed 9.

Revision as of 22:29, 28 October 2013

Version 0.13: This article may not be up to date for the latest stable release of Crawl.
jelly JJelly.png
HP 12-21
HD 3
XP 42
Speed 10
AC 0
EV 2
MR 12
Attack1 3 (hit: acid: 7d3)


Type of Meat None
Resistances rPois+, rAcid+++,
rConstr, rDrown,
Asphyx
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Amphibious
Intelligence Plant
Uses Uses nothing
Holiness Natural
Size Small
Type jelly, jelly
Flags Eats items
Acidic flesh
See invisible
splits
A pulsating mass of acidic protoplasm. It can and will eat almost anything, and grows a little each time...

“Beware of the Blob!
It creeps
And leaps
and glides and slides
Across the floor
Right through the door
And all around the wall,
A splotch, a blotch...”
-Burt Bacharach, “Beware of the Blob��



Useful Info

Jellies are extremely obnoxious opponents which introduce the player to the concept of corrosion. Each time you attack a jelly, there is a chance it will permanently weaken the damage enchantment of your weapon, down to a minimum of -5. Likewise, each time a jelly attacks you, each piece of armour you wear is subject to a similar risk of corrosion. These attacks also deal heavy acid damage, though you can reduce this significantly by filling as many armour slots as you can, especially the cloak.

Jellies also consume any ammo fired at them, items they come across, or doors they pass through while wandering the Dungeon. Doing so heals them, and if they consume enough items they'll split, creating a second identical jelly. Although fairly weak, these opponents can destroy valuable items and permanently weaken your equipment.

Tips & Tricks

  • When you hear 'a slurping noise', it means a jelly has just eaten something. If possible, collect any loose items you come across on those floors to ensure that it doesn't lead to more jellies. This is especially important if kobolds or centaurs have littered a room with individual darts or arrows. Luckily, they can't eat stones, large rocks, or artefacts.
  • While jellies will not attack other living monsters, they will happily devour the corpses of the fallen along with whatever they were carrying. Try to kill the jelly before taking out anything else if you have any choice in the matter.
  • If at all possible, you should fight jellies using ranged attacks to avoid their acid. While they will simply consume ammunition fired into it, they cannot eat spell projectiles; magic is far and away the best means of dealing with them (including summons). Failing that, characters lacking magic can simply throw common stones or large rocks at the jelly, at the very least softening them up before engaging in melee.
  • Artefact weapons and armour are immune to corrosion, as are weapons or armour with a +5 or higher enchantment level (for weapons, only the damage enchantment counts).
  • If you lack alternatives, you can simply wield a trash weapon you don't care about, march right up, and pound the thing. Their HP, AC, and EV are not too intimidating, but consider swapping out any useful ego armour you don't want to risk damaging.
  • Wearing an amulet of resist corrosion or a source of preservation will greatly reduce the chance of corrosion. Crystal plate mail and dwarven equipment also resist corrosion most of the time. Bear in mind that these only reduce the chance, and are not guaranteed to save your gear.

History

Prior to 0.13, jellies were more durable and hit harder, but only had speed 9.