Lava fish

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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 It is retained for historical reference only.
lava fish ;Lava fish.png
HP 13-31
HD 4
XP 60
Speed 10
AC 4
EV 15
Will 16
Attack1 10 (bite: fire: 4-7)

Resistances rF+++
Vulnerabilities Cold
Habitat Lava
Intelligence Reptile
Uses Uses nothing
Holiness Natural
Size Little
Type big fish, lava fish
Flags Submerges
A bright red fish that swims through hot lava as easily as other fish swim through water. The intense heat of the lava that passes through its gills will sear anything that gets too close to its mouth.

“In the black rocks about Tahiti is found the black noki or lava-fish (Emmydrichthys vulcanus), which corresponds perfectly in color and form to a piece of lava. This fish is also noteworthy for having envenomed spines in the fin on its back.”
-Jordan, Kellogg and Heath, _Animal Studies: A Text-book of Elementary
Zoology_. 1903

Useful Info

Lava fish are slightly more dangerous than the water dwelling big fish, but are generally found so rarely and under such controlled conditions that they pose no major threat. Their attacks deals additional fire damage and can burn your scrolls. They can be found in any body of lava except in the earliest portions of the Dungeon.

Tips & Tricks

Ignore it. The experience for killing it is negligible by the time you face them, and the potential for losing scrolls is usually not worth the risk. If you insist on doing so, however, use ranged attacks, use a source of conservation, or just drop your scrolls before going into combat.


Lava fish were removed in 0.14