For a list of all snakes, see list of snakes.
|A burning red snake which dwells in pools of lava. It will spit gobs of molten rock at passers-by.|
Lava snakes are lava-dwelling monsters that spit fire at you if you come within their line of sight, much like a fiery equivalent to electric eels. They can be found anywhere that lava occurs, except for the early portions of the Dungeon.
Tips & Tricks
Lava snakes are only worth 48 XP and leave no corpse; you can afford to skip them over. If you have to kill them off though, be aware that they can destroy scrolls with their attacks, so drop any good ones before attempting to do so. They have high EV, so a wand of cold will often miss them. Use a wand of paralysis or polymorph other instead.