Lava snake

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

lava snake SLava snake.png
HP 9-24
HD 3
XP 48
Speed 10
AC 2
EV 17
MR 12
Attack1 7 (bite: fire: 3-5)


Type of Meat None
Resistances rF+++
Vulnerabilities Cold
Habitat Lava
Intelligence Reptile
Uses Uses nothing
Holiness Natural
Size Small
Type adder, lava snake
Flags Submerges
Warm-blooded
Silence immune
A burning red snake which dwells in pools of lava. It will spit gobs of molten rock at passers-by.



Useful Info

Lava snakes are lava-dwelling snakes 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 instead.