Spiny frog

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spiny frog FSpiny frog.png
HP 26-52
HD 7
XP 409
Speed 12 (swim: 60%)
AC 6
EV 9
MR 20
Attack1 26 (sting: poison: 14-28)

Type of Meat Poisonous
Resistances rPois+, rDrown,
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Amphibious
Intelligence Reptile
Uses Uses nothing
Holiness Natural
Size Medium
Type giant frog, spiny frog
Flags Cold-blooded
These frogs are the size of a wolf, and are covered in small spines and spurs, dripping with venom.

Useful Info

Spiny frogs are surprisingly dangerous enemies; they hit much harder than you'd expect, poison you, and are fast enough to make escape difficult. They are a very common cause of YASD for low-level characters, and can be found in the Lair or guarding its entrance.

Tips & Tricks

  • Dedicated melee characters with plate mail and poison resistance can probably take them on without much concern, but any other character should try to minimize their time spent in melee with spiny frogs. Treat them like fast, tiny hydras and try to kill them at a distance if at all possible.
  • They are immune to poison, so don't waste time trying to hit them with Mephitic Cloud. Their magic resistance is low, however, so other Hexes work well, and they may be slowed when hit with cold damage.
  • Despite their name, they are not spiny.