Torpor snail

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torpor snail wTorpor snail.png
HP 51-67
HD 10
XP 424
Speed 7
AC 8
EV 1
MR 40
Attack1 25 (bite: plain)


Type of Meat Poisonous
Resistances rDrown, rWater
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Amphibious
Intelligence Insect
Uses Uses nothing
Holiness Natural
Size Large
Type elephant slug, torpor snail
Flags No skeleton
A huge gastropod with a lime-green shell. Torpor snails are said to be in some way connected with the god Cheibriados; just being near them is enough to slow the movements of unwary adventurers, leaving them easy prey for the snails' terrifying, ever-gnashing radulae.

Useful Info

Torpor snails are massive gastropods which slowly drag themselves toward their prey, pounding you for moderate damage when in melee. While almost any character could easily outrun a torpor snail under ordinary circumstances, they naturally inflict the slow status effect on you and your allies. Torpor snails can be found in the Lair.

Tips & Tricks

  • Barring a source of stasis to counter their passive slow, you'll want to dispatch these foes quickly when they're encountered along with other opponents. Treat them like a milder version of giant eyeballs; while slow is less deadly than paralysis, it still greatly increases the danger of any encounter, and it ignores your magic resistance.
  • Enslave them or kill them quickly to end the effect immediately. Note that enslaving one will stop the effect while it is charmed, but not slow your enemies.

History

Torpor snails were added in 0.15.