Fluff ball ( ] )
Item Type Tool
Artifact? No
Weight 2s
Danger Level 5
Material Nonmetallic

Fluff ball is a type of tool that cannot be actively used, but generates gremlins if touched by water (for example, if character is hit by water trap without waterproof blanket but with fluff ball in inventory). Some fluff balls are guaranteed in gremlin cave, but can also be generated randomly; thus, they are not safe for dipping into potions of raw chaos.

Dipping a fluff ball in a potion of water when there is no room for gremlins to spawn will result in an acid explosion. This explosion damages both the PC and nearby monsters, with the range and damage scaling with the number of fluff balls that were dipped. Killing monsters in this way does not award experience or add to the kill list.


Gremlin bombs can no longer be used to generate items, making these mostly useless. The ability to create acid explosions in very specific situations is only occasionally useful.

Guaranteed/Common sources[]

Some can be found in Gremlin cave. Rarely can be generated as generic loot.

Greater Identify information[]

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When used in melee combat it grants a +0 bonus to hit and causes 1d1 points of
damage. When used as a missile it grants a +0 bonus to hit and causes 1d1
points of damage.