Kobold trapmaster
445 445 f
Location Random
Monster type Humanoid
Alignment Chaotic
Unique? No
Sees invisible? No
Sees in the dark? No
Magic resistance Low
Picks up items? Yes
1.1.1 KPL N/A

Kobold trapmasters are weak, but annoying monsters that appear early-on. They have the ability to create floor traps. The You hear a strange rummaging sound in the distance! indicates that there is a trapmaster or other trap-creating monster somewhere on the level. If they are visible, the game will always signal when a trap is being planted on the square they currently occupy. This can be highly useful to kill monsters such as cats and karmics, to blind powerful creatures, to generate spears and arrows, or to train Detect Traps or Disarm Traps. Be careful to keep isolated if scumming a trapmaster, it is easy for a second monster to trigger a fireball trap the turn after it is planted, catching the PC still in range.

Special abilities[]

  • Can create traps
  • Shoots arrows
  • Occasionally shrugs off bolts and other resistible magic
  • Ignores traps

Common stats[]

Level:1, DV:14, PV:2, Hits:5, Attacks:1, Damage:0-5. Speed:100.

Corpse effects[]

Causes sickness.

Monster memory[]

A crazy little creature that looks like a cross between a malnourished goblin and a small, yappy dog. This kobold has risen above his brethren by mastering the art of trapping. This garners him respect from his fellow kobolds while they fear him greatly at the same time as his ingenious trap creations quite often cause collateral damage.