Stone ooze
Location Random
Monster type Jelly
Alignment Neutral
Unique? No
Sees invisible? No
Sees in the dark? No
Magic resistance None
Picks up items? No
1.1.1 KPL Unknown

Stone oozes are monsters in ADOM. They are late game monsters that can prove to be extremely dangerous, if not dealt with properly. They have a hugely powerful, penetrating melee attack. Their "skin" is covered with paralytic fluids which will render the PC who successfully hits the monster in melee hopeless. This combination can make stone oozes surprisingly dangerous, as paralysis will lower the PC's DV (if the PC is using a shield), while PV is not taken into account due to penetrating attack. Unless the PC manages to quickly break free of paralysis (which is practically a passive saving throw, since there is no way to affect the situation directly), his/her HP may be fully depleted leading to an obvious outcome. Like all jellies they lack considerably in defense; so ranged attacks should deal with them effectively and hazard-free.

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Common stats[]

Level: 1, DV: 10, PV: 0, Hits: 65, Attacks: 1, Damage: 9-72, Speed 100.

Corpse effects[]

Like most jellies, stone oozes do not leave corpses.

Monster memory[]

These vicious hunters lurk in dark caves, where they prefer to cover stones with their bodies. Their stone-like color and thin body structure provides ideal means to become almost invisible in dark caves. Thus many folks make first (and last) contact when touching those beings. Their body fluids seem to be a highly paralyzing poison. They digest their victims with a very strong acid they are able to produce. When making particularly large kills they seem to prefer to replicate before feasting on the victim.