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Properties

Property Value
Combat Properties
Health Health Icon 70
Experience Experience Icon 34
Speed Haste Icon 83
Armor Armor Icon 8
Elements Physical
Earth
Est. Max Dmg 46
Summon 335 mana
Convince (not possible)
General Properties
Name Centipede
Classification Myriapods
Bestiary Class Vermin
Bestiary Level Bestiary Level Easy
Spawn Type
Illusionable
Pushable
Pushes
Elemental Properties
Physical 100%
Holy 100%
Death 100%
Fire 115%
Energy 90%
Ice 80%
Earth 0%
Drown 100%
Life Drain 100%
Heal 100%
Immunity Properties
Paralysable ?
Senses Invis. ?
Behavioural Properties
Runs at (does not run)
Walks around Energy
Fire
Walks through Poison
Other Properties
Version 7.5
August 9, 2005
Status Active
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Centipede
You see a centipede.

Notes

The poisonous Centipede is a pest that is native of the Tiquandan jungle. Somehow a few of the creatures managed to sneak on ships and spread all over the world. Being mainly a scavenger, the Centipede rarely hunts actively for prey; but if it runs into a creature, it will attack it nonetheless. Given the fact that it does not have to kill for a living, the Centipede is astonishingly tough and challenging in combat. Being fast and poisonous, the Centipede can be quite dangerous, and its fertility causes its appearance in large numbers. This creature seems ineradicable, several extermination campaigns have already failed. Wherever a carrion is laying, a Centipede is close. However, it prefers to live in caves and narrow tunnels. Mould and decay seem to attract it and not little made their homes in the sewers of the cities.

Their difficulty increased during Summer Update 2008, when their experience rose from 30 to 34. Before this update they used to drop Poison Dagger as a very rare loot.

Abilities

Melee (0-45) Poisons you for 1 hp/turn.

Damage Taken From Elements

  • Physical
    +0%
  • Holy
    +0%
  • Death
    +0%
  • Fire
    +15%
  • Energy
    -10%
  • Ice
    -20%
  • Earth
    -100%

Behaviour

A centipede never retreats.

Strategy

Unless there is a large group of Centipedes, it isn't worth using runes on them. They have fairly low health, but when attacking in groups (or when your shielding is broken) they can be dangerous for players with low health. Use wands/rods, melee, or Distance to kill them. If you fear being poisoned, make sure you have enough mana to cast Antidote or have an Antidote Rune.

History

As of November 16, 2011, Centipedes as well as other poison-causing creatures can no longer be convinced. This was to prevent PvP abuse whereby a player would trick another player into convincing creatures that would later frag low level characters with poison applied earlier. After enough kills the player would obtain a Red Skull and would lose all items belonging to them upon being killed. More can be read in the news article "Content Fixes".