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Level 54
Family Elemental family creatures
Body Type Globoid
Classification(s) Element-based
Area(s) Found Lava Flows
HP 300
Attack Attributes
Physical Attacks
Closed fist 328 AS
Ensnare (attack) 328 AS
Misc. Offensive Spells
Earthen Fury (917)
Defense Attributes
Chain Hauberk (natural) ASG 16N
Defensive Strength (DS)
Melee 167
Unarmed Defense Factor
Target Defense (TD)
Bard Base 197
Cleric Base
Empath Base
Paladin Base
Ranger Base
Sorcerer Base 216
Wizard Base
Minor Elemental 235
Major Elemental
Minor Spiritual 202
Major Spiritual
Minor Mental
Defensive Spells
Elemental Bias (508)
Strength (509)
Mass Blur (911)
Treasure Attributes
Magic Items
Other a heart of smooth black glaes (cursed)

essence of fire

Flame suddenly hisses and spits from thin air, which shimmers in the resulting smoke like reflective crystal.  Then abruptly, the air roils and begins to take on form.  In mere heartbeats, it becomes obvious that the transparent bubble of conflagration is a sentient being.  The skayl opens its gaping maw of fire and bellows a malign growl that is more felt than heard.  In the next instant, the skayl melts down then reforms a short distance away, leaving a drift of smoke in its wake like a fraying shadow.

Hunting strategies

Do not cast Implosion (720) around them. They will explode immediately with a major elemental wave.

Other information

Skayls cannot be skinned but will yield a gem when searched. However, searching a skayl will result in a minor hand wound that will not give experience if transferred by an empath (the wound will count as self-inflicted).

You break through the husk of the skayl and withdraw a heart of fine smooth glaes!
Suddenly, you realize that the smooth black glaes is steaming hot!
Bright orange lava oozes out of the skayl before it crumbles into a lifeless pile of glaes.

Earthen Fury

Earthen Fury is one of the skayl's main attacks and it is cast frequently. Both fire and impact criticals are associated with their version.

Initial cast:

>A skayl releases a wave of fiery red energy at you!
The ground beneath your feet begins to boil violently!
Fiery debris explodes from the ground beneath you!


>A skayl releases a wave of fiery red energy at you!
The ground beneath your feet boils with renewed vigor!
Craggy debris explodes from the ground beneath you!


The ground beneath you suddenly calms.
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