Stone giant

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Stone giant
Stone giant.jpg
Level 58
Family Giant family creatures
Body Type Biped
Classification(s) Living
Area(s) Found Thanatoph
BCS Yes
HP 600
Speed
Attack Attributes
Physical Attacks
Pound 324 - 346 AS
Stomp 324 - 346 AS
War mattock 324 - 346 AS
Bolt Spells
Hurl Boulder (510) 334 AS
Warding Spells
Unbalance (110) 251 - 263 CS
Misc. Offensive Spells
Earthen Fury (917)
Defense Attributes
Armor
Full Plate (natural) ASG 20N
Defensive Strength (DS)
Melee 167 - 317
Ranged
Bolt
Unarmed Defense Factor
UDF 261 - 474
Target Defense (TD)
Bard Base 202
Cleric Base
Empath Base
Paladin Base 192
Ranger Base
Sorcerer Base 241
Wizard Base
Minor Elemental
Major Elemental
Minor Spiritual
Major Spiritual
Minor Mental 186
Defensive Spells
Natural Colors
Resist Elements
Self Control
Treasure Attributes
Coins Yes
Gems Yes
Magic Items Yes
Boxes Yes
Skin None
Other None
Looming high above you, taller than three of the tallest giantmen, this stone giant dominates the surrounding area.  The stone giant's skin is a smooth dull grey with mottled brown splotches and its eyes, concealed under a heavy brow, gleam black with hatred.

Hunting strategies

Stone giants fall to the ground when killed, and can crush an adventurer in their path while doing so. Disabling a stone giant and knocking it to the ground before killing it is wise. However, knocking stone giants to the ground can cause them to topple onto you.

An example of a stone giant falling on someone:

The stone giant rumbles in agony as she teeters for a moment, then falls directly at you!
In a vain attempt, you leap to dodge the massive falling creature! The giant strikes you squarely, crushing you beneath her and the ground!

You swing a mithril claidhmore at a stone giant!
  AS: +336 vs DS: +146 with AvD: +19 + d100 roll: +89 = +298
  ... and hits for 74 points of damage!
  Hard blow breaks the femur!
The stone giant rumbles in agony as she teeters for a moment, then falls directly at you!
In a futile attempt, Person leaps to dodge the massive falling creature!  The giant strikes him squarely, crushing you beneath her and the ground
  ... 60 points of damage!
  Incredible smash to what used to be a stomach!

Even a minor failure to dodge the fall can cause considerable roundtime, here 15 seconds (in addition to the 5-second swing):

You swing a rosy pink imflass claidhmore at a stone giant!
  AS: +348 vs DS: +123 with AvD: +19 + d100 roll: +19 = +263
   ... and hit for 67 points of damage!
   Blow ruptures the stomach!
You sense a surge of essence being dragged from the giant and into your multicolored soulstone.
[SMR result: 140 (Open d100: 89)]
The stone giant rumbles in agony as he teeters for a moment, then falls directly at you!
You leap to dodge the massive falling creature, but he strikes you hard, pinning you painfully to the ground!

   ... 10 points of damage!
   Blow to your back cracks several vertebrae.
Roundtime: 15 sec.
The stone giant shudders and goes still.
A stone giant seems to lose an aura of confidence.
The air about a stone giant stops shimmering.
The powerful look leaves a stone giant.
A stone giant returns to normal color.
A stone giant seems to lose some internal strength.
Roundtime: 5 sec.

Other information

In some rooms, Major Sanctuary (220) will misfire.

Also, if someone attempts to pull you up off the ground it will cause both to plummet over the cliff (in some rooms: u/d).

The giants use lightning as a weapon, which fries the nervous system of the target, injuring or killing them.

Stone giants, like stone trolls, recover quickly from stuns.

It is possible to be a Master of Sweep and be unable to sweep a stone giant. Don't try it, as you will only end up on your knees and stuck in RT when the giant attacks.

References

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