|Known region(s)||deep underground|
|# of attacks||1|
|Special att/def||defense 26-36|
|Ray Resistances|| all rays
Red ooze devours anything it finds. It eats any weapon used against it, and any creature it touches gets trapped in its sticky form. It cannot be destroyed by combat or projectile weapons.
Red ooze is sensitive to wands of cold. Zapping one once will stop it. Repeated zaps will destroy it. Always carry spare weapons if a red ooze is present. Once a red ooze consumes your weapon, it is far too easy to accidentally hit it with your fist. If struck barehanded, a red ooze can devour first your gauntlets and then your hand.
If you're grabbed by a red ooze, your options to escape:
- teleport yourself or the red ooze away
- tame the red ooze with a scroll of alliance, scroll of wonder, or the skill of taming
- phase using a potion of phasing or the amulet of ethereality
- immobilize the red ooze with a wand of sleep or a net
- strike it with a barbed whip
- polymorph the red ooze
- leave the level through magical means