Gigant

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The gigant (sub-species of giant) is a playable race specific to Slash'EM Extended that start with a boulder in their inventory. They can be any role and alignment. A gigant can throw boulders and pick them up, and they gain fire resistance at XL 10, cold resistance at XL 15 and shock resistance at XL 20. However, a gigant starts with an uncurable hunger intrinsic and cannot use any item that gives slow digestion.

Their maximum stats are as follows:

Character
Race
Strength Dexterity Constitution Intelligence Wisdom Charisma
Gigant 25 25 25 25 25 25


Strategy

The gigant can throw the boulder at enemies, as well as pick up extras, but due to the boulder's large weight, a polymorph trap will probably cause the player to be overloaded instantly. Also, unlike a player polymorphed into a giant, a gigant player character will not start out with 18/** strength automatically. The uncurable hunger means their early game will be harder as they will need a lot of food in order to survive, but the hunger may actually be a boon later on if the player wants to eat dragon, giant or troll corpses which may be very filling.

Randomly spawned giants are peaceful to a gigant player, and their corpses can be eaten without a penalty. However, the inhabitants of the giant caverns will be hostile, and the random giants encountered in the valkyrie quest start out hostile, too.

A gigant will get lots of hit points on leveling up, making them quite sturdy. They don't get a lot of mana though.