Gold lover

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Some monsters are classified as gold lovers.

Leprechauns love gold so much that they have a special steal gold attack.


Gold lovers will catch gold thrown on them, [1] and have a 25% chance of becoming hostile thereby.[2] Gold lovers may be generated with some gold depending on the level difficulty.[3] They may seek you out if you are mimicking a gold piece.[4]

List of gold lovers

The following monsters are gold lovers:[5]


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