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Since I don't know how to do wizard mode I sacrificed Cleaver for the sake of science to see if a Disintergrator could dissolve artifacts. They can. They also can eat gloves. I put on a junk ring to test and it did not dissolve after I attacked with bare hands. Can anyone confirm whether or not rings are unaffected by the things? Also every dart i used to attack the disintegrator disappeared. Anyone know if projectiles as a rule dissolve?Ndwolfwood (talk) 10:24, 13 June 2012 (UTC)

What variant are these from? It's not mentioned in the article.
And yes, it would not surprise at all if these monsters always disintegrated projectiles; not only would that be thematic, but it would also be consistent with the behavior of disenchanters' passive attack, which also affects thrown projectiles. -Ion frigate (talk) 20:34, 13 June 2012 (UTC)

I am playing UnNethack and apparently they are from the Biodiversity Patch that UnNethack ported overNdwolfwood (talk) 22:26, 13 June 2012 (UTC)

Every time I hit one it gives me the message "Vip!" ie the second dart hits the disintergrator Vip so I think that Vip indicates the dart is dissolved. Ndwolfwood (talk) 22:26, 13 June 2012 (UTC)

I was field testing this during the course of a regular game while I was disintergration resistant thank god. As such I didn't catch that you died if you struck one with your bare hand. WOuldn't they make one of the best pets ever if that attack works on monsters? Only a handful of monsters are disintegration resistant and unlike a cockatrice they have relatively high hit points.

ALso am I right in believing that they would retain their disintegration ablity unlike a black dragon? It seems like they'd be one of the best charecter in the game what are the cons? I am to late into my game to get a pet in order to try it out this timeNdwolfwood (talk) 22:03, 14 June 2012 (UTC)

Provided that the biodiversity patch actually codes monster-monster disintegration melee attacks, it seems like they would be. Actually it seems like taming would be a good way to deal with them in general, whether or not their attacks are useful once tamed - only 20 MR means they won't resist very much. -Ion frigate (talk) 19:13, 15 June 2012 (UTC)

I ran into one and tamed it. A tamed disintegrator retains its disintegration attack. Ndwolfwood (talk) 08:50, 16 June 2012 (UTC)

variants should get their own headings

This article talks about Biodiversity, Unnethack, and Slashem Extended. Each of these have their subtle differences. Can we please separate different games under their own headings? --Tjr (talk) 05:25, 5 July 2014 (UTC)