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Do we have a page on "delayed instadeath" i.e. things like food poisoning or strangulation that take time but will kill you unless you do something about it? Ekaterin 15:51, 9 October 2006 (UTC)

Instadeath doesn't reduce hit points to zero. It just kills you. If you look in the high scores list, a character who suffers an instadeath is still listed in the scores list as having whatever number of hit points they had before they died. They're not listed as having 0 hit points. I think the sentences referring to hit points being reduced to zero should be removed. Djao 19:51, 5 January 2007 (UTC)


Since there are like 46 known ways or something to get instakilled by cockatrices, I suggest creating a seperate article of ways to die from a cockatrice. I'll be creating it this week when I have time. krpors 09:20, 15 February 2007 (GMT)

It could be made a section in the Cockatrice article. Lotte 12:11, 16 February 2007 (UTC)


Is it really true touching Medusa's corpse is safe, but eating is not? Also, "contact attack" needs to be explained. --Tjr 19:47, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

The first is definitely true; just tried it in wizard mode. As for the second, I think cockatrice#Ways_to_be_petrified_by_a_cockatrice explains it pretty well; I'll put a link there. -Ion frigate 21:23, 16 July 2011 (UTC)


Once an eel destroyed my levitation ring over water with no adjacent land, and my character automatically swam to land IIRC. Are we sure that falling into the water with no adjacent land is always instadeath? 20:34, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

Your character swam to a land square adjacent to your character. There just wasn't any land under your character. And yes, falling into water is an instadeath if your character would have to swim several tiles to get to land. --Tjr 03:22, 17 July 2011 (UTC)
I must have remembered wrong then... I could've sworn the @ auto-swam to a nearby land tile. 13:18, 17 July 2011 (UTC) (this is me, dynamic ip)

If you have controlled teleportitis, when dunked in water with no adjacent land do you teleport to land automatically? --Evilkolbot (talk) 12:47, 28 December 2016 (UTC)