Talk:Stone giant

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Increase Strength isn't exactly a resistance Spazm 15:34, 11 September 2007 (UTC)

Fair enough -- how is it expressed in other articles? Qwip 15:36, 11 September 2007 (UTC)

In the other giant articles, such as Fire giant, the strength gain is in a section on the article and not a table... not sure if this is the best way though. Spazm 16:15, 11 September 2007 (UTC)

As a new player to nethack, having it in the resistances conveyed section is very helpful. If it was in the main article I would simply not read it, because I usually quickly check over the tables when I see a monster. If the issue is semantics, maybe just another section for the table or a renaming? resistances/buffs given ?? steakaddictsanonymous 11:29, 21 February 2007 (UTC)

Why Stone Giant?

I just hit a stone giant with a cockatrice corpse, and I was kinda surprised when it turned into a statue... I know their not golems, but why are they called stone giants? 22:54, September 23, 2009 (UTC)

I assume that 'stone' refers to their coloration, i.e. their skin texture resembles that of a boulder. In other games I've seen "stone x" also used to refer to critters that throw boulders, although that's true of all giants. They don't have stoning resistance, and obviously aren't made out of stone, much like how a fire giant isn't made out of fire. -- Qazmlpok 03:36, September 24, 2009 (UTC)

I always assumed they somehow specialize in stone, the same way dwarves go about mining and demons haunt people. At least that would fit with the other kinds of giants. -Tjr 13:09, September 24, 2009 (UTC)