Jotun, Who Parts Limbs

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Jotun, Who Parts Limbs
Jotun who parts limbs.png
Character

T

ID?Use this ID to Wish for Jotun, Who Parts Limbs

Troll King 1

Faction

trolls (Loved100 Reputation)

Demeanor

neutral

Gender

male

Inventory
Inventory
Skills
Skills
Corpse Dropped

Corpse1.pngtroll corpse (90%)

Experience?The XP granted when killed. Click
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a level-based breakdown.

1700 XP

XP Tier

3

Role

Hero


Extra info:
  • Swarm Alpha: As long as this creature is adjacent to its target, it grants +2 to the swarm bonuses of each other swarmer who is adjacent to its target.
  • This creature is unique
  • Can perform the Water Ritual, and teaches their main faction's skill
  • Weighs 200 lbs

Limbs* (Humanoid): * Excludes limbs granted via mutations
Jotun, Who Parts Limbs

The troll called Jotun slumps beneath the weight of his broad and cragged back. Soaking fibers of inky, unkempt hair enswathe the great, pale rocks that are his shoulders. Crossed over his chest are two carbide axes, their shafts knurled and rotting with rust. Jotun's rumpled eyelids lay half-shut over the discs of his sluggish eyes as he reclines in his bath of convalessence.

Perfect

Jotun, Who Parts Limbs is a legendary troll encountered in the first Healing Pool level of Ovw bethesda susa.pngBethesda Susa. He is the first of the three legendary trolls found there, followed by Fjornkosef who knits the icy lattice.pngFjorn-Kosef, Who Knits The Icy Lattice and Haggabah who plies the umbral path.pngHaggabah, Who Plies The Umbral Path.

Overview

Jotun lacks any unique special abilities, instead employing a variety of axes and relying on his high Strength and Agility in combat.

Melee Combat

Jotun always comes equipped a with Twohanded folded carbide battle axe.pngtwo-handed folded carbide battle axe and a Twohanded carbide battle axe.pngtwo-handed carbide battle axe. Jotun, like the other legendary trolls, has the unique property of being able to hold two-handed weapons in only one hand, allowing him to dual-wield these axes.[1] Due to his high Strength, attacks made using his axes will have the maximum possible PV value (10 and 9, respectively).

Skills

To supplement his axes, Jotun possesses several axe skills including Axe Proficiency, Cleave, Hook and Drag, and Dismember. He also has Offhand Strikes and Ambidexterity, allowing him to make attacks with his secondary axe more often, as well as the Charge skill to enable him to quickly close the distance between him and his target. Finally, he possesses the Swimming skill, allowing him to move more quickly through the pools of Convalessence.pngconvalessence found within his lair.[1]

Throwing Axes

Jotun will always spawn with 16 Throwing axe.pngthrowing axes, which he will utilize in thrown weapon combat if his target is outside of melee or Charge range. Due to his high Strength and Agility, he is able to throw his axes extremely far and accurately, very rarely missing his target. Each axe deals ♥2d122-24 (Avg: 13) damage and has a penetration value of 13. However, they do not benefit from any of Jotun's axe skills.

Jotun is notable for being the only legitimate source of throwing axes in the game, apart from the occasional quest item.

Budding

Finally, like the other legendary trolls, Jotun will begin to bud when the player is within the same zone as him, which will cause him to produce a Troll foal.pngtroll foal in an adjacent tile after 1d5+1112-16 (Avg: 14) rounds. These foals are allied to Jotun and share his alignments, attacking anything hostile to him. Jotun will begin to bud again immediately after producing each troll foal; however, he cannot produce more foals if he is surrounded on all sides by creatures or walls, or if there are already 18 troll foals within the current zone.[2]

Progressing Past

Jotun's lair has a small room located at the southwest corner containing Stairs down.pngstairs down, leading further into Bethesda Susa. The room is composed of Marble wall.pngmarble walls; entry is permitted through a bronze Thick metal door.pngthick metal door, unlocked via a Bronze key.pngbronze key. One can always be found within Jotun's inventory, though such a key can also be obtained in other ways, notably as a reward from village quests. The key can be retrieved by killing Jotun, or by trading with him if the player's reputation with trolls is sufficiently high.

Entering the room containing the stairs does not necessarily require the player to go through the door; they can also break the walls or circumvent them through other methods, such as phasing through them or teleporting past them. Additionally, creating stairs down using a Spiral borer.pngspiral borer can allow the player to skip the room entirely.

Tips

This section is opinion-based. Your mileage may vary.
  • Engage Jotun as soon as you can when entering his lair, as waiting will allow him to spawn many Troll foals. This also applies to the other Legendary Trolls.
  • If you received the Scoped masterwork carbine.pngSparbine for completing More Than a Willing Spirit, then firing at Jotun while keeping your distance is an effective strategy.
  • Any type of barrier like those caused by Force wall mutation.pngForce Wall, Force bubble mutation.pngForce Bubble, and Stopsvalinn.pngStopsvalinn will prevent his throwing axes from passing, as well as prevent him from engaging in melee combat.
  • Disarming Jotun will make him considerably less dangerous, as he only possesses basic cudgel proficiency to make up for the loss of his axes.

Trivia

Caution: This article or section contains unverified speculation and should not be considered canonical.
  • His name, Jotun, is very similar to Jötunn, who are the race of frost giants in Norse mythology.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 ObjectBlueprints.xml
  2. XRL.World.Parts.TrollKing