Sewage eel

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sewage eel
Sewage eel.png


ID?Use this ID to Wish for sewage eel



fish (Loved100 Reputation)





Experience?The XP granted when killed. Click
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130 XP

XP Tier




Extra info:
  • This creature is aquatic.
  • Cannot be knocked prone
  • Weighs 200 lbs

Limbs* (Fish): * Excludes limbs granted via mutations
sewage eel

The skin of this sly fish is slick and diaphanous. It writhes around Golgotha's fetid pools unseen, wrapping itself around the legs of hapless trudgers and drawing them into the guck.


sewage eels are fish that are able to spawn hidden in liquids with volume greater than 200 drams[1] (wading depth) like Black ooze.pngblack ooze, Green goo.pnggreen goo, and Brown sludge.pngbrown sludge.

When hidden, the eel technically does not exist, but rather a spawning object. This object does not move, and a static amount is generated when the ooze/goo/sludge is created. For example, Black jell.pngblack jells have an 80% chance to spawn a puddle of Black ooze.pngblack ooze in all tiles adjacent to it, with a 25% chance those puddles will contain a sewage eel spawner.

The spawning tile can be searched from an adjacent tile. This happens passively when the creature walks next to the spawning tile, and the creature will have a chance based on their intelligence score to reveal the eel. A random number from 1 to the searcher's intelligence score (including bonuses) will be rolled. If this is higher than or equal to the difficulty of the hidden eel (which is 16), the eel will no longer be hidden. This chance is .[2] This will spawn the eel before it is able to strike.

You spot a sewage eel!

If the eel is still hidden when the spawner is stepped on, there's a 50% chance that the eel will emerge in an adjacent tile and attempt to trip the creature if the eel is hostile towards it, forcing them to make an agility save of difficulty 16. If the save is successful, the creature will maintain their balance. If not, the effect that will occur upon prone will change depending on the liquid that the creature falls into.

A sewage eel wraps itself around your legs!

Effects on prone

Main article: Prone
Liquid Effect on Prone
Black ooze.pngblack ooze ironshank onset (if on even Z-levels) or glotrot onset (on odd Z-levels)
Brown sludge.pngbrown sludge attempt to rust 3 metal items equipped or in the inventory with a 75% chance
Green goo.pnggreen goo inflicts level 10 poisoned with ♥ 1d2+23-4 (Avg: 3.5) damage per turn and a duration of (1d2+2)d2 turns if the toughness save of 30 fails


This information is reliable as of patch
  1. XRL.World.Parts.LiquidVolume
  2. XRL.World.Parts.EelSpawn