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Base-Quality 10
Hitpoints 70
Fleeing-Hitpoints 30
Creature-Products Dead Adder: Raw Adder, Fresh Adder Hide, Adder Fang, Adder Skeleton, Entrails
Seasonality (See this page for now)
Terrain This data is specified at the individual Terrain pages. Beech Grove, Black Wood, Deep Tangle, Dry Flat, Dry Weald, Leaf Detritus, Leaf Patch, Lichen Wold, Moss Brush, Mountain, Oak Wilds, Pine Barren, Root Bosk, Shady Copse, Sombre Bramble, Sour Timber, Timber Land, Wald
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"Nasty creepy crawlies with a fairly vicious venom." -Jorb

Adders are a snake occasionally seen in Forests and often found in Mountains. Their fangs carry potent venom, so keep a wide berth. Fighting them is pointless as they can be easily trampled and killed instantly. Their fangs and skins can be made into useful equipment like a belt, boots, lacing, an amulet, and their fangs can make an antivenom if you do end up getting nommed on.



They are highly aggressive critters. They'll attack unprovoked.

Combat Moves

Attacks Restorations

Serpent's Strike.png Serpent's Strike
  • Attack type: Sweeping
  • Openings: Reeling
  • IP +1
  • Inflict Adder Bite wound
Chomp.png Chomp
  • Attack type: Striking, Sweeping
  • Openings: Dizzy
  • IP -2

Careful Approach.png Careful Approach
  • Reduces: Off Balance, Dizzy


Unlike other small creatures, adders cannot be trampled by Horses. They can be trampled by Carts, so drag a Cart using a Horse to kill them easily.

There's no real reason to try to fight them, just use above method. If you for some reason want to or got attacked by one at an inopportune time, use a lot of yellow Sweeping defenses, as their yellow attack Serpent's Strike is what causes the awful disease. Keep your yellow opening low at all times or suffer the consequences.


  • As of update Whitemetal Rain you can now be a Snake Eater and walk through the rain and feast on a tree frog.
  • Adders inflict Adder Bite wounds, which increase in severity over time and come with a hefty -15 STR per wound. Eventually, the wound will start healing and dissipate. There is a chance that Nerve Damage occurs with adder bites, and it is speculated that it's either from the frequency or amount of adder bites a character has.[1]
  • Extremely bountiful on Mountains, if you use a cart you can obtain many in a short time frame, in return it provides 1x2 Fresh Adder Hides while yielding only 1x1 Adder Hides making it less space efficient.
  • Adders go after small animals like rabbit or squirrel. Which can be used to get them off your tail. (Saw a snake getting killed by a Wood Grouse Cock, but don't know who started the fight)

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