Monsters Entry 43: This elite temple guard has magical powers that make him very tough to kill.
|Damage:||• 1 (Throw)
• Instant Kill (Telefrag)
|Notes:||Teleports to avoid damage.|
Croc Men are tricky enemies uncommonly found in the Temple. They behave like Hawk Men, but will teleport to evade damage. Their teleportation ability is identical in form and function to the Spelunker using a Teleporter.
Croc Men always teleport the instant before they would take damage, so are impossible to harm directly and cannot be killed with conventional techniques.
If a Croc Man teleports into space occupied by another character, they will kill their unfortunate target instantly by telefragging. This even happens to enemies much stronger than the Croc Man, such as a Mummy or Anubis.
As Croc Men are capable of teleporting to evade most forms of attack, there are very few reliable methods of killing them, and due to their unpredictable nature, it is often better to simply avoid fighting them altogether.
Attacking a charging Croc Man presents a high risk that he will teleport directly into you, meaning that attacking from the front is extremely hazardous and should be avoided.
If necessary however, there are a few ways in which a problematic Croc Man may be killed.
- Self-Telefragging - Just like the player teleporting recklessly into a wall, if a Croc Man teleports into space occupied by a solid block, he will be killed and the block will suffer no damage. This is the most common type of death and will often happen accidentally after a short period of time.
- Freeze Ray - As the freezing blast of a Freeze Ray causes no immediate damage, it does not trigger the Croc Man's teleport ability. If the Croc Man is frozen in mid-air, the ice block will shatter when it hits the ground, killing the Croc Man. If the Croc Man is frozen while on the ground, attempting to shatter the ice block will cause the Croc Man to teleport away.
- Crush Trap - Croc Men can also be killed by Crush Traps if the trap is triggered while their backs are turned.
Croc Men killed by the environment aren't counted amongst your kills, so it can be tricky to add their entry to your journal.
To successfully acquire their journal entry, you must either kill one directly using the Scepter or the Freeze Ray, or be killed by a Croc Man.