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There are three primary ways adventurers can prevent monsters from attacking:

  • Stagger: Staggering prevents the monster from attacking in the current round. It has a 100% chance of working unless the monster has stagger immunity, in which case it has a 0% chance of working. Monsters that are completely immune to staggering will attack as normal after displaying the message:
Unfazed, your opponent attacks you anyway!
  • Stun: Stunning prevents the monster from attacking for X rounds, starting with the current round. Stuns can be stacked to keep an opponent down for a very long time. Some monsters have stun resistance which is a percentage change of negating a stun in any given round. If they do, the stun-end message will have (STUN RESISTED!) added to it.
    • Beginning at +51 ML, monsters have a chance to shrug off stuns equal to (Bonus Monster Level - 50)%.
  • Quick-Cast: Certain skills do not advance the round counter and by extension, will normally prevent combat from resolving in its entirety. None of your passive effects, or the monster's passive effects, fire for this round. Your familiar will not act, and the monster will not attack. However, all monsters with stagger immunity are also unaffected by Quick-Cast skills.
    • Similarly, monsters with stagger immunity also get a free attack when you make a mistake that doesn't consume a combat round, such as trying to use a skill without first selecting one, or twiddling your thumbs.
  • Blocks: A very small subset of skills that neutralize the damage you would have taken, while preserving every other aspect of the combat round. The lone advantage this has is being able to survive extra rounds against monsters that cannot be stopped by any of the above 3 categories of skills. Monsters with special abilities will apply them as normal.

Each Stun has a certain number of charges. The game uses up these charges in a specific order, regardless of the order in which the skill or item was deployed, and only if the monster is not staggered. More explicitly:

  • The game checks to see if the monster is staggered (by a familiar, combat item, skill, or piece of equipment).
  • If the monster is not staggered, the game checks to see if the monster is stunned (by a skill or combat item).
  • If the monster is stunned, the monster gets one round closer to recovering or moving on to the next source of stunning.

Certain opponents (e.g., Hobopolis bosses, Skid Row houses, or any opponent with sufficient +Monster Level) are resistant to stunning but can still be staggered. Stun-resistant monsters display the normal message for the stun wearing off if they recover (and then attack during the same turn).

Familiars that stagger their opponent are comprehensively described in their articles, and hence are not listed here.

Stunning prevents most, but not all, of an opponent's special actions (passive effects). Some actions, such as the Naughty Sorceress's anti-deleveling or the Weirdeaux creature wolf howl, will still occur.

Staggering

Source Source
Type
Trigger/Chance of Success Cost Notes
ancient stone head Off-Hand Item (Shield) 33%  
  • Requires 27 Muscle
  • Also prevents negative status attacks
Air Blast Skill 100%  
Air Dirty Laundry Skill 100%  
  • With Pantsgiving equipped
  • Usable once per combat
  • Also does 3-4 random damage per unique food item consumed
Angel Hair Wisp, level 5+ P Mechanic opponent's critical hits
Angel Hair Wisp, level 10 P Mechanic  ?%
asteroid belt Accessory 25%
attorney's badge Accessory 20%
Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Skill 100%  
  • With cap gun equipped
  • Delevels 10-15
  • Usable once per combat
barbed-wire fence Combat Item 50% Item loss
  • Also delevels 1-7
Battlie Light Saver Combat Item 100% Item loss
  • Also does 30-50 damage
beehive Combat Item 100%
  • Staggers only on the first use each combat
  • Also deals 3 hits, of 8-10 damage each
big boom Combat Item 100% Item loss
  • Also does 80-120 damage
Biologically Shocked Effect 25%  
  • Random effect after each round of combat
Blow Wolf Whistle Skill 100%  
Break It On Down DB Skill 100% 2 MP
  • Only usable by DBs
Censorious Lecture Skill 100%  
Club Foot SC Skill 100% 8 MP
  • Also delevels
  • Only usable once per round
  • Only staggers for Seal Clubbers
  • Stuns instead with a 2+ Fury or 1 Fury and a club
Deft Hands DB Passive Skill 100%
  • Triggers on the first combat item per fight, if you are a Disco Bandit.
disease Combat Item 50% Item loss
  • Also delevels 2
dwarf bread Combat Item 100% Item loss
  • Also does 7-28 damage
Electrical Eelgrass Flower ???  
  • Underwater zones only
ear poison Combat item 100% (?) item loss
Entangling Noodles P skill 100% 3 MP
  • Only staggers for non-Pastamancers
  • Also delevels by 8-10 attack and defense for non-pas
  • Usable once per combat
extremely confusing manual Combat Item 100% Item loss
fishy wand Familiar equipment 100%  
  • Only works underwater
  • Has a 1-in-9 chance of occurring in the 33% wand action. Effectively only occurs 3.7% of the time.
Fire a badly romantic arrow Obtuse Angel Skill 100% 0 MP
  • Only usable when accompanied by an Obtuse Angel
  • Causes monster to return 2-3 times
  • Usable once per day
Fire Death Ray Skill 100%  
  • With Mark V Steam-Hat equipped
  • Also does 20-30 physical damage
  • Usable once per combat
Fire Sewage Pistol Skill 100%  
Flashy Dancer DB Passive Skill 100%
glowing New Age crystal Combat Item 100% Item loss
  • Also restores 500 MP
gob of wet hair Combat Item 100% Item loss
  • Also delevels 2-3
Good Medicine Skill 100% 5 MP
GOTO Combat Item 70% Item loss
  • Gives a free runaway the other 30% of the time
gyroscope Combat Item 100% Item loss  
inkwell Combat Item 50% Item loss
  • Also delevels 6-9
jar full of wind Combat Item 100% Item loss
Junk-Bond Combat Item 100% Item loss
  • Also delevels 9-10
kite Combat Item 50% Item loss
  • Also delevels 10-12
Knob Goblin stink bomb Combat Item 50% Item loss
  • Also delevels 3
little red book Combat Item 100%  
  • Also delevels by 5%
  • Usable once per combat
  • Item is not consumed
macrame net Combat Item 100% Item loss
  • Also deals 90-100 damage and delevels 8-10
Mayor Ghost's scissors Combat Item 100%  
  • Staggering only happens against undead targets
  • Also delevels
  • Usable once per round
  • Item is not consumed
Mayflower bouquet Familiar Equipment 6.5% None
Mer-kin mouthsoap Combat Item 100% Item loss
Meteoid ice beam Weapon (1H) On Critical    
Mesmereyes™ contact lenses Accessory 100%  
  • Requires 200 Mysticality to equip
  • Mysticality +15%
  • Triggers on first round of combat
  • Effectively wasted if you get the jump
mylar scout drone Combat Item 75% Item loss
  • Also delevels 10-12
nasty-smelling moss Combat Item 100%  
  • Also restores 20-30 HP
  • Usable once per combat
  • Item is not consumed
navel ring of navel gazing Accessory 50%  
off-white plastic oyster egg Combat Item 50% Item loss
  • Also delevels 6-8
oily boid Combat Item 85% Item Loss
  • Also delevels 5-8
  • Will otherwise produce a woim
ornate picture frame Combat Item 100% Item loss
  • Also delevels 10-15
palm-frond net Combat Item 100% Item loss
  • Also delevels 8-12
Paperclippery Outfit 25%   Activates only when the monster would have successfully hit
patchouli incense stick Combat Item 50% Item loss
  • Also delevels 3-5
plot hole Combat Item 50% Item loss
  • Also deals 20-25 damage and delevels 3-5
Ply Reality Skill 100%  
Pocket Crumbs Skill 100%  
  • With Pantsgiving equipped
  • Usable once per combat
  • Also delevels 10-15% and sometimes produces a special item
procrastination potion Combat Item 50% Item loss  
propeller beanie Hat 10%    
pulled violet taffy Combat Item 50% Item loss
  • Ongoing stagger, in the form of an Octomom
  • Restores HP and MP at the end of the round
quantum nanopolymer spider web Combat Item 100% Item loss  
Rain-Doh indigo cup Combat Item 100%  
  • Usable once per combat
  • Cannot be used in Hardcore
  • Also heals 20% of HP
Red-Shirted Escort Effect 30% Item loss
roofie Combat Item 50% Item loss
  • Also delevels 4-5
really sticky spider web Combat Item 50% Item Loss
  • Also delevels 3
really really sticky spider web Combat Item 50% Item Loss
  • Also delevels 6
scented massage oil Combat Item 100% Item loss
  • Also heals all HP
shard of double-ice Combat Item 100% Item loss
  • Also does Cold Damage equal to your highest buff stat
  • Also attunes the opponent to become Cold aligned
shaving cream Combat Item 80% Item loss
  • Also delevels 2-3
Siphon Spirits Happy Medium Skill 100% 0 MP
  • Only usable when accompanied by an Happy Medium
  • Produces cocktail
  • Requires a recharge
Smoke-ra Flower ???  
  • Outdoor zones only
spider web Combat Item 50% Item loss
  • Also delevels 1
Staff of the November Jack-O-Lantern Weapon (1H) When jiggled  
  • Also does 5-10 when jiggled
  • Spell Damage +20%
  • +10 Damage to Stench Spells
  • Regenerate 2-3 MP per adventure
  • Must be able to equip chefstaves
sugar shotgun Weapon (1H) critical hit  
Summon Mayfly Swarm Skill ?%  
  • Can cast 30 times per day; each cast lasts the entire combat
  • Various other effects (see article)
superamplified boom box Combat Item 100% Item loss
  • Also deals 90-100 damage and delevels 8-10
Time-Spinner Combat Item 100%  
  • Also delevels by 5%
  • Usable once per combat
  • Item is not consumed
Throw Shield Skill 100% 0 MP
tongue depressor Combat Item 100% Item loss
  • Gives statistical information about the monster
  • Usable once per combat
tropical orchid Combat Item 50% Item loss
  • Also delevels 1-7
unstable laser battery Combat Item 100% Item loss
V for Vivala mask Accessory ?%  
vial of patchouli oil Combat Item 50% Item loss
  • Also delevels 4
warbear exhaust manifold Weapon (2H) Cadenza effect  
  • Also does ? damage
  • Regenerates HP and MP per adventure
wussiness potion Combat Item 50% Item loss
  • Also delevels 5

Stunning

Sources of stunning are presented in the order in which they are queued up. Generally speaking, stuns are used up based on how long ago they were introduced into the game, with more recently-added sources of stunning firing later.

Source Source Type Rounds
Stunned
Cost Notes
Noodles of Fire Ps Ultimate Legendary Epic Weapon 3 rounds 10 MP
  • Usable once per combat
  • deals passive 30-50 damage for 3 rounds in addition
Rave Knockout Rave Combo 3 rounds 6 MP
  • Takes 3 rounds to set up
  • Only usable by DBs
sealhide snare Combat Item 2-3 rounds Item loss
  • Opponent can attack on the round the item is used
  • Does not queue with Rave Knockout (that is, both the Rave Knockout and snare will wear out at the same time).
Entangling Noodles P Skill 3-5 rounds 3 MP
  • Stuns for Pastamancers only; staggers for other classes
  • Usable once per combat
  • Stun is extended one round on Critical Noodle
  • Stun is extended one round with a level 10 Spice Ghost as your active thrall
brick of sand Combat Item 2 rounds Item loss  
banana peel Combat Item 2 rounds Item loss  
jar of swamp gas Combat Item 2-3 rounds Item loss  
gas balloon Combat Item 3-4 rounds Item loss  
chloroform rag Combat Item 3-4 rounds Item loss  
floorboard cruft Combat Item 2 rounds Item loss  
sausage bomb Combat Item 2 rounds Item loss  
clingfilm tangle Combat Item 2-3 rounds Item loss  
Ask Richard for a Grenade Richard's Redoubt 3-4 rounds 1 grenade
naughty paper shuriken Combat Item 3 rounds  
  • Usable once per combat
  • Only stuns enemies that drop pants
  • Increases the drop rate of pants by 50%
very large caltrop Combat Item 5-6 rounds Item loss  
Entangle Skill from Mutant Couture outfit 2 rounds X MP
  • Usable once per combat
  • Only available against opponents with legs
  • MP cost is level, capped at 15
Put Down Roots Skill 2 rounds 15 MP
anemone nematocyst Combat Item 1-4 rounds Item loss
  • Stuns 3-4 rounds in the sea
  • Stuns 1-2 rounds on land
non-stick pugil stick Weapon (2H) 1 round  
  • Only on Critical hit
  • Stacks with other stunning items
Smust Familiar 2 rounds  
double-ice cap Hat 1 round
  • Occurs on round after the round in which you were hit.
black BRICKO brick Combat Item 2-5 rounds Item loss
  • Stuns 2-3 rounds against non-BRICKO opponents
  • Stuns 4-5 rounds against BRICKO opponents
Play a Drum Solo Skill 2 rounds 10 MP
  • Must have Elvish sunglasses and a percussion instrument equipped
  • Usable once per combat
pixel stopwatch Combat Item 5 rounds Item loss  
finger cuffs Combat Item 2-3 rounds Item loss  
oversized snowflake Combat Item 5 rounds Item loss  
d6 Combat Item 2 rounds Item loss
shock belt Accessory 1 round None
  • Only has an effect the round after you are hit
Rain-Doh blue balls Combat Item 2 rounds  
  • Reusable combat item
  • Usable once per combat
soggy used band-aid Combat Item 3 rounds Item loss
  • Restores all HP
CSA obedience grenade Combat Item 3 rounds Item loss
  • Also delevels by 5%
The Lost Comb Combat Item 3 rounds Item loss (sometimes)
  • Reusable 3 times before breaking
  • Usable once per combat
Chinese curse words Combat Item 3 rounds Item loss  
brass abacus Combat Item 4 rounds Item loss  
twisted piece of wire Combat Item 2 rounds Item loss  
Shadow Noodles Dreadsylvania Skill 3-5 rounds 30 MP
  • Monster attack and defense power reduced by 8-10
  • Usable once per combat
  • Cannot be used in same combat as Entangling Noodles
Club Foot SC Skill 2-4 rounds 8 MP
  • Also delevels
  • Usable once per combat
  • Only stuns for Seal Clubbers
  • Stun duration varies by amount of Fury and whether a club is wielded
  • With 0 Fury or 1 Fury and no club, acts as a Stagger instead
Shell Up TT Skill 3-5 rounds 6 MP
Soul Bubble S Mechanic 3-4? rounds 5 Soulsauce
Accordion Bash AT Skill 3+ rounds 5 MP
  • Only useable while wielding an accordion
  • Length of stun depends on the accordion used
opium grenade Combat Item 2-3 rounds Item loss Improves the rate of burning out pair of burnouts in the Road to the White Citadel quest.
portable table Combat Item 4-5 rounds Item loss  

Free Actions

Source Source
Type
Trigger/Chance of Success Cost Notes
Conspiratorial Whispers Dreadsylvania Skill 100% 25 MP
  • Deals damage and delevels every round
Saucy Salve Skill 100% (first time) 4 MP
  • Heals 10-15 HP.
  • Chance of being free decays when cast more times in a single combat.
Splashdance Dreadsylvania Skill 100% 30 MP
  • Heals 50-60 HP.
Stealth Mistletoe Skill 100% 5 MP

Blocks

There also exists a subset of skills and effects that are neither staggers nor stuns. They have one feature in common with stuns: they prevent a monster from attacking you, no matter what.

The difference between this kind of attack prevention and regular staggering is subtle, but plays an important role in monsters that have passive effects as well as attacks. A stagger or stun will prevent almost all monster passive effects from firing. Silent Slam (et al.) do not. This means that monsters like The Rain King will still remove effects even if they do not inflict any damage. However, one of the main benefits of skills like these is that they succeed where stuns and even staggers would fail, being capable of negating monster attacks upwards of +151 Monster Level.

Even more bizarrely, the attack prevention of Silent Slam/Squirt/Slice can be stored up like a stun. If the monster is staggered by a familiar or other source on the round that Silent Slam is used, the monster will still lose an attack in a future round. This delayed action is similar to how stuns work, and the opposite of how staggers work.

Source Source
Type
Block Duration Cost Notes
Drunkula's ring of haze Accessory First time you would be attacked  
Sauceshell Dreadsylvania Skill Entire combat round 30 MP
Shell Up Skill Entire combat round 6 MP
Silent Slam Skill 1 attack 5 MP
  • Also deals spooky damage based on equipped weapon power (double if).
  • Only 1 Silent skill can be used per combat
Silent Slice Skill 1 attack 5 MP
  • Also deals spooky damage based on equipped weapon power (double if).
  • Only 1 Silent skill can be used per combat
Silent Squirt Skill 1 attack 10 MP
  • Also deals 50-60 spooky damage.
  • Only 1 Silent skill can be used per combat
The Crown of Ed the Undying (golden weasel) Hat First time you would be attacked  
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Adv · PvP · Fam Wt · Crit


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