Ant sickle

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ant sickle
ant sickle

This is a frozen ant on a stick. Oh, wait, that'd be spelled differently. This is a farm implement the ants used to use on their ant farms. It's largely been replaced by ant combines, but the ant-thropomorphic personification of Ant Death still uses it to reap ant souls. It practically glows with spookiness from beyond the ant grave. Ant ant ant.

Type: familiar equipment
Familiar: any
Selling Price: 75 Meat.

Your familiar will sow pain and reap Meat.

(In-game plural: ant sickles)
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Item number: 2573
Description ID: 235040244
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Obtained From

The Arid, Extra-Dry Desert
swarm of fire ants


Attack Messages

  • <name> reaps your enemy for 10-12 damage.

After Combat

  • <name> reaps some extra Meat from your foe and gives it to you.


  • Deals Spooky Damage and adds +10-15 to Meat drops at the end of combat.
  • If the monster does not drop Meat, you will not get the extra Meat gain.
  • Combat familiars can do their normal attacks and a sickle attack in the same round of combat.
  • Does not otherwise remove your familiars' normal abilities.
  • Familiar will make a sickle attack approximately 40% of the time.
  • An unknown time ago, the attack message was changed. The old message was:
  • <name> reaps (no anagrams, please) your enemy for 10-12 damage.


  • Although Death is now most often portrayed as carrying a scythe, he has also historically been portrayed with a sickle.
  • "Ant Death" is a reference to a similar construct in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series -- "Death of Rats." Also, in the series, characters like "Death of Rats" and "The Hogfather" are referred to as "anthropomorphic personifications."

See Also


Slash.gif ant hoe | ant pick | ant pitchfork | ant rake | ant sickle


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