Black Lizard

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"Black Lizard"
Black Lizard icon.png
Mole lizard1.png
Code name
Food Pips

6 Food pip.png Hunter head.png

DLC icon.png6 Food pip.png Artificer head.png

DLC icon.png3 Food pip.png Gourmand head.png

DLC icon.png1 Food pip.png Spearmaster head.png


Slugcat head.png: Shaded Citadel, Subterranean

Downpour Regions

Slugcat head.png: Pipeyard

Damage Multipliers
Head (Bite)4%
Throat (Bite)60%


Black Lizards (also known as Mole Lizards) are one of the many species of Lizards icon.png Lizard. They are one of the rarest Lizards, only appearing in three regions, and are also the only species of Lizard to have no vision.

Black Lizards have a 35.7% or 5/14 bite lethality rate.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Black Lizards have black bodies with grey, whiskered heads that light up when they hear sounds. They do not exhibit any hue variation. Due to their environments, it can be hard to make out their attributes, but they very commonly have back spines.

Tips[edit | edit source]

Slugcat slide-spearing a Black Lizard.

Combat[edit | edit source]

Black Lizards have average durability, taking only 2-4 Spear icon.png Spears to kill, as well as sluggish movement and reflexes, making them relatively easy to kill. Slide-spearing is a particularly effective choice against them due to the fact that they cannot see and therefore cannot react in time to bite. However, they are often found in narrow tunnels and pipes (especially in Subterranean Safari Icon.png Subterranean), meaning it can be hard to get a good shot at them. Additionally, whilst they do not form packs, there are usually multiple in each room they are found in, and attempting to kill one may attract the others.

Stealth[edit | edit source]

Given their complete reliance on hearing, Black Lizards are easy to elude if care is taken to avoid making noise - they are typically found in areas with many tunnels, which can be moved through silently. That being said, it's often difficult to know where exactly they are; their environments usually mask their location, which makes it hard to predict their movements. Keep an eye out for any grey flashes in the dark: this means they have heard something and are on their way to investigate the noise. If blocking the way, it's best to throw Rubbish icon.png Rubbish to bait them into another area and move past them whilst they investigate; they are very noise motivated.

Evasion[edit | edit source]

Black Lizards are very easy to outmaneuver due to their average mobility - the main challenge is avoiding being cornered by them, and balancing speed with quietness. Throwing Rubbish or a Spear in a different direction encourages them to investigate the sound, giving an opportunity to slip by.

Abilities & Behavior[edit | edit source]

Advanced Hearing[edit | edit source]

In order to make up for their blindness, Black Lizards have an incredibly keen sense of hearing, being able to hear almost any noise made in the room they're in, and quickly honing in on the location of its source. Whenever they hear something, their head lights up and they begin to make their way to the origin point of the noise. If they do not find a creature at that position, the Black Lizard begins to search the nearby area for it.

Taming[edit | edit source]

Black Lizards have higher than average taming difficulty, typically requiring 3-5 feedings.

Black Lizards cannot follow the player into different regions, nor do they have an exceptional amount of power or durability. They can potentially act as a detection system of sorts, as they light up whenever they hear any sound, but due to the fact that they still light up when the player makes noise even when tamed limits the usefulness of this when on the move.

An easy place to tame Black Lizards is in SH_C08, as the surrounding rooms contain a large amount of Lantern Mouse icon.png Lantern Mice.

Relationships[edit | edit source]

Default relationship Rwtooltip.pngIgnores (0)
Wants to eatCentipedes icon.png Centipedes (0.8)  •  Centiwing icon.png Centiwing (0.8)  •  Scavenger icon.png Scavenger (0.8)  •  Eggbug icon.png Eggbug (0.45)  •  Big Spider icon.png Big Spider (0.35)  •  Spitter Spider icon.png Spitter Spider (0.35)  •  Lantern Mouse icon.png Lantern Mouse (0.3)  •  Infant Noodlefly icon.png Noodlefly (Infant) (0.3)  •  Adult Noodlefly icon.png Noodlefly (Adult) (0.25)  •  Dropwig icon.png Dropwig (0.2)  •  Hazer icon.png Hazer (0.15)  •  Jetfish icon.png Jetfish (0.1)  •  Squidcada icon.png Squidcada (0.05)  •  Grappling Worm icon.png Grappling Worm (0.025)
Afraid ofLeviathan icon.png Leviathan (1)  •  Rot (Brother Long Legs icon.png Brother Long Legs  •  Daddy Long Legs icon.png Daddy Long Legs) (1)  •  King Vulture icon.png King Vulture (1)  •  Vulture icon.png Vulture (0.9)  •  Red Centipede icon.png Red Centipede (0.9)  •  Pole Plant icon.png Pole Plant (0.2)  •  Monster Kelp icon.png Monster Kelp (0.2)
Fights for territory withLizards icon.png Lizards (0.1)  •  Black Lizard icon.png Black Lizard (0.05)
Reputation-basedSlugcat head.png Slugcat (0.5)

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Black Lizards are one of two Lizard species to not have any hue variation, the other being White Lizard icon.png White Lizards.
  • Black Lizards have the second lowest aggressive rivalry stat between lizard types, behind Yellow Lizard icon.png Yellow Lizards. Because of this, Black Lizards appear to be more tolerant of living with their own kind than other Lizard species, and very rarely fight each other.
    • In addition to this, there are frequently multiple of them in the same room - up to 16 can be found in a single room.
  • Due to their blindness, it is possible to get incredibly close to Black Lizards without drawing aggression, even if not tamed.
  • Some Black Lizards have eyes that are visible when their heads light up. Due to this having no impact on their vision, it can be assumed that they are non-functional.