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Salamander icon.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: Drainage System, Shoreline, Subterranean

Downpour Regions

Monk head.pngSurvivor head.pngHunter head.png: Pipeyard

Gourmand head.pngGourmand head.pngRivulet head.png: Drainage System, Shoreline, Subterranean, Pipeyard

Artificer head.pngSpearmaster head.png: Drainage System, Subterranean, Pipeyard, Waterfront Facility

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


Salamanders, also known as Axolotls, are an unusual amphibious creature, seemingly related to Lizards icon.png Lizards. They are capable of swimming through water, unlike their terrestrial cousins who can only float on it.

Salamanders have a 33.3% or 1/3 bite lethality rate.
two salamanders in shoreline.
Albinistic and melanistic salamanders in Shoreline.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Salamanders come in two main varieties: albinistic and melanistic, the former of which is more common. These determine the base color of their bodies, which can then be tinted in blues, indigos, purples, pinks, reds and oranges. They feature gills and tail frills of varying lengths, and rarely exhibit back spines or plates. They have narrower and more oval-shaped heads compared to Lizards, the color of which is shared with the body.

Tips[edit | edit source]

Combat[edit | edit source]

Salamanders present a unique challenge due to typically being encountered in and around water, which gives them a significant advantage in terms of movement and vision. If possible, do not directly engage a Salamander in water - they are difficult to see, and submerged Spear icon.png Spears lose their velocity quickly and do not deal damage. Luring them to land and engaging there is the best choice. Otherwise, they are pretty much the same as a Pink Lizard icon.png Pink Lizard (except for their tongue) and die after 2-4 Spear hits.
Dodging a Salamander's tongue with a well-timed jump

Stealth[edit | edit source]

Salamanders are often found blocking vital pathways and in areas that offer few alternate routes, making stealth a difficult option to employ against them. Avoid attempting to sneak around them in water - they have the speed and vision advantage, and are camouflaged in deeper water, making it difficult to spot them approaching.

Evasion[edit | edit source]

Salamanders have average mobility on land, making them generally easy to avoid and outrun. However, it is more difficult when underwater due to their enhanced swimming ability. In deeper water, it is possible to slip past a Salamander by quickly diving beneath and around them, then resurfacing. In shallow water, luring them towards land where they are slower and moving around them there is a good option. If caught by their tongue, hitting them with a Spear or Rubbish icon.png Rubbish stuns them.

Abilities & Behavior[edit | edit source]

Swimming[edit | edit source]

Salamanders have superior swimming ability compared to Slugcat and other Lizards, and swim much faster than they walk. They can be difficult to see when deep underwater, meaning they are able to spot and catch prey off guard if caution is not used. Out of water, they have average speed, and are able to climb up poles.

Water Vision[edit | edit source]

Salamanders can see perfectly underwater, but take a 50% vision penalty when looking into water from the surface.

Tongue[edit | edit source]

Salamanders have a short, sticky tongue which can reel in prey from a close range.

Taming[edit | edit source]

Salamanders have higher than average taming difficulty, typically requiring 3-4 feedings.

Salamanders could be considered a better option than most other lizards for areas with water due to their ability to swim. However, they are not particularly strong, and do not offer much in the way of defense. Additionally, the reputation lost by gathering Jetfish icon.png Jetfish and Scavenger icon.png Scavengers to feed to them may make things more difficult, either due to a lack of available mobility options or the low reputation enticing them to attack.

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)  •  Jetfish icon.png Jetfish (0.5)  •  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)  •  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)
Reputation-basedSlugcat head.png Slugcat (0.5)

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Salamander's have the 4th lowest same-species rivalry levels, being beaten only by Cyan Lizard icon.png Cyan Lizards, Black Lizard icon.png Black Lizards and Yellow Lizard icon.png Yellow Lizards in that order.
  • Curiously, despite being adapted for aquatic terrain, the code suggests their movement speed in water is only 0.2, which is a trait shared by Pink, Black Lizard icon.png Black, and White Lizard icon.png White Lizards. The fastest swim speed in the code is the Red Lizard icon.png Red Lizard at 1.9. It is worth noting that terrestrial Lizard species avoid going in water if they can, and are incapable of diving downwards of their own accord.
  • Salamanders cannot be found in their non-native regions, and do not count towards the The Dragon Slayer Passage Icon.png The Dragon Slayer.
    • Downpour adds various Salamanders to non-native regions which only spawn when a shelter failure occurs.
  • Salamanders can appear as varying shades of purple, pink and red when going through pipes, which may be confused with Pink Lizards.
  • Leeches icon.png Leeches ignore Salamanders.
  • DLC icon.png Eel Lizard icon.png Eel Lizards are the second semi-aquatic Lizard type and inherit traits from Salamanders.