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Lamprey are eel-like beast-type monsters that resides within some undead creatures like the Grotesque. When the host is killed, they come out.

Lamprey are Beasts.

Diablo III Monster[edit | edit source]

Diablo III Monster [e]
Classification: Beasts
Monster Family: Lamprey
Role: Cannon fodder
Monster Stats
Life: Unknown
Mana: None
Armor: Unknown
Resistance: Unknown
Armament: None
DPS: Unknown
Low Damage: Unknown
High Damage: Unknown
Range: Melee
Speed: Unknown
Movement: Slow
Monster Modifiers
Found In
Forgotten Tombs
When the smaller ones are gone, only a few dangerous Lamprey remain.
Lamprey are squirming eels that emerge in a flood from a ruptured Grotesque. They are not powerful monsters, but are disgusting in their fecundity and must be stomped out, like giant maggots. The eels, properly called Lamprey are wriggling creatures that must be killed lest they consume your character's toes, but they seem to die very quickly, and on the whole the Grotesque/Lamprey combo looks more inventive and amusing than dangerous. In fact, the amount of Lamprey that explodes from a dead Grotesque seems to be way too many to fit inside the body. Still, that's the nature of magic.

The animation of Lamprey explosion is very much overemphasized, and out of the huge pile of maggots, only a handful are actually capable of chopping off any player toes. The few slightly larger eels will attack, but dies easily and one AoE attack usually kills them all.

Spells and Abilities[edit | edit source]

  • None

There are no known spells or abilities by the Lamprey.

Related Monsters[edit | edit source]

The Grotesque spawns Lamprey upon death.

Background[edit | edit source]

The Lampreys share background with the Grotesque, but it's hard to know if they have been turned towards demonic powers, or if they are simply just animals put inside the constructed body. No proper background story has been given.

Diablo I Monster[edit | edit source]

There are no Lamprey-like monsters in Diablo I.

Diablo II Monster[edit | edit source]

Diablo 2 Pain Worms are like Lampreys, in that they are weak, worm-like creatures created from dead monsters. However, unlike Lampreys, Pain Worms can only be created by the death of a monster which has been cursed by another monster, the Putrid Defiler.

Development[edit | edit source]

Lamprey were first seen in the WWI 2008 gameplay movie, and have not changed much since.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Lampreys in our world are blood-sucking eel-like creatures, that are hard to classify due to their unique morphology and physiology.

Media[edit | edit source]

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