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Giant olm


Urist likes giant olms for their gills.

  • Underground Depth: 1-2

Olm - Olm man - Giant olm


Building destroyer: Level 1

· Amphibious · Exotic mount

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 750

· Exotic pet · Non-Breeding

Not trainable 

Birth: 20,000 cm3
Mid: 100,000 cm3
Max: 200,000 cm3

Adult at: Birth
Max age: 60-100
Butchering returns

(Value multiplier x4)

Food items

Meat 14
Fat 13
Brain 1
Heart 1
Lungs 2
Intestines 1
Liver 1
Kidneys 2
Tripe 1
Sweetbread 1
Spleen 1

Raw materials

Bones 17
Skull 1
Skin Raw hide
This article is about an older version of DF.
A giant amphibian predator found underground near water.

A giant olm (not to be confused with the Olm man) is obviously a very large version of a regular olm. They are amphibious predators, which appear near subterranean water. Aside from being bigger and meaner, they're essentially the same as regular olm. They can dive, and breathe underwater with their gills. While real olms do have eyes, they are supposed to be heavily underdeveloped leaving them essentially blind, but there is nothing in the raws to make the in-game olms hunt through scent or sound, so their eyes work fine and they can be blinded. Real olms spend their entire lives underwater, but the in-game giant variety have absolutely no trouble crawling (snaking?) their way onto land and into your fortress, causing havoc and unexpected death fun.

Can be used as a mount by goblin siegers. While this will allow the siegers to travel through water, it will not permit them to swim - if they remain underwater for too long, they will drown.

Giant olms, like cave crocodiles, giant cave spiders, and giant toads, are "annoying" building destroyers.