games, the rust monster is a fast-moving creature that hits you with a rust
attack. It will rust any iron
-based armor you are wearing, and if you hit it with an iron-based weapon it will rust that as well. The rust monster does no hit damage
, but it is intensely annoying to encounter one suddenly before you can take off your armor, and to watch your armor class
plunge. Even more annoying is a rust monster in conjunction with another dangerous creature
Here's a monster that will thrill you,
'Cause it doesn't try to kill you.
What a friendly little charmer--
Hope you're fond of orange armor!
--The Roguelet's ABC