Fire Armadillo
Great Wall Entrance I
Uruk Canyon
Lost Temple of Heliopolis
Great Wall Entrance III
Buy Price Sell Price
N/A 10 Scarabs
Attack Defense
3 3
Weapon Hostile
Fire Yes
Museum Display
Wing Number
Central 14
Fire Armadillo Gallery

The Fire Armadillo is a monster in Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy.

Description Edit

Journal Description Edit

Employing the same spinning and charging attack as the Skeletal Armadillo, the Skeletal Fire Armadillo also generates a ball of fire, damaging any opponents with scorching results...Captured ones can be used to burn down wooden obstacles. - Book of Sphinx

Museum Description Edit

These peculiar, waddling quadrupeds normally walk along at a slow pace. Their hard shell doubles up as a weapon when spinning along the ground. Certain popular children’s tales claim their origins as the union of a tortoise and a hedgehog. - Abydos Museum

Traits, Appearance, and Abilities Edit

The Fire Armadillo is a spike-backed armadillo that charges itself up with fire. It was almost skeletal in appearance, and had only red dots for eyes.

Strategy Edit

Monster's Strategy - Upon spawning into the world, it will begin to pace around in a circle. When Sphinx is seen, the Armadillo will begin to spin in place and ignite before charging forward with intent to collide. Once it begins spinning, its course cannot be changed. The Fire Armadillo has no defensive strategy. Strategy for Sphinx - When it begins to spin, move out of the way. Slash at the back when not attacking/flashing fire to weaken it. Attacking it in quick succession will prevent it from turning around to charge at you again. Also, stay away from ledges, as the monster can knock you off of them easily. If you encounter one near a source of water, simply bait it so that it faces the direction of the water. Once it rolls in, it will dissipate.

Locations Edit

Trivia Edit

  • When manipulated correctly, the Fire Armadillo can produce the same results as the Fire Mummy.
  • The Fire Armadillo is one of the three manipulable (meaning, it can be tricked into doing the player's will) monsters, the others being Electric Armadillos and Slim Burbles.
  • All armadillo monsters feature the same museum description and share the same pedestal.
  • The Fire Armadillo's journal description mention a basic Skeletal Armadillo. Some explorers of game have theorized that this variation of the armadillo was cut, or intended to be placed in a cut region.
    • The Armadillo pedestal in the Abydos Museum, which it shares with the Electric, also supports this theory, with a gap between the pair.