Tappurahiisi (listen ) (or the Miner Hiisi) is a Hiisi that throws TNT sticks that can destroy terrain, start fires, activate other explosives, and deal moderate damage to you if they explode close enough.
Tappurahiisiläinen (listen ) (or the Weak Hiisi Miner) is a weaker version that appears in the Mines and the Coal Pits.
Kokkihiisi (listen ) (or the Hiisi Chef) is rare variant that can only spawn in the Hiisi Base's Kitchen, or from Chaotic Polymorphine. It is dressed as a chef, and throws meat sausages instead of TNT. The amount of sausages is limited, and after running out it will only be able to perform a short range melee attack.
Attacks at range by throwing TNT at its target. If in melee range it will instead hit its target with the TNT in its hand.
The Tappurahiisi follows the same AI as the rest of the Hiisi and will attack other enemies if provoked. This Hiisi variant is particularly troublesome as it may end up destroying or burning resources that you would like to reach first, such as breaking flasks or blowing up treasure chests.
Their TNT only explodes after a set amount of time; it does not explode on contact with you or terrain and does not collide with you or other entities. You may find that moving towards the Tappurahiisi is the best option to dodge one of their attacks as the TNT will overshoot you. Take care not to get too close as their melee attack also deals a decent amount of damage.
Its attack deals a lot of damage at once should you be in the center of the blast, but more often than not, it tends to miss you. The small explosion radius combined with a very low rate of fire makes this an enemy on the easier side of the spectrum, but they could still pose a threat to an inexperienced player.
- As soon as it sees you, it will throw TNT in your direction. Unless you are in a closed space, just fly a bit to dodge the attack and spam one of your wands on it.
- Take care not to get too close as their melee attack also deals a decent amount of damage.
- The TNT can be deflected by your own projectiles, offering another option to counter them.
- The TNT can also be kicked, though due to the unpredictable throwing arc and the short fuse, this is not a common opportunity or safe to attempt.
- You may deliberately keep the Tappurahiisi alive and kite its explosions to your advantage, typically to damage or open up terrain.
- There are very few fire particles in the explosion, so it may take a few tries to ignite your target (though by then whatever you're trying to burn may be gone already).
- Making the Tappurahiisi kill itself or other enemies does not count as an accidental kill and will award the standard amount of gold.
- It has an 80% resistance to explosion damage.
- Weak Hiisi Miners tend to randomly throw TNT even when you're not there.