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Lava, like water, is a fluid in Spelunky 2.


Lava is found in large quantities in Volcana Link S2.png Volcana, Neo Babylon Link S2.png Neo Babylon, and the Duat Link S2.png Duat, as well at at the bottom of Olmec's Lair and in 4-3 of Tide Pool Link S2.png Tide Pool.

  • Instantly kills entities that make contact with it, barring Lavamander Link S2.png Lavamanders.
  • Explosive items such as Bomb Bags or Backpacks instantly detonate on contact.
  • When the bottom of Rope Link S2.png Ropes come into contact with lava, they will slowly burn from the bottom up, and only the top tide of the rope will remain climbable when completely burned.
  • Spawns Magmar Link S2.png Magmars in Volcana and Duat.

Most items will not be destroyed if submerged in lava, including wooden items like Hou Yi's Bow Link S2.png Hou Yi's Bow. Items can be retrieved if they are isolated from the lava. One exception is the Punish Ball, which will instantly be destroyed if dropped into lava, freeing the player.

Like water, lava will slowly be expunged if over a main exit door, but will not if over any other type of doorway. If a single instance of lava is not united with at least a single other one for a short time, it will remove itself. Lava can also be destroyed with the Freeze Ray, which will leave behind a destructible ice cube and sometimes a rock.

Spelunky 2 Traps
Journal Entries SpikesArrow TrapTotem TrapLog TrapSpear TrapThorny VineBear TrapPowder BoxFalling PlatformSpikeballLion TrapGiant ClamSliding WallCrush TrapGiant Crush TrapBoulderSpring TrapLandmineLaser TrapSpark TrapFrog TrapSticky TrapBone DropEgg Sac
No Journal Entry Push BlockBone BlockWebBush BlockConveyor BeltGeneratorLavaTentacleQuicksandThin IceThe AbyssForcefieldElevatorRegenerating BlockFloating Orb
See also Idol Traps