Archer statue

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archer statue 8Archer statue.png
HP 47-96
HD 8
XP 574
Speed 10 (stationary)
AC 12
EV 1
MR Immune
Attack1 20 (weapon only: plain)

Type of Meat None
Resistances rF++
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Land
Intelligence Human
Uses Starting equipment
Open doors
Holiness Non-living
Size Large
Type statue, statue
Flags Archer
No poly
Don't melee
At first glance, this piece of sculpted granite appears inert. The red glow from its eyes, however, suggests it is no mere stone. Although it is rooted to its base, it can still move parts of itself.

Useful Info

Archer statues are stationary longbow-wielding statues which shoot arrows at you whenever you're in their LOS. They resist all elemental damage. Even worse, they often come with a ring of bushes surrounding them, preventing you from getting them in melee, and certain archer statue vaults will arm them with branded bows (such as chaos, for instance}.

Tips & Tricks

  • The fastest way to take them out is with high power non-elemental Conjurations. IMB will take them down eventually, but Iron Shot or better will speed the process up significantly.
  • To take them down in relative safety, use Freezing Cloud. They're resistant to cold, but it'll chip away at them each time you cast it, and you don't have to stand in their line of sight while this is going on.
  • They have a limited ammo supply. If you can be patient, you can step into their range, take an arrow or two, step back, and heal up before repeating the process. Once they stop firing, simply march in and smash the statue.