Bai Suzhen

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For a list of all draconians, see list of draconians. For a list of all dragons, see list of dragons.

Bai Suzhen dBai Suzhen.png
HP 122-247
HD 20
XP 5316
Speed 10
AC 14
EV 8
MR 100
Attack1 24 (hit: plain)
Attack2 14 (tail slap: plain)


Type of Meat None
Resistances rC+
rElec+++
rPois+
Vulnerabilities Silver
Habitat Land
Intelligence Human
Uses Weapons & armour
Starting equipment
Open doors
Holiness Natural
Size Medium
Type dragon, storm dragon
Flags See invisible
Speaks
Cold-blooded
Unique
Female
A weary draconian with foreign and watery scales. She has come to the Dungeon in hopes of resurrecting her mortal husband; a noble cause, for a being once known for quarreling with saints and flooding unfortunate temples. If pressed to her limits, she will reveal her true form, the mere sight of which struck her husband dead. Adventurers may wish they were so lucky!

Humanoid Form

Useful Info

Bai Suzhen, Madame White Snake is a unique mid- to late-game draconian wayfarer of incredible strength and toughness who always spawns with a quarterstaff. While she's no Tiamat, she does have more HP and AC than most draconians and hits slightly harder in melee, too. She usually summons two or three hydras to her side, and as she is whittled down to half her health, she'll reveal her true form....

Location

Spells

Spell set I
Slot1 Summon Hydra Wizard flag

Tips & Tricks

  • While Bai Suzhen is still in her base draconian form, do your best to fight her in a corridor or other chokepoint. You don't need two or three hydras chewing on you while you're trying to fight her.
  • Make sure you have a source of electricity resistance handy; a potion of resistance will work if you have no other options. She can't deal any electrical damage as a draconian, but once she gets hurt...
    • If you don't have access to any rElec whatsoever, prepare for a long-distance kiting battle; having a way to boost your movement speed will help with that (a potion of haste will do in a pinch). If fighting at long range isn't something your character can do well, consider avoiding Bai Suzhen entirely.

Dragon Form

Bai Suzhen DBai Suzhen.png
HP 122-247
HD 20
XP 5259
Speed 10
AC 22
EV 4
MR 100
Attack1 30 (bite: plain)
Attack2 16 (claw: plain)
Attack3 16 (trample: trample)
Type of Meat None
Resistances rC+
rElec+++
rPois+
Vulnerabilities Silver
Habitat Land
Intelligence Human
Uses Open doors
Holiness Natural
Size Giant
Type dragon, storm dragon
Flags See invisible
Flying
Speaks
Cold-blooded
Unique
Female

Useful Info

As Bai Suzhen reaches half health, she'll transform into a storm dragon, dropping her weapon and prior spellset for trample attacks, more AC, a powerful Primal Wave breath weapon, and a ring of storm clouds that can do heavy electricity damage, striking down uninsulated players.

Spells

Spell set I
Slot1 Primal Wave (3d26) Natural flag,
Breath flag
Slot2 Ring of Thunder Natural flag

Tips & Tricks

  • Once Bai Suzhen transforms, she gains the ability to knock you back, potentially out of your chokepoint. Fortunately, any summoned hydras that are still around are going to be reluctant to enter her ring of storm clouds, but they could cause issues if they can find a way around to you before timing out.
  • Kiting Bai Suzhen in her dragon form is made more difficult by her Primal Wave, which not only deals decent damage (especially if you aren't aquatic or resistant to asphyxiation) but also creates pools of shallow water beneath you. If you can't move easily through water, start flying so you aren't slowed down. Keep in mind that any summoned hydras that are still around move faster in water.

History

Bai Suzhen was introduced in 0.19