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For a list of all giants, see list of giants.

cyclops CCyclops.png
HP 32-66
HD 9
XP 531
Speed 7
AC 5
EV 3
Will 40
Attack1 35 (hit: plain)

Resistances rDrown
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Land
Intelligence Human
Uses Starting equipment
Open doors
Holiness Natural
Size Giant
Type giant, cyclops
Flags Speaks
A giant with one eye in the centre of its forehead. Despite their lack of binocular vision, cyclopes throw boulders with fearsome accuracy.

Useful Info

Cyclopes are slow, hard-hitting giants that are a menace at range. They usually generate with three or four large rocks on hand, which they will happily hurl at you from range. Cyclopes can appear alone or with a herd of dream sheep or yaks around them, and are most commonly found in the late Dungeon, the Vaults, the Orcish Mines, and the Shoals.

Tips & Tricks

  • Hide around corners and attack them at close range. Any form of RMsl, such as a scarf of repulsion, will also help. If there are other monsters around, you can use them to block line of fire until the cyclops comes within range.
  • Cyclopes have pretty lousy MR; confusing them will eliminate most of the harm they can do to you.
  • As you might expect, they can't see invisible, so quaffing a potion of invisibility can let you escape in a dire situation.


The presence of sheep and yaks is a reference to Homer's The Odyssey, where cyclopes are presented as shepherds.