For a list of all giants, see list of giants.
|A giant with one eye in the centre of its forehead. Despite their lack of binocular vision, cyclopes throw boulders with fearsome accuracy.|
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.