|A fearsome arch-fiend who rules the deathly netherworld of Tartarus.|
Ereshkigal is an umbral demon lord who guards the bone rune on the lowest floor of Tartarus. She is notable for being fast and very difficult to hit, and calls demons to her aid while tormenting and paralyzing you. On top of that, she can recover a tremendous amount of HP with her magic, simultaneously stopping your spells with Silence. She is encountered with a pack of shadow fiends at her side.
Tips & Tricks
- A source of torment resistance and maxed out negative energy resistance will greatly reduce her own damage output, as well as that of the shadow fiends she'll be accompanied by. On top of that, you'll want very high magic resistance or a source of stasis to avoid paralysis. Cold resistance is also helpful, in case her shadow fiends start resorting to Bolt of Cold.
- Her evasion can be a major headache unless you have ways around it. Powerful, undodgeable spells such as Shatter or Fire Storm work well (Glaciate is less effective as she has cold resistance, but is still an option). Straight melee characters will have a harder time of it, but the Shining One's divine halo and holy wrath weapons can help make your swings much more effective.
- Try to buff yourself up before getting caught in her silence aura, and remember that potions still function even then. If you need to escape, a wand of teleportation will get you away in a few turns.
- As always, a source of Abjuration is useful to help keep her reinforcements from overwhelming you.
In Mesopotamian mythology, Ereshkigal was the goddess of Irkalla, the land of the dead or underworld.