Erolcha

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Version 0.25: This article is up to date for the latest stable release of Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup.

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

Erolcha OErolcha.png
HP 35-72
HD 6
XP 1006
Speed 10
AC 3
EV 7
MR 60
Attack1 20 (hit: plain)


Type of Meat Clean
Resistances None
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Land
Intelligence Human
Uses Weapons & armour
Starting equipment
Open doors
Holiness Natural
Size Large
Type ogre, ogre
Flags See invisible
Speaks
Warm-blooded
Unique
Female
An especially cunning ogre-mage.

Useful Info

Erolcha the Cunning is a notoriously dangerous unique ogre mage spawned with one of three sets of spells. Depending on which set she gets, she may be able to easily one- or two-shot most mid-level characters, or send a player with low magic resistance to the Abyss.

Location

Spells

Spell set I
Slot1 Stone Arrow (3d12) Wizard flag
Slot2 Lightning Bolt (3d14) Wizard flag
Slot3 Banishment Wizard flag
Slot4 Invisibility Wizard flag
Spell set II
Slot1 Force Lance (3d10) Wizard flag
Slot2 Fireball (3d14) Wizard flag
Slot3 Paralyse Wizard flag
Slot4 Blink Wizard flag
Spell set III
Slot1 Bolt of Cold (3d14) Wizard flag
Slot2 Lehudib's Crystal Spear (3d23) Wizard flag
Slot3 Slow Wizard flag
Slot4 Haste Wizard flag

Tips & Tricks

  • When you see her cast a spell, the game uses that information to narrow down which spell set she has. The two most dangerous are those that contain Crystal Spear and Banishment; fortunately, they are fairly easy to identify. When you first meet her, assume the worst and buff up your magic resistance.
    • If you think she knows Banish, you can block her line of fire with summons or other monsters.
  • Erolcha has only modest HP and poor defenses. Hit her hard and she'll fall quickly, but be aware that she can have decent melee damage output if she's carrying a giant spiked club.
  • Despite her description as an "especially cunning ogre-mage", she actually has considerably less HD than an actual ogre mage, and a generally less-dangerous spell set, since she lacks Haste Other. She does appear considerably earlier than normal ogre mages, though.
  • Although she has the same spell sets as wizards, her spells do slightly less damage because she has lower HD.

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