Forceful Invitation

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Summons some creatures from one of the Snake Pit, the Spider Nest, the Swamp, the Shoals, the Elven Halls, the Vaults, or the Crypt; the specific branch varies with the caster.

Forceful Invitation is a monster-only spell which summons 1d3 monsters from one of the following randomly selected branches, with a given branch being equally likely to be fixed per-caster. Its summon cap is 3.

Branch Monster, chance in branch cast[1]
The Snake Pit S Black mamba.png Black mamba 57.14% N Naga warrior.png Naga warrior 28.57% S Mana viper.png Mana viper 14.29%
The Spider's Nest s Wolf spider.png Wolf spider 50.00% s Tarantella.png Tarantella 37.50% s Orb spider.png Orb spider 12.50%
The Swamp n Bog body.png Bog body 57.14% k Swamp drake.png Swamp drake 28.57% F Goliath frog.png Goliath frog 14.29%
The Shoals t Snapping turtle.png Snapping turtle 50.00% H Manticore.png Manticore 33.33% m Merfolk aquamancer.png Merfolk aquamancer 16.67%
The Elven Halls e Deep elf pyromancer.png Deep elf pyromancer 35.71% e Deep elf zephyrmancer.png Deep elf zephyrmancer 35.71% e Deep elf knight.png Deep elf knight 28.57%
The Vaults u Very ugly thing.png Very ugly thing 50.00% O Ironbound thunderhulk.png Ironbound thunderhulk 33.33% p Vault sentinel.png Vault sentinel 16.67%
The Crypt W Freezing wraith.png Freezing wraith 50.00% z Skeletal warrior.png Skeletal warrior 37.50% p Necromancer.png Necromancer 12.50%

The following enemies cast Forceful Invitation:


  • In 0.32, the spell will summon ironbound frosthearts instead of ironbound thunderhulks.
  • Prior to 0.28, Forceful Invitation could summon creatures from the Lair and Orcish Mines. Its monster assortment was also less dangerous.
  • The monster list was altered in 0.19.
  • Forceful Invitation was introduced in 0.14.