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

meliai yMeliai.png
HP 16-33
HD 7
XP 300
Speed 20
AC 2
EV 14
Will 20
Attack1 14 (hit: plain)
Attack2 12 (sting: poison)

Resistances None
Vulnerabilities Poison
Habitat Land
Intelligence Human
Uses Weapons & armour
Starting equipment
Open doors
Holiness Natural
Size Small
Type killer bee, meliai
Flags Flying
No skeleton
Web immune
A nymphal hybrid, with a winged torso of a human atop of the stinging abdomen of a bee. The meliai serve many roles: priestesses of nature, nurses to the divine, and warrior-champions for their hives.

Useful Info

Meliai are fey bee-priestesses that always come in threes. They may appear by themselves in the lower parts of the Dungeon or as part of one of the various killer bee vaults.


Spell set I
Slot1 Smiting (7-17) Priest flag
Slot2 Heal Other (2d3+3) Priest flag

Tips & Tricks

  • Think of them like killer bee versions of orc priests. Smiting, high speed, and a poisonous sting.
  • Like many insects, they're weak to poison. This may prove extremely helpful if they appear in a vault full of other bees.
  • Meliai are valid targets for a queen bee's Berserk Other. If that happens, watch out!


Meliai were introduced in 0.19.