For a list of all mummies, see list of mummies.
| A fair and noble ruler of an ancient and mighty kingdom, mummified after an early death. His faithful priests subsequently infused him with great and powerful magic, seeking to grant him eternal life. Now he is forgotten and reduced to mouldering bandages and dry, brittle bones.
“Ye men of Egypt, ye have heard your king!
Menkaure, Prince of Dust is a unique mummy with limited access to dangerous Necromancy. He's just as vulnerable to fire as a regular mummy, but his powerful melee attacks, ability to haste himself, and tendency to torment half your health away in an instant makes him a significant threat.
Tips & Tricks
- While undead characters have nothing to fear from Menkaure's spells, the living can lose half their HP in a single turn if he casts Symbol of Torment. Use any life protection equipment you have if you expect a drawn-out battle with him.
- Undead characters should still be wary about engaging him in melee; as slow and fragile as he is, a potential 25 damage per hit isn't something to sneeze at this early in the game.
- His fire vulnerability and awful EV makes him fall quickly to a wand of flame, or pretty much any Fire Magic. Dispel Undead or weapons of holy wrath also work well.
- So long as you have a reliable means of killing him, meeting Menkaure can be a good time to use a potion of lignification, as being a tree gives you considerable AC as well as complete immunity to torment. Of course, you won't be able to flee from any other threats that may wander by.