Merfolk impaler

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

merfolk impaler mMerfolk impaler.png
HP 51-104
HD 12
XP 915
Speed 10 (swim: 60%; atk: 60%)
AC 3
EV 18
Will 40
Attack1 22 (hit: plain)

Resistances rDrown
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Amphibious
Intelligence Human
Uses Weapons & armour
Starting equipment
Open doors
Holiness Natural
Size Medium
Type merfolk, merfolk
Flags Speaks
A powerfully muscled merfolk warrior, bearing a deadly weapon.

“Again at length my thought reviving came,
When I no longer found my self the same;
Then first this sea-green beard I felt to grow,
And these large honours on my spreading brow;
My long-descending locks the billows sweep,
And my broad shoulders cleave the yielding deep;
My fishy tail, my arms of azure hue,
And ev'ry part divinely chang'd, I view.”
-Ovid, _Metamorphoses_, XIII, 546-7. 8 A.D.
trans. Garth, Dryden, et al.

Useful Info

Merfolk impalers are powerful merfolk warriors who inhabit the Shoals. They carry branded tridents and sometimes shields. Although not too durable, their attacks are nearly twice as fast as those of most monsters, making them a significant threat in melee.

Tips & Tricks


  • Prior to 0.28, their melee attacks dealt 25 base damage.
  • Prior to 0.27, monsters had hidden weapon penalties (they attacked slower), which made merfolk impalers less dangerous.