Minotaur (monster)

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This page is about the monster. For the player species, see Minotaur.

minotaur HMinotaur (monster).png
HP 47-96
HD 13
XP 1084
Speed 10
AC 14
EV 4
MR 60
Attack1 35 (hit: plain)
Attack2 20 (gore: plain)

Type of Meat Clean
Resistances None
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Land
Intelligence Human
Uses Weapons & armour
Starting equipment
Open doors
Holiness Natural
Size Medium
Type minotaur, minotaur
Flags Fighter
A large muscular human with the head of a bull. It makes its home in secluded labyrinths.

Useful Info

Minotaurs are moderately powerful creatures which guard the center of every Labyrinth, protecting their treasure horde and preventing escape. They can be dangerous in melee, countering attacks with vicious headbutts, but they lack any other special abilities. They do appear sometimes outside of a Labyrinth in the Depths and the Vaults.

Tips & Tricks

  • It's usually pretty obvious when you're about to come across the minotaur, as the center of the Labyrinth is pretty easy to spot.
  • Minotaurs hit hard, but aren't very durable, and the fact that they're usually asleep when you find them will give you a chance to get in some early damage, particularly if you're trained in stealth.
  • Be sure to examine them before the fight to know just how heavy a hitter they're going to be. A bare-handed minotaur is much less of a threat than one wielding an obvious artifact executioner's axe.


  • In 0.22, minotaurs will be buffed considerably to spawn with either a plate armour or chain mail, javelins and much higher MR, making the labyrinth a significantly greater threat.
  • Prior to 0.14, minotaurs appearing naturally outside of labyrinths didn't come with equipment.