Naga sharpshooter

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

naga sharpshooter NNaga sharpshooter.png
HP 47-96
HD 9
XP 831
Speed 10 (move: 140%)
AC 6
EV 10
Will 80
Attack1 17 (hit: plain)
Attack2 5 (constrict: crush)

Resistances rPois+
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Land
Intelligence Human
Uses Weapons & armour
Starting equipment
Open doors
Holiness Natural
Size Large
Type naga, naga
Flags Archer
See invisible
Don't melee
A naga with exceptionally keen eyesight, adept in the use of ranged weaponry and simple magics which allows it to snipe at targets across nearly any obstruction.

Useful Info

Naga sharpshooters are infuriating back-line attackers which pelt you with smite-targeted arrows from the back lines. They can be found in the Snake Pit, often with other nagas or as part of Vashnia's sniper band.

Naga sharpshooters have the Archer flag, dealing up to 12 extra damage with ranged weapons.


Spell set I
Slot1 Spit Poison (d14) Natural flag,
Breath flag
Slot2 Portal Projectile Wizard flag

Tips & Tricks

  • Due to the bonuses from weapon and Archer flag, naga sharpshooters can deal surprisingly high damage at range. With a +0 arbalest, a sharpshooter can deal 45 damage/shot. That's a lot when 3-4 sharpshooters are on the screen. If you have multiple sharpshooters in LOS, strongly consider repositioning. Judicious use of corners can help tremendously.
  • Unlike centaurs, sharpshooters won't stop firing their bows when you're in melee range. Also, thanks to Portal Projectile, their shots are often smite-targeted - hiding behind other monsters won't help.
  • Like other nagas, sharpshooters are slow, so consider retreating if things get hairy. Due to the ranged attacks, try to retreat sooner rather than later.


  • Prior to 0.27, monsters had hidden weapon penalties (they attacked slower).
  • Naga sharpshooters were added in 0.14.