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Nergalle oNergalle.png
HP 39-80
HD 10
XP 803
Speed 10
AC 11
EV 11
Will 60
Attack1 6 (hit: plain)

Resistances None
Vulnerabilities Holy
Habitat Land
Intelligence Human
Uses Weapons & armour
Starting equipment
Open doors
Holiness Natural
Size Medium
Type orc, orc
Flags Evil
See invisible
A withered sorceress, exceptionally cruel even by orc standards. The living fear her; the dead obey her every command. She has a soft spot for the latter.

Useful Info

Nergalle the Soulbinder is a unique orc necromancer. Although capable of inflicting negative energy damage and draining you, her biggest threat lies in the spectral orcs she constantly summons and hastes.

If you are a worshiper of Beogh, it is possible to convert Nergalle to your cause.



Spell set I
Slot1 Bolt of Draining (3d18) Wizard flag
Slot2 Summon Spectral Orcs Wizard flag
Slot3 Haste Other Wizard flag

Tips & Tricks

  • The threat level of her spectral orcs varies tremendously based on what gets summoned; a spectral orc warrior may not be too threatening, but a spectral orc warlord can be devastating. It may be a hassle, but examine her summons to know just how afraid you should be.
  • Nergalle is actually one of the better orc allies you can acquire through Beogh. She has a decent direct damage spell, regularly surrounds enemies with powerful summoned allies, and hastes your other allies. Try not to let her die.


  • In 0.32, Nergalle will get Vanquished Vanguard instead of Summon Spectral Orcs.
  • Prior to 0.19, Nergalle could cast Death's Door, rendering her incapable of dying for several turns.
  • Prior to 0.13, Nergalle could not appear in the Lair.
  • Prior to 0.8, she could not summon spectral orcs and simply pelted you with spells.