|A servant of Beogh, the ancient and cruel god of the orcs. Beogh rewards the prayers of devoted servants by striking down their enemies.|
For a list of all orcs, see list of orcs.
Orc priests introduce smiting into the game at levels where smiting is scary. So long as an orc priest is visible, it is capable of instantly dealing 7-17 damage to you in a single turn. Even worse, they usually appear along with a pack of orcs, orc wizards, and orc warriors, and can appear as early as Dungeon:2.
Hill orc characters will be given the opportunity to convert to Beogh whenever they encounter an orc priest. Once you see the "Beogh" status effect appear, press 'a' and then 'Y' to become a believer.
Tips & Tricks
- Orc priests can be neutralized by hiding from their line of sight (they will try to rush you if they can't smite you), making them confused/paralyzed, or trapping them in a throwing net.
- Avoid fights where they get to cast against you for several turns while you have to chop a path through their allies.
- Very early characters may wish to avoid them entirely, if they don't have an easy way of killing them quickly. If you see more than one priest at a time, start running.