Shining eye

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

shining eye GShining eye.png
HP 36-74
HD 10
XP 548
Speed 7
AC 3
EV 1
MR 100



Type of Meat None
Resistances rDrown
Vulnerabilities Silver
Habitat Land
Intelligence Brainless
Uses Uses nothing
Holiness Natural
Size Medium
Type giant eyeball, shining eye
Flags See invisible
Flying
Unbreathing
A huge and strangely deformed floating eyeball, pulsating with flesh-twisting energy. Beauty is certainly nowhere to be found in this beholder.

Useful Info

Shining eyes are dangerous floating monsters that deal no damage, but aggressively blast you with mutation-inflicting gaze attacks. Although these give you good mutations roughly 5% of the time, bad mutations are much, much more common. They are found in the Slime Pits, and can be summoned by a few enemies through the Summon Eyeballs spell.

Spells

Spell set I
Slot1 Malmutate Magical flag

Tips & Tricks

  • Their attack requires a clear path to hit you. Mass Summonings spells like Shadow Creatures can shield you while your minions charge in to combat. Even Summon Butterflies can provide protection.
    • If you lack access to summons, keeping other monsters between you and the shining eye also works, though less effectively (as they'll be attempting to kill you).
  • Airstrike can take them out quickly from behind a meat shield using smite-targeting, as can Portal Projectile.