Siren Song

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Sings a haunting song, making nearby victims unwilling to move away from the singer. Leaving the caster's line of sight will end the effect.

Siren Song is a monster-only ability that attempts to mesmerise the player. Mesmerise prevents the player from intentionally moving away from the singer, and prevents berserk. It can be resisted by willpower, but does not require line of fire.

You can end mesmerise by disabling the caster (confusion, petrification, silence, etc.) or by breaking line of sight of the caster.

The following enemies cast Siren Song:


  • Prior to 0.20, creating a sufficiently loud enough noise, such by reading scroll of noise or casting Lightning Bolt, could break the mesmerisation.
  • Prior to version 0.16, this ability could force the player to draw closer to the caster in addition to mesmerising them. That ability has since been moved to Avatar Song with the renaming of mermaids and sirens into sirens and merfolk avatars, respectively.