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

Sojobo QSojobo.png
HP 99-200
HD 20
XP 6072
Speed 10 (move: 90%)
AC 9
EV 21
MR 140
Attack1 28 (hit: plain)
Attack2 14 (peck: plain)
Attack3 14 (claw: plain)
Type of Meat Clean
Resistances None
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Land
Intelligence Human
Uses Weapons & armour
Starting equipment
Open doors
Holiness Natural
Size Medium
Type tengu, tengu
Flags Fighter
See invisible
Queen of the tengu, with legendary skill in swordsmanship, tactics, and magic.

Useful Info

Sojobo, Queen of Tengu is a unique tengu air elementalist who is always generated with a band of tengu reavers. She's fairly durable, and even hitting her can be a challenge as she has significant evasion and an innate Deflect Missiles effect at all times. She carries a great sword (83%) or triple sword (17%) which has the electrocution brand 66% of the time.

Sojobo is resistant to the spell Tornado.



Spell set I
Slot1 Lightning Bolt (3d24) Wizard flag
Slot2 Wind Blast Wizard flag
Slot3 Airstrike (0-50) Wizard flag
Slot4 Summon Air Elementals Wizard flag
Slot5 Deflect Missiles Wizard flag

Tips & Tricks

  • Sojobo is a nasty opponent. Tengu reavers are nasty enemies. As such, taking on Sojobo and her band of reavers all at once is extremely reckless. Try to lure her allies away one by one, and only engage Sojobo when she's all alone. Swiftness or a potion of haste certainly help in getting away, as these tengu are all slightly faster than the average character.
  • Sojobo can deal dangerous amounts of damage quickly to the unprepared. Electricity resistance is very strongly recommended, as getting hit by a Lightning Bolt multizap can easily bring you to the brink of death, and there's no sense in tacking an additional 20 or so electricity damage on top of her already significant melee attacks. Likewise, flying characters should probably stay earthbound for this fight, as her Airstrike hits extra hard against the airborne.
  • It doesn't matter how supernaturally nimble an opponent is if your attacks can't miss. She's got no elemental resistances, so the unavoidable spells of any magic school should work just fine. Her magic resistance is high enough to be a problem for Hexes though.
  • When Sojobo is among her horde, do not attempt to stair dance nor rely on stairs as your primary mode of escape; at any time you can be forced off the stairs by her Wind Blast spell.


In 0.22, wind resistance was replaced with Tornado resistance.

In 0.13,Sojobo was added.