|A large creature with a woman's head, a lion's body and the wings of a huge bird, able to cloud the minds of its foes and wield fell magics.|
Sphinxes are hefty late-game beasts that pack a wide variety of debilitating Hexes in their spell lists. Because they can paralyze you, they're a much bigger threat when other enemies are around than when alone, but even then they have some decent melee attacks and the ability to smite. They can be found individually in the Depths and the Vaults, and in a large, dangerous pack in the Tomb. They are also occasionally summoned by the unique sorceress Kirke.
Tips & Tricks
- High magic resistance (at least +++, preferably ++++) will render them almost incapable of disabling you.
- Strong summoned allies can usually take out a sphinx without trouble. In the worst case, you may be incapacitated by a spell, but your allies will kill or distract it until the effect wears off.
- If you see a sphinx with several strong allies that you're not ready for, consider teleporting or using a Controlled Blink immediately. You may not get a second chance.
- You can summon your own friendly sphinxes with the spell Monstrous Menagerie.