Spriggan rider

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

spriggan rider iSpriggan rider.png
HP 39-81
HD 11
XP 807
Speed 10 (move: 60%)
AC 1
EV 18
Will 100
Attack1 27 (hit: plain)

Resistances None
Vulnerabilities Poison
Habitat Land
Intelligence Human
Uses Weapons & armour
Starting equipment
Open doors
Holiness Natural
Size Small
Type spriggan, spriggan
Flags Fighter
See invisible
A spriggan that has tamed a hornet as its mount, and is tasked with protecting the spriggan fens and cairns from intruders.

Useful Info

Spriggan riders are fast mounted opponents which ride hornets, shooting darts and attacking you with Polearms. They are impossible to escape on foot and hit hard, making them surprisingly deadly opponents. They can be found in the Swamp and in rare "spriggan forest" vaults found throughout the dungeon and its branches.

When a spriggan rider is damaged below 50% HP, there's a 100% - (2 * current_hp%) chance you kill either the spriggan or its hornet mount, leaving the other behind (equal chance for each).[1] The survivor will have the same HP value (not percent) as the spriggan rider when it died, and keeps any statuses it had.

Tips & Tricks

  • Poison resistance renders their darts harmless.
  • Darts require a clear line of fire in order to hit you. However, their polearms can reach over other monsters.
  • If you manage to kill a spriggan rider's hornet while it's flying over deep water, it will drop the spriggan into the water and kill it instantly.
  • Thankfully, spriggan riders don't have the paralytic poison of hornets. If the spriggan dies, however, you'll risk paralysis (if you don't have immunity to poison).



  1. monster.cc:5811 (0.30.0)