The Enchantress

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

the Enchantress iThe Enchantress.png
HP 64-130
HD 15
XP 3869
Speed 10 (move: 60%)
AC 10
EV 28
MR 160
Attack1 26 (hit: plain)


Type of Meat Clean
Resistances rSticky
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Land
Intelligence Human
Uses Weapons & armour
Starting equipment
Open doors
Holiness Natural
Size Little
Type spriggan, spriggan
Flags See invisible
Speaks
Warm-blooded
Unique
Female
First and most fearful of her kind, the Enchantress rules over the spriggans of the dungeon. She wears an opalescent outfit made of dragon skin that shimmers with many colours.

Useful Info

The Enchantress is a rare spriggan unique who leads a band of spriggan defenders, berserkers, and air mages. She spawns with a powerful weapon (16% chance of distortion) and a suit of faerie dragon scales (essentially a randomly enchanted artifact acid dragon scales), has an innate Deflect Missiles effect up at all times, is incredibly evasive, and knows several dangerous Hexes.

Location

Spells

Spell set I
Slot1 Dimension Anchor Wizard flag
Slot2 Slow Wizard flag
Slot3 Haste Wizard flag
Slot4 Mass Confusion Wizard flag
Slot5 Strip Resistance Wizard flag
Slot6 Invisibility Emergency flag,
Wizard flag
Slot7 Deflect Missiles Wizard flag

Tips & Tricks

  • The Enchantress and her band of allies can be devastating if faced all at once, and are very difficult to escape. If you see spriggans, try to lure them away a few at a time; even if the Enchantress isn't part of the band, it's still a good habit.
  • You'll want massive amounts of magic resistance to reduce the impact of her hexes, and high AC/GDR will reduce the sting of her demon whip.
  • Avoid flying during this fight; her air mages will tear flying characters to shreds with Airstrike. As for the defenders and berserkers, you can neutralize them best by fighting in a hallway and only allowing one opponent to reach you at a time.
  • As she can deny you the ability to teleport, try to have another means of escape at your disposal, such as Haste plus a timely Swiftness.
  • Actually hitting her can be a huge pain, especially for ranged weapon users. If possible, use spells like Airstrike, Fireball, Lee's Rapid Deconstruction, or anything else that bypasses EV.
  • Be sure to check out the faerie dragon scales she drops. Its usefulness can vary wildly, but has the potential to be extremely worthwhile.
  • You can also find the Enchantress in Dungeon Sprint IV: Fedhas' Mad Dash.

History

  • Prior to 0.14, she would only appear in massive spriggan-themed vaults that would rarely generate in the lower floors of the Dungeon.
  • Prior to 0.13, she knew Banishment in place of Dimension Anchor, Strip Resistance, and Mass Confusion.
  • In 0.7, she could be generated in Wizard mode. She was added into the standard game in 0.8.
  • During the short period in which the Enchanted Forest generated in trunk, the Enchantress was guaranteed to spawn on the lowest floor.