Vashnia

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

Vashnia NVashnia.png
HP 105-213
HD 16
XP 4949
Speed 10 (move: 140%)
AC 11
EV 17
MR 120
Attack1 25 (hit: plain)
Attack2 7 (constrict: crush)


Type of Meat Inedible
Resistances rPois+
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Land
Intelligence Human
Uses Weapons & armour
Starting equipment
Open doors
Holiness Natural
Size Large
Type naga, naga
Flags Archer
See invisible
Speaks
Warm-blooded
Unique
Female
Don't melee
An elite marksnaga who leads a skilled team of sharpshooters. She is particularly skilled in translocation magic.

Useful Info

Vashnia the Elite Marksnaga is a unique naga sharpshooter who leads a band of her fellow naga archers. She is deadlier and more durable than her allies, and she uses her Translocations magic to move units around the battlefield, forcing you out of melee range or putting her allies in perfect positions to snipe you. Along with the standard longbow or crossbow, she also always generates with a naga barding.

Location

Spells

Spell set I
Slot1 Spit Poison (d23) Natural flag,
Breath flag
Slot2 Portal Projectile Wizard flag
Slot3 Blink Allies Away Wizard flag
Slot4 Blink Away Wizard flag
Slot5 Blink Other Emergency flag,
Wizard flag

Tips & Tricks

  • If you have a way to get Repel or Deflect Missiles, that can help take a lot of the sting out of Vashnia and her band's attacks. Alternatively, duck into a kill hole to limit how many nagas can shoot at you at once.
  • She's got considerable MR, making it difficult to disable her without a scroll of vulnerability. The best way to fight her is probably a straight slugfest after you've separated her from her allies. Any buffs you have like haste or might are probably a good choice here.
    • Don't bother trying to go berserk, as she'll just blink away and fill you with holes as your rage wears off.
  • Silence will shut down her magic for a time, which can help you pin her down long enough to kill her.
  • Vashnia's no faster than any other naga. Any character that moves faster than naga speed can outrun and avoid her if necessary -- her predilection for blinking specifically away from her makes this even easier.
  • If you kite her long enough, Vashnia will eventually run out of ammunition. This will ideally happen over the course of several encounters -- attempting to run her out of arrows in one sitting will probably get you killed.

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