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

cyclops CCyclops.png
HP 32-66
HD 9
XP 531
Speed 7
AC 5
EV 3
MR 40
Attack1 35 (hit: plain)

Type of Meat Clean
Resistances rDrown
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Land
Intelligence Human
Uses Starting equipment
Open doors
Holiness Natural
Size Giant
Type giant, cyclops
Flags Speaks
A giant with one eye in the centre of its forehead. Despite their lack of binocular vision, cyclopes throw boulders with fearsome accuracy.

Useful Info

Cyclopes are slow, hard-hitting giants that are a menace at range. They usually generate with three or four large rocks on hand, which they will happily hurl at you from range. Cyclopes can appear alone or with a herd of dream sheep or yaks around them, and can be most commonly found in the late Dungeon, the Vaults, the Orcish Mines and the Shoals.

Tips & Tricks

Hide around corners and attack them at close range or cast Deflect Missiles if you're a mage. Any form of Repel Missiles, such as a scarf of repulsion will also help. If there are other monsters around, you can use them as a shield, and hopefully the cyclops will kill them for you.

They have a pretty lousy MR, confusing them will eliminate most of the harm they can do to you.

As you might expect, they can't See Invisible, so quaffing a potion of invisibility can let you escape in a dire situation.


The presence of sheep and yaks is a reference to Homer's The Odyssey, where cyclopes are presented as shepherds.