Eye of draining

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

eye of draining GEye of draining.png
HP 25-52
HD 7
XP 124
Speed 5
AC 3
EV 1
Will 60

Type of Meat None
Resistances rDrown
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Land
Intelligence Brainless
Uses Uses nothing
Holiness Natural
Size Medium
Type giant eyeball, eye of draining
Flags See invisible
A hovering horror that waxes strong on magic.

Useful Info

Eyes of draining are slow, floating creatures which have no physical attacks. Instead, they can make a gaze attack against you, irresistibly draining 5-17 MP, healing themselves in the process.

They are quite rare outside eye-infested vaults or the Slime Pits. But you may encounter them in midgame from Dungeon:8 downwards.


Spell set I
Slot1 Draining Gaze Magical flag

Tips & Tricks

  • A spellcaster meeting an eye of draining may wish to immediately cast his most powerful spells in an attempt to quickly overwhelm it. The MP would be devoured anyway, so there's no sense in being frugal.
  • While largely harmless for melee-based characters, remember to re-assess the priority in which you target them should you find such a character relying upon an amulet of guardian spirit.