|An inefficient shadow imp previously employed as a torturer in one of the lower circles of Hell. She has a tendency to complain and make inane statements.|
Grinder is a dangerous unique shadow imp who tortures her victims, paralyzing them and then inflicting pain until the subject dies. She is notorious for killing characters long before they have the means of facing her.
- The Dungeon:3-6
Tips & Tricks
- Encountering an early Grinder can be extremely dangerous, as her paralysis is almost guaranteed to end the game for very low-level characters. Definitely consider ignoring her for the time being and coming back when you're a little better prepared. She's normal speed, so if you turn around and flee while she's at the edge of your line of sight, you'll probably be able to reach a staircase safely. Return to the floor through a different staircase and come back for her when you're more experienced.
- If you decide you do want to kill her immediately, use whatever tools you have access to. Don't be afraid to drink those potions of heal wounds you just identified if you get badly injured. Any sources of magic resistance and negative energy resistance you can wear are strongly recommended.
- Consider using a potion of lignification if you have one. Tree form is immune to Pain and has a high AC in case you get paralysed. Just be careful of other enemies in the area.
- Grinder is a very bad target for a wand of polymorph. As demons can only turn into other demons, she is very likely to turn into something even more dangerous -- a hellion is a likely result.