| A fair and noble ruler of an ancient and mighty kingdom, mummified after an early death. His faithful priests subsequently infused him with great and powerful magic, seeking to grant him eternal life. Now he is forgotten and reduced to mouldering bandages and dry, brittle bones.
Ye men of Egypt, ye have heard your king!
Menkaure is a unique mummy with limited access to dangerous Necromancy. He's just as slow, fragile, and vulnerable to fire as a regular mummy, but his ability to torment you makes him a significant threat.
Tips & Tricks
- While undead characters have nothing to fear from Menkaure's spells, the living can lose half their HP in a single turn if he casts Symbol of Torment. Use any life protection equipment you have if you expect a drawn-out battle with him.
- Undead characters should still be wary about engaging him in melee; as slow and fragile as he is, a potential 25 damage per hit isn't something to sneeze at.
- His fire vulnerability and awful EV makes him fall quickly to a wand of fire, wand of flame, or pretty much any Fire Magic. Dispel Undead or holy wrath weapons also work well.
- Menkaure's death curse is a single cursed piece of equipment. Use allies to finish him off if you'd prefer to avoid this.
Menkaure may be based on Smenkhkare, who was an Egyptian pharaoh thought to have ruled for a short time after the death of Akhenaten.