Merfolk javelineer

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

merfolk javelineer mMerfolk javelineer.png
HP 51-104
HD 13
XP 1123
Speed 10 (swim: 60%)
AC 0
EV 14
MR 60
Attack1 17 (hit: plain)


Type of Meat Clean
Resistances rDrown
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Amphibious
Intelligence Human
Uses Weapons & armour
Starting equipment
Open doors
Holiness Natural
Size Medium
Type merfolk, merfolk
Flags Archer
Speaks
Warm-blooded
Don't melee
A fearsome merfolk champion with a piercing gaze and a large bundle of javelins.

“Again at length my thought reviving came,
When I no longer found my self the same;
Then first this sea-green beard I felt to grow,
And these large honours on my spreading brow;
My long-descending locks the billows sweep,
And my broad shoulders cleave the yielding deep;
My fishy tail, my arms of azure hue,
And ev'ry part divinely chang'd, I view.”
-Ovid, _Metamorphoses_, XIII, 546-7. 8 A.D.
trans. Garth, Dryden, et al.

Useful Info

Merfolk javelineers are powerful merfolk who inhabit the Shoals. They hurl javelins with great force.

Tips & Tricks

  • Javelineers carry large stacks of javelins, so characters looking for good throwing weapons should stop by the Shoals. Just be sure to position yourself so those javelins aren't flying past you into the sea.
  • These monsters deal a lot of damage, so stay away if you have low EV. RMsl is excellent here, if you can get it. They're not quite as bad as deep elf master archers, but they tend to appear in greater numbers and with more friends.
  • Javelineers occasionally carry silver javelins; transmuters, demonspawn, and the heavily mutated should expect even heavier damage output than usual.
  • Unlike most ranged combatants, merfolk javelineers won't stop chucking javelins at you if you close into melee range. If you have a way to deal damage from a distance, do so to avoid having to charge through a rain of javelins.