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''This page covers the player [[species]]. For the monster, see [[Mummy (monster)]]. For a list of all monstrous mummies, see [[List of mummies]].''
 
''This page covers the player [[species]]. For the monster, see [[Mummy (monster)]]. For a list of all monstrous mummies, see [[List of mummies]].''
 
{{flavour|These are undead creatures who travel into the depths in search of revenge, redemption, or just because they want to.
 
{{flavour|These are undead creatures who travel into the depths in search of revenge, redemption, or just because they want to.
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==Innate Abilities==
 
==Innate Abilities==
 
*Mummies have many assorted resistances and weaknesses:
 
*Mummies have many assorted resistances and weaknesses:
**Benefits: [[Cold Resistance 1]], [[Life Protection 3]], [[Poison Resistance]], [[Rot Resistance]], [[Torment Immunity]], cannot be [[mutation|mutated]].
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**Benefits: [[Cold Resistance 1]], [[Life Protection 3]], [[Poison Resistance|Poison Immunity]], [[Rot Resistance|Rot Immunity]], [[Torment Immunity]], cannot be [[mutation|mutated]].
**Penalties: Vulnerable to [[Dispel Undead]] and [[holy wrath]]-[[brand]]ed weapons (which they cannot wield); cannot go [[berserk]]; will [[rot]] instead of [[mutate]].  
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**Penalties: Vulnerable to [[Dispel Undead]] and [[holy wrath]]-[[brand]]ed weapons (which they cannot wield); cannot go [[berserk]].  
 
**Mummies have one level of [[fire#Fire Vulnerability|fire vulnerability]].
 
**Mummies have one level of [[fire#Fire Vulnerability|fire vulnerability]].
*Mummies suffer rot (max HP damage) in lieu of mutation
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*Mummies suffer penalties to [[Stats]] in lieu of mutation.
*Mummies cannot memorize any self-transformation spells, nor can they memorize spells that only affect the living: [[Dragon Form]], [[Ice Form]], [[Spider Form]], [[Statue Form]], [[Stoneskin]], [[Beastly Appendage]], [[Blade Hands]], [[Necromutation]], [[Regeneration]], [[Sublimation of blood]], [[Death's Door]], [[Borgnjor's Revivification]], [[Alistair's Intoxication]], [[Cure Poison]].
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*Mummies cannot memorize any self-transformation spells, nor can they memorize spells that only affect the living: [[Beastly Appendage]], [[Blade Hands]], [[Borgnjor's Revivification]], [[Death's Door]], [[Dragon Form]], [[Hydra Form]], [[Ice Form]], [[Necromutation]], [[Regeneration]], [[Spider Form]], [[Statue Form]] and [[Sublimation of Blood]].
*Mummies cannot and do not need to eat: they have no [[food clock]] at all. As such, they have no [[spell hunger]] nor concern over sustenance costs associated with [[vampiric]] weapons, item-granted boosts to HP regeneration ([[rings of regeneration]] or [[troll leather armour]]), using [[rods]],  [[Sif Muna]]'s [[Channel energy|Channel Energy]] ability, and the like.
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*Mummies cannot and do not need to eat: they have no [[food clock]] at all. As such, they have no [[spell hunger]] nor concern over sustenance costs associated with [[vampiric]] weapons, and the like.
*Mummies are incapable of drinking potions of any kind. They can cure rot only with a [[wand of healing]] (when at full health) or by sacrificing 1 permanent MP using Self-Restoration ''(see below)''.
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*Mummies are incapable of drinking potions of any kind.
*Mummies do not breathe, and thus cannot [[asphyxiation|asphyxiate]] (deep water remains fatal, causing unraveling rather than drowning).
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*Mummies do not breathe, and thus cannot [[asphyxiation|asphyxiate]] (but still cannot enter deep water, which would cause unraveling rather than drowning).
 
*Being undead, mummies may not worship [[The Shining One]], [[Zin]], [[Elyvilon]], or [[Fedhas Madash]].
 
*Being undead, mummies may not worship [[The Shining One]], [[Zin]], [[Elyvilon]], or [[Fedhas Madash]].
  
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*'''Mages:''' [[Wizard]], [[Conjurer]], [[Summoner]], [[Necromancer]], [[Fire Elementalist]], [[Ice Elementalist]]
 
*'''Mages:''' [[Wizard]], [[Conjurer]], [[Summoner]], [[Necromancer]], [[Fire Elementalist]], [[Ice Elementalist]]
  
Due to their undead nature, mummies are prohibited from becoming [[Healer]]s. Like [[Ghoul]]s, they are also prohibited from becoming [[Transmuter]]s.
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Like [[Ghoul]]s, mummies are prohibited from becoming [[Transmuter]]s.
  
 
==Level Bonuses==
 
==Level Bonuses==
*No additional [[stat]] gain.
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*+1 to a random [[stat]] every 5th level.
 
*Average [[HP]].
 
*Average [[HP]].
 
*Average [[MP]].
 
*Average [[MP]].
*+3 [[magic resistance]] per level.
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*+5 [[magic resistance]] per level.
 
*Gain boosts to [[Necromancy]] spell power at levels 13 and 26.
 
*Gain boosts to [[Necromancy]] spell power at levels 13 and 26.
*[[File:Self restoration.png]] Mummies receive a Self-Restoration ability at level 13: at the cost of losing one point of max MP ''permanently'', all [[strength]], [[dexterity]], [[intelligence]], and some [[rot]]ted HP are restored.
 
{{flavour|At the permanent loss of one magic point restore your Strength, Dexterity, and Intelligence, and heal a large amount of rotted hit points.}}
 
  
 
==Starting Skills and Equipment==
 
==Starting Skills and Equipment==
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{{Hard}}
 
{{Hard}}
  
Mummies are a very difficult species to play. First and foremost, they cannot quaff [[potions]]. This knocks out several survival tools, some of which are especially critical in the early going. Among other things, lack of potion use also means that [[confusion]] is in effect as bad as [[paralysis]] for Mummies. Beyond this major liability, Mummies also level up very slowly, their intrinsic rF- can cause unexpected (and lethal) spikes in damage until it is offset, and their aptitudes are bad in almost everything. They cannot use many useful spells, nor helpful tools such as [[berserk]] and the various forms one can access through [[Transmutations]].  
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Mummies are a very difficult species to play. First and foremost, they cannot quaff [[potions]]. This knocks out several survival tools, some of which are especially critical in the early game. Among other things, lack of potion use also means that [[confusion]] is in effect as bad as [[paralysis]] for Mummies. Beyond this major liability, Mummies also level up very slowly, their intrinsic rF- can cause unexpected (and lethal) spikes in damage until it is offset, and their aptitudes are bad in almost everything. They cannot use many useful spells, nor helpful tools such as [[berserk]] and the various forms one can access through [[Transmutations]].  
  
 
Mummies gain intrinsic spellpower enhancements to [[Necromancy]] spells at level 13, and another stacking enhancement at level 26. In addition, Mummies never hunger and can ignore all nutrition costs (and gain). Unfortunately, these advantages usually provide little or no benefit in the early parts of the game, when characters are not yet well established, and thus most vulnerable.  
 
Mummies gain intrinsic spellpower enhancements to [[Necromancy]] spells at level 13, and another stacking enhancement at level 26. In addition, Mummies never hunger and can ignore all nutrition costs (and gain). Unfortunately, these advantages usually provide little or no benefit in the early parts of the game, when characters are not yet well established, and thus most vulnerable.  
 
  
 
{{species_aptitudes|Mummy}}
 
{{species_aptitudes|Mummy}}
  
 
==Strategy==
 
==Strategy==
Mummies should be considered a challenge species. However, if one wants to play to their advantages (such as they are), one way to do so is by starting as one of the "mage" backgrounds and worshiping [[Sif Muna]], as this guarantees the opportunity to make good on a Mummy's lack of hunger by exploiting Sif's [[channeling]] as quickly as possible. This can work with summoning spells in particular, as a Mummy can constantly keep a large number of summons surrounding him while still having max, or near max, MP. This type of strategy is easiest to set up with Mummies that start as [[Wizard]]s, [[Summoner]]s, or [[Ice elementalist]]s. So long as one constantly keeps summons around—a task that Mummies reduce simply to an exercise in the player's patience—then once this strategy gets going, it can be extremely strong.  
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Mummies should be considered a challenge species, but there are ways to play to their advantages (such as they are).
  
[[Necromancer]] is not a bad start for Mummies, either, and it gives you allies that do not require continually recasting one's summoning spells. Mummies are also immune to many of the side effects and miscast effects of Necromancy. Do note however that mummies unfortunately cannot use one spell that appears in the necromancer's starting book, [[regeneration]].  
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[[Gozag]] is a good god choice, since mummies aren't bothered by the lack of corpses and Gozag gives them a way to get potion effects in emergencies. Call Merchant provides a good selection of equipment, which can help compensate for poor skill aptitudes.
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[[Necromancer]] is a decent start for Mummies, and it gives you allies that do not require continually recasting one's summoning spells. Mummies are also immune to many of the side effects and miscast effects of Necromancy. Do note however that mummies unfortunately cannot use one spell that appears in the necromancer's starting book, [[Regeneration]].  
  
 
Assuming you have managed to offset their rF-, high level Mummies fare well in the optional extended endgame. However, one has to survive all the non-optional parts first, during which time torment immunity does not help, and yet all the disadvantages of Mummies are as salient as ever, if not more so.
 
Assuming you have managed to offset their rF-, high level Mummies fare well in the optional extended endgame. However, one has to survive all the non-optional parts first, during which time torment immunity does not help, and yet all the disadvantages of Mummies are as salient as ever, if not more so.
  
Mummies must always be careful of sources of [[confusion]]: they have absolutely no way to cure it except to let it wear off naturally, which can make confusion almost as bad for them as [[paralysis]] is for all species. While confused, you cannot use spells or scrolls, and cannot accurately or effectively use melee, ranged weapons, wands, or movement. Thus, Mummy characters should value extrinsic MR even more highly than other species, and should keep an eye out for an [[amulet of clarity]].
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Mummies must always be careful of sources of [[confusion]]: they have absolutely no way to cure it except to let it wear off naturally, which can make confusion almost as bad for them as [[paralysis]] is for all species. While confused, you cannot use spells or scrolls, and cannot accurately or effectively use melee, ranged weapons, wands, or movement. Thus, Mummy characters should value extrinsic [[MR]] and [[Clarity]] even more highly than other species.
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==History==
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Prior to [[0.20]], mummies had a spellcasting aptitude of -1.
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Prior to [[0.19]], mummies gained an ability at level 13 called Self-restoration, allowing them to sacrifice one point of max MP permanently to restore their [[Stat]]s and a bit of [[Rot]]ted HP.
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Prior to [[0.17]], mummies did not gain a stat every 5th level.
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Prior to [[0.8]], mummies gained 3 MR every level instead of 5.
  
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Latest revision as of 06:03, 30 January 2019

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This page covers the player species. For the monster, see Mummy (monster). For a list of all monstrous mummies, see List of mummies.

These are undead creatures who travel into the depths in search of revenge, redemption, or just because they want to.

Mummies progress slowly in levels, half again as slowly as Humans in all skills except fighting, spellcasting and necromancy. As they increase in levels, they become increasingly in touch with the powers of death, but cannot use some types of necromancy which only affect living creatures. The side effects of necromantic magic tend to be relatively harmless to Mummies. However, their desiccated bodies are highly flammable. They also do not need to eat or drink and, in any case, are incapable of doing so.

Innate Abilities

Mummies have a base Strength of 11, Intelligence of 7 and Dexterity of 7 (before Background modifiers).

Preferred Backgrounds

Like Ghouls, mummies are prohibited from becoming Transmuters.

Level Bonuses

Starting Skills and Equipment

Mummies receive the skills and equipment listed for their background, with the following exceptions:

Difficulty of Play

SimpleIntermediateAdvanced

Mummies are a very difficult species to play. First and foremost, they cannot quaff potions. This knocks out several survival tools, some of which are especially critical in the early game. Among other things, lack of potion use also means that confusion is in effect as bad as paralysis for Mummies. Beyond this major liability, Mummies also level up very slowly, their intrinsic rF- can cause unexpected (and lethal) spikes in damage until it is offset, and their aptitudes are bad in almost everything. They cannot use many useful spells, nor helpful tools such as berserk and the various forms one can access through Transmutations.

Mummies gain intrinsic spellpower enhancements to Necromancy spells at level 13, and another stacking enhancement at level 26. In addition, Mummies never hunger and can ignore all nutrition costs (and gain). Unfortunately, these advantages usually provide little or no benefit in the early parts of the game, when characters are not yet well established, and thus most vulnerable.

Skill aptitudes

The higher the value, the better the aptitude.

Skill Aptitude Skill Aptitude Skill Aptitude
Attack Miscellaneous Magic
Fighting 0 Armour -2 Spellcasting 2
Short Blades -2 Dodging -2 Conjurations -2
Long Blades -2 Stealth -1 Hexes -1
Axes -2 Shields -2 Charms -2
Maces & Flails -2 Summonings -2
Polearms -2 Necromancy 0
Staves -2 Translocations -2
Unarmed Combat -2 Transmutation -2
Fire Magic -2
Throwing -2 Ice Magic -2 Invocations -1
Slings -2 Air Magic -2 Evocations -2
Bows -2 Earth Magic -2
Crossbows -2 Poison Magic -2 Experience -1

Strategy

Mummies should be considered a challenge species, but there are ways to play to their advantages (such as they are).

Gozag is a good god choice, since mummies aren't bothered by the lack of corpses and Gozag gives them a way to get potion effects in emergencies. Call Merchant provides a good selection of equipment, which can help compensate for poor skill aptitudes.

Necromancer is a decent start for Mummies, and it gives you allies that do not require continually recasting one's summoning spells. Mummies are also immune to many of the side effects and miscast effects of Necromancy. Do note however that mummies unfortunately cannot use one spell that appears in the necromancer's starting book, Regeneration.

Assuming you have managed to offset their rF-, high level Mummies fare well in the optional extended endgame. However, one has to survive all the non-optional parts first, during which time torment immunity does not help, and yet all the disadvantages of Mummies are as salient as ever, if not more so.

Mummies must always be careful of sources of confusion: they have absolutely no way to cure it except to let it wear off naturally, which can make confusion almost as bad for them as paralysis is for all species. While confused, you cannot use spells or scrolls, and cannot accurately or effectively use melee, ranged weapons, wands, or movement. Thus, Mummy characters should value extrinsic MR and Clarity even more highly than other species.

History

Prior to 0.20, mummies had a spellcasting aptitude of -1.

Prior to 0.19, mummies gained an ability at level 13 called Self-restoration, allowing them to sacrifice one point of max MP permanently to restore their Stats and a bit of Rotted HP.

Prior to 0.17, mummies did not gain a stat every 5th level.

Prior to 0.8, mummies gained 3 MR every level instead of 5.

Species
Simple Hill OrcMinotaurMerfolkGargoyleDraconianHalflingTrollGhoul
Intermediate HumanKoboldDemonspawnCentaurSprigganTenguDeep ElfOgreDeep DwarfGnoll
Advanced Vine StalkerVampireDemigodFormicidNagaOctopodeFelidBarachiMummy