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==Tips & Tricks==
 
==Tips & Tricks==
 
*The threat level of her imps is very variable. [[Crimson imp]]s are mostly harmless. [[White imp]]s are capable of dealing significant [[cold]] damage. [[Shadow imp]]s are capable of raising the dead and hitting you with [[negative energy]] damage. [[Iron imp]]s are serious threats in melee. In all cases, however, it is easier to kill Natasha than to try to kill off her summons, as they will all die once she's beaten. Consider retreating and returning later if she manages to get a sizable imp army up before you can reach her.
 
*The threat level of her imps is very variable. [[Crimson imp]]s are mostly harmless. [[White imp]]s are capable of dealing significant [[cold]] damage. [[Shadow imp]]s are capable of raising the dead and hitting you with [[negative energy]] damage. [[Iron imp]]s are serious threats in melee. In all cases, however, it is easier to kill Natasha than to try to kill off her summons, as they will all die once she's beaten. Consider retreating and returning later if she manages to get a sizable imp army up before you can reach her.
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*Natasha can wield wands and has been known to spawn with a wand of polymorph.  Use caution if you have low magic resistance.
  
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==

Revision as of 23:58, 5 May 2015

Version 0.16: This article may not be up to date for the latest stable release of Crawl.
Natasha hNatasha.png
HP 15
HD 3
XP 35
Speed 10 (move: 80%)
AC 2
EV 12
MR 20
Attack1 10 (claw: plain)


Type of Meat Clean
Resistances None
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Land
Intelligence High
Uses Starting equipment
Open doors
Holiness Natural
Size Little
Type felid, felid
Flags See invisible
Speaks
Unique
Warm-blooded
A magical cat. Once a powerful wizard's familiar, Natasha was abandoned after he was consumed by the necromantic forces he sought to control. Now she patrols the dungeon, taking a bloody vengeance with spell and claw upon any adventurer that crosses her path.

“It dooth appéere that there is in Cats as in all other kindes of beasts, a certaine reason and language wherby they vnderstand one another. But as touching this Grimmalkin: I take rather to be an Hagat or a VVitch then a Cat. For witches haue gone often in that likenes, And therof hath come the prouerb as trew as common, that a Cat hath nine liues, that is to say, a witch may take on her a Cats body nine times.”
-William Baldwin, “Beware the Cat”, 1584

Useful Info

Natasha, Servant of Life and Death is a unique felid wizard. Although not very durable, she is fast and capable of summoning a variety of imps to her aid, as well as inflicting irresistible damage at any range and disabling you with status effects. On top of all that, she has three lives; when killed, she will respawn elsewhere on the floor twice before finally dying for good.

Location

Spells

Spell set
Slot1 Magic Dart (3d4) Wizard flag
Slot2 Slow Wizard flag
Slot3 Call Imp Wizard flag
Slot4 Conjure Flame (42d1) Wizard flag

Tips & Tricks

  • The threat level of her imps is very variable. Crimson imps are mostly harmless. White imps are capable of dealing significant cold damage. Shadow imps are capable of raising the dead and hitting you with negative energy damage. Iron imps are serious threats in melee. In all cases, however, it is easier to kill Natasha than to try to kill off her summons, as they will all die once she's beaten. Consider retreating and returning later if she manages to get a sizable imp army up before you can reach her.
  • Natasha can wield wands and has been known to spawn with a wand of polymorph. Use caution if you have low magic resistance.

Trivia

Although never explicitly stated, the unrand dagger Morg once belonged to a "powerful mage called Boris" who "got lost in the Dungeon while seeking the Orb." Given Natasha's flavour text, this strongly suggests that Natasha was once the unique lich Boris' familiar, making the pair into one of Crawl's sneakier pop culture references.

History

Prior to 0.16, Natasha knew Mephitic Cloud.

Natasha was added in 0.14.