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Nergalle oNergalle.png
HP 39-80
HD 10
XP 803
Speed 10
AC 11
EV 11
MR 60
Attack1 6 (hit: plain)

Type of Meat Clean
Resistances None
Vulnerabilities Holy
Habitat Land
Intelligence Human
Uses Weapons & armour
Starting equipment
Open doors
Holiness Natural
Size Medium
Type orc, orc
Flags Evil
See invisible
A withered sorceress, exceptionally cruel even by orc standards. The living fear her; the dead obey her every command. She has a soft spot for the latter.

Useful Info

Nergalle the Soulbinder is a unique orc necromancer. Although capable of inflicting negative energy damage and draining you, her biggest threat lies in the spectral orcs she constantly summons and hastes. On top of that, when near death she can activate a temporary invulnerability.

If you are a worshiper of Beogh, it is possible to convert Nergalle to your cause.



Spell set I
Slot1 Bolt of Draining (3d18) Wizard flag
Slot2 Summon Spectral Orcs Wizard flag
Slot3 Haste Other Wizard flag

Tips & Tricks

  • Because she only casts Death's Door in an emergency, try to finish her off quickly once you have her heavily wounded.
  • If she does get Death's Door off, do something productive while you wait for it to wear off (re-cast buffs, attack other creatures, etc.). If you don't have anything better to do, pillar-dancing will at least keep her from pelting you with more spells. Teleporting away works well, as the time spent returning to her should un-summon her orcs and end her Death's Door, but won't give her too much time to heal.
  • The threat level of her spectral orcs varies tremendously based on what gets summoned; a spectral orc warrior may not be too threatening, but a spectral orc warlord can be devastating. It may be a hassle, but examine her summons to know just how afraid you should be.
  • Nergalle is actually one of the better orc allies you can acquire through Beogh. She has a decent direct damage spell, regularly surrounds enemies with powerful summoned allies, hastes your other allies, and can become invincible when near death, turning her from a soon-to-be casualty into an amazing tank. Give her the best armour you can spare and try not to let her die.


Prior to 0.13, Nergalle could not appear in the Lair.

Prior to 0.8, she could not summon spectral orcs and simply pelted you with spells.