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