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Version 0.31: This article is up to date for the latest stable release of Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup.
Roxanne 8Roxanne.png
HP 120-243
HD 14
XP 1964
Speed 10 (stationary)
AC 20
EV 0
Will Immune

Resistances rF++
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Land
Intelligence Human
Uses Starting equipment
Open doors
Holiness Non-living
Size Large
Type statue, statue
Flags Unbreathing
No wand
A strikingly realistic sapphire statue of a famous earth mage who disappeared after a catastrophic spell failure. She is clutching a book.

Useful Info

Roxanne, Geomancer Emeritus is a unique statue who casts powerful Earth Magic and uses an irresistible blink spell to keep you within her attack range. In addition, she resists all elements and has a fair amount of AC. She's harmless from a distance, though, and her spells can be affected by Silence and antimagic.

She always carries a (possibly randart) granite talisman.



Spell set I
Slot1 Lehudib's Crystal Spear (3d32) Wizard flag
Slot2 Iron Shot (3d26) Wizard flag
Slot3 Blink Other Close Wizard flag
Slot4 Bolt of Magma (3d23) Wizard flag

Tips & Tricks

  • The furthest she can attack is range 4. As long as you're at least 5 spaces away, you're safe until Blink Other Close pulls you in. Therefore, you can wear her down with irresistible long range attacks, like Ranged Weapons, Lee's Rapid Deconstruction, or Orb of Destruction.
    • A potion of lignification makes you immune to blink. So you can stay at edge of LOS, enter Tree Form, then wear her down with ranged attacks. Note that it might take multiple potions to beat her. Formicids are naturally immune to blink, due to their stasis, so don't need Tree Form. -Tele artefacts are another way to prevent Blink Other Close.
  • If you do get affected by her Blink Other Close spell, don't panic. Attempting to flee on foot is very likely to fail. To retreat safely, read a scroll of fog to block her line of sight long enough for you to escape, or simply blink or teleport away if that's not an option.
  • Silence will completely disable her spellcasting, making her harmless so long as the silence lasts. If you're a melee fighter, you can use a scroll of silence, then use might and/or haste to make sure she dies before it runs out.
  • Other things that are good against Roxanne include:
    • Swarming her with summons or other allies. Blink Other Close only affects one target, so having summons makes it much less likely for you to get pulled in. Mana vipers are especially effective.
    • She can't see invisible, so that's a good way to reduce damage. Repulsion works against all of her attack spells. Reflection is by no means reliable, but it can make killing her faster.
    • One of the few elements she is not resistant to is acid. A wand of acid can seriously lower AC while dealing good damage.
  • Last but not least, remember that you don't have to kill everything right away. This is true of any dangerous monster, but especially true of a stationary one. Don't be afraid to run away; she'll be there when you come back, if you even feel that killing her later is necessary.


  • Prior to 0.31, Roxanne would drop a spellbook with the Statue Form spell (and other Earth spells) instead of a granite talisman.
  • Prior to 0.26, Roxanne and other statues couldn't regenerate HP.
  • Prior to 0.12, Roxanne's Blink Other Close spell could be blocked by your magic resistance.
  • Roxanne was added in 0.5.