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For a list of all nagas, see list of nagas.

Vashnia NVashnia.png
HP 105-213
HD 16
XP 4949
Speed 10 (move: 140%)
AC 11
EV 17
Will 120
Attack1 25 (hit: plain)
Attack2 7 (constrict: crush)

Resistances rPois+
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Land
Intelligence Human
Uses Weapons & armour
Starting equipment
Open doors
Holiness Natural
Size Large
Type naga, naga
Flags Archer
See invisible
Don't melee
An elite marksnaga who leads a skilled team of sharpshooters. She is particularly skilled in translocation magic.

Useful Info

Vashnia the Elite Marksnaga is a unique naga who leads a band of fellow naga sharpshooters. She is deadlier and more durable than her allies, and her Translocations magic can send either herself or her allies backwards. Along with the standard longbow or crossbow, she also always generates with a barding.

Vashnia has the Archer flag, dealing up to 21 extra damage with ranged weapons.



Spell set I
Slot1 Spit Poison (d23) Natural flag,
Breath flag
Slot2 Portal Projectile Wizard flag
Slot3 Blink Allies Away Wizard flag
Slot4 Blink Away Wizard flag
Slot5 Blink Other Emergency flag,
Wizard flag

Tips & Tricks

  • In general, you shouldn't try to fight Vashnia and her squad at the same time. If you get shot from 4 nagas at once, you can take up to 180 damage/turn (40 per sharpshooter, 60 from Vashnia) before AC.
    • You may want to try luring monsters away from the group. Due to the "band" AI, the squad will generally stick together. However, with enough persistence - and an otherwise safe floor - you can eventually pick off the band.
    • All nagas move slowly. If you are faster than a naga, a good option is to walk away, go upstairs, and avoid her band entirely. If you engage in combat, try to retreat early, since each sharpshooter has free reign to shoot as you are retreating.
    • As with all ranged enemies, a kill hole can be effective at separating them.
  • Thanks to Portal Projectile, each sharpshooter can attack past one another, so hiding behind enemies doesn't work.
  • She has considerable willpower, though a scroll of vulnerability or orb of guile can bring it down to reasonable levels. Tukima's Dance is particularly effective. A wand of paralysis and wand of charming can do the trick, too.
  • A phial of floods can disable her blinking, allowing melee characters to catch up.
    • A much more risky method to disable blinking is a potion of attraction. First, be certain that none of her band is alive; trying to fight all the sharpshooters at once is bound to end up poorly. Then, you need to be confident to beat Vashnia in the first place; using might and haste is highly recommended.
  • Don't bother trying to go berserk, as she'll just blink away and fill you with holes as your rage wears off.