Grim gigas skald

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Grim gigas skald
Level 105
Family Gigas family creatures
Body Type Biped
Area(s) Found Hinterwilds
Attack Attributes
Warding Spells
Stunning Shout (1008) 494-499 CS
Defense Attributes
Full Leather ASG 6
Defensive Strength (DS)
Melee ?
Ranged ?
Bolt ?
Unarmed Defense Factor
Target Defense (TD)
Bard Base 430-443
Cleric Base ?
Empath Base 449-461
Paladin Base ?
Ranger Base ?
Sorcerer Base ?
Wizard Base ?
Minor Elemental ?
Major Elemental ?
Minor Spiritual ?
Major Spiritual ?
Minor Mental ?
Defensive Spells
Warding Sphere (310)
Lesser Shroud (120)
Resist Elements (602)
Other Unique Abilities
Treasure Attributes
Coins ?
Gems ?
Magic Items ?
Boxes ?
Skin ?
Other ?
A grim gigas skald is not especially tall for one of her kind, but still stands just under two stories tall.  She has a raw-boned face and a grim gaze.  The robes she wears are of dusky golden boarskin and appear ceremonial, having been stitched with hundreds of beads made from semiprecious gems.  A grim gigas skald wears a tremendous drinking horn at her belt.

Hunting Strategies

General Advice
  • Since the strength of each damaging round of Condemn is based only on the initial roll, it can often be worthwhile to cast Condemn again before the first cast has finished if that first cast had a low enough endroll. This is especially true if the first cast isn't doing enough damage to keep them stunned, which is crucial since skalds' SMR attack can be lethal and their TD is sufficiently high that Soul Ward (319) isn't always reliable defense.

Other Information

Arrival messaging
Preceded by a mournful dirge, a grim gigas skald stalks in, his song accompanied by the clacking of the crude jeweled beads adorning the ceremonial garb that he wears.
Death messaging
A grim gigas skald raises a hand as if to grasp for support as she collapses, life going out of her form.
Search messaging
A grim gigas skald's corpse succumbs to rot, collapsing in upon itself until naught but dust remains.
Combat messaging
A grim gigas skald artfully plays her hoarbeam lyre, sending a ripple of shimmering air toward you!
  AS: +447 vs DS: +450 with AvD: +41 + d100 roll: +78 = +116
   ... and hits for 10 points of damage!
   Chest hit causes you to spin around like a halfling after a fresh tart.
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