Grutik shaman

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Grutik shaman
Level 29
Family Grutik family creatures
Body Type Biped
Classification(s) Living
Area(s) Found Zaerthu Tunnels
Attack Attributes
Physical Attacks
Quarterstaff 220 AS
Bolt Spells
Minor Acid (904) 205 AS
Warding Spells
Sleep (501) 165 CS
Misc. Offensive Spells
Elemental Dispel (417)
Earthen Fury (917)
Elemental Wave (410)
Tremors (909)
Defense Attributes
Light Leather (natural) ASG 5N
Defensive Strength (DS)
Melee 221-271
Bolt 205-255
Unarmed Defense Factor
UDF 230-280
Target Defense (TD)
Bard Base 95
Cleric Base
Empath Base
Paladin Base
Ranger Base
Sorcerer Base
Wizard Base 115
Minor Elemental 115
Major Elemental 115
Minor Spiritual
Major Spiritual
Minor Mental
Defensive Spells
Prismatic Guard (905)
Mass Blur (911)
Elemental Bias (508)
Elemental Deflection (507)
Thurfel's Ward (503)
Wizard's Shield (919)
Treasure Attributes
Coins Yes
Gems Yes
Magic Items Yes
Boxes Yes
Skin None
This misshapen humanoid has large luminous eyes from many years of living underground.  It's dressed in scraps of mismatched cloth in an apparent attempt to make a crude patchwork robe.  While not overly muscled, its eyes shine with a crude intelligence.

Hunting strategies

You *MUST* be quick to stun them. As a rogue ambusher, I go for a leg right off the bat. With these Shaman though, this might not happen fast or easily for the following reason:

The very seldom are below a defensive stance and they average a DS of 240-245!

If you remain hidden and they don't find you as they 'search' nervously, wait...they will sometimes kneel to perform some kind of prayer-like thing, or their spell of protection dissipates, or they do one more thing I can't remember at the moment that puts them at a lower DS disadvantage. THEN you strike!

They will remain stunned for 3 or 4 rounds and you can take a head off (if ambushing).

Other information

These things cast Earthen Fury, or make the ground shake to knock you down. They also try to hit you with their staff.

You will also get Sunfist promotion points from these things and the Grutik Savages.

Beware the roa'ter wormlings in this area!! Go read about those and why on their page.

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