Medusa and Medusa Queen

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Dungeon creatures
Level 1
Troglodyte Troglodyte
Infernal Troglodyte Infernal Troglodyte
Level 2
Harpy Harpy
Harpy Hag Harpy Hag
Level 3
Beholder Beholder
Evil Eye Evil Eye
Level 4
Medusa Medusa
Medusa Queen Medusa Queen
Level 5
Minotaur Minotaur
Minotaur King Minotaur King
Level 6
Manticore Manticore
Scorpicore Scorpicore
Level 7
Red Dragon Red Dragon
Black Dragon Black Dragon
Castle Rampart Tower
Inferno Necropolis Dungeon
Stronghold Fortress Conflux
Cove Neutral
Creature Medusa.gif
 Cost per troop 
Resource Gold 20x18.gif

Attack 9
Defense 9
Damage 6–8
Health 25
Speed 5
Movement Ground
Size 2
Shots 4
Growth 4
AI Value 517
 Special abilities:
Ranged attack
• No melee penalty
Stone gaze 20%
Medusa Queen
Creature Medusa Queen.gif
 Cost per troop 
Resource Gold 20x18.gif

Attack 10
Defense 10
Damage 6–8
Health 30
Speed 6
Movement Ground
Size 2
Shots 8
Growth 4
AI Value 577
 Special abilities:
Ranged attack
• No melee penalty
Stone gaze 20%
Chapel of Stilled Voices  Medusa (adventure map).gifMedusa Queen (adventure map).gif

Medusas and Medusa Queens are level 4 creatures of Dungeon town. They are recruited from the Chapel of Stilled Voices.

"Armed with bows, medusas and medusa queens can attack at range to good effect. Their hand-to-hand attacks do the same damage and also have a 20% chance of petrifying their targets for three rounds. Petrified creatures cannot move, take 50% damage, and become unfrozen when attacked." RoE manual

Tactics and info[edit]

Due to their small amount of shots it is highly recommended to upgrade them right away, and their building doesn't require any hard to get resource. Medusas and Medusa Queens themselves are also pretty cheap. They are pretty resilient units compared to the other ranged units. This paired with the threat of stone gaze and lack of melee penalty makes it risky to directly attack them with melee units.

See also: