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Monster Gallary in Eye of the Beholder I



Here are the mosters you'll encounter in Eye of the Beholder I. The descriptions are originally found at this FTP site.

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Level 1

KoboldKobold: These creatures are weak alone, but they can be dangerous when they attack in packs. All types of weapons are effective against these creatures. The clerical spell Hold Person is especially effective against Kobolds.

Giant LeechLeech, Giant: These creatures are slow and can only attack one a time, but they are much tougher than kobolds and can do a lot more damage when they hit. All types of weapons are effective against these creatures, but a novice party might want to keep their distance and attack leeches with ranged weapons and spells.


Level 2

SkeletonSkeleton: These creatures attack quickly and can pack together to attack as a mob. The best defense against a group of skeletons is to turn them by readying the holy symbol of the party's highest level cleric. Skeletons take half damage from piercing and slashing weapons like swords and daggers.

ZombieZombie: These creatures attack more slowly than skeletons but they too can pack together to attack as a mob. All types of weapons are effective against zombies, but the best defense against a group of zombies is to turn them by readying the holy symbol of the party's highest level cleric.


Level 3

Kuo-ToaKuo-Toa: These creatures are slow and can only attack one a time, but they can throw lightning bolts at range. When you spot a kuo-toa, sidestep its initial lightning bolt, then rush in and kill it in melee before the creature can get another lightning bolt off. All types of weapons are effective against these creatures.

FlindFlind: These creatures can only attack one at a time, but are fast and can do a lot of damage. They have a fondness for ambushes, so be ready for battle as you open doors, turn corners, and move through areas they inhabit. All types of weapons are effective against these creatures.


Levels 4 & 5

Giant SpiderSpider, Giant: These creatures are extremely dangerous due to the lethal poison in their bite. These creatures can only attack one at a time, but are quick and takes several hits to kill.

The best strategy when fighting a spider is to retreat and engage the spider with ranged weapons and spells. Dwarves with high constitution scores are resistant to poison and should be in the front rank in case the spider catches the retreating party. After each battle, be sure to quickly pick up your ranged weapon ammo and keep an eye out for other spiders.

Your cleric plays an important role in the party's survival after a character is poisoned. If a character is poisoned, its is best to cast a Slow Poison spell on them and look for a Potion of Cure Poison, or a friendly NPC cleric with a Neutralize Poison Spell.


Level 6

KenkuKenku: These creatures can pack together to attack as a group and can throw two Magic Missile spells at a range before they close to melee. When you spot a flock of kenku, sidestep until they have expended their Magic Missile spells. All types of weapons are effective against these creatures, but area effect spell like Fireball are the most effective way to break up their groups.

There is an entire community of kenku on level 6. Groups of them will continue to attack the party as long as they are on level 6. Be careful not to get surrounded, and move swiftly through the level to complete your objectives before too many of the kenku are alerted.


Level 7

Drow ElfDrow Elf: Most drow, outside of the area covered in EYE OF THE BEHOLDER, kill strangers on sight. The drow elf community in EOB has a pact with Xanathar and are used to dealing with non-drow. They may even be willing to bargain with wandering adventurers.

The drow can pack together to attack as a group and have a high resistance to spells. In melee, they attack with long swords coated with a short-term paralyzing poison. Use the party's maneuverability to stay out of melee with the drow and use ranged weapon attacks against them as long as you can.

Skeletal LordSkeletal Lord: These creatures are an elite force of evil warriors created from the bones of fallen heroes. They can attack quickly, are very tough, and can pack together to attack as a group. The best defense against a group of skeletons is to turn them by readying the holy symbol of the party's highest level cleric. Skeletal lords take half damage from piercing and slashing weapons like swords and daggers.


Level 8

DriderDrider: These creatures have powerful melee attacks, a high resistance to spells, and are armed with two spears that they used as ranged attacks. When you spot a drider, sidestep until he has expended his spears and then engage with ranged and melee weapons. All types of weapons are effective against these creatures, but most spells are ineffective.

Hell HoundHell Hound: These creatures attack with a powerful bite and by breathing fire. They are resistant to some spells. They often attack in packs, but keep sufficiently spread out to avoid area effect spells. Maneuver to keep from being surrounded. All types of weapons are effective against these creatures.


Level 9

Displacer BeastDisplacer Beast: These creatures have powerful melee attacks and have the power to 'displace' their image up to three feet from their actual location. Because of this ability, displacer beasts are difficult to hit with melee and ranged weapons, so it is best to engage them with spells.

Rust MonsterRust Monster: These creatures have an insatiable appetite for all metal. When you encounter a rust monster, immediately move characters without metal armor to the front rank and keep retreating to protect the party's metal equipment. While retreating, engage the rust monster with ranged weapons and spells.


Level 10

Mantis WarriorMantis Warrior: These creatures are extremely fast and carry two weapons, a thrown dagger and a halberd for melee attacks. The halberd is coated with the mantis warrior's paralyzing saliva. When you spot a mantis warrior, sidestep until he has expended his dagger, retreat to keep out of melee, and engage with ranged spells.


Level 11

Mind FlayerMind Flayer: These creatures are almost completely resistant to magic and their invisible psionic attack can paralyze the entire party. When a mind flayer turns to face the party, sidestep quickly to avoid its psionic attack. Retreat around corners and engage the mind flayer on its flank with ranged and melee weapons. All types of weapons are effective against these creatures.

XornXorn: These creatures are slow and tough, do a lot of damage when they hit, and are resistant to some spells. Engage the xorn by closing to melee, attacking, and then retreating before the xorn can execute its own powerful attack.


Level 12

Stone GolemGolem, Stone: Xanathar's stone golems are less powerful than classical golems because they are built using short cuts and non-traditional materials. Still, these monsters are extremely tough, do a lot of damage when they hit, and are resistant to most spells in the game. Engage a golem by closing to melee, attacking, and then retreating before it can execute its powerful melee attack.

BeholderBeholder: Xanathar the beholder has been watching your party since you accepted the Lord's commission and knows what you are capable of doing. Defeating him will not be an easy task!

Beholders are almost completely resistant to magic because of the anti-magic effects of their central eye. A beholder has ranged attacks, that can devastate the entire party. To defeat the beholder, use the tactics that have worked against other monsters, and remember the clues that you have received throughout the game.

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