Demonic Library

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The arch-wizards of the old desert empire played with hellfire, and their entire civilisation suffered for it. Now malevolent beings seek to bring forth a world-destroying force.


Demonic Library is a Vicious-level dungeon located far to the North. It is unlocked by defeating Shifting Passages. The map consists of the main (library) part, as well as a special subdungeon hosting the boss of the dungeon (arena).

Overview

Monsters

Monster: Imp Imp: Blinks

Monster: Succubus Succubus: Weakening Blow, Death Gaze 50%

Monster: Djinn Djinn: Magical Attack, Retaliate: Fireball

Monster: Doom Armour Doom Armour: Berserks 50%, Death Protection 1/Level

Monster: Cultist Cultist: Cowardly, Respawns (into: Monster: Zombie Zombie: Undead, Bloodless )

Monster: Thrall Thrall: Undead, Bloodless, Poison, Mana Burn

Monster: Steel Golem Steel Golem: Curse Bearer, Physical Resist 25%

Monster difficulty is 140%.

Bosses

The boss is The Avatar (Monster: Animated Armour Animated Armour icon, Attack 75, Health 954, Physical Resist 25%, Magical Resist 75%, Berserks 25%). However, in order to enter the Arena under the library where the Avatar resides, the five Demon Lords must normally be defeated:

Perivolcan Ze: Attack 105, Health 222, Magic Resist 50%, Corrosive; found in the top left corner of the map

Perivolcan Pa: Attack 105, Health 222, Physical Resist 50%, Weakening Blow; found in the top right corner of the map

Mesostel Pa: Attack 105, Health 222, Curse Bearer, Mana Burn, Deathgaze 100%; found at the right side of the map

Aphelion: Attack 105, Health 222, First Strike, Poisonous, Magical Attack; found at the very bottom of the map

Mesostel Ze: Attack 105, Health 222, Magical Attack, Retaliate: Fireball; found at the left side of the map

The Demon Lords each have identical stats, but different traits.

Special Rules

Defeating any Demonlord will give one layer of Death Protection to another one (chosen randomly). Defeating all five Demon Lords will remove all unbreakable walls from the map, thus unlocking the central entrance to the circular arena where the Avatar resides.

Striking the Avatar in melee or via BURNDAYRAZ produces several level 10 "???" enemies, with random palette swaps and abilities.

Strategy

Recommended Classes/Races

Recommended Classes: Class: Paladin Paladin, Class: Warlord Warlord, Class: Bloodmage Bloodmage, Class: Thief Thief or Class: Tinker Tinker.

Recommended Races: Race: Orc Orc, Race: Gnome Gnome, Race: Halfling Halfling.

Because the Demon Lords have various traits, most strategies will find at least some of them more difficult to defeat. Generalist classes like the Thief or Tinker will benefit from their versatility; Paladins will have an easier time defeating the Avatar; Warlords have an easier time defeating the Demon Lords; and Bloodmages can tap into the blackspace of the Library Walls and fully benefit from the sizeable blackspace of the Arena itself.

In terms of races, because of the need to spike potentially multiple bosses, the potion races generally fare well. Orc does well because of the decent early-game damage boost that helps against the non-trivial monsters occupying the map.

Fighting the Demon Lords

Because each dying Demon Lord will give a layer of Death Protection to one of the remaining Demon Lords, leaving the most difficult lords for last might prove to be counter-productive. It is generally a good idea to start with one or two easier demon lord, but then take on the most difficult one after them, timing level-ups and using up some of the potions / other resources to defeat him.

Fighting The Avatar

Before engaging The Avatar in the bossfight, it can be beneficial to move him right next to the stairs using teleportation magic or PISORF. Otherwise the minions that spawn when he is struck will clog the whole map, making the stairs back to the surface inaccessible. Having him right next to the stairs leaves access to the resources (altars, shops, monsters, blood pools) within the library itself.

Quests

Requires Enhanced Edition: The Moving of the Cheese - Complete Demonic Library with any 3 classes. Unlocks the playable Class: Rat Monarch Rat Monarch monster class. The Avatar drops the Item: Avatar's Codex Avatar's Codex.