Grimm's Grotto

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The Grotto is a place where more seasoned adventurers tend to mess about with swords and sorcery. It's absolutely infested with all sorts of nasty nasties which seem a fair bit tougher than the average dungeon monster.
Grimm's Grotto
Region South
Difficulty Hard
Monster Stats 140%
Population All unlocked monsters
Bosses Boss: Random Random
Suggested Classes Any
Quests Quest: Halflings, Ho! Halflings, Ho!
Unlock Quest: Unlikely Heroes Unlikely Heroes
Grimm's Grotto Map

The Grotto is a place where more seasoned adventurers tend to mess about with swords and sorcery. It's absolutely infested with all sorts of nasty nasties which seem a fair bit tougher than the average dungeon monster.

Special Rules

Grimm's Grotto uses a different monster placement algorithm than other dungeons. While most dungeons will weight the placement of low-level monsters towards the player's start location and high-level monsters away from it, Grimm's Grotto places them randomly. This means it has a significantly higher probability of creating unwinnable layouts than any other dungeon. According to the developers, this is an intentional throwback to the alpha.

Quests

Quest: Halflings, Ho! Halflings, Ho!

Defeat Dungeon: Grimm's Grotto Grimm's Grotto with Class: Wizard Halfling Wizard, Class: Sorcerer Halfling Sorcerer, and Class: Bloodmage Halfling Bloodmage

Reward: Item: Witchalok Pendant Witchalok Pendant  

Bosses

Strategy

Due to the randomized boss, it is difficult to approach Grimm's Grotto with an overly-specialized strategy. Instead, it is better to prepare yourself to deal with a wide variety of different bosses. Your most important goal is to find ways to navigate around monsters that are blocking your path to avoid getting cut off. The Glyph: ENDISWAL ENDISWAL, Glyph: WEYTWUT WEYTWUT and Glyph: PISORF PISORF glyphs all work very well for this purpose. There are also some preparations that can increase your chances against being stuck between monsters that are too powerful: the Item: Bear Mace Bear Mace or the Item: Slaying Wand Slaying Wand from the Blacksmith; the Item: Transmutation Seal Transmutation Seal from the Alchemist; or arguably the best one, the Item: Titan Guitar Titan Guitar in case you have it lockered or available via your backpack. Alternatively, you may prepare God: Jehora Jeheyu Jehora Jeheyu or God: Binlor Ironshield Binlor Ironshield for their free glyphs, though consider that especially Jehora's preparation penalty can be significant.