Terror Grows

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The Terror Grows dungeon is the Human Warlord.png Warlord silver challenge. The dungeon is a modified version of the Hexx Ruins. The boss uses the name and sprite of Bleaty the Goat Monster Icon.png Goat, but his attributes are actually a slightly tweaked version of Stheno the Gorgon Monster Icon.png Gorgon.

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Preparations

Thief Den and Mage Tower


Reward

This challenge will grant you the perplexing but powerful Trisword.png Trisword. This item is one of the most sought-after in the game for players who enjoy playing as HalflingHero.png Halfling or GnomeHero.png Gnome characters.


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The dungeon will always spawn the HALPMEH.png HALPMEH, WEYTWUT.png WEYTWUT and IMAWAL.png IMAWAL glyphs. As well, you will always find an altar of The Earthmother Icon.png The Earthmother. Otherwise, there are normal shops to be found throughout the dungeon.


Revenant Goats

Like the Hexx Ruins, every time you slay a monster an evil Revenant will rise in its place. However, these revenants take the form of a Goat Monster Icon.png Goat. No matter what level the monster is, these revenants will deal 999 damage, and they also have First Strike.png First Strike. They grant no XP when killed. There are three ways to deal with these monsters:

  • Death Protection: you can survive their attacks with death protection
  • Slow: a slowed monster loses first strike, allowing you to avoid their devastating 999 damage attack. You can use either WEYTWUT.png WEYTWUT or the Entanglement boon of the Earthmother to do this.
  • Petrify: using the IMAWAL.png IMAWAL glyph to turn these monsters into statues will effectively remove them from play

Death protection is a very expensive way to deal with these goats, so where-ever possible try to stone or slow them.


Boss

The boss uses the name and sprite of Bleaty the Goat Monster Icon.png Goat, but his attributes are actually a slightly tweaked version of Stheno the Gorgon Monster Icon.png Gorgon. When attacked for the first time, every remaining monster on the dungeon (including goat revenants) will turn to dust and empower Bleaty with additional resistances. It is in your best interest to remove or petrify all of them before fighting the final boss. Bleaty has 100% death gaze, but reasonably low damage. You can either use HALPMEH.png HALPMEH to fight at full health or CYDSTEPP.png CYDSTEPP to fight at 1 HP, whichever makes more sense for your character. Use the clearance boon of the Earthmother to restore your mana between attacks.

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