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Miner is an enemy unit encountered on the Mines (floor 1).


Overview

"Miners are alchemically infused convicts that can be found working in the tunnels beneath the castle. The potions they are fed give them a vast increase in strength at the cost of reduced intellect and lifespan. The ruling human aristocracy is more than willing to supply the dwarves with captives for their experiments as long as they receive a share of the profits."[1]

Abilities Enemy ability icon 1.png

Enemy ability icon 1.png

Skill info gold dot.pngSkill info gold dot.pngSkill info empty dot enemy.pngSkill info empty dot enemy.png
Ally forward 2.png
Skill info red dot.pngSkill info red dot.pngSkill info red dot.pngSkill info red dot.png

Physical Attack.. Deals 50% damage twice.

Debuffs for 1 turn:

- Target loses all Initiative.png Initiative.
Miner pick throw.GIF

Enemy ability icon 2.png

Skill info empty dot enemy.pngSkill info gold dot.pngSkill info gold dot.pngSkill info gold dot.png Skill info red dot.pngSkill info red dot.pngSkill info empty dot allias.pngSkill info empty dot allias.png
Physical Attack.. Deals Attack.png65% damage twice.
Miner double strike.GIF

Counter Strategy icon.png

Roles: Physical damage dealer Attack.png, Debuff.Icon buff stat neg.png support

Effective in positions: Skill info empty dot enemy.pngSkill info gold dot.pngSkill info gold dot.pngSkill info gold dot.png

Miners are often encountered in the early battles of the Mines and becomes rarer as the dungeon progresses. On the front, they are a dangerous source of physical damage, delivering double strikes to quickly remove Block Block.png from front-line minions and make them vulnerable to subsequent attacks. On higher difficulties, they may start with 2 Block Block.png, making it hard to take them out. Due to having no Ward Ward.png protection, Banshee Banshee icon.png and Black Widow Spider widow icon.png can easily apply damage Debuffs on them to manage their damage output. With Fatal Bondage, Black Widow Spider widow icon.png can even strip all Block Block.png from a Miner with one use. Any minion that can bypass or remove all Block Block.png from them is recommended: Ghoul Ghoul icon.png (Restrained Slaughter), Skeleton Skeleton icon.png (Smite),... Miners' damage can be devastating, but they have low Sanity Sanity icon.png and therefore are prone to taking heavy stress damage and going Insane Icon buff insanity.png while a Shade Shade icon.png is using Pain Amplification. Pushing a Miner to position 3 or preferably 4 with minions such as Wraith Wraith icon.png or Skeleton Skeleton icon.png may be a good move as this will force him to use his other less damaging ability. However, the minion getting hit will lose all Initiative Initiative.png.

Dialogue

  • Ally gets killed: "He's dead? He's dead!"
  • Getting hit by a critical attack: "I can see my guts...uggghhh."
  • Going insane Icon buff insanity.png: "The dead! The dead are everywhere!"
  • Using first ability: "Take dat, ya bony shits!"
  • Using second ability: "My shift will kill me before you do!"

References

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