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Sleeper's Herald
Sleeper Herald
Enemy Type Husk
Size Small (1, no corpse)
Actions per round Turnticker
Stats
Variation Sleeper's Herald Sleeper's Herald Sleeper's Herald
HP 6 8 11
HP (Stygian/Bloodmoon) 8 10 14
Dodge 0 8.75 20
Protection 45 45 45
Speed 1 2 3
Tray stealth Stealth None None None
Resistances
Poptext stun Stun 100% 120% 140%
Poptext poison Blight 100% 120% 140%
Poptext bleed Bleed 100% 120% 140%
Poptext debuff Debuff 60% 80% 100%
Poptext move Move 20% 40% 60%

The Sleeper's Herald is a Husk type enemy found only in the Farmstead.

Behavior[ | ]

The Sleeper's Herald only has one ability, Reality Bend, which it will use every turn. It has the standard mark bias of 2x/3x/4x. Reality Bend inflicts minor stress, debuffs to the hero's Healing Received and ACC, as well as a chance to cause a hero to attack a random enemy instead of their intended target.

It will also spawn with a permanent Riposte that cannot be disabled; it will deal only minor damage (though still more than Reality Bend), but may inflict a debuff for an increase in received stress.

Strategy[ | ]

The Sleeper's Herald has powerful defenses, with massive resistances and 45% PROT. It has a permanent Riposte, which, while weak, will give a debuff for increased stress. However, its base health is minuscule, and any armor piercing attacks like the Shieldbreaker's Pierce or the Grave Robber's Pick to the Face, or even just a very high-damage attack like the Leper's Chop, will certainly be enough to destroy it in one hit; otherwise, expect a Riposte and possible debuff.

The debuff on Reality Bend can be incredibly disruptive, as it not only significantly decreases a hero's ACC but can cause their offensive abilities to target a random enemy instead of whatever was selected. It's recommended to use Medicinal Herbs to clear the debuff, or, if none are available, use AoE or heal/buff moves, which cannot be affected by Random Target Chance.

Abilities[ | ]

Apprentice Level
Skill Name Range Rank Target Accuracy Crit
Chance
Damage Effect
(Target)
Effect
(Self)
Notes
Reality Bend Ranged 1,2,3,4 1,2,3,4
20% +1 target
92.5% 0% 1-2
Stress Stress +8

Debuff 100% Debuff: -25% Healing Received, -10 ACC, +35% Random Target Chance (2 rds)
Riposte Riposte
*
Melee 1,2,3,4 1,2,3,4 87.5% 2% 3-5
(2-3)*
Debuff 85% Debuff: +20% Stress

Veteran Level
Skill Name Range Rank Target Accuracy Crit
Chance
Damage Effect
(Target)
Effect
(Self)
Notes
Reality Bend Ranged 1,2,3,4 1,2,3,4
20% +1 target
98.75% 4% 1-2
Stress Stress +8

Debuff 120% Debuff: -25% Healing Received (3 rds), -11 ACC, +35% Random Target Chance (2 rds)
Riposte Riposte
*
Melee 1,2,3,4 1,2,3,4 93.75% 8% 4-7
(3-5)*
Debuff 105% Debuff: +20% Stress

Darkest Level
Skill Name Range Rank Target Accuracy Crit
Chance
Damage Effect
(Target)
Effect
(Self)
Notes
Reality Bend Ranged 1,2,3,4 1,2,3,4
20% +1 target
110% 9% 1-3
Stress Stress +8

Debuff 140% Debuff: -25% Healing Received (4 rds), -12 ACC, +35% Random Target Chance (2 rds)
Riposte Riposte
*
Melee 1,2,3,4 1,2,3,4 105% 13% 6-8
(4-5)*
Debuff 125% Debuff: +20% Stress

* The Sleeper's Herald always spawns with a permanent Riposte without using a skill to activate it. The Riposte also has a permanent DMG debuff of -40%; since this will always be in effect, actual expected damage values are shown in parentheses. The CRIT buff from the Riposte effect (+0%/+2%/+4%) is added directly to the base CRIT chance due to the way this table displays.

Gallery[ | ]

Trivia[ | ]

  • The Sleeper's Herald has the lowest HP out of all standard enemies, being one point below even the Maggot if in Endless.
  • The Sleeper's Herald is the only standard Farmstead enemy that leaves no corpse, meaning it will not be replaced by a Crystalline Aberration.


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