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Monsters found throughout the Crypt of the Necrodancer differ in their movement patterns, attack behavior, the damage they cause, and the amount of hit points they possess.

A number of monsters can be encountered as "lords". These monsters are twice the size of their normal counterparts and have their damage and HP doubled. These monsters drop a Scroll of Gigantism or a base of 24 gold.

The gold dropped by bosses depends on the zone, not which boss, and appears near the stairs. The base amount is 50, 125, 200, 250, 300 for zones 1, 2, 3, 4, Amplified dlc 5 respectively, and is affected by coin multiplier.

Monsters are listed in the Zone in which they appear at the Beastmaster. This does not exclude the possibility of them appearing again in later Zones. The enemies in the "Unused" tab are not at the Beastmaster and will not spawn during normal play, but are available to use in the level editor.

Monster Guide Health Attack Drop Movement Pattern
Bat
Bat
Cam Small Heart .5WeaponsPortal 2Coin Can move cardinally every second beat.
Bat red
Red Bat
Cam Small Heart 1WeaponsPortal 3Coin Can move cardinally every beat. Does not appear when playing as Bolt, Aria or Coda.
Ghost
Ghost
Cam Small Heart 1WeaponsPortal 2Coin Can move cardinally every beat, pursuing the player. Stationary and cannot be attacked unless the player has their back turned.
Monkey
Monkey
Cam Small Heart
(4Small Heart when grabbing)
0WeaponsPortal 1Coin Can move cardinally every beat, pursuing the player. Grabs the player and prevents movement until killed (does not require weapon). This Grabbing also breaks the Groove Chain.

While grabbed, the player is protected from explosives, red dragon's fireblast and roofpig, thoes deal that many damage to the monkey instead.

White Monkeys spawn only on 1-3, and sustain knockback when damaged.

Monkey white
White Monkey
Cam Small HeartSmall Heart
(6Small Heart when grabbing)
0WeaponsPortal 3Coin
Skeleton
Skeleton
Cam Small Heart .5WeaponsPortal 2Coin Can move cardinally every second beat, pursuing the player.

When reduced to 1 HP, yellow and black skeletons lose their head and run away from the last attack, moving in that direction every beat. Their decapitated bodies are affected by directional trap tiles and can still harm the player via collision.

Skeleton yellow
Yellow Skeleton
Cam Small HeartSmall Heart 1.5WeaponsPortal 3Coin
Skeleton black
Black Skeleton
Cam Small HeartSmall HeartSmall Heart 2WeaponsPortal 4Coin
Slime green
Green Slime
Cam Small Heart 50WeaponsPortal[1] 1Coin Passive. Has no movement pattern, but still susceptible to fear.
Slime blue
Blue Slime
Cam Small HeartSmall Heart 1WeaponsPortal 2Coin Can move every second beat, jumping vertically between two tiles.
Slime orange
Orange Slime
Cam Small Heart .5WeaponsPortal 2Coin Can move every beat, jumping clockwise in a 2 by 2 square. Can spawn starting on 1-2.
Wraith
Wraith
Cam Small Heart .5WeaponsPortal 2Coin Can move cardinally every beat, pursuing the player. They appear an even number of spaces away from the player. A Monocle shows where they will spawn, while the Nazar Charm prevents it altogether.
Zombie
Zombie
Cam Small Heart 1WeaponsPortal 1Coin Can move every second beat in a straight line (either vertical or horizontal), moving in the opposite direction if it encounters an obstruction (attacks if player).

Monster Guide Health Attack Drop Movement Pattern
Armadillo
Armadillo
Cam Small Heart 1.5WeaponsPortal 2Coin Stationary until it sees the player up to six tiles away cardinally, upon which it will curl up and roll in that direction every beat. While curled, it is protected from harm, but any impact will alter its direction. When it hits an obstruction, it is stunned for two beats. Strikes terrain it hits with 2Tool shovel.
Armadillo yellow
Yellow Armadillo
Cam Small HeartSmall Heart 2.5WeaponsPortal 5Coin
Armoredskeleton
Armored Skeleton
Cam Small Heart .5WeaponsPortal 2Coin A Skeleton with a shield. Behaves identically to their non-shielded variety but will block attacks in front of it, suffering knockback but no damage. Can be attacked like normal from their sides/behind and lose their shield along with their head when reduced to one HP.

Shield is lost when damage dealt is equal to or greater than their max HP.

Armoredskeleton yellow
Yellow Armored Skeleton
Cam Small HeartSmall Heart 1.5WeaponsPortal 4Coin
Armoredskeleton black
Black Armored Skeleton
Cam Small HeartSmall HeartSmall Heart 2.5WeaponsPortal 6Coin
Clone
Clone
Cam Small Heart 1.5WeaponsPortal 2Coin Mirrors the player's movement, looks like player character or player 1 in local co-op.
Golem stone
Golem
Cam 5Small Heart 2WeaponsPortal 4Coin Can move cardinally every fourth beat, pursuing the player. Can destroy walls with 2Tool shovel and pursue from far away.
Golem dirt
Dark Golem
Cam 7Small Heart 3WeaponsPortal 7Coin
Mole
Mole
Cam Small Heart 1WeaponsPortal 3Coin Can move cardinally every beat while underground, pursuing the player and destroying any traps and gold along its way. Can only attack or be attacked when above surface (when adjacent to the player). Does not appear when playing as Eli.
Mushroom light
Light Mushroom
Small Heart 0WeaponsPortal 0Coin Passive, stationary. Drops 1Coin when playing as Monk.
Mushroom exploding
Exploding Mushroom
Small HeartSmall Heart 2WeaponsPortal 0Coin Stationary. Explodes (3x3 area) three beats after receiving damage or upon death. Cannot be killed in one hit; only ever takes one damage per hit.
Mushroom
Mushroom
Cam Small Heart 1WeaponsPortal 2Coin Stationary. Emits spores on the tiles around it every fourth and third beat for the normal and Purple Mushroom respectively.

When afflicted with Fear, attacks every beat.

Mushroom super
Purple Mushroom
Cam Small HeartSmall HeartSmall Heart 2WeaponsPortal 3Coin
Skeleton mage white
Skeleton Mage
Cam Small Heart 1WeaponsPortal 2Coin Can move cardinally every second beat, pursuing the player. During its beat, attacks (if the player is one tile away) or uses a wind spell (if the player is two tiles away) to draw them one tile closer.
Skeleton mage yellow
Yellow Skeleton Mage
Cam Small HeartSmall Heart 2WeaponsPortal 4Coin
Skeleton mage black
Black Skeleton Mage
Cam Small HeartSmall HeartSmall Heart 2.5WeaponsPortal 6Coin
Tarmonster
Tar Monster
Cam Small Heart
(4Small Heart when grabbing)
1.5WeaponsPortal 3Coin Spawns in tar pits, pursuing the player. Becomes visible if the player is within a 2 tile radius (excluding corners) of it and appears in full view if adjacent to the player (cannot be attacked unless recently escaped from tar). When outside of tar, continues pursuing the player, attemping to grab and drag them to the nearest tar pit (like monkeys, this grabbing protect damage from explosives and fireblast); if successful, deals damage every second beat. Creates tar on the tile it's killed. If the nearest tar pit is frozen, it will not move.
Wight
Wight
Cam Small Heart 1.5WeaponsPortal 3Coin Can move cardinally every beat, pursuing the player. Can phase through walls and is protected when inside the wall. A Monocle shows where they will spawn, while the Nazar Charm prevents it altogether.
Fakewall
Fake Wall
Cam Small Heart 1WeaponsPortal 3Coin Can move cardinally every beat, pursuing the player. Only becomes active if the player is adjacent to it. Cannot be attacked on the next beat after becoming active.

Amplified dlc Renamed to "Wall mimic"

Monster Guide Health Attack Drop Movement Pattern
Cauldron coals
Coal Cauldron
Small Heart 0WeaponsPortal 0Coin Passive. Leaves a patch of hot coals when destroyed. Drops 1Coin when playing as Monk.
Shovemonster
Shove Monster
Cam Small HeartSmall Heart .5WeaponsPortal 1Coin Can move cardinally every beat, pursuing the player. Pushes the player one tile back and deals damage only if the player can no longer be pushed (either the tile behind the player is occupied with a wall or other entity or if the player is frozen by a Blue Dragon's breath or stoned by a Gorgon. If frozen or stoned, the Shove Monster will break the ice/stone upon dealing damage.
Shovemonster gray
Gray Shove Monster
Cam Small HeartSmall HeartSmall Heart .5WeaponsPortal 1Coin
Slime fire
Fire Slime
Cam Small Heart 1.5WeaponsPortal 1Coin Can move every beat. Jumps counterclockwise in a diamond shape. Leaves a patch of hot coals when killed. Will dig with 2Tool shovel if walls are blocking it.
Slime ice
Ice Slime
Cam Small Heart 1.5WeaponsPortal 1Coin Can move every beat, jumping clockwise in a diamond shape. Leaves a patch of ice when destroyed. Will dig with 2Tool shovel if walls are blocking it.
Beetle
Fire Beetle
Cam Small HeartSmall HeartSmall Heart 1.5WeaponsPortal 2Coin Can move cardinally every second beat, pursuing the player. If hit, gets knocked back and leaves behind a 5-tile (plus-shaped) patch of hot coals where it lands. If adjacent to player, loses its shell (leaving behind a patch of hot coals) and becomes vulnerable.
Beetle2
Ice Beetle
Cam Small HeartSmall HeartSmall Heart 1.5WeaponsPortal 2Coin Can move cardinally every second beat, pursuing the player. If hit, gets knocked back and leaves behind a 5-tile (plus-shaped) patch of ice where it lands. If adjacent to the player, loses its shell (leaving behind a patch of ice) and becomes vulnerable.
Fire elemental1
Fire Elemental
Cam Small HeartSmall Heart 1.5WeaponsPortal 2Coin Can move cardinally every third beat, pursuing the player and leaving behind patches of hot coals. Can dig through walls with 2Tool shovel.
Ice elemental1
Ice Elemental
Cam Small HeartSmall Heart 1.5WeaponsPortal 2Coin Can move cardinally every third beat, pursuing the player and leaving behind patches of ice. Can dig through walls with 2Tool shovel.
Hellhound
Hellhound
Cam Small Heart 1.5WeaponsPortal 2Coin Can move cardinally or diagonally every second beat, pursuing the player. Leaves behind a patch of hot coals when killed.
Goblin
Goblin
Cam Small Heart 2WeaponsPortal 2Coin Can move cardinally every beat, pursuing the player only when their back is turned (flees if not). Can attack while fleeing if adjacent.
Goblin2
Gray Goblin
Cam Small HeartSmall Heart 3WeaponsPortal 4Coin
Ghast
Ghast
Cam Small Heart 1WeaponsPortal 2Coin Can move cardinally every beat, pursuing the player. Phases through walls; cannot be hit inside one unless the player has a Dagger of Phasing. Evades once, teleporting behind the player. A Monocle shows where they will spawn, while the Nazar Charm prevents it altogether.
Skeletonknight
Skeleton Knight
Cam Small Heart 1WeaponsPortal 2Coin Can move cardinally every beat. Becomes a Armored Skeleton of the corresponding color when hit.
Skeletonknight2
Yellow Skeleton Knight
Cam Small Heart 2WeaponsPortal 4Coin
Skeletonknight3
Black Skeleton Knight
Cam Small Heart 3WeaponsPortal 6Coin
Yeti
Yeti
Cam Small Heart 1.5WeaponsPortal 3Coin Can move cardinally every fourth beat, pursuing the player. Does a clap as it moves, causing a shockwave affecting all surrounding tiles. Can dig walls with 2Tool shovel.
Cauldron coals mimic
Coal Cauldron Mimic
Cam Small Heart 1WeaponsPortal 2Coin Can move cardinally every beat, pursuing the player. Only becomes active if the player steps on an adjacent tile. Cannot be attacked on the next beat after becoming active. Leaves a patch of hot coals when destroyed.

Monster Guide Health Attack Drop Movement Pattern
Black Bat
Black Bat
Cam Small Heart 1WeaponsPortal 4Coin Can move cardinally every beat, attacking the player when possible (unless they are wearing the Ring of Luck or Lucky Charm). Does not appear for Bolt, Aria or Coda.
Ghoul
Ghoul
Cam Small Heart .5WeaponsPortal 4Coin Can move cardinally or diagonally every beat, pursuing the player. Can phase through walls (cannot be hit while in one). When hit, teleports to a tile adjacent to the player and makes illusions of itself on the other tiles surrounding the player. Attacking the real one will kill it while doing anything else will make the copies disappear. This is only done once. A Monocle shows where they will spawn, while the Nazar Charm prevents it altogether.

Where it teleports is determined by the ghoul's relative position to the player when hit. The real ghoul teleports 90 degrees clockwise around the player. If hit on the left, it teleports above and if on the top-right, it teleports down-right; any direction not cardinal is treated as diagonal for this calculation. If for example, it's hit with a whip when 2 down 1 left of the player, the ghoul will teleport to the top-left.

If hit by non-player damage, such as a bomb trap, the ghoul will not teleport but still enters its post-teleport state and so will die to a single hit.

Goblin Sentry
Goblin Sentry
Cam Small Heart .5WeaponsPortal 1Coin Starts out sleeping, and wakes up when approached. When awake, it runs straight away from the player until it hits a wall, where it will dig out that wall and the three walls adjacent to the struck wall with 2Tool shovel and lie down. Once awake, will always run away from the player, no matter where on the level it is.
Goblin Bomber
Goblin Bomber
Cam Small Heart 2WeaponsPortal 13Coin Can move diagonally every second beat. If it comes in contact with the player, the bomb detonates instantly, but When killed, drops a lit bomb that explodes after three beats.
Apprentice Blademaster
Apprentice Blademaster
Cam Small Heart .5WeaponsPortal
(1WeaponsPortal when lunging)
3Coin Can move cardinally every second beat, pursuing the player. Parries all non-piercing weapon damage. When attacked while directly adjacent, it will attempt to step backward and then lunge two tiles toward the player, striking for double damage if it hits. After lunging, it is vulnerable for one beat. Can lunge diagonally under specific circumstances when playing as Melody.
Monster Blademaster
Blademaster
Cam Small HeartSmall Heart 1WeaponsPortal
(2WeaponsPortal when lunging)
5Coin
Green Monkey
Green Monkey
Cam Small Heart
(4Small Heart when grabbing)
0WeaponsPortal 1Coin Can move cardinally every beat, pursuing the player. Upon grab, confuses (inverting player movement) until killed (does not require weapon) but does not prevent moving or attacking other enemies. This Grabbing does not break the Groove Chain. Does not appear for Aria.

While grabbed, the player is explosives, red dragon's fireblast and roofpig (but not ogre's club), freeing the player upon hit.

Magic Monkey
Magic Monkey
Cam Small HeartSmall Heart
(Small Heart when grabbing)
0WeaponsPortal 2Coin Can move cardinally every beat, pursuing the player. Upon grab, teleports you to a random location within the level if you attempt to break free (but not if killed by a bomb or red dragon's fireblast). This Grabbing does not break the Groove Chain. Gets knocked back when damaged. Does not appear for Aria.
Sarcophagus
Sarcophagus
Small Heart 0WeaponsPortal 20/8/5Coin Every 12 beats, it will attempt to spawn random type of its color of Skeleton. If the last-spawned skeleton is still alive, nothing will happen and it will wait 12 more beats to try again. Spawned skeleton knights will wait one beat before they start moving.

The amount of gold it will drop is reduced when the second skeleton spawns, and again when the third spawns. The first three skeletons spawned will drop gold as usual, but all spawns starting with the fourth will drop zero gold. Note that the total potential gold from the sarcophagus and its spawns goes down with each value drop. To maximize gold, kill the sarcophagus after it has spawned exactly one skeleton.

Yellow Sarcophagus
Yellow Sarcophagus
Small HeartSmall Heart 0WeaponsPortal 25/10/6Coin
Black Sarcophagus
Black Sarcophagus
Small HeartSmall HeartSmall Heart 0WeaponsPortal 30/12/7Coin
Lich
Lich
Cam Small Heart 1WeaponsPortal 3Coin Can move cardinally every second beat, pursuing the player. During its beat, attacks (if the player is one tile away) or uses a confusion spell (if the player is two tiles away and not confusd) to invert their movement. The confusion effect lasts for four beats.
Red Lich
Red Lich
Cam Small HeartSmall Heart 1.5WeaponsPortal 3Coin
Black Lich
Black Lich
Cam Small HeartSmall HeartSmall Heart 2WeaponsPortal 3Coin
Warlock
Warlock
Cam Small Heart 1.5WeaponsPortal 2Coin When defeated with a weapon, exchanges the contents of its space and the player's.
Neon Warlock
Neon Warlock
Cam Small HeartSmall Heart 2WeaponsPortal 3Coin
Harpy
Harpy
Cam Small Heart 1.5WeaponsPortal 2Coin Can move up to three tiles cardinally every second beat, pursuing the player. Can leap over other monsters, but not wall tiles.
Spider
Spider
Cam Small Heart 1WeaponsPortal 3Coin Can move cardinally every second beat on wall tiles (excluding ones with torches), pursuing the player. Can jump at the player at any time if stationary for two beats or more beats. If the wall segment it resides on is dug up, it can move diagonally every beat. When attacking, it dies in the process.

On Aria, it appears in Zone 1 instead of Zone 4.

Ooze Golem
Ooze Golem
Cam 5Small Heart 2.5WeaponsPortal 9Coin Can move cardinally every fourth beat, pursuing the player. Can dig through walls with 2Tool shovel. Creates ooze on the tile the player was occupying prior to attacking.

Amplified dlc Can only create ooze once, effectively turning into a regular Zone 2 golem in the process.

Orange Armadillo
Orange Armadillo
Cam Small HeartSmall HeartSmall Heart 1.5WeaponsPortal 4Coin Stationary until it sees the player up to six tiles away cardinally or diagonally, upon which it will curl up and roll in that direction every beat. While curled, it is protected from harm, but any impact will alter its direction. When it hits an obstacle, it is stunned for two beats. Strikes terrain it hits with 2Tool shovel.
Pixie
Pixie
Cam Small Heart 2WeaponsPortal 0Coin Can move cardinally every beat, pursuing the player. If it comes in contact with the player, heals a heart and disappears, but if attacked, explodes and deals damage like a Consumables bombBomb.
Gargoyle1
Gargoyle

(Large wings spread out)

Special 2WeaponsPortal(via collision) 0Coin When the player steps on one of the four adjacent tiles, its large wings generate a gust of wind that push the player one tile away. If there is an obstruction or the player is heavy (wearing lead boots or heavy plate), then the gust will do nothing. If attacked, it will be knocked back one tile. Immune to all normal damage, but dies in one hit to any other damage type.
Gargoyle2
Gargoyle

(Large wings held in close)

Small Heart 2WeaponsPortal 2Coin The only gargoyle that moves. Just like a mimic (eg. fake chests and cauldrons), it becomes active only if the player moves onto an adjacent tile (upon which it will open its eyes and begin pursuit), can move cardinally every beat, and cannot be attacked on the next beat after becoming active.
Gargoyle3
Gargoyle

(Pointed tail, but no wings)

Special 2WeaponsPortal 0Coin Proximity mine. Opens its eyes as the player approaches, and explodes one beat later. Attacking it with any normal damage will knock it back one tile and make it explode two beats later instead. If attacked again, the explosion will be delayed by another two beats. The explosion can be delayed indefinitely by repeating this. Attacking it with any amount piercing or phasing damage will destroy it without an explosion.
Gargoyle4
Gargoyle

(Pointed tail and small wings)

Special 2WeaponsPortal 0Coin Counter-attacking mine. Does nothing on its own. When attacked with anything, it immediately explodes.
Gargoyle5
Gargoyle

(Small wings, but no tail)

Special 2WeaponsPortal(via collision) 1 Item. Completely passive and identical in behavior to a crate. Piercing and phasing attacks can destroy it with any amount of damage, but will not drop an item if the attack was for less than three damage.

Amplified dlc Cannot be destroyed by piercing or phasing attacks of less than three damage.

Gargoyle6
Gargoyle

(Statue of the Necrodancer)

Special 2WeaponsPortal(via collision) 1 Item.

Monster Guide Health Attack Drop Movement Pattern
Zombie2
Electric Zombie
Cam Small Heart .5WeaponsPortal 1Coin Can move every beat following a set path on an electric wire, moving in the opposite direction if reaches the end or encounters an obstruction (attacks if player). Impervious to damage from attacks (unless player is also standing on a wire) but is susceptible to knockback. When knocked off the wire, its movement pattern becomes that of a regular Zombie's.
Water ball
Water Ball
Cam Small Heart 0WeaponsPortal 1Coin Can move cardinally or diagonally every beat, pursuing the player. Becomes a water tile when attacked or collides with the player (trapping them). This can overwrite other tiles such as conduits or travel runes. Groove chain is not reset if it hits you. Will only drop gold if killed by a weapon or spell.
Devil1
Devil
Cam Small Heart 1WeaponsPortal 3Coin Can move cardinally or diagonally every third beat, pursuing the player. Its shell protects it from damage once then breaks; once broken, can move every beat.
Devil2
Green Devil
Cam Small HeartSmall Heart 2WeaponsPortal 5Coin
Orc1
Orc
Cam Small Heart .5WeaponsPortal 2Coin Can every beat, pursuing the player. Is protected up front by a shield and is only vulnerable by the sides. Will turn around to face the player with its shield if the player is beside it.
Orc2
Red Orc
Cam Small HeartSmall Heart 1WeaponsPortal 3Coin
Orc3
Purple Orc
Cam Small HeartSmall HeartSmall Heart 1.5WeaponsPortal 4Coin
Lightning mage1
Purple Electric Mage
Cam Small Heart .5WeaponsPortal 2Coin Can move cardinally every second beat, pursuing the player. During its beat, attacks (if the player is one tile away) or casts a lightning orb (if the player is two or more tiles with no enemies in between) which moves in a straight line until it hits an obstruction (only damages the player).
Lightning mage2
Red Electric Mage
Cam Small HeartSmall Heart 1.5WeaponsPortal 3Coin
Lightning mage3
Gold Electric Mage
Cam Small HeartSmall HeartSmall Heart 2WeaponsPortal 4Coin
Skull1
White Skull
Cam Small Heart .5WeaponsPortal 0Coin
(2Coinx3 for spawning skeletons)
Can move cardinally every second beat, pursuing the player. Splits into three Skeletons of the corresponding color when hit. If a wall occupies a space, the wall will be destroyed but not if by an enemy or object.

Each skeleton drops its normal amount of gold.

Skull2
Yellow Skull
Cam Small Heart 1WeaponsPortal 0Coin
(3Coinx3 for spawning skeletons)
Skull3
Black Skull
Cam Small Heart 2WeaponsPortal 0Coin
(4Coinx3 for spawning skeletons)
Evil eye1
Green Evil Eye
Cam Small Heart .5WeaponsPortal 3Coin Stationary. If player is seen within three tiles cardinally, it will dash three tiles towards them the following beat, dealing damage if they're in it's path and strikes terrain it hits with 2Tool shovel. Loses sight of player after dash.
Evil eye2
Pink Evil Eye
Cam Small HeartSmall Heart 1WeaponsPortal 5Coin
Gorgon
Green Gorgon
Cam Small Heart 0WeaponsPortal 2Coin Can move cardinally every beat, pursuing the player. Does not inflict damage if it hits the player but instead, immobilizes the player for three beats, without breaking the groove multiplier. Turns into a motionless statue after it comes into contact with the player or is otherwise killed. The statue behaves identically to a crate in that it can be moved around by hitting it.

Normal gorgons will only drop gold if killed by a weapon or spell, and their statues are impervious to all damage except phasing. The statue will appear on the next floor if pushed through a trapdoor.

Gold gorgons never drop gold when killed. Their statues can be broken by attacking them three times. The number of attacks is unaffected by damage; it's 3 attacks whether you are doing 999 phasing damage or have no weapon at all. The gold statue always drops 30 gold, regardless of your multiplier or which character you are using.

Also like a crate, colliding to a player deals 0.5 damage.

Gold gorgon
Gold Gorgon
Cam Small HeartSmall HeartSmall Heart 0WeaponsPortal Special
Cursed wraith
Cursed Wraith
Cam Small Heart Special 3Coin Can move cardinally every beat, pursuing the player. When it comes into contact with the player, turns all of the player's normal hearts into cursed hearts and then vanishes. A Monocle shows where they will spawn, while the Nazar Charm prevents it altogether.

Monster Guide Health Attack Drop Movement Pattern
Trapchest
Chest Mimic
Cam Small Heart 1WeaponsPortal 1 Random Item Can move cardinally every beat, pursuing the player, becoming active if the player moves onto an adjacent tile. Cannot attacked on the next beat after becoming active.

Locked Chest Mimics carry rarer items.

White Chest Mimics flee the player instead and are also able to move diagonally. They can only damage the player if they step on a confuse trap.

Trapchest locked
Locked Chest Mimic
Cam Small Heart 1.5WeaponsPortal 1 Random Item
Trapchest white
White Chest Mimic
Cam Small Heart 1.5WeaponsPortal 1 Random Item
Bat green
Green Bat
Cam Small Heart 1.5WeaponsPortal 20Coin Can move in any cardinally or diagonally every beat.
Extremely rare; only has a 0.25% chance to spawn in a run.[2]
Fakewall2
Shop Wall Mimic Amplified dlc
Cam Small Heart 1WeaponsPortal Special Can move cardinally or diagonally every beat. Only becomes active if the player moves onto any of its surrounding tiles. Cannot be attacked on the next beat after becoming active.

Always drops 10 gold, same as a regular shop wall, regardless of your multiplier. Still drops 10 gold for Eli, even though he gets no gold from shop walls.

Crate mimic
Crate Mimic Amplified dlc
Cam Small Heart 1WeaponsPortal 1Consumables bombBomb Can move cardinally every beat, pursuing the player. Only becomes active if the player steps onto an adjacent tile.

Cannot normally be attacked on the next beat after becoming active.

Barrel mimic
Barrel Mimic Amplified dlc
Cam Small Heart 1WeaponsPortal 1Consumables bombBomb
Shrine mimic
Shrine Mimic Amplified dlc
Cam Small Heart 1WeaponsPortal 1 Rare Random Item
Slime purple
Purple Slime Amplified dlc
Cam Small Heart 1.5WeaponsPortal 2Coin Can move every beat, jumping in an hourglass shape: right > down-left > right > up-left.

Very rare enemy.

Monster Guide Health Attack Drop Movement Pattern
Bat miniboss yellow
Direbat
Cam Small HeartSmall Heart 1.5WeaponsPortal 10Coin Can move cardinally every second beat.

Direbats can appear on first and second levels, starting with 1-1. Gray Direbats will not spawn on 1-1 unless it is in an Arena.

Bat miniboss
Gray Direbat
Cam Small HeartSmall HeartSmall Heart 2WeaponsPortal 15Coin
Minotaur
Minotaur
Cam Small HeartSmall HeartSmall Heart 2WeaponsPortal 10Coin Can move cardinally every beat, pursuing the player. Can dig through walls with 2Tool shovel and pursue from far away. Upon spotting the player in a direct line, it will charge straight forward. Dig strength increases to 3Tool shovel while charging. When it hits an obstruction, it becomes stunned and can be hit without danger for 2 beats.

Minotaurs can appear on all levels, starting with 1-1. Gray Minotaurs cannot spawn on 1-1 unless it is in an Arena.

Minotaur2
Gray Minotaur
Cam 5Small Heart 2.5WeaponsPortal 15Coin
Green dragon
Green Dragon
Cam 4Small Heart 2WeaponsPortal 15Coin Can move cardinally every second beat, pursuing the player. Can dig through walls with 4Tool shovel and pursue from far away. Stomps loudly. Can appear on first and second levels, starting with 1-1.
Red dragon-0
Red Dragon
Cam 6Small Heart 3WeaponsPortal (2.5WeaponsPortal for fireball) 20Coin Can move cardinally every second beat (resets after fireball), pursuing the player from far away. Stomps loudly. Can dig through walls with 4Tool shovel. Charges up a fireball (similar to Spell fireballFireball spell) anytime player is directly horizontal and not within melee attack range that it releases on the next beat. Can appear on second and third levels, starting with 1-2.
Because of the Red Dragon's fireball attack, it's best to attack from above or below, so be sure to clear out vertical space if you hear any stomping nearby. Alternatively, you can learn to do the Red Dragon Dance.
The Red Dragon's fireball will deal 5 damage to monsters (few can survive). The Shopkeeper will flee if damaged in this way.
Dragon blue
Blue Dragon
Cam 6Small Heart 3WeaponsPortal 20Coin Can move cardinally every second beat (resets after freeze breath), pursuing the player from far away. Stomps loudly. Can dig through walls with 4Tool shovel. If the player is within a triangular range of three tiles (similar to the blunderbuss) from the direction it's facing and it cannot attack, it will charge up a freeze breath (similar to Spell freeze enemiesFreeze spell) that it releases on the next beat. The freeze lasts 4 beats and also affects other entities. Taking damage releases the player immediately.
Earth dragon
Earth Dragon Amplified dlc
Cam 8Small Heart 3WeaponsPortal 20Coin Can move cardinally every second beat, pursuing the player. Can dig through walls with 4Tool shovel and pursue from far away. Stomps loudly. Spawns catacomb walls (similar to Spell earthEarth) behind the player on first hit. Appears in Zone 5, starting with 5-1.
Nightmare
Nightmare
Cam Small HeartSmall HeartSmall Heart 2WeaponsPortal 10Coin Can move cardinally every second beat, pursuing the player. Can dig through walls with 4Tool shovel. Darkens the area around it, hiding anything within range (including enemies, but their eyes can still be seen).

Nightmares can appear on first and second levels, starting with 2-1. Blood Nightmares can appear on second and third levels and in Arenas, starting with 2-2.

Nightmare2
Blood Nightmare
Cam 5Small Heart 2.5WeaponsPortal 15Coin
Banshee
Banshee
Cam Small HeartSmall HeartSmall Heart 2WeaponsPortal 10Coin Can move cardinally every beat, pursuing the player. Upon getting hit, it releases a deafening scream and is knocked back. The player will remain deafened until the Banshee is defeated.

Banshees can appear on first and second levels as well as Arenas, starting with 2-1. Green Banshees can appear on second and third levels, starting with 2-2.

Banshee2
Green Banshee
Cam 4Small Heart 3WeaponsPortal 15Coin
Mommy
The Mommy
Cam 6Small Heart 2WeaponsPortal 15Coin Can move cardinally every fourth beat, pursuing the player. Also spawns a Mummy (if there isn't one), which pursues the player cardinally or diagonally every second beat. Appears starting in zone 4.

The Mummy spawns directly below the Mommy. If blocked, it spawns in the first available location according to the order below instead:

  K
 E*F
IBACJ
 GDH

The Mommy is most easily engaged from above or below. The Mommy Dance can be used to fight the Mommy from the side.

Ogre
Ogre
Cam 5Small Heart 2.5WeaponsPortal 15Coin Can move cardinally every fourth beat, pursuing the player. Its club attack has a range of three tiles. Appears starting in zone 4. While pursuing, it can dig through walls with 2Tool shovel. While attacking, its club will destroy walls with 4Tool shovel. The club attacks will do 5 damage to other monsters, and will destroy crates, barrels, and urns in a single strike.
Metrognome
Metrognome Amplified dlc
Cam Small HeartSmall HeartSmall Heart 2WeaponsPortal 10Coin Can move cardinally for the first three beats and then stops on the fourth beat to attack in a 3x3 area around it. Teleports back to the stairs when it takes damage. After teleporting back, it'll move cardinally for two beats and stop on the third to attack in a 3x3 area, before going back to its regular 4-beat pattern.

Metrognomes appear in Zone 5, starting with 5-1. Green Metrognomes appear in Zone 5, starting with 5-2.

Metrognome2
Green Metrognome Amplified dlc
Cam 5Small Heart 2.5WeaponsPortal 15Coin

King conga
Zombie snake
King Conga You are faced with 2 conga lines of Zombies. Watch out for the rhythm or you will anger the King!
Death metal
Death Metal You are fighting Death Metal at a fast pace. It is guarded by 4 enemies and has 4 phases.
Deep blue
Deep Blues You are faced with an entire chessboard of enemies. Defeat the King to win.
Coral Riff
Coral Riff You are fighting Coral Riff in a water-filled arena. Defeat the tentacles, then take down the Octoboss!
Fortissimole
FortissiMole Amplified dlc You are fighting a rap star while he gives a concert.
Dead Ringer
Dead Ringer You are fighting against Dead Ringer and a multitude of minibosses (Cadence only).
The Necrodancer
The Necrodancer (Solo Cadence) You are fighting against the Necrodancer with help from Dorian.

(Solo Melody) Your fight against the Necrodancer is timed.

Golden lute dragon
Golden Lute You are fighting the Golden Lute as Aria.
Steinway
Frankensteinway Amplified dlc You are fighting Frankensteinway as Nocturna.
The Conductor
The Conductor Amplified dlc You are fighting The Conductor as Nocturna.

Monster Guide Health Attack Drop Movement Pattern
Leprechaun
Leprechaun
4Small Heart

(5Small Heart for Eli)

Charm lucky
Charm of Luck

100Coin (0Coin for Monk and Coda)

Appears the first time a gold pile of 50 coins or more is unoccupied for eight consecutive beats, including the beat it appears. On the eighth beat, the Leprechaun replaces the gold pile.

Can move cardinally or diagonally every beat away from the player. Picks up (removes) existing gold that it touches. If attacked, it will be knocked back and chase after the player, dropping 25 coins per beat for 16 beats before disappearing. If it attacks the player, it takes all of their gold and disappears immediately. If not attacked, disappears on the 40th beat of existing, including the beat it appeared. Gets knocked back every hit.

Never spawns on boss floors, even in a miniboss arena before a boss fight.

Shopkeeper-0
Shopkeeper
9Small Heart 10WeaponsPortal Head crown of greed
Crown of Greed
Can move cardinally or diagonally every beat. Pursues the player if harmed, unless by a monster (eg. Red Dragon's fireball or Goblin Bomber's bomb), in which case it flees. Shops on subsequent levels become empty if killed.
Shopkeeper ghost
Ghost Shopkeeper
Small Heart 5WeaponsPortal Nothing Can appear once in a subsequent level if the Shopkeeper has been killed. Can move cardinally or diagonally every beat, pursuing the player and can phase through walls.
Shopkeeper monstrous
Monstrous Shopkeeper
5Small Heart 2.5WeaponsPortal Nothing Very rare. Once the player enters its shop, it screams like a Direbat and pursues the player like a provoked Shopkeeper. When damaged, teleports back into the shop. Once killed, all items in its shop are free. This does not affect the rest of the shops in the run.
Shopkeeper2
Blood Shopkeeper
8Small Heart 10WeaponsPortal Blood drum
Blood Drum
Can move cardinally or diagonally every beat, pursuing the player if provoked. Teleports to a random spot in the shop every time it takes damage. Once killed, all items in its shop become free. This does not affect the rest of the shops in the run.
Shopkeeper3
Glass Shopkeeper
8Small Heart 10WeaponsPortal Head glass jaw
Glass Jaw
Can move cardinally or diagonally every beat, pursuing the player if provoked. Teleports to a random spot in the shop every time it takes damage. Once killed, all items in its shop are free. This does not affect the rest of the shops in the run.
Shopkeeper4
Health Shopkeeper
Small Heart Charm gluttony
Gluttony Charm
Will summon two bombs when killed; one on the tile to the right of the player (explodes on next beat) and the other a tile down and left of the player (explodes in two beats). If the player is adjacent to a wall above or below them, only one bomb will spawn to their right (exploding in one beat). If the player is adjacent to a wall to their left or right, one bomb will spawn on the tile below them instead (also exploding in one beat). If the player is in a corner, one bomb will spawn on the same tile that explodes in two beats. The bomb timers are one beat shorter if the shopkeep is killed using a Blast Helm bomb.

Once killed, all items in its shop are free. This does not affect the rest of the shops in the run.

Npc pawnbroker
Pawnbroker
6Small Heart 10WeaponsPortal Misc coupon
Coupon

Coin
100 * Groove Chain multiplier Gold

When damaged, transforms the entire shop area into tar, affecting only the player. Can move cardinally or diagonally every beat, pursuing the player. Gets knocked back every hit. Pawning tiles are replaced by tar, so they can't be used.
Npc transmogrifier
Transmogrifier
5Small Heart 10WeaponsPortal Scroll transmute
Scroll of Transmute
Can move cardinally or diagonally every beat, pursuing the player. Transmogrification tiles will not work if the shopkeeper is dead.
Npc conjurer
Conjurer
Small Heart Bag holding
Bag of Holding
Conjuring tiles will not work if the shopkeeper is dead.
Dungeon master
Dungeon Master
10Small Heart Coin
100 * Groove Chain multiplier Gold
Immune to weapon damage and regenerates all health instantly, so 10 or more damage must be dealt by a single move that is not a weapon. This is possible with Greater Pulse, Greater Bomb, or the Earth spell to crush the Dungeon Master against a wall. (Technically, using more than one move (such as Greater Fireball and a Bomb together) is possible but only if done on the exact same frame, not just the same beat.)
Shrineseller

Shrine Seller
Small Heart Nothing Upon killing with either a ranged weapon or a bomb Green, Red and Blue dragon spawn inside the room sealing the exit till they are killed (Also happens if shrines are destroyed).
Undead elf
Undead Elf
Official christmas mod only. Replaces White Skeletons.
Undead santa
Undead Santa
Official christmas mod only. Replaces all dragons.

Monster Health Attack Drop Movement Pattern
Cauldron ice
Ice Cauldron
Small Heart 0WeaponsPortal 0Coin Passive. Leaves a patch of ice when destroyed. Drops 1Coin when playing as Monk.
Cauldron ice mimic
Ice Cauldron Mimic
Small Heart 1WeaponsPortal Can move cardinally every beat, pursuing the player. Only becomes active when the player steps onto an adjacent tile.

Cannot normally be attacked on the next beat after becoming active.
Leaves a patch of ice when destroyed.

Slime black
Black Slime Amplified dlc
Small Heart 1.5WeaponsPortal Can move every beat, jumping in a parallelogram shape: right > down-left > left > up-right.
White black
White Slime Amplified dlc
Small Heart 1.5WeaponsPortal Can move every beat, jumping in a big square shape: right > right > down > down > left > left > up > up.
Skeleton crystal
Crystal Skeleton Amplified dlc
Small Heart 1WeaponsPortal Can move cardinally every second beat, pursuing the player. Spawns Crystal Shards on death.
Crystal shards
Crystal Shards Amplified dlc
n/a .5WeaponsPortal Spawned after Crystal Skeleton's death. Start blinking after 1 turn, disappear on the next turn. This damage can be prevent by Lead Boots or Winged Boots.
Armoredskeleton crystal
Crystal Armored Skeleton Amplified dlc
Small Heart 1WeaponsPortal A Skeleton with a shield. Behaves identically to their non-shielded variety but will block attacks in front of it, suffering knockback but no damage. Can be attacked like normal from their sides/behind and lose their shield along with their head when reduced to one HP.

Shield is lost when damage dealt is equal to or greater than its max HP.

Skeletonknight crystal
Crystal Skeleton Knight Amplified dlc
Small Heart 2WeaponsPortal Can move cardinally every beat. Becomes a Crystal Armored Skeleton when hit.
Skull CrystalSkull Crystal Fanmade
Crystal Skull Amplified dlc
Small Heart .5WeaponsPortal 0Coin(X*3) Can move cardinally every second beat, pursuing the player. Splits into three Crystal Skeletons when hit. If a wall is in a space a skeleton would take, then that wall is destroyed, though if a space is currently occupied by an enemy or object, a Crystal Skeleton will not spawn.

Each skeleton drops its normal amount of gold.

Tar ball
Tar Ball Amplified dlc
Small Heart 0WeaponsPortal 1Coin Can move cardinally or diagonally every beat, pursuing the player. Does not inflict damage if it hits the player but instead, destroys itself and traps the player in a tar puddle. Groove chain is not broken if it hits you. Will only drop gold if killed by a weapon or spell.

References Edit

  1. This is not a typo. The Green Slime's damage value is set to fifty (50).
  2. https://twitter.com/NecroDancerGame/status/512247548178743296
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