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Siren

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Siren
Siren Upright.png
Enemy Type Eldritch
Size Large
Actions per round Turnticker.pngTurnticker.png
Stats
Variation Siren Alluring
Siren
Beguiling
Siren
HP 119 179 244
HP (Stygian/Bloodmoon) 143 215 293
Dodge 12.5% 21.25% 35%
Protection 0% 0% 0%
Speed 5 6 7
Tray stealth.png Stealth None None None
Resistances
Poptext stun.png Stun 50% 75% 100%
Poptext poison.png Blight 40% 60% 85%
Poptext bleed.png Bleed 60% 80% 105%
Poptext debuff.png Debuff 40% 60% 85%
Poptext move.png Move 25% 45% 70%


The Captivating, Alluring, and Beguiling Siren is the first Boss of the Cove. She has 2 turns per round.

Ancestor's Memoirs: The Siren[edit | edit source]

My lofty position wasn't always accompanied by the fear of office, and there was a time when I could walk the streets or raise a glass in the tavern without concern for molestation. Faithful as the tide, one precocious village waif made it her hobby to shadow my every errand. It was charming then, troublesome later.

In financial desperation, I struck a bargain with the ancient things that surfaced in search of sacrifice when the moon was right. Their price was the delivery of an obscure idol and one other item of more troubling portent. The pact struck, my new-found accomplices slipped silently beneath the brackish water. A fearful stirring at the edge of the torchlight betrayed a familiar witness and gifted me with malign inspiration.

Under the blood moon, I lured my wide-eyed prey to the pier's edge. Before she could properly appreciate her position, I clamped down a manacle, chaining her to the leering idol. A small push was sufficient to send both into the icy waters. And, when at length the tide receded, jewels of the most magnificent grandeur lay scattered upon the shore.

~ The Ancestor

Trophy[edit | edit source]

After completing the Siren's champion quest, she will drop her conch as a Trophy.

Siren's Conch
Siren Trinket.png
  • +50% Debuff resist
  • -20% Stress

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Apprentice Level
Skill Name Range Rank Target Accuracy Crit
Chance
Damage Effect
(Target)
Effect
(Self)
Song of Desire Ranged 1, 2, 3, 4. 1, 2, 3, 4. 102.5% 0% 0 70% Siren takes control of target* No Effect
High Tide Support 1, 2, 3, 4. 1, 2, 3, 4 (allies). Summon Aquatic monster** No Effect
Pressure Crash Ranged 1, 2, 3, 4. 1+2+3+4. 82.5% 0% 1 Tray afflicted.png Stress +10 No Effect
Devour Ranged 1, 2, 3, 4. 1+2+3+4. 82.5% 2% 1 Poptext bleed.png 100% Bleed 1 No Effect

Veteran Level
Skill Name Range Rank Target Accuracy Crit
Chance
Damage Effect
(Target)
Effect
(Self)
Song of Desire Ranged 1, 2, 3, 4. 1, 2, 3, 4. 108.75% 0% 0 70% Siren takes control of target* No Effect
High Tide Support 1, 2, 3, 4. 1, 2, 3, 4 (allies). Summon Aquatic monster** No Effect
Pressure Crash Ranged 1, 2, 3, 4. 1+2+3+4. 88.75% 0% 1-2 Tray afflicted.png Stress +10 No Effect
Devour Ranged 1, 2, 3, 4. 1+2+3+4. 88.75% 6% 1-2 Poptext bleed.png 120% Bleed 2 No Effect

Champion Level
Skill Name Range Rank Target Accuracy Crit
Chance
Damage Effect
(Target)
Effect
(Self)
Song of Desire Ranged 1, 2, 3, 4. 1, 2, 3, 4. 122.5% 0% 0 70% Siren takes control of target* No Effect
High Tide Support 1, 2, 3, 4. 1, 2, 3, 4 (allies). Summon Aquatic monster** No Effect
Pressure Crash Ranged 1, 2, 3, 4. 1+2+3+4. 102.5% 0% 1-3 Tray afflicted.png Stress +10 No Effect
Devour Ranged 1, 2, 3, 4. 1+2+3+4. 102.5% 7% 1-3 Poptext bleed.png 140% Bleed 3 No Effect

*A hero controlled by the siren takes 10 stress damage on each of their turns. When a hero is released from the Siren's control they will go to rank 4.
**The Siren will summon either a Stinger, a Grouper or Guardian. The Guardian is twice as likely to be summoned.

Behavior[edit | edit source]

The Siren's main gimmick is her Song of Desire ability, which allows her to temporarily mind-control one of your heroes. Charmed heroes have access to their entire class' skill repertoire - not just the ones you've selected - and can use them from any legal position (e.g. the Highwayman can use Point-Blank Shot from Rank 1, the Vestal can use Judgment from Rank 4 etc.) Heroes will be put in a random rank either right in front of or behind the Siren (while she pushes herself backwards one rank) and typically fight for the Siren for two full turns (taking minor stress damage for every turn they spend charmed) before returning to your control - they will, however, be placed in Rank 4. Note that if you flee the fight while a Hero is currently ensorcelled by the Siren, that hero will be lost.

If it is the first turn of the round, and the following conditions are met, the Siren is guaranteed to use Song of Desire:

  • You have at least 1 hero not on Death's Door.
  • You have at least 2 heroes remaining in your party.
  • The Siren hasn't already charmed one of your heroes.

If it is not her first turn, but previous conditions are nonetheless met, the Siren still has about 1/4 of a chance to use Song of Desire again.

Aside from her powers of enchantment, the Siren can also inflict party-wide bleed and stress, or summon in Pelagic reinforcements. She will generally use one of Pressure Crash, Devour, or High Tide on her second turn. They are all equally likely to be used, unless the Siren has been unable to charm one of your heroes, in which case High Tide is twice as likely to be used in order to bring in additional firepower.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

With high dodge and fair resist, the Siren is hard to hit. This combined with the fact that she will regularly charm one of your heroes means it's probably going to be a long fight. The good news is that her own skills are weak. She relies instead on monsters and charmed heroes to fight for her. A hero that can break guard is valuable. She also has no prot, so skills have the potential to hit hard if you can get them to hit in the first place. With 2 actions per round, debuffs are of little use on her. If you want to dot, note that her blight resist is lower than bleed, just like most enemies in the area.

Due to charm, you must be prepared to fight with 3 heroes. Also know that heroes will move forward to fill any empty slots, while a returning hero will always drop in the back. Skills that move may be ideal to fix positioning between charms. Be wary of using multiple target skills, as you could very well hit your own heroes.

Charm has a fixed 70% to succeed, ignoring any debuff resist (making holy water mostly irrelevant). Despite this, the Siren will always target the lowest resist hero first. After it expires, she will target the 2nd lowest resist hero, then cycle between them for future charms. This means you can mostly predict who will be taken. You can protect 2 of your heroes from charm simply by having 2 others with lower debuff resist.

Charmed heroes can use any skills they like, regardless of the ones you selected. Be wary of allowing charm on heroes with skills you don't want used against you, such as the Man At Arms. By comparison, a selfish hero like the Leper has little to offer the Siren. Likewise, the Occultist has bonus damage vs the Siren, but not against you. The Abomination is potentially risky because he may transform while charmed, whether you like it or not.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Related Enemies[edit | edit source]

Cove: The Pelagics

Cove: The Drowned

Bosses

Trivia[edit | edit source]


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