Priestess

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Priestess
Priestess
Details
Health 700
Attack damage
(Cero Miedo)
50
Attack type Melee
First appearance E3M1

The Priestess is an enemy encountered in The Nameless City. They make their first appearance in E3M1: The Iron Cathedral and appear in nearly every level onwards, with the exception of E3MS: The Ratacombs.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Priestesses are typically seen wearing medieval armor consisting of a tall, spiked helmet with a grill, an iron breastplate, a coat of chain mail underneath, a red sash tied around the waist, and chain mail gauntlets. They appear to have no legs at all, hovering above the ground instead of walking. Each Priestess carries a flaming broadsword, which composes the majority of their attacks.

Tactical Analysis[edit | edit source]

When a Priestess spots a player, they will emit a loud metallic screech before charging towards the player at a considerably fast pace. If they get close enough, they will attempt to strike the player with a wide swing from their sword. On higher difficulties, a successful hit can bring a player's health down by a large amount, even more so than that of the Leatherneck's melee attack. This, coupled with their speed and above-average health pool of 700hp, makes them a formidable enemy to fight against.

However, Priestesses are weak to more powerful weapons, such as the Hunting Rifle, Mortar, and Riveter. Most of these weapons will usually kill a Priestess in two shots. Additionally, the Crossbow acquired in E3M1 can dispatch one in roughly four to five shots. Another major part to successfully defeating a Priestess is to stay out of their melee range. In underwater areas such as the latter parts of E3M3: City of Shadows, Priestesses are powerless against swimming players.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Priestess's helmets look similar to the appearance of Shub-Nigurath's appearance in Quake.
  • The Priestess's Helmet also bears a resemblance to Sauron, the primary antagonist of The Lord of the Rings.