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Urist likes cyclopes for their single eye.

  • Any Land

Building destroyer: Level 2

· Semi-megabeast · Learns · Fanciful · Humanoid

Cannot be tamed 
Birth: 200,000 cm3
Mid: 2,000,000 cm3
Max: 8,000,000 cm3

Child at: 1
Adult at: 18
Max age: Immortal
Cannot be butchered

Wikipedia article

This article is about the current version of DF.
Note that some content may still need to be updated.

A giant humanoid monster with a single eye set in its forehead.

Cyclopes are a species of large, intelligent, single-eyed semi-megabeasts. They inhabit caves and may attack your fortress once it reaches a certain amount of wealth.

When assaulting a fort, cyclopes will destroy buildings and pummel any dwarven civilian unlucky enough to get in their path into mush. Their only weapon is their brute strength, as they possess no natural combat skills and lack the immunity to stunning possessed by the equally-large ettin, with a well-trained military easily being able to knock a cyclops down and cause it to give in to pain before it can retaliate. They should not be underestimated, however, as they will easily tear their way through unskilled recruits.

Despite their huge size, cyclopes can be easily captured by a cage trap; however, due to the weight of the cyclops, your dwarves will haul the cage very slowly. While quite harmless inside a cage, a cyclops can prove extremely fun if released inside your fortress. Since they are intelligent, dwarves will not train or butcher them, limiting their use to live training or decorating the fort by placing them somewhere to your liking.

Some dwarves like cyclopes for their single eye.

A cyclops, drawn in crayon by Bay 12 Games.

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  • They are incredibly skilled at military stratagems and tactical planning, able to lead several dwarves and war jabberers into battle against invaders.
  • They are commonly found teamed up with wolverine men. They do not, however, fire laser beams with their eyes.
  • They do not herd sheep and will not steal them from your fort.
  • Their eye is particularly vulnerable to wooden menacing spike, ballista bolts, and pikes.
  • Do NOT attempt to escape a cyclops by claiming your name is "Nobody". Doesn't work anymore. They know their history.