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List of Monsters in The Bard's Tale (NES)

Monsters are organized by Location, HP, and EXP.)

(* Means that they can be turned into a figurine using the Wizard's spell "Create Figurine" )


Name Sprite Location HP EXP Gold Note
Mad Dog *
Mad Dog
           
Skara Brae, Catacombs 1 6 4 1
Conjurer *
Conjurer
Skara Brae 8 7 4 Arc Fire, Instant Wolf
Kobold
Kobold
Skara Brae 8 3 2
Thief *
Thief
Skara Brae 10 5 10
Orc
Orc
Skara Brae, Cellar 10 4 3
Goblin
Goblin
Skara Brae, Cellar, Sewer 12 5 2
Wizard *
Wizard
Skara Brae, Catacombs 2, 3 44 80 15 Starflare, Instant Ogre
Mangar Guard  *
Mangar Guard
Skara Brae, Kylearan 1 300 160 45 Critical Hits
Sorcerer *
Sorcerer
Cellar, Sewer 14 12 6

Wind Warrior, Arc Fire, Armor Collapse

Orc Leader
Orc Leader
Cellar, Sewer 18 8 3
Spider *
Spider
Cellar, Sewer, Catacombs 3 18 12 3 High Dexterity
Hobgoblin
Hobgoblin
Cellar, Sewer 20 10 5
Skeleton
Skeleton
Cellar, Sewer, Catacombs 1-3 30 20 5
Tarantula
Tarantula
Sewer, Catacombs 2, 3 60 90 16 High Dexterity

Black Widow

Black Widow1
Sewer 200 500 16 Boss Battle, Inflicts POIS
Phantom
Phantom
Catacombs 1 20 20 7
Wolf *
Wolf
Catacombs 1, Castle 1, Mangar 1 40 30 5
Zombie
Zombie
Catacombs 1, 2 53 22 10
Ghoul
Ghoul
Catacombs 1-3 56 100 15
Seeker
Seeker
Catacombs 2, 3 100 200 25 Inflicts POSS, NUTS, Wind Warrior
Doppler
Doppler
Catacombs 3 30 100 25 Can Possess party member
Wight
Wight
Catacombs 3, Castle 3 120 90 12
Aildrek
Aildrek
Catacombs 3 500 5000 105 Boss Battle, Inflicts PARA
Ghost
Ghost
Castle 1 60 100 15
Werewolf *
Werewolf
Castle 1, 3 60 300 25
Dark Hunter*
Dark Hunter
Castle 1, 3 64 150 27
Dark Fighter *
Dark Fighter
Castle 1-3 80 120 27
Berserker *
Berserker
Castle 1-3 84 204 30
Ogre *
Ogre
Castle 1, Kylearean 1 100 133 32
Lesser Demon *
Lesser Demon
Castle 2, Kylearan 1,2 80 150 35 Armor Collapse
Eye Spy
Eye Spy
Castle 2 120 160 41 Wind Giant
Brass Dragon
Brass Dragon
Castle 2 160 150 30 Armor Collapse
Grey Dragon
Grey Dragon
Castle 2, 3 350 2850 75 Sub-Boss in Castle lv 2. Inflicts POSS, NUTS.
H(igh) Sorcerer *
H Sorcerer
Castle 3, Kylearan 1 110 150 36 Image of Hate, Flesh Anew, Wind Giant
Living Armor
Living Armor
Castle 3 120 140 34
Jackalwere*
Jackalwere
Castle 3 160 240 25 Inflicts POIS
Evil Eye
Evil Eye
Castle 3, Kylearean 1, Mangar 3 230 320 45 Inflicts NUTS, POSS, Wind Giant
Stone Giant
Stone Giant
Castle 3 320 200 35 Can hit entire party
Tarjan
Tarjan
Castle 3 800 18360 5 Boss Battle, Arc Blizzart, Arcyne's Magestar, Image of Hate
Doppler (2)
Doppler(2)
Kylearan 1,2 80 336 36 Same sprite/name as Doppler in Catacombs
Ogre Mage*
Ogre Mage
Kylearan 1, 2 80 520 37 Arc Blizzart, Image of Hate
Demon *
Demon
Kylearan 1, 2 100 800 40 Arcyne's Magestar
Hound *
Hound
Kylearan 1, 2 136 460 35 Breathes Fire
Spirit Sucker
Spirit Sucker
Kylearan 1, Mangar 3 350 608 50 Inflicts PARA, Instant Ogre
Crystal Golem
Crystal Golem
Kylearan 1 400 800 5 Sub-Boss.   Use Crystal Fig. to defeat him.
Golem
Golem
Kylearan 2, Mangar 2 160 880 75
Ogre Lord
Ogre Lord
Kylearan 2 160 985 45
Fire Giant
Fire Giant
Kylearan 2 160 1100 50
Red Dragon
Red Dragon
Kylearan 2 520 5230 100 Breathes Fire
High Wizard
High Wizard
Mangar 1-4 200 1260 30 Arc Blizzart, Flesh Anew, Wind Giant
Dark  Knight *
Dark Knight
Mangar 1 400 1460 100 Arcyne's Magestar
Ice Giant *
Ice Giant
Mangar 1 400 1650 150
Vampire
Vampire
Mangar 1-3 360 1520 75 Inflicts OLD, saps HP(?)
White Dragon
White Dragon
Mangar 1, 2 600 8460 250 Breathes Ice, Restoration
Mimic
Mimic
Mangar 2, 3 160 850 115 can Possess Party member
War Giant
War Giant
Mangar 2 380 2130 300
Vampire Lord
Vampire Lord
Mangar 3, 4 420 2560 250
Cloud Giant
Cloud Giant
Mangar 3 520 2630 300
Beholder
Beholder
Mangar 3-5 600 5120 50 Inflicts NUTS, Dragon Breath, Restoration
Archmage
Arcmage
Mangar 4, 5 510 5860 60 Dragon Breath, Restoration, Image of Hate
Black Dragon
Black Dragon
Mangar 4, 5 1000 8030 900, Drops most gold, breathes acid

Great Demon

Great Demon
Mangar 5 650 6100 50 Dragon Breath
Demon Lord
Demon Lord
Mangar 5 850 21680 0 Sub-Boss. Gives most Exp. Arcyne Magestar, Image of Hate, Dragon Breath
Mangar
Mangar(NES)
Mangar 5 3154 0 0

Final Boss. Restoration, Image of Hate, Ice attack

Misc. EnemiesEdit

Here is a list of summoned creatures, note that they give no Exp or Gold, and have high dexterity.

Name Sprites HP EXP Gold Notes
Wind Wolf
Wind Wolf
20 0 0
Wind Warrior
Wind Warrior
30 0 0
Wind Ogre
Wind Ogre
80 0 0
Wind Giant
Wind Giant
200 0 0
Wind Dragon
White Dragon
500 0 0
Dark Sword N/A 30 0 0

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