Diablo III Monster[edit | edit source]
|Diablo III Monster [ ]|
|Range:||Melee & Ranged|
The Maiden of Lust is a demon with an upper body of a woman from the waist up and a body of a spider. She walks on six spider-like legs that appear to be made of soft flesh instead of the hard carapace found in spiders. The spider portion of her body also has a pair of bladed mandibles which are used for slashing attacks. Her upper body appears to be that of a beautiful human female but has claws on her hands and many sharp teeth. Her spider abdomen has large spinnerets that produce sticky silk which impedes player movement, as well as explosive projectiles that disperse in a cluster around the player.
Another artwork depicts her hanging by chains attached to her greaves, wearing dress-like attire and a serene expression. The significance of this has not been made clear.
Much like Azmodan, Cydaea will taunt the player as they decent the Tower of the Damned with her silky voice, descending from the ceiling into the player's view from a web. She is the "mother" of the succubus monster type and shows great affinity towards them.
Boss Abilities[edit | edit source]
Cydaea has a small handful of abilities, and the fight is more about attrition than all-out melee combat, as seen in a fight like Rakanoth or Izual. A basic melee attack is listed for her in the game's files, but she doesn't appear to use it. Her abilities are as follows:
- Pain Bolts - The maiden will fire a handful of green projectiles imbued with poison damage at the hero for moderate damage.
- Web Trap - Cydaea fires a projectile on the ground which produces a long-lasting web trap, which slows the movement speed of anyone caught in it by roughly eighty percent.
- Spider Pits - Cydaea will fire a green projectile on the ground which erupts into a pool of green acid. Small spiders, low in damage and health but high in number, will continuously spawn from the pit. She often casts this before fleeing from the player.
- Inferno Difficulty - As of Patch 1.0.3, Cydaea will hit her enrage timer after four minutes, spawning spiderlings more frequently. In addition, the spiderlings have more health, hit harder, and are also more spread out in inferno.
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Associated Achievements[edit | edit source]
Cydaea is in some way involved in the following achievement(s).
Background[edit | edit source]
Besides the fact that she originally was portrayed to live in something that looks like a sewer, hanging from chains with skulls dangling around her, in her pretty dress, nothing is really known about the Maiden of Lust. Seeing as she has a nice dress, it might be some corrupted human princess in ages back, who's still very aware of fashion, but no one can do anything besides speculate.
Lore[edit | edit source]
From Deckard Cain:
- Though Azmodan is close to all of his lieutenants, Cydaea is his special favorite. The Maiden of Lust is both beautiful and grotesque in appearance, with the torso of a woman and the legs of a spider. Her voice is said to be as smooth as honey, but she only speaks words of death.
Development[edit | edit source]
The Mistress was originally only shown with the chains, and called the "Spider Queen" by the Diablo 3 community, but a few crumbles of information became available when the denoted concept art was released. The first work must have been on July 2003 or earlier, since concept art by Peter Lee is dated to this time. The Mistress of Pain was originally removed from the game over time constraints, but after a fan created a cosplay costume of her for BlizzCon, the development team decided she needed to be put back in. They then changed her name to the Maiden of Lust, and chose her as a lieutenant for Azmodan's army.
Media[edit | edit source]
You can find pictures in the Diablo 3 screenshot and picture gallery:
The Mistress is one of few new monsters that have received great attention by the Diablo 3 community. In this gallery, fan art is also included with the official art:
Notated concept art by Peter Lee.
Fan art by Kaeros
Mistress of Pain 3D model by Delowyn.
The "Durance of Pain" by Delowyn.
Related Links[edit | edit source]
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|Primary Quest Uniques||
Act One Bosses:
Skeleton King -
The Warden -
Strong CC (Limit 1): Knockback -- Nightmarish -- Vortex -- Jailer
|Act One Uniques||Araneae - Web Spit||Leoric - Summon Skeleton, Teleport Strike, Triple Cleave||The Butcher - Smash, Grappling Hook, Spear, Frenzy Charge|
|Act Two Uniques||Maghda - Forcefield, Summoning Ritual, Punish, Moth Dust, Teleport.||Zoltan Kulle - Fiery Boulder, Time Bubble, Ceiling Collapse, Energy Twister,Vanish, Creepy Laugh||Belial - Phase One: Triple Fireball, Summon Vipers. Phase Two: Poison Meteors, Ground Pound, Lightning Strike, Lightning Breath.|
|Act Three Uniques||Ghom - Acid Slime, Sneeze, Gas Cloud, Chomp.||Siegebreaker - Triple Hit, Charge, Leg Stomp, Grab and Throw.||Cydaea - Pain Bolts, Web Trap, Spider Pits.||Azmodan - Bellyflop, Laser Attack, Falling Corpses, Demon Gate, Pool of Destruction, Globe of Annihilation.|
|Act Four Uniques||Rakanoth - Cleave, Teleport Strike, Blade Strike, Volley, Summon Minion.||Izual - Frost Nova, Frozen, Summon Minions.|| Diablo - Phase One: Claw Rip, Charge, Hell Spikes, Shadow Vanish Grab, Curse of Destruction, Ring of Fire, Ground Stomp, Curse of Anguish, Curse of Hatred. |
Phase Two: Shadow Clone. Phase Three: Overdrive, Lightning Breath.