Just fought a normal Golem mob in the castle in chapter 4. Man that was driving me nuts, I wish you could see enemy remaining hp
. Other monsters in the area have ~300hp, so expected this to have something like 600, maybe up to 1k. So I fought.. and fought... and fought. I didn't count the damage but I must've done at least 10k plain damage to it, always hoping the next attack will be the last. Finally poisoned him... to see the poison tick at 666 damage
. With that he died in a few more turns, but that fight sure made me doubt my sanity - probably took me over 10 minutes to beat him down without even having to spend much time healing. I hope I won't run into them again.
(Edit: confirmed the hp at around 10k by fighting him again with poison, man that makes me wonder if he just doesn't have 1 digit too many in his hp by accident
Phlebas the Phoenician, a fortnight dead, Forgot the cry of gulls, and the deep sea swell // And the profit and loss.
- - Gentile or Jew // O you who turn the wheel and look to windward, Consider Phlebas, who was once handsome and tall as you.
[T.S.Eliot: The Waste Land - IV. Death by Water]