Last Updated: Release X.23.1.0
The Leprechaun is a special enemy that appears on St. Patrick’s Day events since 2017.
There are two reskins of the Leprechaun which appeared for special events outside of St. Patrick’s day:
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Leprechauns are elusive aes sidhe, a race of solitary fairy-like creatures most well known for giving riches in exchange for freedom if captured.
They carry much thanks to their hyperspace hat, although it only works if no eyes are on them. Throwing treasure around is an effective distraction.
Teleportation is also possible by pulling themselves through their hat, and they are known to reappear in one of Oryx’s many distilleries for a free drink.
Only spawns once per realm as a quest, making it essential to be in a fresh realm to find one. When the Leprechaun is still alive you can see two different quests as red dots on the minimap (but only the closest quest icon). If the closest quest to you is a different monster, that means the second red dot is the Leprechaun.
The Leprechaun is extremely fast and it is impossible to kill him without a lot of speed or a slowing item. Best strategy is to have a warrior/ninja rush towards him and try to corner him in the dark water so he cant run. Cornering him in other structures works too. Once you corner use Archer or Huntress to slow and attack. It is not stasis immune so a mystic is a plus. Repeat until he dies. Once dead he will drop a portal to Rainbow road or spawn a Pot of Gold.
Slowing the leprechaun helps a lot. It is however, immune to paralyze, so try to get as many slows in as possible.
An archer/huntress can slow the creature, but it is hard to aim (especially with a quiver). A Paladin with a Seal of Enchanted Forest can help slow the leprechaun down, and is generally more effective then a quiver, as the seal uses radius instead of a single shot. The Scepter of Fulmination also helps, as it doesn’t need much aiming.
When you do slow the leprechaun, try to have a group surround the monster, and shoot at it.
The Yellow Leprechaun is a more dangerous version of the Leprechaun and started appearing on St. Patrick’s Day events since 2020.