Lord Ruthven

Last updated: Exalt Version (Sep 2021)

Lord Ruthven is the boss of the Manor of the Immortals.

The Realm Eye says:
Lord Ruthven is an adept practitioner of the dark arts, specializing in magic which distorts or steals from the life essence of others.
He loyally serves Oryx, spearheading many of the Mad God’s most wicked plans. It was him who created the very curse which brought this library to its knees.
Most famously, Ruthven is responsible for the supernatural phenomenon known as “lag.” None know how this magic works, but it is wildly effective at killing.



HP: 12,000 (+20% [2,400 HP] per player in dungeon)
DEF: 30
EXP: 8000
Location: Manor of the Immortals

Levitates off Ground
Leeches Health
Counts toward God Kills
Immune to Stasis
Level 1 Quest

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Condition effects
Speed (tiles/sec)
Range (tiles)
Ruthven Shot
Piercing Shots hit multiple targets
Cross Bullet
Piercing Shots hit multiple targets


At the start of the fight, Lord Ruthven will fire shotguns of daggers aimed at the nearest player while wandering around slightly. After taking enough damage, he will become invulnerable, move into the center of the room, and fire radial bursts of orange lasers.

After enough damage is dealt in the previous phase, he will spawn 4 Coffin Creatures, along the edges of the room, and transform into an endlessly-respawning horde of Vampire Bat Swarmers, chasing players around the room. Each individual Swarmer does low damage, but Confuses players, and together the swarm can be extremely dangerous. After all Coffin Creatures are dead, he will transform back in the center of the room and begin the process again.

Depending on his remaining HP, Ruthven has 4 distinct main phases, with each main phase having more projectiles than the previous one. The main phase transitions are signified by the use of the orange burst attack.

Rage Phase

Once Ruthven is at roughly 10% HP, he will enter his rage phase, become invulnerable, and flash red for a few seconds before firing off a large array of Cross Bullets in the form of a cross in four directions. He will no longer transform into Vampire Bat Swarmers at this point.

An additional fact worth noting is that Ruthven is one of the few enemies with the “Leeches Health” trait, which returns 100% of all damage he deals as health. Avoid his shots to stop him from healing.


Coffin CreatureCoffin Creature
Vampire Bat SwarmerVampire Bat Swarmer

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Tips and Strategies

  • The first time Ruthven transforms into Vampire Bat Swarmers, he can be dragged out of the boss room. This may or may not be a good thing.

  • If he is dragged out and he gets caught in a smaller room, then it is possible that he will spawn Coffin Creatures in an adjacent room or in black tiles, so you do not have to deal with as many of the Lil’ Feratus during the fight. This may be helpful if you expect the battle to take a long time. However, the limit of detection by Vampire Bat Swarmers and Ruthven’s movement is much fuzzier.

  • Be sure to be away from the bats swarm when he transforms back into his true self. If he transforms on top of you it could mean death.

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