Despite a disappointing growth rate, Medusae offer a lot of bang for the buck. Be careful not to lose them in combat.
The Stone Gaze ability belongs to the Death Magic school and is considered a curse. It has no effect on elementals, mechanicals, undead, illusions, and troglodytes. However, even a hero with Grandmaster Magic Resistance can be stoned by a large enough stack of medusae, so it is a rather powerful ability.
Not counting destructive magic, the medusa is Chaos' only effective source of ranged damage, so most players take them over minotaurs.
True to the nature of Chaos, The medusa's stone gaze ability adds an extra layer of unpredictability to combat in that after resolving damage, the gaze itself also destroys a random number of members of the target stack, based on their toughness and the damage dealt by the attack.
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