|Loot||bit of mind flayer innards|
Mindflayers are a deadly late game enemy found in the deeper levels of the dungeon. They are quite resistant to magic.
Brainsuck - Targets the victims head and reduces the victims Intelligence stat. If the victim is wearing headgear the attack will instead remove the headgear. A character losing all of their Intelligence will die of brainlessness.
Wearing a hard (metal) helmet will protect against the brainsuck attack; the Mindflayer will need to first remove the headgear before being able to attack the head directly.
Wearing a greased helmet adds further protection versus the brainsuck attack by adding additional chances to prevent the Mindflayer from removing the characters helmet.
For more information on recovering lost stats, see the article of the same name.