Medusas and medus queens are level 4 creatures of dungeon town. They are recruited from the Chapel of Stilled Voices.
Armed with bows, medusas and medusa queens can attack at range to good effect. Their hand-to-hand attacks do the same damage and also have a 20% chance of petrifying their targets for three rounds. Petrified creatures cannot move, take 50% damage, and become unfrozen when attacked.
Due to their small amount of shots it is highly recommended to upgrade them right away, and their building doesn't require any hard to get resource. Medusas and Medusas Queens themselves are also pretty cheap.
They are pretty resilent units compared to the other ranged units. This paired with the threat of stone gaze and lack of melee penalty makes it risky to directly attack them with melee units.