Bloated husk

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Version 0.31: This article is up to date for the latest stable release of Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup.
bloated husk nBloated husk.png
HP 16-34
HD 8
XP 299
Speed 14
AC 5
EV 5
Will 40
Attack1 1 (hit: plain)

Resistances rC+
Vulnerabilities Holy
Habitat Amphibious
Intelligence Human
Uses Open doors
Holiness Undead
Size Medium
Type ghoul, bloated husk
Flags Evil
No zombie
A decaying undead corpse. When it reaches a victim (or if it's destroyed first), the gases trapped inside it are released and create a large, violent concussive blast.

Useful Info

Bloated husks are decaying gas-filled corpses that float surprisingly quickly through the waters of the Swamp. When destroyed, or when they get close enough, they will explode noisily in a 2-tile radius for 8d8 damage.

Tips & Tricks

  • Taking them out with ranged attacks or spells is obviously recommended to avoid their explosion.
    • Javelins or a wand of acid are particularly effective, even at low skill. With the right arrangement, you can explode other monsters instead of yourself!
    • Be aware that unlike most other self-destructing foes, bloated husks can actually take some damage before going down.
  • Husks aren't particularly dangerous on their own, and high-bulk characters have even less to fear. However, beware of the loud noise attracting other monsters!


Bloated husks were added in 0.26.