Bog body

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bog body nBog body.png
HP 25-52
HD 10
XP 685
Speed 10 (swim: 140%)
AC 1
EV 9
Will 40
Attack1 20 (touch: cold)

Resistances rF+
Vulnerabilities Holy
Habitat Amphibious
Intelligence Human
Uses Open doors
Holiness Undead
Size Medium
Type ghoul, bog body
Flags Evil
No zombie
An undead figure preserved by the brackish waters of a bog, and reanimated by some unknown magic.

Useful Info

Bog bodies are amphibious undead found in the Swamp with a cold touch-based attack that deals an additional 10-29 cold damage, as well as a few spells. They can swim, but slowly.


Spell set I
Slot1 Bolt of Cold (3d18) Wizard flag
Slot2 Slow Wizard flag

Tips & Tricks

  • If you don't have great cold resistance, try not to stay in/above water near a bog body. Bolt of Cold will create freezing vapours when passing over water, increasing the damage you'll take.
  • The extra cold damage in melee is very likely to trigger unless you have a lot of AC, given the attack's base damage of 20.


  • In 0.26, their touch attack was merged with the main attack, which increased the chance to deal additional cold damage. Also, their HD was increased from 6 to 10, making their spells more powerful.
  • Prior to 0.24, followers of Fedhas Madash could instantly destroy them with the Fungal Bloom ability.
  • Prior to 0.19, you could meet several decayed bog bodies in the Ossuary. They were less durable and had Throw Frost instead of Bolt of Cold. Decayed bog bodies were replaced with less dangerous bog mummies.
  • Prior to 0.15, bog bodies would randomly start rotting.
  • Bog bodies were added in 0.11, replacing bog mummies.