Death ooze

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For a list of all jellies, see list of jellies.

death ooze JDeath ooze.png
HP 32-66
HD 11
XP 1095
Speed 12
AC 2
EV 4
MR 120
Attack1 32 (hit: rot)
Attack2 32 (hit: plain)


Type of Meat None
Resistances rC+
rPois+++
rAcid+++
rDrown
rRot+++
rN+++
rTorm
Vulnerabilities Holy
Habitat Land
Intelligence Brainless
Uses Uses nothing
Holiness Undead
Size Little
Type jelly, death ooze
Flags Destroys doors
Evil
See invisible
Unbreathing
Unblindable
A putrid undead mass of decaying flesh that spurts pestilent slime.

Useful Info

Death oozes are fast undead jellies that eat items, inflict rot, and generally brutalize you in melee combat. They are thankfully rare, appearing only in the Slime Pits or near Jiyva altars.

Tips & Tricks

  • The death ooze is one of the most unpleasant sources of rot in the game, second only to death drakes. They're too fast for most characters to outrun and they have decent magic resistance to go along with their full set of undead resistances. Fortunately they have little actual durability, and killing them from a distance is usually not too difficult. They are susceptible to Dispel Undead, but standard Conjuration spells also work. If you have to enter melee with them, killing them quickly should avoid unnecessary rot. Weapons of holy wrath work especially well, but are by no means necessary.
  • Death oozes are one of the possible creatures generated when you attack the Royal Jelly. Although taking rot damage is generally to be avoided, characters without cold resistance should worry more about the azure jellies, which can deal very heavy cold damage.
  • By the time you see them, you are likely to have generated a large stock of potions of curing, which you can use to cure the rot with little cost.