Fenstrider witch

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Version 0.28: This article may not be up to date for the latest stable release of Crawl.
fenstrider witch HFenstrider witch.png
HP 43-89
HD 16
XP 1882
Speed 10
AC 3
EV 15
Will 100
Attack1 25 (hit: plain)
Attack2 25 (kick: plain)

Resistances rPois+
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Land
Intelligence Human
Uses Weapons & armour
Starting equipment
Open doors
Holiness Natural
Size Giant
Type fenstrider witch, fenstrider witch
Flags See invisible
Followers of the ancient swamp ways, these witches rise above the muck and mire on a pair of stilt-like chicken legs. They are masters of pain and poison.

Useful Info

Fenstrider witches are hexing, supportive casters of the Swamp. Paralysis can be deadly in every branch; the Swamp is no exception. If you get into melee range, they can inflict Agony on you. High willpower is recommended to deal with them. When killed, their corpses may form into usable wands (100% per corpse, or a net 50% chance).


Spell set I
Slot1 Paralyze Wizard flag
Slot2 Agony Wizard flag
Slot3 Hurl Sludge (3d15) Wizard flag

Tips & Tricks

  • Unlike other monsters, witches have the melee version of the Agony spell.
  • Have your ever noticed how quickly monsters die in a noxious bog? Now it's your turn to get a lethal dose of poison in just a few turns.
    • Don't fight a witch while standing in toxic sludge, unless you have poison resistance and a lot of HP. Try to reposition out of it immediately.


  • Prior to 0.28, Fenstrider witches did not drop wands on death.
  • Fenstrider witches were added in 0.26.