Flying skull

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Version 0.25: This article is up to date for the latest stable release of Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup.
flying skull zFlying skull.png
HP 13-28
HD 7
XP 228
Speed 15
AC 10
EV 17
MR 20
Attack1 14 (hit: plain)


Type of Meat None
Resistances rF+
rC+
rElec
rPois+++
rDrown
rRot++
rN+++
rTorm
Vulnerabilities Holy
Habitat Land
Intelligence Animal
Uses Uses nothing
Holiness Undead
Size Tiny
Type flying skull, flying skull
Flags Evil
Flying
Unbreathing
An undead skull kept aloft and flitting swiftly about by unholy magic.

“Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio, a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy. He hath bore me on his back a thousand times, and now how abhorr’d in my imagination it is! My gorge rises at it.”
-William Shakespeare, _The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark_, V, 1. 1603.

Useful Info

Flying skulls are weak pack monsters, fast and prone to noisy shrieking. They are found in the Crypt, the Tomb, the Hells, the Abyss, and Pandemonium.

Tips & Tricks

  • Although mostly harmless, they attract enough attention to be a pest to stealthy characters.
  • If you know Lee's Rapid Deconstruction, they make excellent sources of shrapnel. Of course, by using LRD, you'll be abandoning stealth entirely.
  • Followers of Yredelemnul may be gifted a pack of flying skulls as they gain piety.

History

Prior to 0.13, they were even weaker and punier.