Formless jellyfish

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Version 0.31: This article is up to date for the latest stable release of Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup.
formless jellyfish JFormless jellyfish.png
HP 52-107
HD 15
XP 1093
Speed 10
AC 0
EV 3
Will 60
Attack1 37 (sting: paralyse)
Attack2 5 (constrict: crush)

Resistances rPois+
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Land
Intelligence Brainless
Uses Uses nothing
Holiness Natural
Size Large
Type jelly, formless jellyfish
Flags No skeleton
Web immune
A gelatinous assemblage of tentacles and venom, leaving a glistening trail as it slides along. Surely such a mockery of life could not be natural..?

“From this story it is evident that in former times the jellyfish once had a shell and bones something like a tortoise, but, ever since the Dragon King's sentence was carried out on the ancestor of the jelly fishes, his descendants have all been soft and boneless just as you see them to-day thrown up by the waves high upon the shores of Japan.”
-“The Jellyfish and the Monkey”, adapted by Yei Theodora Ozaki, _Young Folk's Treasury_, vol. II. 1909.

Useful Info

Formless jellyfish are gelatinous sea creatures which paralyse and constrict its victims. Their stings have a 100% chance to paralyse for 1 turn; poison resistance gives a 2/3 chance to block this effect, but only poison immunity prevents it completely. They can be found throughout the Vaults, rarely in Shoals, and in small groups inside Slime Pits.


Spell set I
Slot1 Blink Close Natural flag

Tips & Tricks

  • Even 1 turn of paralysis can really sting when you're around a group of enemies. A single turn of yaktaurs shooting at you, slime creatures mobbing up on you, etc. will quickly rack up damage.
  • Their willpower is moderate, the same as hydras and jorogumo. High power Hexes or hex wands can take them out.


  • Formless jellyfish were introduced in 0.31.