Ghost moth

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

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HP 47-96
HD 13
XP 1696
Speed 12
AC 8
EV 10
Will 100
Attack1 18 (hit: drain stat)
Attack2 18 (hit: drain stat)
Attack3 12 (sting: strong poison)
Type of Meat Inedible
Resistances rC+
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Land
Intelligence Animal
Uses Uses nothing
Holiness Natural
Size Large
Type moth, ghost moth
Flags Flying
No skeleton
A vile interdimensional predator that feeds on the life force of living beings. It resembles an enormous, spiny moth.

“Always in focus
You can't feel my stare.
I zoom into you
You don't know I'm there.”
-Judas Priest, “Electric Eye”. 1982.

Useful Info

Ghost moths are speedy, invisible monsters with an MP-draining gaze and a stat-draining, strongly poisonous bite. As with an eye of draining, a ghost moth's stare causes you to irresistibly lose 5-17 MP. If you cannot see invisible, you will instead "feel you are being watched by something" (you lose the MP either way). They can be found in the Spider's Nest (particularly in Spider:4), the Realm of Zot, and on spider floors in Ziggurats.


Spell set I
Slot1 Draining Gaze Magical flag

Tips & Tricks

  • Ghost moths lack see invisible. If you are invisible yourself, ghost moths can't drain your MP.
  • Ghost moths are an excellent reason to always have the see invisible intrinsic available. If you receive the message "You feel you are being watched by something," activate see invisible immediately. Keep in mind they fly faster than most characters run, so escaping without buffs is not an option. Should you choose to engage, poison resistance will come in handy.
  • The loss of MP is very fast, be aware that some god buffs won't work w/o any MP.