Holy swine

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holy swine hHoly swine.png
HP 43-76
HD 11
XP 833
Speed 14
AC 2
EV 9
Will 40
Attack1 20 (bite: holy)

Resistances rN+++, rRot,
rDrown, rHoly
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Land
Intelligence Animal
Uses Uses nothing
Holiness Holy
Size Small
Type hog, holy swine
Flags Flying
A rare celestial version of a usually filthy animal. They are said to be not natural creatures, but angelic beings who succumbed to hostile magic.

For a list of all holy monsters, see list of holy monsters.

Useful Info

Holy swine are one of the least dangerous (and least common) holy monsters. Apart from their one-tile halo auras, holy-branded melee attacks, and fast movement speed, they are actually fairly boring opponents. They are occasionally found in Pandemonium, and are created when a holy monster is affected by the Porkalator spell.


  • Prior to 0.15, they could be peaceful toward worshipers of good gods.