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Version 0.29: This article may not be up to date for the latest stable release of Crawl.

For the unique found earlier in the game, see Josephine. Also see Joseph.

Josephina LJosephina.png
HP 99-200
HD 21
XP 3404
Speed 10
AC 10
EV 21
Will Immune
Attack1 27 (hit: cold)
Attack2 15 (touch: drain experience)

Resistances rC+++
Vulnerabilities Holy
Habitat Land
Intelligence Human
Uses Weapons & armour
Starting equipment
Open doors
Holiness Undead
Size Medium
Type lich, lich
Flags See invisible
A fearsome necromancer who followed her craft beyond the limits of flesh and life. Her pursuit of demonic knowledge left her body ruined, but the powers she gained allowed her to rebuild her missing limbs from glittering ice.

Useful Info

Josephina the Ice-Lich is a unique lich, who comes with powerful simulacra that she can then blow up. She always spawns with a randart ring of ice.

Josephina is an alternate version of Josephine. If Josephine has spawned, then Josephina won't, and vice-versa.



Spell set I
Slot1 Seracfall (3d37) Wizard flag
Slot2 Ghostly Fireball (3d25) Wizard flag
Slot3 Bind Souls Wizard flag
Slot4 Flash Freeze (3d28) Wizard flag

Tips & Tricks

  • Cold resistance is obviously very helpful -- get as much as you can. Simulacra hit hard, and that's before they start violently exploding in your face.
    • Negative energy resistance is also helpful for mitigating the impact of her Ghostly Fireballs, though that's somewhat of a lower priority.
  • Line-of-sight limiting tactics such as scrolls of fog can separate Josephina from her simulacra assistants, or force her to approach you where her effectiveness will be significantly diminished.
  • Like any other lich, all of Josephina's spells are completely shut down by Silence.
  • She is unable to use player-allied simulacra to fuel her devastating Seracfalls. If you possess the spell Simulacrum, do not hesitate to send your own batch of icy undead for her to work through.


  • Josephina was introduced in 0.29.