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Version 0.31: This article is up to date for the latest stable release of Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup.

For the unique found earlier in the game, see Josephine. Also see Joseph. For a list of all liches, see list of liches.

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. Even her melee can deal high amounts of cold damage.
  • In order to cast her devasting Seracfall spell, Josephina needs line of sight with a simulacrum:
    • If you can lure or otherwise separate the simulacra away from her, all the better.
    • You can also block her line of sight (e.g. with a scroll of fog) to prevent the spell from being cast.
    • She can't use Seracfall with a player-allied simulacra, so don't be afraid to cast the Simulacrum spell around her.
    • Lee's Rapid Deconstruction can be used to blow up her own simulacra in her face.
  • Like any other lich, all of Josephina's spells are completely shut down by Silence. Unlike regular liches, however, she can deal significant melee damage (42 physical + 63 cold damage) if you don't have good cold resistance.


  • Josephina was introduced in 0.29.