Killer Klown

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Killer Klown pKiller Klown.png
HP 99-200
HD 20
XP 5240
Speed 13
AC 10
EV 15
Will 160
Attack1 30 (hit: plain)

Type of Meat Clean
Resistances None
Vulnerabilities Silver
Habitat Land
Intelligence Human
Uses Starting equipment
Open doors
Holiness Natural
Size Medium
Type human, Killer Klown
Flags See invisible
No poly
No gen derived
A comical figure full of life and laughter. It looks very happy to see you... but is there a slightly malicious cast to its features? Is that red face paint or something altogether less pleasant?

“All the world loves a clown.”
-Cole Porter, “Be a Clown”. 1948.

Useful Info

Killer Klowns are powerful humanoid monsters found only in the Realm of Zot. Armed with highly enchanted and branded clubs, they have decent HP, the speed of a centaur, the sporadic blinking of a blink frog, and the ability to inflict various status effects by throwing pies:


Spell set I
Slot1 Throw Klown Pie (3d20) Natural flag
Slot2 Blink Magical flag

Tips & Tricks

  • They have excellent magic resistance, but lack any elemental resistances, so it's not too hard to pile up the damage on them. Try to blast them at range before they can reach you.
  • Their constant blinking makes it a little easier for ranged specialists to fight them, but also means they're more likely to be throwing pies at you.
  • Try not to fight them with too many dangerous threats around, as their pies can cause major problems. It's all too easy to find yourself suddenly silenced, turned into a helpless bat, or stripped of your fire resistance with an orb of fire around the corner.


Killer Klowns were originally murderous extraterrestrial pranksters in the 1988 Academy Award® winning comedy horror sci-fi film, Killer Klowns from Outer Space.