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neqoxec 3Neqoxec.png
HP 21-44
HD 6
XP 183
Speed 10
AC 4
EV 12
Will 40
Attack1 15 (hit: plain)

Resistances rPois+
Vulnerabilities Holy
Habitat Land
Intelligence Human
Uses Open doors
Holiness Demonic
Size Medium
Type neqoxec, neqoxec
A weirdly shaped demon, pulsing and shifting with mutagenic energies, its belly distended with the devoured brains of its victims.

“If thus mutation is influenced by natural selection, it implies, that any particular mutation must advance in a direction advantageous for the respective species, and, indeed, many examples of mutation known among fossil animals are apparently due to the advantage produced by the change. I must add here, however that probably not all mutations (in a palaeontological meaning) are due to natural selection, but that many do not imply an actual improvement.”
-_Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society_, Volume XXV, no. 150.

Useful Info

The neqoxec is a particularly dangerous tier-3 demon. Although it doesn't deal much damage directly, it will gladly malmutate you and drain your MP. They are found in the Abyss and Pandemonium (particularly in Mnoleg's domain), and can be summoned by other monsters with the Summon Demon spell.


Spell set I
Slot1 Malmutate Magical flag
Slot2 Brain Bite Magical flag

Tips & Tricks

  • Neqoxecs require a clear line of fire to mutate you, so keep other monsters or summoned allies in the way to block them.
    • If that isn't an option, neqoxecs also cannot see invisible; a source of invisibility will provide at least some protection in a pinch.
    • Their Brain Bite doesn't require a line of fire, however. Casters should watch out.
  • Fortunately, they're fragile and have few resistances. Take them out first whenever possible.